Have you ever heard that the best plastic surgeons are artists? It is a combination that goes hand in hand. I mean, seriously, would you want someone who wasn’t aesthetically capable touching your face? I didn’t think so…The same goes in design. I feel there are artists, and then there are designers. I find myself drawn most to those who hold both talents and combine them into one profession. It is very evident that William Mclure is a gifted artist with an impeccable eye. I have loved following the Birmingham based designer on instagram for some time now and recently have seen more of his work pop-up online.
I must also share with you all his talent to make a room feel collected in a way that Southerners know how to do better than most. Mclure gives this sense of sophistication to his rooms that is universal in its appeal. His spaces immediately make you want to curl up with a good book, or be slightly overdressed with a glass of something strong in hand. Despite the serious design, there is a sense of light and easy chic that follows along into each colorful room.
Here are a few of my favorites. I really just can’t stop looking at all the talent and ambience that is held in all the spaces he creates. Can’t wait to see more from him! Photos from him website: WilliamMclure.com
A fantastic bed. I love the contrast of this entire space. Who said a neutral palette has to be boring?
I imagine it must be convenient being a designer and artist. This piece here is created by Mclure himself. It fits perfectly with the space. Truly talented.
Can we just take a moment to admire the palm in the basket. What a great way to incorporate a little green and a lot of texture.
This room makes such a statement, and is a large contrast to his other spaces. I love the firewood and intimate arrangement.
What a perfect punch of everything. Red, blue & white, texture, pattern…what a treasure trove!
The hand painted floors are really spectacular and a nice touch.
More of Mclures fantastic art.
Simple idea- to add a garden stool near the end of a hallway.
I just love his vignettes. He has a true gift for that.
I love the different washes of white combined together. It really always for the objects in the room to be recognized.
More blue and white.
Overall, Mclure knows how to create engaging spaces that show off his immensely artistic abilities.