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The Trendiest Apartment in NYC goes to Jamie Drake!

Jamie Drake

Working at Stark has given me exposure to the best designs from the best interior designers in the world. Some of the spaces they create are absolutely mind blowing. I saw this post on Elite Daily about famed interior designer Jamie Drake‘s NYC apartment and needed to share it below. Enjoy 🙂

This Could Be The Trendiest Apartment In All Of NYC

Living trendy isn’t always a bad thing. If anything, you’re leading the pack rather than being on the following end. When it comes to real estate and condominiums in New York City, there are tons of different style options for both interior and exterior decor. You might walk into someone’s home to find your surroundings fairly traditional and minimal, then you could walk into another apartment get hit with an array of funky furniture and colors.

Jamie Drake’s trendy NYC apartment is the latest property to be put in the spotlight due to its rampant trendiness and borderless attitude. There are very little boundaries when it comes to the decor of this apartment. Clashing colors and odd shaped furnitures are methodically placed around the home, making it one of the sickest apartments we’ve ever seen in the city.

One side, furnished with a 13-footlong sofa and a cocooning Milo Baughman lounge chair, is meant for watching the television encased in the unit; on the opposite side, the cabinet houses a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, and an L-shaped sofa provides seating for cocktails and conversation. – Adelto

It’s almost as if Drake were given a blank canvas and told to paint his heart out. If you were wondering what Jamie Drake does, he’s a superstar designer — that pretty much says all you need to know. His clients include many celebrities and New York’s own Mayor Bloomberg. Jamie Drake says that people will stop by his house after dinner just to revel in in the environment he’s created.

One of the cool things about this apartment is that the building has en-suite garage capabilities, which means if Jamie Drake really wanted to, he could park his car right in his living room. However, Drake thought it’d be a better idea to use this space for an extra living area, especially considering space in NYC is hard to find to begin with. Check out designer Jamie Drake’s trendy New York City apartment.

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House Beautiful’s 2012 Color Trends


I felt compelled to make another post about color since my last post seemed to catch people’s eyes.

House Beautiful releases an annual Color Issue that takes an in-depth look at the year’s color trends. This information presented is based on an in-depth survey of 4000+ House Beautiful readers, design bloggers, and other professional designers. Fortunately for us, the results are displayed in a very friendly way with lots of color! 

The top image shows how color trends vary regionally in the United States. Keep reading below to see the favorite paint colors for 2012 and how color preferences change from room to room in a house. I find this piece so interesting because color is a very subjective topic and everyone has their own opinion. My favorite color right now is blue – based on the map above, maybe it’s a sign that I should move to California!

To gain more insights (like why people think pink is “over”), pick up the September issues of House Beautiful. It’s on stands now!



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