{Eric Scott, Lead Designer}

“Your life... my design...”

Great design inspirations can come from anywhere – family heirlooms, personal history, even moments we wish we could freeze and relive over and over again. That is exactly how I create beautiful, comfortable spaces for my clients. Using your unique story, your personal taste and your lifestyle I carve out an environment where lasting memories are made, preserved and celebrated.

I was just a young kid when my grandfather taught me woodworking.  I still hear his voice in my head, reciting the motto all great craftsmen live by: “Measure twice. Cut once.”  That motto saved me a lot of headaches.  Thanks to my grandfather, a few basic skills and an eager imagination, I soon started creating and selling my creations to friends and neighbors.
As I grew, so did my curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit.  If I encountered anything I didn’t know how to do, I would figure it out.
By the age of 16, I was already getting offers to design spaces for people.  I couldn’t believe I was getting paid to do something I loved so much.  (I still can’t believe it!)

After studying art and business at Indiana University, my hobby evolved into a full-fledged dream job.  I now Co-Owner of Open Gate Design along with my business partner Julie Likens. We have the privilege of being invited into homes, businesses and special events that need a transformation.

More than a decade after I began designing and decorating, I found myself participating in a design collaboration for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra fundraising event and serving as a showroom designer for the Chicago Merchandise Mart. And those opportunities were just the beginning!

So often clients tell me they know what kind of atmosphere they want; they simply need help getting there.  I love hearing that, because my goal is not only getting them there... but surpassing their wildest expectations. I hope you will give me the privilege of doing the same for you. 


My personal mission is to design the ideal environment for the story you want to live.

Let our design team work their magic to make your home or business amazing!!



2834 North 900 West

Anderson, IN 46011


Regular Store Hours:

M-F: 9am-5pm

Sat: 10am-4pm

Sunday: Closed


Closed: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day,
Saturday before Memorial Day,

Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day Weekend,

 Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
July 4th, (Celebrate Independence Day)


Email: opengatedesign@gmail.com


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