Studio Gild is a Chicago-based interior design firm co-founded by Melissa Benham, Jennie Bishop and Kristen Ekeland. With a shared love of clean architecture and subtle beauty, the design collective draws on its principals’ experience in residential, hospitality, retail and commercial design to deliver elevated interiors, foster unique collaborations with artisans and maintain strong client relationships. Having begun their interior design careers in New York City working for industry luminaries André Balazs, Clodagh, Thom Filicia, S. Russell Groves and Ralph Lauren, the trio eventually met in Chicago while working at Kara Mann Design and Simeone Deary Design Group. Drawing inspiration from fashion, art and architecture, Studio Gild infuses each project with a touch of sophisticated whimsy and endless style.
Studio Gild’s work has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, California Home + Design, Dwell, Interiors, Metropolitan Home, Chicago Home & Garden, Chicago Tribune and Modern Luxury Chicago Interiors. The award-winning firm was named “One to Watch” by Architectural Digest and Best in Design by Modern Luxury’s CS, Modern Luxury Chicago Interiors and Houzz.com.
Gilding each project with a fine layer of thoughtful detail is Studio Gild’s trademark. Melissa, Jennie and Kristen are dedicated to creating environments that are curated, provocative and timeless.