Interior Design

Ray Booth: Evocative Interiors

Ray Booth’s debut monograph presents curated home interiors by this master of modern elegance.

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 The Author

Interior designer Ray Booth is a partner in the prestigious McALPINE firm, who divides his time between New York and Nashville. Booth’s furniture line is in development. He has received national recognition from Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and VerandaBobby McAlpine founded the thirty-five-year-old firm McALPINE in Montgomery, Alabama, now with additional locations in New York, Atlanta, and Nashville. Judith Nasatir is a lifestyle writer who cowrites design books, including Nancy Braithwaite: Simplicity.

  • Publish Date: March 27, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6188-0


"Booth creates rooms meant for living – opulent and photogenic to be sure — but with a soul that portends an invitation to sit, relax, converse, and enjoy."

"When I pored over this spectacular book, I had the same reaction I always have when I see Ray's work. Overwhelmed! The homes Ray designs are filled with windows, wood, and open spaces that meld with the outdoors. His use of antiques,  modern pieces, beautiful fabrics, sculpture, and art are breathtaking."
–Teresa Hatfield, Spendid Sass 

Trained as an architect, designer Ray Booth is a partner in the prestigious McAlpine firm, founded 35 years ago. Booth’s debut monograph presents his most celebrated Nashville residences, including his own home, as well as previously unpublished projects in Palm Beach, Louisiana, New York, Texas and the Hamptons. The spaces convey Booth’s command of mixing modernism with a sense of place and history. Hallmarks of his designs include architectural furniture, drapery walls, captivating mirror and art displays, and a blend of antiques with contemporary pieces." —Serendipity 

Author Bookshelf: Judith Nasatir

Author Bookshelf: Bobby McAlpine