Designer Dossier: Erin Gates

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Erin Gates

Location: Wellesley, MA

Aesthetic: Classic, Layered, Comfortable

Three Can’t Live Without Products

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Tramonti Bath Accessories

I love how this set reminds me of dramatic, unique marbles I’ve used in client projects over the years!

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Salerno Bedding Collection

Nothing beats a crisp white duvet and shams with a tailored embroidered border! You can use these in ANY style bedroom. Truly timeless.

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Kids Hooded Towel

Both of my children love a good hooded towel snuggle after their baths – these match perfectly with their bathroom too.

  • Kassatex: How did you start designing:
  • Erin Gates: I started my design blog in 2007 after working in the design field for others, and then opened my business shortly thereafter. It’s grown to be bigger than anything I ever imagined.
  • Kassatex: Favorite moment of the design process:
  • EG: It’s a tie between flushing out the design concepts and the final installation! Both are really gratifying creatively.

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  • Kassatex: Favorite room to design?
  • EG: Any room where a client is willing to take risks- typically guest rooms, offices, powder rooms or game rooms.
  • Kassatex: Three classic paint colors you always use:
  • EG: Benjamin Moore Wind’s Breath, Benjamin Moore Simply White, and Farrow & Ball Green Smoke.

Wind’s Breath

Simply White

Green Smoke
  • Kassatex: A bathroom must always include:
  • EG: Luxurious towels, a good bathmat, a beautiful candle and GREAT lighting.
  • Kassatex: What is currently on your bedside table?
  • EG: My Kindle, water bottle, Maison Louis Marie candle, and lip balm.
  • Kassatex: First thing you do in the morning:
  • Kassatex: How important is it to fully design a room, accent pieces to major elements, or do you allow a room to grow with evolving tastes and items?
  • EG: I like a room to be done enough to feel “finished” but leave room for people to layer in items they find in their travels over time. I think rooms should be ever evolving, but have a strong base to work off of.

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  • Kassatex: Forever favorite hotel:
  • EG: The Mark, New York City.
  • Kassatex: 3 decor trends you wish would disappear:
  • EG: Bohemian 70’s anything.
  • Kassatex: Most exciting moment of your career thus far:
  • EG: Being on the New York Times bestsellers list. Or meeting Oprah. It’s a tie.
  • Kassatex: Finish this sentence: When in doubt in design add…
  • EG: Large scale abstract art- it’ll draw your eye away from any questionable elements.

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