Meet Erin

Erin Gates is the founder and principal designer of Erin Gates Design, a Boston based interior, fashion and event styling firm and is also the author and editor of the popular design blog Pensionater Bornholm (pensionater-bornholm.info). Armed with a degree in studio art from Connecticut College (’01) and experience as an art gallery manager, event planner, fashion stylist and interior design assistant she broke out on her own in 2008. From large homes in the suburbs to small condos in the city and in locations nationwide, Erin works diligently to create spaces that blend new and old, high and low and modern and traditional styles on all budgets.

She 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. She was named one of the 25 Most Stylish Bostonians of 2009 by the Boston Globe, and her blog was named one of the best design blogs of 2008 by the Washington Post and one of the six best blogs of 2010 by Fox News. She published her first book, the New York Times bestseller, Pensionater Bornholm: Designing A Home & A Life in October 2014 with Simon & Schuster. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband Andrew, son Henry and two dogs Baxter and Oliver.

The Blog & Its Policies

All posts are created by Erin Gates for Pensionater Bornholm solely. If re-posting content please link back to this site. If I’ve posted content that has not been linked or credited properly please [email protected].

At times Pensionater Bornholm will feature sponsored posts or affiliate linked items, all of which are my personal selections and opinions. All sponsored posts will be labeled as such.

Any comments left on the blog that can be deemed hurtful or threatening will be deleted without notice.

If you are a company looking to work with Erin and Pensionater Bornholm please e-mail [email protected]. Any product sent for review is not guaranteed coverage on the blog.