Gatehouse is a 10,000 square foot local retail store, furniture showroom and interior design studio located at the base of the grand Mount Timpanogos in Orem, Utah. Gatehouse was established in 1995 by Doug and Stephanie Holdaway and now includes members of the family’s second generation. Their showroom is a mix of timeless, classic furniture pieces and trending accessories, bringing their customers a shopping experience that inspires. A talented and experienced team of 8 in-house senior designers and several junior and assistant designers is always ready to guide clients to create the perfect mix of pieces for their homes. The Gatehouse team constantly refreshes and restyles their showroom floor for maximum inspiration, while also completing full interior projects, furniture installations and home styling.
Gatehouse No.1’s Favorites
We love collecting art of all sorts of genres. We have a love for so many different styles and art allows us to mix and blend so many of these parts together.
Place to Find Inspiration
We always love being near an ocean and beach for a vacation, especially Hawaii. But at home we are lucky to be within just a few minutes to retreat to our beautiful mountains for a pretty drive, time on the lake boating, the ski slopes, or shopping and eating in our fabulous mountain resort towns like Sundance, Deer Valley and Park City.
We love having friends over to enjoy wine and cocktails on our deck that overlooks the town and has incredible views of the city, the lake and sunsets every evening.
My Rowe Design by Gatehouse No. 1
The goal for this project was to blend timeless style with Gatehouse’s current favorite materials, such as heavy textured boucles, tweeds and warm neutrals in a specific tonal color palette. “We also pulled inspiration from our home state of Utah with large mountains, beautiful valleys, and a strong emphasis on nature,” says the design team. This aesthetic, along with a few textural rugs, created the starting point from which the team selected their favorite Rowe & Robin Bruce frames, fabrics and casegoods, many of which are currently featured in their design projects and on the floor at their Gatehouse retail showroom. “The dark, moody color palette allows all of the lighter fabrics, wood tones and textures to pop off this deep background,” says the Gatehouse team, “while creating a warm and inviting space that draws you in to come in and stay a while.”
“We wanted to blend traditional design style and timeless fabrics like linens, velvets, antique brass accents and leathers with current trends we are loving right now.”
“We picture this to be a gathering space, possibly in a mountain vacation home. A lot of relaxation and memories will be made in this space.”
The Gatehouse team imagined a cozy vacation space for their My Rowe Design, with plenty of comfortable and large scale seating to allow ample space for entertaining. The space is “still cozy enough for one or two people to stretch out and read a book or enjoy a favorite tv series,” say the designers. The Caspian Sectional provides a larger seating area for many to gather comfortably, or a place for a few to simply lay down and relax. A smaller, more intimate seating area centers around the Madeline Sofa, Mally Chair and a cluster of Cleo Ottomans that offers space for quiet conversation. Finally, a table seating area that features a pair of casually upholstered Neoma Benches and the chic marble-topped Journey End Table creates a fun space to enjoy a glass of wine, set up a snack buffet for movie nights or use for game nights & puzzles.
“We wanted to give a virtual experience of what it is like walking through a vignette within our store and design showroom.”