Founder // Principal Designer

Erin Gates

Erin Tubridy Gates is the founder and principal designer of Erin Gates Design and is also the creator of the award winning design blog Elements of Style. Raised in Connecticut by a self-taught architectural designer, Erin learned to love every aspect of the home building and decorating process from a very young age. Over many years Erin has honed her skill set through working in fine art curation, event planning and for other design firms. In 2007 she founded her blog in an attempt to catalog all her varied design passions into one place and shortly thereafter formed her own firm, which now designs residences from Maine to California and just about every spot in between. Her design work and writing has been featured in various publications such as O the Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Ladies Home Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, Boston Magazine Home, Canadian House & Home, and the Boston Globe Magazine among others.

Erin published her first book in 2015, the New York Times bestselling Elements of Style: Designing A Home & A Life with Simon & Schuster and her second book is slated for a 2018 release. Erin also designs epononymous licensed home accessory and rug collections, as well as various other product collaborations under her growing global brand. Erin graduated from Miss Porter’s School and received a B.A. in Studio Art from Connecticut College. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, adorable son and two very bad dogs.