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The Home within Us

Just got my copy of Bobby McAlpine’s book The Home Within Us

Loved listening to the Skirted Roundtable’s interview

of Bobby McAlpine here

Wonderful book…wonderful interview…

The Home Within Us

Beyond the architectural perfection

and perfectly poised antiques…paint color is

only just a small part of the magic…

but a welcome jolt of inspiration…

Antique anchor from my Object Trouvé post here

Click for more perfect grays….


Visit the  McAlpine Tankersley website here

and here to see more gorgeous photos from

various projects and magazines…

website photo

like this gorgeous photo….

pencil sketch Trouvais

Speaking of incredible paint finishes…above images show the pencil

sketching mural of Alabama artist Davis Keith Braly with with a

gray-green translucent wash applied over the lead sketching…

From same home as top photo…

from Veranda July/August ’07

Photography Peter Vitale


The Home Within Us

Romantic Houses, Evocative Rooms

Bobby McAlpine with Susan Sully

Certifiably gorgeous book…


Back to the last bits of painting…

Found my perfect gray…at last…

Have a lovely weekend!!!!!!!