Jamie Drake, the man behind some of this country's most dynamic, distinctive, and liveable interiors, and voted one of the Top American Designers by House Beautiful and New York Magazine, knows how to create seriously delightful environments. Equally comfortable in traditional and contemporary styles, he is known for his flair with bold, fearless colour. New American Glamour captures Drake's signature lush, high-wattage eclecticism with 175 full-colour images - the majority of which have been photographed especially for this book by William Waldron. The book covers Drake's take on making an ordinary room extraordinary using five basic principles: Luster, Texture, Colour, The Curve, and The Mix. The chapters discuss such design methods as using a single item as inspiration, planning around that focus with a colour scheme, and adding finishing touches on the final room. Also included are an Introduction about Drake's influences and education and several amazingly detailed childhood drawings of Jamie's that demonstrate his early talent for creating gorgeous interiors.
Jamie Drake was one of House Beautiful's Top 100 Designers in America in 2001 and 2002, one of New York Magazine's top 100 Architects and Decorators in 2002 and is constantly featured in many top magazines.