meet the stylemaker

Erin Gates

Erin Gates has built a career on creating home environments that blend new and old, high and low, and modern and traditional styles to develop living spaces that have their own look and feel. She sees her job as deeply personal, as she seeks to craft spaces that reflect each client’s individual style, but filtered through her refined, experienced lens. As she explains, “I prefer to work with clients who have an opinion, a story and unique artifacts collected over time.”

Erin Gates is the founder and principal designer of Erin Gates Design, a Boston based interior, fashion and event styling firm. She is also the author and editor of the popular design blog Elements of Style and has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Ladies Home Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, Boston Magazine Home, Canadian House & Home and the Boston Globe Magazine. Erin was lauded one of the 25 Most Stylish Bostonians by the Boston Globe; her blog was recognized as one of the best design by the Washington Post and named one of the six best blogs by Fox News. She published her first book, the New York Times bestseller, Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life in October 2014 with Simon & Schuster.

Erin is passionate about designing her own line of unique home accents that can bring a bit of comfort, while elevating one’s décor. In her work, she strives for the end result to be both beautiful and practical. The same holds true for her licensed brand for Secret Celebrity. The Elements by Erin Gates collection blends clean lines, classic patterns and sophisticated colors in a timeless and modern way.

In addition, Erin also has a licensed rug line with Momeni Rugs, has designed a fine jewelry collection for M. Flynn Jewelers, ceramics for Jill Rosenwald and furniture with Kristen Drohan and Huston & Company.