Fashion Friday: My New Design for M.Flynn

I am so happy to announce the release of my newest design for my jewelry collection with M.Flynn- the Lucky Ladybugs! I have always been charmed by the tradition of making a wish when a ladybug lands on you (the only bug that doesn’t send me into psychotic jerky spasms if it lands on me). They are such beautiful tiny creatures and I wanted to use the concept of the lucky ladybug and create tiny stud earrings in their honor.  So here are the fabulous everyday studs and also a dainty pendant necklace made in 14k gold with tiny full cut diamonds (most jewelry with small diamonds like this doesn’t use full cut diamonds) for the dots and even the eyes! Subtle but sparkly.
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LINDSEY’S KITCHEN: THE FINAL REVEAL!

Hi again EOS readers! I’m super excited to finally share our finished kitchen with you guys. It took a little longer than expected (not surprising for any renovation – even less so when you’re doing the work yourselves) but Eric and I are really happy with the results. We hope you like it too!

As a reminder, here’s what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house:

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Former South End Project For Sale!

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Remember this fabulous condo from my book? Well it’s for sale and I wanted to let you guys know first because it’s sooooo awesome.  An amazing South End location, gorgeous windows with tons of light and that MANTEL (but that commissioned Amanda Talley painting is not for sale :) Sorry!)

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We renovated the kitchen with a fabulous waterfall peninsula and all new appliances, cabinets, tile and lighting.

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The custom curtains would probably be included in the sale (actually, almost all the furniture is up for grabs, like this pair of wingbacks,  as I’m designing an AMAZING new space for this client!)

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We designed this great custom built in that conceals the TV and offers ample storage.

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The dining area is cozy (table and amazing vintage chairs I refurbished are for sale too)

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The guest bedroom has great beadboard, sconces and a custom blackout shade.

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See more about the property (including open house dates) HERE.

Email me at erin@eringatesdesign.com to make any offers on the furniture!

Photography by Michael J. Lee

Valentines Day with M.Flynn (& A DISCOUNT!)

In honor of upcoming Valentine’s Day the fab Flynn girls and I decided that a little shoot showing off some of our romantic collection together was in order. Cue up our model Lauren (a new team member at Erin Gates Design) and photographer friend Sarah Winchester to capture the delicate bracelets, rings, necklace and earrings in the Gates Collection.  And in honor of Vday they are offering my fab readers 15% off your purchase (of anything on their site) with the code LOVE15.  Perhaps a good time to send valentines day hints to a certain someone?? :)

The light was working in our favor for sure- and really reflects the feminine, delicate, timeless look I was going for with the collection. The studs and frame ring look so fab in this pic.
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My Lowe’s Basement Renovation Reveal!

We completed the renovation of our basement the week before Henry was born, but it’s taken me until now to get it really ready to show you- obviously I’ve had a lot on my plate! We are SO, so happy with how this turned out- aesthetically and functionally! Andrew is no longer working from home as of next week, but having a home office is so wonderful as is creating a little playroom/ den for Henry. He’s not using it much now, but I know he will! And if Andrew wants to watch a football game with friends (and I don’t), this space is awesome. A big thanks to Lowes and DM Painting & Carpentry for doing the dirty work with a smile (they are GREAT).

You might notice a similar color scheme as our living room upstairs- and this is because I re-homed our pillows from the sofa down here as I prepare a little update to that space (going with blues!) But for down here we needed to be budget friendly so we re-used items we had in other rooms/ storage and got the rest at IKEA, Target and Etsy mainly!

So here it is!

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rug // coffee table // sofa // wall color- Sherwin Williams for Lowes-Modernist Gray