Editor's note: Today I am wearing a blouse from Ann Taylor, AG jeans, and flats from JCrew.
Happy Friday! Goodbye Summer!! Here we go into the holiday weekend where summer comes to a close and the fall opens it’s doors. The first TCU game happens on Saturday and it is a home game. The bands will be playing, tailgating going on, and the freshman experiencing their first college game as students. Big Day!!! There has been so much in the paper about the team in the past weeks—- I really hope they come out and show the world how great they are this year!! The last weekend of the pool being opened always makes me sad.. but all good things must come to an end. I am looking forward to a busy fall designing a lot of gorgeous rooms!! Both of my design tables are full of fabric schemes getting ready to present to clients. Since the showrooms close today at noon there will not be a lot of phone conversations this afternoon... but there is still plenty to do. Mackenzie is having the day off to go look for her wedding dress with her mom. Now THAT is a BIG day!!!! I cannot wait to hear on Tuesday what they found. I hope the perfect one presents itself! I already have her wedding gift..... I am waiting a bit to give it to her. Maybe after the Save the Date cards go out. What an exciting time in her life—- and I get to be the BOB—-Boss of the Bride!!!
I thought today’s article in Veranda was perfect to say goodbye to summer being that the home is all white. We always associate summer with white—— even though white of course is a year round color in the world of design. For his third home build architect Bobby McAlpine wanted the architecture of the home tell the story more than what was inside... even though the interiors are fabulous. He and his partner have collected incredible accessories and art on their travel that are throughout the house. Enjoy this breathtaking home and have a safe and wonderful weekend!!
McAlpine reading in his garden. So clean and crisp!
The massive steel door and the tortoise shell display greet you at the entrance. The sofa is upholstered in antique damask tablecloths—- that is so unusual!!! The mushroom sculptures add a bit of whimsey.
I adore the antiques in this room set amongst the more contemporary setting. The antique lanterns are constructed from vintage parts found in France. They are hung on custom trapezes. SO COOL!!! The hard surface of the antique dining table paired with the gilded banquette is so fine. The egg is Philippe Starck. What dinner parties must go on in here!!!
Beautiful exterior. I adore the slanted window.
The huge mantel with the low ceiling has quite the effect. The all white upholstery gleams against the wood. The sofas and screens are by McAlpine Home for Holland MacRae.
Wow!! What a powder room!! The faucet comes down from the ceiling. The Venetain bird sculpture is antique and has quite the presence in the room.
The dark steel and chrome are crisp against the white accents.
The walls in this guest room are quilted in white linen. How peaceful would that be!!!! The huge pieces of art with the fabulous frame really shines in the all white room.
A serene moment with the sculptured staircase and the antique fountain below. What a work of art!
A 20th-century concrete sculpture of a boy riding a dinosaur came from a French amusement park. The beautiful table is from Neirmann Weeks. This is another view of the guest room. The terra-cotta is so soft against the white.
You can see the footboard of the bed designed by McAlpine Home in this guest room. The black and white is so calming.
Stunning master bath with the wall of marble behind the tub.
The master bedroom is in the loft. The headboard is a custom piece from Julian Chichester. You can see the tortoise shells on the wall below.
The gorgeous boxwood garden. This home is so stunning!!!!
"Magnum Opus" article featured in Veranda Magazine September/October 2018 Issue
Interior design by Bobby McAlpine and Blake Weeks
Architecture by McAlpine
Photo by Simon Upton
Written by Julia Reed
I so agree!
My dinner last night was salmon ceasar salad. Yum!
Love this song!