Reveal Week: Our New Website and Branding!

It’s a week of fun reveals here at EOS/EGD!  Today I finally get to share with you our new professional website (www.eringatesdesign.com) and branding for our design services and business!  While blogging, product designing and book writing are a lot more public facing– the design business is my bread and butter and what I spend most time on day in and day out.  So it was high time we had a website that reflected that (and I plan to redo the blog to coordinate, but I gotta save some pennies for that!)

I chose Hanna Seabrook from Gadabout Creative to design everything as I have always LOVED her work (and Instagram feed) and knew that our aesthetics meshed really well and that despite the distance, she would just “know” what I wanted without me having to explain everything in detail. And she did!

So please check out the new site…a little more about it here:

A clean new logo and monogram emblem that I want to put on errrrrrrrything.

While I do have a book that catalogs most of these projects, they are split up by room type.  Here you can see them all in their entirety.

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Project Reveal: The Bachelorette Condo of Every Woman’s Dreams

Its been hard for me not to be able to share any new projects with you guys since they are almost all embargoed for the next book (which I AM working on!). Except I had this one beauty that I could share– finally!!!  On Friday Elle Decor published some photos from it and today I am so excited to share a little more with you!

This client is a bad-ass single lady whose last condo was in my first book (remember the pink couch with black piping??)  Well, girlfriend decided to upgrade in a major way to this newly renovated condo in one of my favorite areas of Boston.  I was so happy to be back working with her as she is decisive, knows what she wants and most importantly, trusts me!

She gave me direction to do the space in tones of blue/ turquoise and greys and to keep it elegant, feminine and a nice mix of modern and traditional. Similar but also different from her last space we designed.

The main level is all open concept with great light, high ceilings and a gas fireplace and houses the living room, dining area, kitchen and powder room.  When this space was bare and empty we decided we needed a completely amazing large work of art to make a statement and anchor the space.  Almost immediately I recalled seeing the breathtaking work of Roseanne Olson at Iris Gallery on Newbury and thought this was the perfect client for her work.  I was crossing my fingers that she would love them as much as I did, and she did! And so we bought one and used it as the inspiration for the rest of the decor.

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My New Table Design With Huston & Co.

As you saw a few weeks ago in our office reveal, we have a new conference table in our space–my new design with Huston & Company that hits their website today!  The inspiration behind this came from the desire for a simple, farmhouse style table that had a little bit more style. Bill and Saer at Huston (who make my original design, the Gates Table) helped me refine the idea down to this simple shape but with some really interesting details to it.  Borrowing brass accents from Campaign style furniture and a modern leg design that cuts through the top of the table, I think the finished product, called the Newton Table (after our town where we live and my office is), is INCREDIBLE.

Right now Huston & Co. is offering 10% off all Newton dining tables through July 30th! See details and restrictions here. 

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Our Office Bathroom Reveal!

Ok guys, FINALLY, we are revealing our new office this week after months of renovating and decorating and getting some of the final touches done! I cannot tell you how much of a difference it makes to have a space that reflects our business appropriately and makes us all happy to come to work! It was a great decision to invest in this way in my company and I will never look back (plus being able to walk to work is HEAVEN).

The rest of the office will be posted tomorrow, but today I wanted to share the bathroom, which was done in partnership with DesignerBath, an awesome plumbing supply showroom and supplier in Beverly, MA.  It was so great to be able to send over to them what I was looking for and get back a perfectly edited proposal of goods.  We were on a serious time crunch so they pointed me in the direction of items that would come in in time for my installation. In a perfect world your choices aren’t limited by a rushed time line (or you’ve planned ahead for it). But this is real life and having a guiding hand that knows actual lead times was SO helpful since I had such little time to invest in this project with everything else going on at work!

To say our bathroom at the office is now nicer than my bathrooms at home is not a joke. It came out AMAZING.  We created a dramatic backdrop with Schumacher’s Miles Redd scenic chinoiserie wallpaper.  I LOVE it. Seeing as the palette of the paper is very cool, I chose fixtures in white and polished nickel to compliment. As much as I love brass fixtures, polished nickel is still a classic and has more warmth than chrome.  They look so great against the lacquered white Fairmont Designs vanity,  which has interior drawers that are built to fit around the plumbing of the sink which REALLY maximizes storage.  I’ll talk more about the floor in my next post, but it is vinyl plank from Lowes.  The toilet is American Standard.

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Our New Office Bathroom!

Our new, bigger, better space is under construction and we will be moving in middle of this month (we hope). While planning the space we realized we had to completely renovate the bathroom studs in on the QUICK, which meant sourcing items that were in stock or quick ship. We turned to Designer Bath in Beverly, MA to help us source great looking items that we could get speedily.  They carry a lot of the brands we work with on a daily basis for clients, so while I was familiar with a lot of the lines, I had no time to get this all scheduled on my own. So the showroom manager Robin stepped in a coordinated the whole order for me and everything has arrived on time.  Before we start installing the pretty stuff I wanted to share the design concept with you!

The bathroom is small and windowless so I wanted to keep it bright, clean but with a SMIDGE of drama. :) One wall of the space is brick (11.), which will be painted Sherwin Williams Greek Villa (the whole entire office will be painted that color, actually), so for the other walls I wanted to use a really fantastic paper (3.), which is Miles Redd for Schumacher’s Brighton Pavilion in the grey colorway.  I love the traditional pattern, but the modern funkiness this paper will create.  And it’ll go well with our goregous flooring (again, throughout the whole space) which is this vinyl plank from Lowes (12.)

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