Interior Design

Why We Recommend Every Homeowner Should Have A Verbal Consultation Before Selling

Getting your house ready for today’s real estate market can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! Right now, several homeowners are choosing to list their properties early due to the current “hot” market. Most who were looking to sell their house in a few years, are now looking to sell in a few …

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Having Trouble Picking the Perfect Kitchen Pendant? Here’s a Few Tips and Tricks

So you’ve finished the plans for your whole kitchen: the layout, cabinet finishes, countertops, and even the counter stools, but you’re still debating on which pendant to go with for your island. Do you choose a set of 3 smaller sized pendants or two larger pendants? Should you go for the fixture with the white …

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A Few Of Our Favorite Luxury Home Staging Stories

With over 30 years in combined staging experience, our team is prepared for whatever luxury home stagings come our way! We could never do what we do without each and every single one of them. As much as we love letting you in on some tips and tricks of the trade, we also love looking …

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2021 Home Show Expo: Design Trends

Summer is here and so is the 2021 Des Moines Home Show Expo! The home show is an amazing opportunity to discover what’s new in home design, technology, and building trades. Local builders are able to showcase their craftsmanship and new trends in home building. Visiting the home show expo is a great way to …

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Luxury Vacant vs Luxury Verbal vs Luxury Virtual – What do they all mean?

You see us posting all the time on our social handles about our Luxury Home Staging services, but we wanted to stop and take a minute to explain in detail what each service entails. By working with clients day in and day out, we designers can sometimes get caught up in the loop and forget …

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How to Refresh and Reset Your Closet

By Amy Savage and Elizabeth Erin Designs In a world where office attire has morphed into sweatpants and slippers, we have become strangers in our own closets. That means it’s the perfect time to go through your closet and see what items are serving you and your personal style. While going through your closet, it …

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7 Easy Tricks You Need To Use When Accessorizing Your Built-Ins

You have asked, and we have answered! One of the most common struggles that homeowners can come across when getting their home market ready is how to accessorize their built-ins. Almost everyone has some sort of open faced built-in, either in a Kitchen, Living Room, Laundry Room, Pantry, etc. Here are seven different tricks you …

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Be in the Know: Three Tired Trends to Start Swapping Out in 2021

Here at Elizabeth Erin Designs, we stay up to date with the current trends and know what design elements have a truly timeless feel or are simply fast trends. We also know how to easily spot a tired or dated trend. After all, if a specific design element is seen in every home, what is …

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University of Northern Iowa: 2021 Senior Class Portfolio Review

Back in February, I was asked to assist the seniors at my alma mater, University of Northern Iowa, in their interior design portfolio review and mock interviews. I was thrilled by the consideration my former professor, Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi, so I said yes! I remember going through the same process my senior year in 2017. …

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

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 …

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