The only thing that makes a weekend at the lake more perfect than normal is the opportunity to visit Bobby McAlpine’s newly finished private residence. From the massive black planters filled with boxwood balls out front to the mirror frames constructed from corrugated cardboard (that’s right) each room offered something that made you stop and reflect.

I loved this not so kid friendly table in the entry hall. The top was formed by layers of black river rock; An orchid  in front of the black art photo the only pop of “color”.

I don’t know who had the patience to make this mirror but I have to tell you that the chair I had to make in school out of corrugated cardboard looked NOTHING like this. LOL

Thanks for sharing Bobby.

 Auburn turns out some fine designers.

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