Studio Gild


Chicago-based STUDIO GILD is the compelling story of three talented designers — Melissa Benham, Jennie Bishop and Kristen Ekeland — who have joined forces to create a fresh and approachable interior design firm. Founded in January 2014 the collective draws from its principals’ experience in residential, hospitality, retail, commercial and graphic design. Taking inspiration from fashion, art and architecture, Studio Gild infuses each project with whimsy and sophisticated style.

Their work has been featured in publications such as Metropolitan Home, Interiors, California Home + Design, Western Interiors, Chicago Home & Garden, Chicago Tribune and Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago. Currently, Studio Gild has a variety of projects in the works, including a young family’s custom-built, modern North Shore home, a bachelor’s refined Colorado loft and an urban Chicago pied-à-terre in a landmarked Mies van der Rohe building.

Gilding each project with a fine layer of thoughtful detail is the studio trademark. Melissa, Jennie and Kristen are dedicated to creating curated, provocative and timeless environments.