Use of texture and color is sensational. I enjoyed all of the "Before & After" photographs from his celebrated interior projects—including a showplace for Madonna and the renovation of the Gracie Mansion in New York. The use of different textures (taffeta, crystals, beading) and the use of circles and curves with endless variations results in beautiful and polished projects.
Drake explained his use of bold color and "pattern-on-pattern" draws from his childhood when he first began drawing and coloring designed spaces. (See one of his many drawings that he features in his new book, at right.)
After the presentation, attendees enjoyed Drake's work on display in showrooms—his fabulous furniture collection for Lewis Mittman as well as his luxurious fabric line for F. Schumacher & Co. Those who attended the event received a copy of Drake's newest book, "Jamie Drake's New American Glamour." I love the new book and I think no coffee table should be without a copy!