Designer Focus: Jamie Drake

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Interior Designer Jamie Drake
Interior Designer Jamie Drake (nytimes)

Interior designer Jamie Drake is no stranger to color.  His interiors vibrate with energy and personality.  He uses color fearlessly and intuitively to connect the spaces he designs.  He merges traditional style with contemporary in a seamless blend.  He describes his style as “confident, bold, nuanced and witty” (source: House Beautiful).  Take a moment to immerse yourself in some of his interiors and learn how, Jamie Drake-style, how color can transform a room.

Colorful interior by Jamie Drake
Colorful interior by Jamie Drake (dk-decor)
Jamie Drake interior
Jamie Drake interior (cottages-gardens)

Interiors designed by Jamie Drake are often rich in bold color and exude a modern sensibility to space.  Drake took an early interest in color and design, working during high school for a leading New York design firm.  He continued interning while attending Parsons and eventually developed his own firm, Drake Design Associates, immediately following graduation.

Kips Bay Designer Show House room by Jamie Drake
Kips Bay Designer Show House room by Jamie Drake (styletipsy)
Beautiful room design by Jamie Drake
Beautiful room design by Jamie Drake (drakedesignassociates)
Designer Jamie Drake's brilliant use of color shines in this living room
Designer Jamie Drake’s brilliant use of color shines in this living room (Luxe Magazine)
Brilliant use of color by Jamie Drake
Brilliant use of color by Jamie Drake (valentineadesigns.wordpress)
Beautiful colors ignite this room designed by Jamie Drake
Beautiful colors ignite this room designed by Jamie Drake (designinmyview.blogspot)

Jamie Drake creates interiors that are designed for the client’s comfort and to express their unique personalities.  He infuses his interiors with a sense of style that echoes his keen eye for design, balancing unique finds with color and depth.  Drake’s interiors have a distinct look that sets him apart from other designers.  He manages to smartly incorporate color into all of his designs.

Jamie Drake interior
Jamie Drake interior (photo by Morris Gindi, justlux.com)
Dreamy interior by Jamie Drake
Dreamy interior by Jamie Drake (blog.dormify)
Brilliant color in this bedroom
Brilliant color in this bedroom (kravet.typepad)
Beautiful blend of modern styling and color by Jamie Drake (Luxe Magazine)
Beautiful blend of modern styling and color by Jamie Drake
Kips Bay Designer Show House 2009 by Jamie Drake (habituallychic.luxury)
Kips Bay Designer Show House 2009 by Jamie Drake
Bold blue highlights this Jamie Drake interior
Bold blue highlights this Jamie Drake interior (drakedesignassociates)
Jamie Drake interior
Jamie Drake interior (theneotraditionalist)
Jamie Drake interior
Jamie Drake interior (newyorksocialdiary)

One could claim that Jamie Drake’s signature color is purple, as he manages to work it into many of his interiors.  Soft lilac, bright and bold purple or variations of pink and fuchsia mark many of his designs.

Beautiful purple hues highlight this Jamie Drake living room
Beautiful purple hues highlight this Jamie Drake living room (Architectural Digest)
Traditional living room by Jamie Drake
Traditional living room by Jamie Drake (simplifyfabulous)
Purple and fuchsia at Kips Bay Designer Show House
Purple and fuchsia at Kips Bay Designer Show House (design by Jamie Drake, thecolorfulbee.com)
Kips Bay Designer Show House 2009 Library designed by Jamie Drake
Kips Bay Designer Show House 2009 Library designed by Jamie Drake (lauriegorelickinteriors)
Fuchsia and purple ignite the color in this Jamie Drake living room
Fuchsia and purple ignite the color in this Jamie Drake living room (meggiram.com, photo by William Waldron)
Purple walls radiate in this interior by Jamie Drake
Purple walls radiate in this interior by Jamie Drake (doylenewyork)
Jamie Drake dining room
Jamie Drake dining room (sassyshack.blogspot)
Purple and blue combine in this bedroom designed by Jamie Drake
Purple and blue combine in this bedroom designed by Jamie Drake (Architectural Digest)

Jamie Drake’s interiors are fresh, vivid and stylish.  His sense of color is extraordinary and his wit shows through his designs as well.  He creates spaces that are inherently space-conscious and portray the personality of his clients.  Drake’s designs are quickly recognizable and appeal to traditional and modern aesthetics.

 

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