2021 Home Show Expo: Design Trends

Jodi Peterman Interior Design, New Ideas, Trending, Uncategorized

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 gain design inspiration, meet local …

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

Jodi Peterman Home Staging, Interior Design, Luxury Staging, Uncategorized

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 that not everyone always knows …

How to Refresh and Reset Your Closet

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

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 is so important to look …

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

Elizabeth Erin Designs Interior Design, Luxury Staging, New Ideas, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

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 can use to achieve our …

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

Jodi Peterman Fresh Finds, Interior Design, Tips and Tricks, Trending, Uncategorized

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 the fun in that? Here …

University of Northern Iowa: 2021 Senior Class Portfolio Review

Elizabeth Erin Designs Interior Design, Uncategorized

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. Several UNI Interior Design alums …

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 …

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 …

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 …