26th Annual Lecture Series: 2020-2021 Presenters

“Evocative Interiors”
Interior Designer

An Alabama native and alumnus of Auburn University’s School of Architecture, Ray Booth began his career as an intern at 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.

Ray is the author of Evocative Interiors, his bestselling first book published by Rizzoli in 2018.  Ray’s work has received significant recognition from the nation’s most prestigious publications, including covers of Architectural Digest and features in Elle DécorVeranda, 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.