Designer Focus: Jamie Drake

Jamie Drake's designer focus brings a man standing in front of a display of colorful pillows to life.

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.

A living room with colorful furniture and a large painting designed by Jamie Drake.
Colorful interior by Jamie Drake (dk-decor)
A living room with colorful furniture and a colorful painting, designed by Jamie Drake.
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.

A living room with green walls and a large painting, designed by Jamie Drake.
Kips Bay Designer Show House room by Jamie Drake (styletipsy)
A living room with a colorful painting on the wall designed by Jamie Drake.
Beautiful room design by Jamie Drake (drakedesignassociates)
A living room with purple and green furniture designed by Jamie Drake.
Designer Jamie Drake’s brilliant use of color shines in this living room (Luxe Magazine)
A living room with blue furniture.
Brilliant use of color by Jamie Drake (valentineadesigns.wordpress)
A living room with orange chairs and a large painting in the Designer Focus of 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.

A designer dining room with a large table and chairs.
Jamie Drake interior (photo by Morris Gindi, justlux.com)
A living room with blue walls, fireplace, and designer focus on Jamie Drake.
Dreamy interior by Jamie Drake (blog.dormify)
A designer bed with zebra print curtains in a bedroom.
Brilliant color in this bedroom (kravet.typepad)
A living room with vibrant curtains and furniture, designed by Jamie Drake.
Beautiful blend of modern styling and color by Jamie Drake
A living room with a large painting on the wall, designed by Jamie Drake.
Kips Bay Designer Show House 2009 by Jamie Drake
A living room with blue and yellow curtains, designer focus.
Bold blue highlights this Jamie Drake interior (drakedesignassociates)
A living room with zebra print furniture designed by Jamie Drake.
Jamie Drake interior (theneotraditionalist)
A black and white living room with a designer focus on Jamie Drake.
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.

A living room with blue walls and furniture, designed by Jamie Drake.
Beautiful purple hues highlight this Jamie Drake living room (Architectural Digest)
A living room with purple walls and furniture, featuring a designer focus on Jamie Drake.
Traditional living room by Jamie Drake (simplifyfabulous)
A designer-focused room with pink curtains and a desk.
Purple and fuchsia at Kips Bay Designer Show House (design by Jamie Drake, thecolorfulbee.com)
A living room with a purple carpet and bookshelves featuring Jamie Drake's designer focus.
Kips Bay Designer Show House 2009 Library designed by Jamie Drake (lauriegorelickinteriors)
A living room with a large painting.
Fuchsia and purple ignite the color in this Jamie Drake living room (meggiram.com, photo by William Waldron)
Purple walls in a designer-focused room.
Purple walls radiate in this interior by Jamie Drake (doylenewyork)
Purple walls in the dining room designed by Jamie Drake.
Jamie Drake dining room (sassyshack.blogspot)
A blue bedroom with a large painting on the wall 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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