Jamie Drake: Improve Your Home With Glaze and Glitter (VIDEO)

[ 0 ] December 22, 2011 |

Interior designer Jamie Drake on cleaning, changing and adding color to your home for 2012…

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Re-creating your home may sound like a daunting task, but with home design expert Jamie Drake in your ear, you can easily add glitz, glam and glitter to your space just in time for the new year. As one of the most powerful forces in New York design, Drake has completed multiple projects for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg among other impressive clients. And for your home, Drake suggests cleaning so you can start any structural and stylish changes with a clean slate.

“Get all that holiday stuff, all that stuff from fall out the door, make sure that you’re spic-and-span,” Drake told genConnect. “Then take a hard look around your room and say ‘What looks a little tired? How can I spruce it up? How can I freshen up?’ And there are some easy ways to do that — change the throw pillows, change your lampshades, maybe buy a new throw and put it over the arm of a sofa. Clear your tabletops and then put your things back judiciously. Maybe only put half the things you had out so it feels fresher, more open and that’s the place to begin.”

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If you are looking to really make your place sparkle, Drake suggested metallic colors, which are going to be a huge trend in 2012 home design.

“[In 2012] There are going to be a lot of glazes and glitters. So fabrics that have a lot of lurex or metallic woven into them or glazed on top of them,” Drake said. “It’s about shine, brightness and light.”

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