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When interior designer Ray Booth began his work on the Southampton, New York, home of his clients-turned-friends, he immediately recognized that the project involved as much an editing of what existed as it did a reinventing of what wasn’t yet in place. Booth, a partner of McAlpine Architecture and Interiors, who resides in both New York and Nashville, began a detailed process of deciding what he would, and could, keep.
In design, passion is a powerful force — and one that always needs to be heeded, whether it is that of the client or the designer. “At the same time that we were striving to personalize and update this 1940s-era home, my client’s passion for contemporary art was growing,” Booth says. “Her collection became our prompt to freshen.”
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INTERIOR DESIGN BY RAY BOOTH
PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER VITALE
WRITTEN BY CANDACE ORD MANROE
This story appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of MILIEU.
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