Drake Design Associates

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Drake Design Associates
New York City

Firm Description
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.

Approach to Residential Design
Jamie Drake believes in big personality design: spaces that make a statement. His interiors are known for their urbane, stylish and dazzling aesthetic. Recognized for an unexpected use of materials, confident applications and over three decades of business experience, Drake Design Associates handles a full range of services, including decorating, construction design and management planning worldwide. Rooted in urbanity, the firm's interior aesthetic is suave, sophisticated, bold and informed. Finished rooms are modern, but never cold. Essential to every home are items, colors, patterns or mementos that tell the owner's story.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Clients come to Drake Design Associates for luxurious, one-of-a-kind designs that are custom created for them and believes that ultimately today, luxury is stress-free, relaxed living. That equates to homes tailored to the exact needs of the clients’ discerning eyes and busy lives. Jamie Drake is known for injecting a sense of personality into every room.

Work Influences
"I find inspiration every day and everywhere from fashion, to newspapers and magazines, to the views outside my cab window. The main source is probably fashion, and I read Woman’s Wear Daily every day," says Drake. Travel is another huge inspiration. The designer has traveled all over the world and is continually inspired by the cities and countries he visits.

Year founded: 1978
Number of employees: 13
Services: Decorating, construction design and management planning

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