Not a numbers person? Let EED help you understand how to budget!

Jodi Peterman Interior Design, remodel, Uncategorized

Welcome back to our DIY remodel series where we share some of our greatest tips and tricks to help you have a smoother DIY renovation! This months installation is all about helping you understand and be prepared to coordinate your own budget. In our opinion, the budget is the most daunting part of any renovation. Without enough knowledge and planning, …

Creating A Harmonious Home

Jodi Peterman Fresh Finds, Interior Design, Residential, Uncategorized

When you think of your home, do you feel thoughts of peace and tranquillity or do you get overwhelmed with stress? Having a home that emits harmonious vibes is vital to living a more peaceful and stress-free life. You may be wondering, what does it mean when a home is harmonious? To us, a harmonious home is one that when …

Luxury Home Staging Glossary – What All These Terms Really Mean

Jodi Peterman Uncategorized

As luxury home stagers, we use different terms on a daily basis that might not make sense to anyone outside our field. Ever heard us say something that made you stop and just go, “Huh?” We listed a few of our favorite go-to terms and what they mean below.  Accessory Staging: A service EED offers in conjunction with our verbal …

Need a Change in 2021? Here are Seven Absolutely Stunning New Color Trends

Jodi Peterman Fresh Finds, New Ideas, Tips and Tricks, Trending, Uncategorized

Ever since the Pandemic first hit, everyone has been stuck inside more than we’d all like to admit. After staring at our home office, bedroom, or living room walls for multiple hours a day, they really begin to feel tired. The paint color you thought was the perfect shade is now looking a bit drab. That rug with the fun-colored …

The Psychology Behind Why Luxury Home Stagers Do What We Do

Elizabeth Erin Designs Home Staging, Interior Design, Luxury Staging, Uncategorized

Have you ever looked at listing photos and wondered why a stager placed an accent chair off to the side, away from the sofa? Or why they left a shelf or two empty on a bookcase? We are here to tell you that there was most likely a psychological reason behind their choice. A scientific purpose that appeals to potential …

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

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

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 finish or the gold finish? …

A Few Of Our Favorite Luxury Home Staging Stories

Elizabeth Erin Designs Home Staging, Interior Design, Luxury Staging, Uncategorized

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 back as a group and …

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 …