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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.

Bianca

Bianca

Senior Design Assistant

Hailing from Rhode island, Bianca is a Florida State Alum with a degree in Interior Architecture & Design. Upon graduation, Bianca moved to Southern California to begin her career. In 2019, after working with several design firms in Costa Mesa, Bianca joined Gatehouse Studio as our Lead Interior Designer. Since then, she’s been working as Kim’s right hand woman!

Courtney

Courtney

Design Assistant & Showroom Manager

After graduating from SDSU in 2009, Courtney moved to NYC and began her career working in the fashion industry. The overlap between fashion and interiors lead her to accept a job as a Creative Director and Marketing Manager for a prominent Interior Designer in 2015. However, after 7 years in Manhattan and a desire to be closer to family, Courtney moved back to California, falling back into a career in fashion. In 2019, she joined the Gatehouse Studio team as a Design Assistant, while working towards her professional degree in Interior Design. Now, she also manages our Design Showroom: Clayton Home.

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!

Kelly

Kelly

Operations Manager

In 2019, after previously owning and operating several restaurants in Northern California, Kelly joined the Gatehouse Studio team. With a passion for community service and customer service, Kelly is a unique asset to our team and we can count on her to ensure our office runs smoothly.

Haley

Haley

Social Media Manager

After graduating from Chapman University in 2016, Haley began her career working in social media, events, and online marketing for various lifestyle companies. In 2019, she joined the Gatehouse Studio team, contributing her knowledge and expertise helping to fine tune our various social channels.

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.

Bianca

Bianca

Senior Design Assistant

Learn more

Hailing from Rhode island, Bianca is a Florida State Alum with a degree in Interior Architecture & Design. Upon graduation, Bianca moved to Southern California to begin her career. In 2019, after working with several design firms in Costa Mesa, Bianca joined Gatehouse Studio as our Lead Interior Designer. Since then, she’s been working as Kim’s right hand woman!

Courtney

Courtney

Design Assistant & Showroom Manager

Learn more

After graduating from SDSU in 2009, Courtney moved to NYC and began her career working in the fashion industry. The overlap between fashion and interiors lead her to accept a job as a Creative Director and Marketing Manager for a prominent Interior Designer in 2015. However, after 7 years in Manhattan and a desire to be closer to family, Courtney moved back to California, falling back into a career in fashion. In 2019, she joined the Gatehouse Studio team as a Design Assistant, while working towards her professional degree in Interior Design. Now, she also manages our Design Showroom: Clayton Home.

Marissa

Marissa

Design Assistant

Learn more

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!

Kelly

Kelly

Operations Manager

Learn more

In 2019, after previously owning and operating several restaurants in Northern California, Kelly joined the Gatehouse Studio team. With a passion for community service and customer service, Kelly is a unique asset to our team and we can count on her to ensure our office runs smoothly.

Haley

Haley

Social Media Manager

Learn more

After graduating from Chapman University in 2016, Haley began her career working in social media, events, and online marketing for various lifestyle companies. In 2019, she joined the Gatehouse Studio team, contributing her knowledge and expertise helping to fine tune our various social channels.

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.

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