Before Mona and Jesper Christiansen founded GreenGate, they were both living hectic, career-driven lifestyles with long working hours typical for the PR industry. However, this changed when Mona became pregnant with their daughter in 1991. The couple both felt the need to slow down, and they wanted to create the perfect home for their new family. Mona began wondering if she could combine her passion for decorating with her skills as a marketing executive and still find balance between work and family life. Soon after, Mona and Jesper Christiansen founded GreenGate.