Hi Everyone! I have a client selling most of her furniture from her current condo as we design her new home! All items are currently at our receiver and can be delivered anywhere in the Boston area (we can quote this for you). Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase!
Beaded & Bevel Framed Wall Mirror with Antique Mirrored Glass Frame // 36″ h x 48″ l x 4″ d
We are so excited to be participating in the Heading Home to Dinner event this year at the Boston Design Center! Last year was the first time local designers put on this event and it was a huge success, raising lots of money for a great cause and having a fabulous time while doing it! The event is comprised of Boston area designers creating unique table scapes and bar carts. You can come see them all Thursday from 11-3pm! There is a great dinner event tomorrow night, but it has sold out already!
Here’s our table! We are so grateful to partners Duralee/ Robert Allen Group, Makkas Drapery Workroom and Juliska for their generosity in helping us create this gorgeous table. I wanted it to be a mix of traditional and modern, relaxed and formal and I think we really achieved that! I was inspired by the interiors and gardens of various notable style mavens like Bunny Mellon, Aerin Lauder and Tory Burch.
After three long years of working on my second book, I am beyond excited to finally reveal the cover of Elements of Family Style: Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life , which will be released April 2nd! It focuses mainly on how to live with kids without losing your own personal sense of style and love for beautiful things- and is full of spaces by not only myself, but a few other designers as well, just to mix things up a bit! It has the same vibe as the first book and also some personal essays on motherhood, infertility, pregnancy and such. I’m very proud of this book and even though the pressure of a follow up is immense, I think this book delivers.
I am excited to finally share with you guys a fun project I’ve been working on all year that I am hoping will be a new arm of my design business. I was approached by local developer, Finnegan Development, to help design the interiors of a community of homes they are building in the pretty suburb of Lexington, MA called Winding Road (and will be beginning another one is Weston, MA soon as well called Stone Ridge Lane!)
As a professional real estalker, I have long been driven absolutely batty by developers and builders making out-of-date, HGTV-inspired choices for finishes in their homes — especially expensive ones! While I understand there is a budget to work within, many times I’ve found myself questioning why one would pick a tumbled travertine backsplash over a simple white subway (which is actually CHEAPER) in a New England kitchen!?
So to get the opportunity to create a series of homes in the taste of my own client base and personal preferences was such an awesome exercise as a designer! And the approach was really fun too — they wanted me to create three different “palettes” to work from — one “transitional”, one “contemporary” and one “modern farmhouse”. Granted, these were all based on the understanding that the palettes would need to have a general broad appeal for buyers, but with tweaks to give each one a unique personality. We worked off plans drawn for them by various architects and even chimed in on the exterior colors and finishes, too.
So who wants to live in an Erin Gates designed house??? :) Let me give you a sneak peek not only of one of the completed homes, which is already sold, but some glimpses at the boards from the other palettes we designed that are being used in houses being built as I type. (FYI – the images on the neighborhood website is not my work… so this is an exclusive first look!)
This house was designed with our “transitional” palette, incorporating both traditional and more modern choices that would appeal to a broad range of buyers.
Like this greige shingle and blue door (Benjamin Moore Charlotte Slate):
Today we launched (most) of my Fall 2018 pillow collection on Wayfair! A mix of saturated jewel tones and cool neutrals as well as fun textures like a faux hide leopard that feels real, velvets, wovens and applique trims. You can shop the pillows in each image (minus two styles, which will be available ASAP- I’ll post when they are!) in the links below each picture. Most pillows come in multiple colors. The shopping link image only shows one color – click on it to see the others.