Open Plan Living: A Guide to Ensuring Every Space Reaches its Full Potential

Jodi Peterman How To, Interior Design, New Ideas, Residential, Tips and Tricks

Everyone wants an open floor plan.  A large great room that connects the kitchen, dining room, and living room. It is the perfect setup for entertaining guests around the kitchen island or being able to keep your eyes on the big game while grabbing a quick snack from the fridge. But having that spread of open space can be challenging …

Sold In 48 Hours For Full Asking Price – Luxury Home Staging Testimonial

Elizabeth Erin Designs Interior Design, Luxury Staging

Realtors, are you tired of being sold on something? I swear those pesky telemarketers are increasing in numbers day by day. You sell homes day in and day out, the last thing you need is for someone else to try and sell you on something. So I’ll make this short and sweet and stick with facts. Staging works, and this …

How To Make Small Feel Luxurious & Large Feel Comfortable

Elizabeth Erin Designs Before & After, Fun Rooms, Home Staging, How To, Interior Design, New Ideas, Residential, Tips and Tricks

Whether you are listing a $1.5 million estate with 4.3 acres or a $120,000 starter condo, luxury home staging will give you the marketing advantage resulting in any of the following: increased online views, more frequent showings, higher offers, etc. Staging allows your smaller spaces to shine to their full potential, creating a more luxurious atmosphere, while also creating purpose …

Everything my internship with EED has taught me over the years!

Jodi Peterman Interior Design, New Ideas, Uncategorized

I started with Elizabeth Erin Designs in October of 2018, as a senior in high school. I took part in my high schools’ School-to-Work program, which gives students the opportunity to explore a profession they are interested in, through on-the-job training at a local workplace. I was honored to be placed with Elizabeth Erin Designs and was eager to learn …

Sold in 15 Days – A Custom Luxury Home Staging Design

Elizabeth Erin Designs Home Staging, Interior Design, Tips and Tricks

Another day, another luxury staging sold. This property had an accepted offer in less than 15 days on market! Steve reached out to us back in January about a listing that he had that would be going on the market near the end of February/beginning of March. Originally when we found out that the home would be occupied we unfortunately …

Stunning New Trends That Need to be Considered When Building/Updating Your Home

Jodi Peterman Fresh Finds, Interior Design, New Ideas, Residential, Trending

When creating your dream home, whether it be a new custom build or a renovation to your existing home, there are lots of decisions to be made about the space. What do each of the space look like and how will you use them? What do you want it feel like? How trendy do you want to go?  How do …

Our Top 10 Frequently Asked Luxury Home Staging Questions

Elizabeth Erin Designs Home Staging, Interior Design, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

What does the average home staging cost? On average we would say $3,000-$5,000, based off our staging pricing. Our investment base starts at $3,120, which includes the main spaces we strongly believe need to be staged (Kitchen, Living, Dining, Master Bedroom and Master Bathroom). More times than not this is the package that most of our clients choose. What is …

Achieving Your Vision No Matter Where Your Project Is Located, Elizabeth Erin Designs Is Now Designing Nationwide!

Jodi Peterman Interior Design, Trending, Uncategorized

Elizabeth Erin Designs  just celebrated 18 years and I cannot think of a better to celebrate by announcing that we are now set up for National Design Services!  Many of you who have been following Elizabeth Erin Designs for a while know that in 2009 I moved my company from New Jersey to Iowa and things have not slowed down …

The Surprising Reality of Home Repairs: Is HGTV Misleading People?

Jodi Peterman DIY's, How To, Interior Design, New Ideas, Residential, Uncategorized

Every person who has been through a home renovation project knows that not everything goes according to plan. Whether snags happen with installation, there are structural issues, or a surprise HVAC run in a wall that was supposed to come down-, something always complicates the process. So many people create their dream renovation plans with budgets that get swallowed up …

How To Overcome: Real and Raw Construction Problems

Elizabeth Erin Designs DIY's, How To, Interior Design, New Ideas, Residential, Tips and Tricks

Every project, no matter the size, will encounter challenges along the way. Without the proper help and full scope understanding of the project, the average overage of remodel/new construction projects tend to be 20% over original budget. We are no strangers to the problems, and solutions, during projects that we face with our clients – we even experience them ourselves! …