Episode 045: Drew McGukin
Drew McGukin tackles the interior design world with a unique level of energy, great pace and integrity. He is known for a touch of the ‘unexpected,’ combined with beautiful textures and bold patterns that vibrate with the perfect amount of sophistication, warmth, innovation, style and approachability.
Drew graduated from The New York School of Interior Design in May 2010, and kicked off as lead designer in his own New York-based firm in October 2010. He served on the Board of Directors for ASID NY Metro from 2009-2011, while simultaneously sitting on the 2011 Student Advisory Council for ASID National.
Soon after graduation, Drew was selected by The New York Design Center as one of 30 founding designers set to launch Access to Design™—a concierge service providing accessibility for consumers to the industry’s top design talents and product offerings through NYDC. The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association [IFDA] named Drew a ‘Rising Star’ in 2012; Departures Magazine has included Drew as a member of its Home Design Council since 2014; and Houzz.com, the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, continues to honor Drew with its “Best of Houzz” distinction in design for driving extraordinary online traffic through his online portfolio.
Drew McGukin Interiors participated in the “Project Design” collaboration with Kravet Inc. and The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island encompassing a two-phase renovation of the facility from the Spring 2013 to Fall 2014. Most recently, Drew was selected by Sunbrella as one of five designers across the US to design a complete room showcasing the breadth and style of Sunbrella’s interior fabric lines. These designs were unveiled in New York in October 2014, and again Feburary 2015 in Atlanta at the 2015 Design Blogger’s Conference. Drew is one of five notable designers selected to represent Cosentino as a 2015 Silestone Trendspotter.
Drew McGukin Interiors is established as a professional firm delivering a level of expertise that is not only innovative, but also classically trained. His offices are located in Chelsea and the team is currently working on projects in and around Manhattan, the Hamptons, North Carolina and the west coast.