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Drake/Anderson hosts inaugural celebration
Apr 28, 2016

An April 25 cocktail party celebrated the debut of Drake/Anderson, the recently merged firms of Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson. Held at the firm’s sun-drenched offices near New York’s Gramercy Park, the party welcomed a roster of A-list guests, including Michael Boodro, Robert Rufino, Sabine Rothman, Orli Ben-Dor, Brett Beldock, Chad Stark, Harry Heissmann, Christopher Spitzmiller, Robert Marinelli, Bennett Leifer, Sam Cochran, David Duncan, Jackie Terrebonne, Young Huh, Jim Druckman, Alix Lerman, Alison Levasseur, Annie Block, Tori Mellott, Joan and Jayne Michaels, Dan Rubinstein, Cary and Lisa Kravet, Libby Langdon, Jennifer Post, Craig Kellogg, Ken Wampler, Brett Williams, Alana Frumkes and Andrea Rubelli.

Anderson shares, “We were thrilled to celebrate the launch of our new firm with so many friends and colleagues. The camaraderie in our business of design is wonderful and we greatly appreciate everyone’s support as we embark on this exciting next chapter.” Drake adds, “Our sights are now set on numerous ongoing projects, and we have been hard at work on our design for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. We cannot wait to share this first Drake/Anderson project with everyone when the show house opens on May 12.”

Caleb Anderson and Jamie Drake

The party celebrated Drake and Anderson's merger, which was first announced in December 2015.

Jamie Drake and Michael Boodro of ELLE Decor

Industry pros celebrated at the firm's New York location, home to the former Drake Design Associates.

The next project for the firm is the annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, which is unveiled next week.

The newly merged firm will provide services including decorating, construction design and management planning for high-end residential and commercial clientele.

Designers, editors and other industry pros celebrated in the firm's Gramercy Park-area offices; all photos courtesy Gaia Squarci for Editor at Large.

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