Bobby McAlpine designed his first house at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since. Architect, romantic, poet, and entrepreneur, he has gathered an eclectic family of professionals for his distinguished firms, McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors in Nashville, Atlanta, and New York, and McAlpine Tankersley Architecture in Montgomery, Alabama. These two firms, listed on both Architectural Digest’s AD100 and Elle Décor’s A-List, work both independently and in collaboration, attracting clients from across North America and beyond. Their extensive portfolio has been widely published in several books and many periodicals including VERANDA, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, SOUTHERN ACCENTS, ELLE DECOR, SOUTHERN LIVING, HOUSE AND GARDEN, GARDEN AND GUN, COASTAL LIVING and TRADITIONAL HOME.  Bobby’s popular furniture line, McAlpine Home, is available nationwide and his critically acclaimed first book, The Home Within Us (2010), remains a Rizzoli bestseller. His second book, Art of the House, co-authored with Susan Ferrier, is fresh off the press this month.

See what Bobby is coveting from Taigan right now.

Brackish Bow Ties “the original snakeskin.” This makes me feel like the “best of show!”

Melissa Braniff Designs “coat of arms” cuff links. These double as tools, a wax seal, utility and grace.


Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods “Barbour Harbour” tote. Quiet and handsome, this thrown in a corner or at home in the wilderness, hides in the shadows.

Peter Elliot Blue silk scarf. This is a precious garment, a ribbon of sorts, and best wrapped around a loved one.

Armstrong and Wilson, monotone pocket square. This takes the thunder out of a good suit and makes you more approachable.

19th Century narrow console. A great prop in any room for something priceless above, on top or under.

Cast iron lion’s head on custom steel plate mount. The blue oxidation brings this to life.

Ann Koerner Antiques three-piece place setting in Astier de Villatte. The simplicity of this flatware makes these charmingly unfinished pieces more handsome.

And George, Emma Velvet Chair. I want this beauty in my court.

REVIVAL’s Twin Beaks Giltwood and Rush Chair. Gorgeous petite artful, practically petrified beauty.

Caribiana Sea Skiffs. “Bond” was always falling sideways into sexy props and situations on the heels of escape. Sign me up!

Fire Pit Art, Manta Ray Fire Pit. Lebanon Tennessee. Elemental elegance.

Absolution, Luxe Tumblers. These make it impossible to lose your drink. I’m #7.

REVIVAL, Lake Dining Side Chair. The color alone grabs me here. The complex Prussian blue is a jewel.

Imperio Vida Pillow, Thai Silk Ikat in silver charcoal. Pretty and Vogue.

Found, Resin Champaign Bucket. This is a great organic complement to any elegant bottle itself.

Maison & Co., Collection of 19th Century Mercury Glass. These are “physical dappled light.” Who wouldn’t want that!

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