Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Bobby McAlpine and Ray Booth in a discussion moderated by Nancy Floyd, editor at NFocus.
About Evocative Interiors:
Trained as an architect, designer Ray Booth’s distinctively elegant, strikingly evocative spaces exude modernism while reflecting a sense of place and history. Booth’s creativity is palpable in spectacular homes demonstrating his ability to harmonize open-plan interiors with the surrounding landscape.
Presented here are Booth’s most celebrated Nashville residences and never-before-seen projects in Palm Beach, Louisiana, New York, Texas, and the Hamptons. Each illustrates his innovative use of furniture as architecture to define rooms, draperies in place of walls, captivating displays of art and mirrors, and an eclectic mix of antiques and contemporary pieces. Among the house profiles is Booth’s Nashville home, which shows the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School, and reveals his appreciation for traditional materials, particularly large expanses of glass, masonry, and wood. Within a new home or one with a history, Booth applies a fresh vision for today’s living, including fabrics and furnishings accentuating his modern style. Evocative Interiors brings to the fore the work of this leading designer.
About Ray Booth:
Interior designer Ray Booth is a partner in the prestigious McALPINE firm and divides his time between New York and Nashville. He has received national recognition from Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and Veranda. His furniture line is in development. Bobby McAlpine founded the thirty five-year-old firm McALPINE in Montgomery, Alabama, now with additional locations in New York, Atlanta, and Nashville.
About Bobby McAlpine:
Born in an Alabama sawmill town, Bobby McAlpine designed his first house at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since. Architect, romantic, poet, and entrepreneur, he envisions home as a timeless, graceful, and emotionally evocative place. From the time he founded his firm in 1983, he has realized this ideal in a diverse array of traditional styles and regional vernaculars for clients all over the country and abroad. Today, known simply as McALPINE, the firm now embraces a brilliant and eclectic family of architects and interior designers with offices in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and New York. They have been listed on Architectural Digest’s AD100 and Elle Décor’s A-List. Their designs include hundreds of residences, restaurants, private chapels, follies in a public park and on private lands, hotels, a school, a rehabilitated town, and a family compound on a private island in the Caribbean.