An Alabama native and alumnus of Auburn University’s School of Architecture, Ray Booth
launched his career with McAlpine. Moving to New York soon after, he had successful tenures
in the offices of such distinguished design talents as John Saladino and Clodagh. A decade
later, reuniting with Bobby McAlpine, his former professor, Ray returned to McAlpine as a
partner in its interior design firm. These days, Ray divides his time between the firm's Nashville
office and its expanded New York office, which allows him to keep one foot in the city and other
in his native south.
A member of the prestigious AD100 list of top designers, Ray is the author of Evocative Interiors,
his bestselling first book published by Rizzoli in 2018. Ray’s received significant recognition
from the nation’s most prestigious publications, including covers of Architectural Digest and
features in Elle Décor, Veranda, Milieu, Wall Street Journal, and Vogue.com. In 2019, Ray Booth launched his inaugural furniture collection with Hickory Chair and his first
accessory and lighting collection with Arteriors. With an undimmed passion for beauty, Ray
shares his life and homes in New York and Nashville with his husband John Shea.
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