DRAKE DESIGN ASSOCIATES with James Drake’s work is known for infusing traditional spaces with a fresh mix of contemporary elements to make interiors that are as exciting to the eyes as they are engaging – it’s no surprise he created a Californication study that could help the most uninspired novelist pick up his pen.
Author of some of this country’s most glamorous and luxurious spaces, New York-based designer Jamie Drake believes that the best décor expresses personality and place. Renowned for his exuberant color sense, his eye for the unique and telling detail, his practical approach to planning, and his equal facility in traditional and modern styles, Drake creates inviting, delightful, and resolutely livable environments.
Drake’s shelf full of industry honors now includes his 2013 Fashion Group International Night of Stars Award for Interior Design, his 2013 Decoration & Design Building’s Stars of Design Award, his 2011 induction to the ASID College of Fellows as well as his 2003 triple crown: the Interior Design Magazine’s Interior Design Hall of Fame, the IFDA New York Circle of Excellence for Interior Design, and the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year. A recipient of the 2000 D & D Designers of Distinction Award, he sits on several prestigious boards, among them the New York Community Trust and the Historic House Trust Directors’ Council. An active member of the New York Metro Chapter of ASID and recipient of its Presidential Citation and Platinum Award, he was its vice president from 1994 – 1996. Drake, who received a Partnership for the Homeless Director’s Award in 2008, has long been deeply involved in good causes. He currently serves as the Chair of The Alpha Workshops, where he has been a board member for more than a decade.
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Jamie Drake, has long used his exuberant color sense and taste for glamour to create residential and commercial interiors. Among the most notable are a Los Angeles showplace for Madonna, residences in the Dakota and other historic New York landmarks, multiple projects for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and a ground-up medical facility in Florida. Member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame and Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year in 2003, Drake was also inducted into the ASID College of Fellows in 2011, and was honored 2013’s Star of Interior Design by Fashion Group International.
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