It’s All About the Exceptional Jamie Drake
Renowned for his glamorous, dynamic, refined and highly livable interiors New York interior designer Jamie Drake is an all-time favorite here at KOKET!
One of the design world’s elite talents, Drake has an innate gift for making modern interiors inviting and mixing contemporary elements into traditional spaces always fashioning the perfect balance between timelessness and today.
Each of his projects expresses personality and place and always a touch of the unexpected. His signature use of color in bold and fearless ways combined with his sophisticated selection of luxury furniture and lighting creates distinctive environments that we would love to live in!
A natural born designer, Drake worked for a contract design firm during high school, interned for Angelo Donghia during his studies at Parsons School of Design and started Drake Design Associates in 1978 after completing his degree in just 3 years.
With a roster of impressive clients around the world, such as Madonna, the Grann’s and Michael Bloomberg, Jamie Drake has received many well-earned professional awards with the most notable being his 2003 induction into Interior Design Magazine’s Hall of Fame and the IFDA New York Circle of Excellence for interior design award.
In 2015 Drake joined forces with former employee and rising star Caleb Anderson to form Drake/Anderson.
“Combining my firm with that of a rising star like Caleb excites me,” said Drake, in a statement released by the company. “He has the remarkable ability to harmoniously combine antiques and other timeless pieces with custom, more modern designs, for a fresh look that people want today. Bridging styles and periods is the future, and I know that compelling, new design will emerge from our dialogue.”
Together the sensational design duo play off their unique strengths across a full range of bespoke interior design services and have completed projects in many of Manhattan’s “it” buildings, such as One57, Baccarat Residences and Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard, along with grand estates in the Hampton’s, serene beach houses in Malibu, stately town-homes in London and Paris, and luxurious retreats from Bermuda to the Middle East and around the world.
Throughout the years Drake Design Associates and now Drake/Anderson have participated in many show houses such as Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Decorator Show House, The Hampton Design Show House at Villa Maria, the French Design Show House, and the Southampton Rogers Memorial Library Show House. And the designers work at both firms has been featured in many top publications such as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and The New York Times.
In 2017 Drake/Anderson received the highest status rankings in the design industry with spots on the Elle Decor A-List and Architectural Digest AD100 list.
We look forward to seeing what this dynamic duo creates next!
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