the 7th annual
Designer Visions Showhouse
with views from
Jamie Drake's project for
for House Beautiful magazine.
written and photographed by Tamara Matthews-Stephenson
IFDA NY Chapter member, Jamie Drake has been a great support to the IFDA NY Chapter over the years, and we continue to be his fan. We are lucky to have gotten a sneak preview of Drake's designs at the
Designer Visions Showhouse where he brings his sophisticated sense of color and combining for House Beautiful magazine in this lovely, historic Art Deco building, Walker Tower in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The home is a homage to color, Art Deco sensibilities, and yet it feels fresh and new. These pink colored walls are pure perfection, and Benjamin Moore's paint sets the tone for an elegant, sophisticated interior.
Jamie Drake’s muse for the design is a “Client” who works at a major fashion magazine. She is edgy, elegant and exudes a timeless sensibility. She is the granddaughter of the entertainer, Josephine Baker, and loves to entertain at home with her daughter.
paint sources: throughout apartment walls and trims painted by Jonathan Kutzin of America Painting. The trim & ceilings throughout painted in Opal Aura: Semi-Gloss & Flat, and unstained doors Teal in Semi-Gloss; living room walls Salmon Peach from Color Preview Collection by Benjamin Moore Paint.
House Beautiful is known for profiling designers with a great sense of color, and it is no surprise they invited Drake and his team to design this apartment.
Nenuphar Table Black Patinated Bronze Hubert le Gall 21st21st
period chairs in the dining room set the tone
sources: Antique Deco Chairs Covered Fadini Borghi’s Palmarola Anice, Pierre Frey
Round Henry Dining Table w/Andes Granite Top, Bronze Base Egg Collective
We have an even deeper respect for Drake after taking note that he allows his design team to shine, giving them creative license and crediting them for their work.
The apartment boasts incredible views. the above light fixture on of Drake's designs
While on the topic of supporting designers,
we hope you will attend our IFDA NY chapter annual
Rising Stars of Design event,
which will be in the stellar Christopher Guy showroom in New York City in November.
Details here soon,
but please mark your calendar for