Founder // Principal Designer
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.
Kristen, a Rhode Island native, attended college by the “Furniture Capital of the World” of High Point, North Carolina and completed her B.S. in Interior Architecture and Sustainable Design from Endicott College. She took her career to designing and managing a variety of high-end residential projects along the East Coast from Maine to Florida. Her zen-like nature and approach to life gently flows into her optimistic style, fresh and forward-looking design aesthetic, and intuitive relationship with her clients.
In her spare time, Kristen is most often stimulating her love for adventure by exploring a new town, challenging herself at an exercise class, chasing the sunset with her Canon, or catching up with a friend at a local coffee shop.
A self-diagnosed stripe addict and blue & white enthusiast, Allison’s passion for interior design began at a young age. After tromping through open houses with her grandmother she started drawing floor plans, clipping inspiration from magazines and hoarding paint chips.
After graduating from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelors Degree in History, Allison began her career in the gallery world. After three years spent working with local interior designers to select the perfect piece of art for their clients, she shifted her career focus to that of the greater interior design industry as a whole.
With a keen eye for detail, color and planning, Allison has experience designing and managing a myriad of projects from single room updates to entire home renovations.
Katie graduated with a Studio Art degree from Dickinson College and got her start working for a textiles designer in New York City where she fell in love with the home décor industry. After years working as a buyer Katie made the jump to interior design.
Katie joined Erin Gates Design while getting a certificate in Digital Design and Visualization from the Boston Architectural College. In her role as Design Assistant she assists on client work while also managing the blog, book, and product line. When Katie is not in the studio she can be found going on adventures near and far with her husband, family, and friends.