Interior design duo Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson craft a picture-perfect loft in a Tribeca building with beautiful bones.
A custom crescent table from Kin & Company with bianco neve slab by Bas Stone in the living room.
When a young couple with two children were in search of their dream home that was family friendly without sacrificing style, they turned to Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson of interior design firm Drake/Anderson. The team renovated the clients’ Tribeca apartment—located in a building designed by Victor A. Bark and completed in 1913 as a neo-Renaissance-style warehouse—into a dreamy three-bedroom, three-bathroom abode. Along with a focus on creating an artful space the family could grow into, the project also included improvements to the kitchen, bathrooms and storage space.
The dining room table features a brushed stainless-steel base by New Day Woodwork and a custom resin top with silver lead inclusions from Atta Inc.
“The overall aesthetic is sleek luxury within an industrial envelope,” Drake says. Drake and Anderson maintained the bones of the warehouse (high ceilings, support beams, columns and steel windows) and transformed the residence into an open, balanced environment.
The living room features a custom curved sofa by Peruvian Touch in Larsen for Cowtan & Tout, a pair of Caira Mandaglio lounge chairs and a vibrant custom area rug from Edward Fields.
“Celebrating [the building’s] roots, we left the beams and columns exposed, and painted all the steel windows black. The husband has a particular passion for stone and visited many stone stores with us to select the perfect slabs,” Anderson says, adding that many custom pieces also populate the space. In one bedroom, the balance between old and new that Drake and Anderson created is evident through faux suede walls with upholstered and mirrored glass panels from Galaxy Glass.
Bold: The Interiors of Drake/Anderson (Rizzoli) showcases the award-winning firm’s spectacular modernist designs.
“A primary thread of light flannel gray and white is accented with amethyst and cobalt, as rich gemlike accents,” Drake says. “Metallics are used extensively, including the custom hammered stainless-steel cooktop hood, and woven into textiles, accessories and wall panels in the main bedroom.” The dining room flows into the living area seamlessly with cool, subdued tones found notably in a custom Edward Fields area rug. Pops of blue, seen in custom counter stools by Peruvian Touch, continue into the kitchen to complement the sleek appliances.
A custom drop system chandelier by Lindsey Adelman in Verdigris finish in the dining room.
After a year in the works, the project wrapped up without a hitch. “We had only the great fun of getting to be creative, without any complications or challenges,” says Anderson.
The client’s own art accents the dining room.
The project will even be featured in Drake/Anderson’s debut book, Bold: The Interiors of Drake/Anderson (Rizzoli), which drops this fall. But this is not the end of Drake/ Anderson’s story with the clients: The team is working with them on a new project in a recently purchased adjoining 2,700-square-foot apartment. “We have completed the design phase, and construction has just begun,” Drake reports. We can’t wait to see what’s next.
In the kitchen, custom Dartom cabinetry pairs with custom counter stools by Peruvian Touch, upholstered in Kyle Bunting long hair on hide in turquoise.
The home’s long entryway features sculptural accents that modernize the space.
A custom bed platform and headboard by Peruvian Touch in Zimmerman Rhode fabric in the main bedroom, paired with custom asymmetrical nightstands by New Day Woodwork with hardware by Turnstyle Designs.
Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, Drake/Anderson, drakeanderson.com
Dining room chairs and living room bench, artisticframe.com
Kitchen custom cabinetry and build, dartomny.com
DC MOORE GALLERY
Primary bedroom art by Darren Waterson, dcmooregallery.com
Living room end tables, downtowninteriors.com
Primary bedroom mirrored glass wall panels, galaxycustom.com
JAMES DEVLIN STUDIO
Living room table lamps, jamesdevlin.com
Primary bedroom vanity table, kifuparis.com
KIN & COMPANY
Living room custom crescent table, kinandcompany.com
NEW DAY WOODWORK
Primary bedroom nightstands and stainless-steel dining room table base, newdaywoodwork.com
Primary bedroom table lamps, phoenix-gallery.com