Inside a Modern Luxury Project in Manhattan by AD100, Jamie Drake


Modern luxury is the hallmark of award-winning interior designer, Jamie Drake. Fall in love with some details of this Manhattan Residence project that is pure glamour:

Vibrant eclecticism is one of the main characteristics of the New York-based company created by AD100 Jamie Drake, whose pieces strike the perfect balance between timeless and luxury modern. 

Among the projects the renowned interior designer developed, good taste and glamour are constant elements in his portfolio, especially in residential projects.

Every year, the AD100 Hall of Fame features some of the industry’s iconic professionals who have revolutionized the interior design and deserve special mention. Jamie Drake joins the select list as one of the names specializing in modern luxury interiors. 

His studio, which as of 2015 began a partnership with Caleb Anderson, is known for its bold approach to color and its sensitivity to fashion. The duo creates sophisticated interiors that are luxurious, refined and always have a touch of the unexpected. Get to know about this modern luxury project in downtown Manhattan.

The Initial Project: A Cozy And Luxury Oasis

After completing other projects for the same client, Drake’s studio was tasked with adding touches of magic to a new iconic building in the heart of New York’s oldest area, Manhattan. The brief was simple, but still challenging: with their love of food and wine, the clients wanted a space where they could relax, and share their passion with friends and family.

The project merged two different apartments that created a 7,300 square-foot space with infinite 360° views of Manhattan. With a complexity of finishes in rich minimalism, the team had to completely reconsider the initial layout, reducing rooms to expand the living areas. The result was stunning: a new kitchen, 7 bathrooms, a wine room, and amazing architectural details throughout.

Among the changes, one worth highlighting is the wide, sloping curves of the ceiling, created to provide a dynamic contrast to the linear architecture of the building’s exterior and give a sense of amplitude. 

Simplicity, practicality, and functionality are the main characteristics of the modern luxury decoration style. Excessive accessories are replaced by a small amount of imposing pieces that are key and enhance any decor.

The color palette follows a very monochromatic and intimate pattern, varying between graffiti tones, grays, blacks, and whites. The few pieces that stand out are directly associated with the decoration items, such as vases, pillows, or furniture (mostly yellows and blues). Among the living spaces, for example, we can highlight four different living rooms, which follow the same modern luxury style. 

The Living Spaces

The first one has a large curved gray sofa, which goes with a beautiful dark woody coffee table. The yellow and gold details can be seen in items such as the armchair in textured fabric, in the vase above the centerpiece, in details of the cushions, in the set of floor lamps, and in the metallic gold bench.

The second one has a lot of natural light, coming from the large windows that compose the room. The highlights are the sofa, the stone coffee table, the oval essential rug, the side table with shiny accents, and the set of stools (all in gray tones). Jamie Drake’s great magic is to transform ambiances into elegant and unique spaces, without losing the modernist aesthetics.

The third living room is also a real delight! Following the same color palette as the modern luxury previous ones, the highlight is a dark blue daybed that, in contrast with the use of copper and gold, makes the room super charming. The choice of each piece of furniture in the house was carefully thought out by Drake/Anderson, who designed most of the furniture in this modern luxury apartment.

The fourth space, considerably smaller than the previous ones, “leaves nothing to be desired” in terms of levels of luxury and good taste. It also features gray tones in the main furniture and highlights furnishings such as a textured wood center table, a sideboard, and a set of table lamps.

The Modern Luxury Master Suite

The master suite could be no different: the almost panoramic view of the bridge connecting New York and Brooklyn makes the atmosphere even more special. The fully upholstered bed in blue pastel, whose headboard and footboard have gained details, is followed by a bench at the end of the bed in neutral hues.

Two other eye-catching pieces in the room are the drawer and the bedside table, both in light tones and following the curved furniture trend for 2023. The complexity of details, materials, and textures throughout the apartment culminated from vision and craft to create this luxe, urban, art filled oasis in the clouds.

Any interior that is thought in modern luxury style is already inspiring. Now, if it is designed by a renowned interior designer, the flavor is different. Jamie Drake has the power to add traces of his elegant personality to his projects, while respecting his clients’ objectives to the maximum. The result is spaces that are wide, exciting, and designed for maximum delight.

Thinking of rooms full of life and personality, TAPIS Studio has a selection of modern rugs made for stylish and daring spaces. Complete your project with exciting shapes and vibrant colors!

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February 17, 2023

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