Oct 30, 2013

Designer Visions: Jamie Drake for House Beautiful

Jamie Drake












The final installment of my tour of the Designer Visions apartments ends with the apartment design by color master, Jamie Drake for House Beautiful.





With a very soft color palette, of soft peaches and sea blues and greens, the apartment ranges from the open plan Living and Dining room, into the bedrooms with bursts of happy color choices and just a little bit of glimmer.  The tone on tone draperies, in "sea coral" silk twill from Jim Thompson, simply enhances the view out the stunning windows onto Chelsea below. Who would have thought the "Salmon Peach" could ever look so great!?


Walls in Salmon Peach from the Color Preview Collection with A Drake Peach Specialty Finish, Trim in Opal (Semi-Gloss) and Ceiling in Opal (Flat) of the Off-White Collection from Benjamin Moore by Jonathan Kutzin of America Painting // Six Antique Art Deco Dining Chairs Covered In Fadini Borghi’s Palmarola Anice from Pierre Frey from Hutton Home



The overall floor plan for this long and narrow living space, makes for great entertaining, creating the space for little groups of conversation, and yet, not overwhelming the space with endless sofas and chairs.

 I really love how the use of alternate styles, and a restricted color palette just allow for this to be such an inviting open floor plan, very much the style of apartments we encounter regularly as interior designers working in New York.



One fantastically accessorized niche, flanking opposite ends of the fireplace, provided the designers an opportunity for some creative expression, by stacking them with books, very cleverly stacked and with only the odd binding appearing. Love this idea for those small open spaces - not for burning, but definitely eye catching!

White Truffle Quotidien, Gold/Platinum Firenze Medici, and Pistachio Firenze Serving Platters and Plates Clear Graham Goblets by JuliskaBetween II (Acrylic & Oil on Canvas Framed by Chelsea Frames) by David Mann (2012) from McKenzie Fine Art
Tim Bavington - Whirlpool -
Jack Shainman Gallery

 

In strong contrast, the two black & white lamps by Paul Schneider Ceramics rest on opposite ends of the black lacquer console by Robert Kuo, and act as a strong grounding force for the more whimsical and colorful artwork such as the David Mann (above) and the British artist Tim Bavington's Whirlpool. 

Patrick Naggar Classic Daybed / Sand Art Rose Fabric (Donghia) w/Lucent Beaded Border Onyx Trim (Samuel & Sons)  

We move from the Living room into the Master Bedroom, and immediately feel as though you have arrived to some incredible Caribbean sea, as you are enveloped by the sensational Tracy Hiner from Black Crow Studio custom "Watercolor" wallpaper.

Two Custom Minilux SQ Chandeliers by Modulightor

Eight-Drawer White Lacquered Chest by David Duncan Antiques


The modern way of lighting the coffered ceiling with these two custom Minilux SQ Chandeliersby Modulightor I thought was very well achieved, and not at all the way I would have imagined that these very modern light fixtures would have looked within this context.

The use of the high headboard on the custom bed Sensuede in Seaglass Fabric by Stark Carpet allowed for the owners to enjoy the beautiful view from their bed, and simulatanousely establishing a makeshift walkin dressing area, which added to the use of this ample bedroom.




Doors painted in Teal in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore Paint

The blue lacquered Waterfall Console Table in the Manner of Karl Springer in Turquoise Lacquer by Rearview Modern resting behind the headboard, provides for the perfect anchor to the Teal painted closet doors.

The walk-in closet in this master bedroom, was masterfully fitted by the great California Closet’s. Here they selected the Linen Finish, with it's very tactile effect. In addition to textured material, drawers are lined in luxurious velvet liners for ones finer belongings and hutch drawer sections reduce the need for dressers or armoires.  This system also includes a built-in desk with framed corkboard creating a multi-functional and unique use of space.



Modernist Klismos Back Swivel Vanity Stool by High Style Deco //
Fashion and Accessory Contributions and Installation Courtesy of Brunello Cucinelli.








  • Lago® Italian Linen Finish
  • Drawers Lined with Black Velvet
  • Double Hutch with Shaker Drawer Faces
  • Built-in Desk with Corkboard (Pin-Up Designs by Drake Design Associates)
  • Velvet Jewelry Inserts
  • Tilt Out Hamper
  • Angled Shoe Shelving



Moving from the Master Bedroom into the "Daughter's Room', the dark Venetian plastered walls by The Alpha Workshops in Plum Martini are quite a different take on what one would expect in this type of room. But it works! The shine from the high gloss finish is reflects the light in a very "cool" and teenage acceptable way.



The Hutton Home Coupe de Grace King Bed in Artigny from Boussac with an artistic piece serving as the canopy overhead, was the designer's modern version of the daughter's princess bed, updated for the modern teenage girl. Kamouraska Fall  is composed of Steel, Roofing Paper, Wire, Wool, and Silk and is by New York artist Brenda Garand


Coupe de Grace King Bed in Artigny from Boussac Collection by Pierre Frey - Hutton Home // rug Fort Street Studio and is called Flats II in Pepper


Love the way this rug from Fort Street Studio brings all the colors into play and yet seems perfectly practical and just the right amount of pattern and texture added to the design of the room.


With the usual Drake play of styles with Art Deco Salon Chairs, contemporary pieces such as the Bishop Side Table in Black by India Mahdavi by Ralph Pucci and strong pops of color once again through the use of very colorful abstract art, the overall success of this room was visible in all those attending the tour with me.




A quick turn down the hall, leads us into the Office, or Library, where layer upon layer of paint were added to the Benjamin Moore base coat in Dark Harbor with Hockney Pool Blue Specialty Finish. Jonathan Kutzin of America Painting applied 4 layers polyurethane coatings infused with green and blue, gold eye shadow all hand applied creating art through the walls themselves!


"Island Daybed" Covered in Gong in Nero Fabric by Rubelli and Upholstered by Peruvian Touch by Donghia

A diagonally placed "Island Daybed"  seems like the perfect reading spot and allows for an ample use of both the vista and the open space provided .. I just love seeing furniture placed on angles like this!



Another way to incorporate pattern, by adding a custom screen such as this case, in Edith Donghia fabric, just allows for a little pattern without needed to add this to the entire room.


But the true star here is the 1940's Hollywood Ebonized and White Gold Leaf Desk by High Style Deco
and Black Lacquer Root Stool by Robert Kuo.

I truly hope you have enjoyed the final installment of Jamie Drake's design for House Beautiful as I complete my tour of the Designer Visions showcase for Hearst, with Alessandra Branca (Elle Decor) and Carlos Aparicio (Veranda).

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