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Based in Costa Mesa, California, Gatehouse Studio is a full service, high-end residential design firm and home decor shop. Our design services range from ground-up construction to styling individual rooms nationwide.

Gatehouse Studio prides itself on tailoring each client’s design to reflect their personality, lifestyle, and aesthetic to create their ultimate dream space.

KIM SANKEY

Kim Sankey is the Founder, lead Interior Designer, and Owner of Gatehouse Studio. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Kim began her career in Merchandising.

On a trip to Paris, Kim and her husband Bill attended the Maison & Objet design show. This trip was the catalyst that lead her to fulfill her dream of opening up her own home furnishings store. In 2004 Gatehouse Studio was born.

Gatehouse Studio has continued to grow into a multifaceted company offering retail home goods, home staging, and interior design services. Kim prides herself on offering quality products and personalized attention to detail. For nearly two decades, Gatehouse Studio has been a beloved part of the Newport Beach / Costa Mesa community.

Emma

Emma

Lead Designer

Emma is a Swedish national who moved to OC from London, England after graduating from KLC School of Design in 2019. She has lead our team on various projects accross the coast along with managing certain operational components of the business. Emma has also been working closely with our team at our sister store, Clayton Home, to provide the best shopping experience for our trade customers. 

Brooke

Brooke

Junior Designer

Brooke is great!

Ellen & Melissa

Ellen & Melissa

Showroom Managers

Ellen and Melissa are the dream team! together they manage Clayton Home as well as running the Kravet showroom, helping designers source fabric and furnishings for all their design needs! 

Bill

Bill

Co-Owner

Bill is Kim’s husband, as well as Co-Owner of Gatehouse Studio. After growing up in the lumber business, Bill acquired a knack and passion for construction and design. With over 20 years of experience in the home furnishings industry, Bill can be counted on for repairs, deliveries, and anything in between.

Marissa

Marissa

Design Assistant

While working at Gatehouse Studio as a Design Assistant, Marissa is simultaneously working towards her Interior Design degree at Cal State Long Beach with an expected graduation in 2021. In addition to her efforts as a Designer, Marissa specializes in CAD renderings, SketchUp and Photoshop!

Emma

Emma

Lead Designer

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Emma is a Swedish national who moved to OC from London, England after graduating from KLC School of Design in 2019. She has lead our team on various projects accross the coast along with managing certain operational components of the business. Emma has also been working closely with our team at our sister store, Clayton Home, to provide the best shopping experience for our trade customers. 

Brooke

Brooke

Junior Designer

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Brooke plays a key role in the design and project management at Gatehouse Studio. Everything from design proposals, to design selections, presentations, handling client relations, and seeing projects through from start to completion. 

Marissa

Marissa

Junior Designer

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While working at Gatehouse Studio as a Design Assistant, Marissa is simultaneously working towards her Interior Design degree at Cal State Long Beach with an expected graduation in 2021. In addition to her efforts as a Designer, Marissa specializes in CAD renderings, SketchUp and Photoshop!

Ellen & Melissa

Ellen & Melissa

Showroom Managers

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Ellen and Melissa are the dream team! together they manage Clayton Home as well as running the Kravet showroom, helping designers source fabric and furnishings for all their design needs! 

Bill

Bill

Co-Owner

Learn more

Bill is Kim’s husband, as well as Co-Owner of Gatehouse Studio. After growing up in the lumber business, Bill acquired a knack and passion for construction and design. With over 20 years of experience in the home furnishings industry, Bill can be counted on for repairs, deliveries, and anything in between.