Colorado Homes & Lifestyles 5 Under 40 2019
From Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine:
Born into a family of home builders, engineers and artists, Kristin Drake is a natural fit for lead designer at Studio Thomas in Greenwood Village. After obtaining a degree in fine art, Drake worked in an art-framing shop for a few years before turning to high-end residential furniture sales. “I wanted to be an artist,” she says. “But the prospect of making a living from art at that time was daunting.
Working in furniture sales was a great experience and a natural transition into the world of design,” says the almost-native of Colorado. “My family moved to Colorado [from Houghton, Michigan] before I was 1 year old, so I consider myself a native.” While working in the showroom, Drake returned to school to complete her second degree, this time in interior design.
“I have always had a love affair with this profession. As early as I can remember, my sister and I would buy lots of design magazines—Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Traditional Home—flip through their pages and dream big. We still do it!”
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