well ... look at this picture and tell me where I'm wrong. Photographed for Birmingham Home & Garden, this photo shows Bill Ingram (center) with his two shop keeps and design assistants, Jimmy Laughlin (far right) and the subject of today's blog, William Rankin Mclure IV (far left). I actually first came in contact with William's designs on instagram, and later realized that he worked for Bill. On instagram, William has shown pictures of his beautiful apartment, and we'll get to those. But first, I want to show you the showhouse room that he and Bill did for the 2013 Cathedral Antique's Show House in Atlanta:
Beautiful right? This stone hearth room feels fresh and welcoming with the addition of linen upholstery and large mirrors. I love everything about this room, including the painting above the sofa, which William painted himself. Again, talent upon talent. William shared more photos of the space:
Right? And what's even better is the changes that happen in this space. You can tell that William gets tired of things rather quickly, and while this (I think) is the most recent decor of his private home, it's looked very different in the past:
Most of the art in the many versions of the living room above were created by William, many of which seem to be done in literal hours during bored evenings at home - per his instagram posting. In fact, his dining room went from beautiful bold in blue, to having some whimsical architectural interest ... OVERNIGHT!
So we can all agree that his home is lovely, right? Right! And I'm sure that working for Bill certainly gives him lots of inspiration! Together, he and Bill have created lovely homes for clients:
I'm still IN LOVE with those chairs! Gorgeous! And speaking of gorgeous ...
I mean really? We could be twins, right?
I know. I'm DREAMING! SO. UN. FAIR!