Our Story

 

EED Design Team

We’re a highly professional and collaborative team, coming together on every project to ensure we achieve each clients' vision.

Jodi Peterman, CEO of Elizabeth Erin Designs

Jodi Peterman

CEO

Step into the world of Elizabeth Erin Designs, where passion, dedication, and acommitment to unparalleled design experiences reign supreme. Our story began in2003 when I, Jodi Peterman, founded Elizabeth Erin Designs in New Jersey. But myjourney traces back to my roots as a tomboy and farm girl, where I spent my daysmaking mud pies and climbing trees on my family’s Iowa farm. From those humblebeginnings, my path led me to the vibrant streets of New York City, where Iembraced an incredible internship, immersing myself in the city’s architecture andenergy.

Amidst the hustle of city life, I found solace in quiet moments, enjoying picniclunches from Z-bars and movies at Bryant Park. However, as life unfolded, my heartyearned for the tranquility of my Iowa roots, leading me to settle in Fort WaltonBeach, Florida. Here, I cherish time with family, embark on adventures with myhusband, and delight in chasing after my grandson, Aaron, on the pristine whitesands of Okaloosa Island.

Despite these geographical shifts, my passion for design remains unwavering.Whether nurturing my garden, crafting homemade creations, or diving into newprojects, my curiosity and dedication to learning propel me forward. Join us as wecelebrate the remarkable journey of Elizabeth Erin Designs, where each project isinfused with love, passion, and a touch of Iowa work ethic. Working together as ateam, Elizabeth Erin Designs will transform your project into an unforgettablejourney of collaboration and transformation to achieve your vision!

Ashtyn Chance Lead Designer

Raised in Iowa, Ashtyn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from theUniversity of Northern Iowa. While in school, she accumulated an extensive varietyof knowledge in the field and grew her skill set in construction knowledge, 3D modeling, and design principles. She was awarded the Old Purple and Gold Award,one of the highest honors given to a single individual in their area of studies from theUniversity. 

Ashtyn started her journey with Elizabeth Erin Designs as a Senior in high school,and has worked her way up to her lead interior designer accumulating 6+ years withthe company. Her favorite part of her role is creating 3D Models to help her clients  

visualize their projects. Her attention to detail and quick problem solving are someof her strongest attributes to the job. 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, getting outside with her dog Arnold, and cheering on her boyfriend who plays Division I hockey. 

Haylee Lead Designer

Raised in Ankeny, IA, and now thriving in Cedar Rapids, Haylee brings a worldlyperspective and a commitment to excellence to every design project at ElizabethErin Designs (EED). A proud alumna of Iowa State University, she graduated with aBachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, a program recognized for its rigor by CIDA.

Haylee’s journey with EED began as an intern, a role that allowed her to cultivate adeep understanding of client needs and refine her adaptability within diverseprojects. Choosing to continue with EED post-graduation, she has become acornerstone of the design team. Her comprehensive grasp of the EED process,combined with her exemplary organizational skills and innovative design ideas,ensures professionalism and expertise in every endeavor.

As a lead designer, Haylee is trusted with managing numerous residential projects.She excels in building strong client relationships, developing detailed floor plans andrenderings, selecting finishes and furniture with precision, and overseeing all documentation processes. Driven by the belief in design’s power to transform spaces, Haylee is committed to turning our clients’ visions into functional and aesthetically pleasing realities.

Ashtyn started her journey with Elizabeth Erin Designs as a Senior in high school,and has worked her way up to her lead interior designer accumulating 6+ years withthe company. Her favorite part of her role is creating 3D Models to help her clients  

visualize their projects. Her attention to detail and quick problem solving are someof her strongest attributes to the job. 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, getting outside with her dog Arnold, and cheering on her boyfriend who plays Division I hockey. 

Ally Marketing Coordinator

Raised in Iowa, Ally brings over a decade of hospitality and customer service experience to Elizabeth Erin Designs. Starting as an office manager, Ally quickly found a passion for social media and marketing, leading to her current role as the Marketing Coordinator for EED. Ally holds a certificate in social media marketing from DMACC and thrives on the creativity that her role demands.  Throughout Ally’s tenure at EED, she have been instrumental in enhancing the company’s online presence and engaging with the community through innovative social media strategies. Her background in customer service ensures that client interactions are at the heart of all marketing efforts.

Outside of work, Ally enjoys the thrill of thrifting and exploring new cultures through travel with her husband. Whether it’s finding unique pieces or experiencing new destinations, Ally brings the same level of enthusiasm and creativity to her personal pursuits as she does to her professional endeavors.

Ashtyn started her journey with Elizabeth Erin Designs as a Senior in high school,and has worked her way up to her lead interior designer accumulating 6+ years with the company. Her favorite part of her role is creating 3D Models to help her clients  

visualize their projects. Her attention to detail and quick problem solving are some of her strongest attributes to the job. 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, getting outside with her dog Arnold, and cheering on her boyfriend who plays Division I hockey. 

Deb Project Manager

Deb, a native Iowan, has a diverse academic background with degrees from IowaState University in Ames and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where shespecialized in biological and medical illustration. Her unique expertise blends theprecision of science with the creativity of art, making her an invaluable asset in any setting.

Currently, Deb balances her time between managing a trade publication and servingas a Project Coordinator for Elizabeth Erin Designs (EED). At EED, she utilizes hermeticulous attention to detail and organizational skills to ensure that projects areexecuted flawlessly and efficiently.

When not immersed in her professional roles, Deb enjoys spending quality time withher family, hunting for morels in the lush Iowa woodlands. This activity not only connects her with nature but also with her community and heritage.

Ashtyn started her journey with Elizabeth Erin Designs as a Senior in high school,and has worked her way up to her lead interior designer accumulating 6+ years with the company. Her favorite part of her role is creating 3D Models to help her clients  

visualize their projects. Her attention to detail and quick problem solving are some of her strongest attributes to the job. 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, getting outside with her dog Arnold, and cheering on her boyfriend who plays Division I hockey. 

Natalie Account Executive 

Natalie’s journey from Chicago to the coastal beauty of Clearwater and Orlando,Florida, shaped her career in Real Estate Sales. With a background in Vacation Ownership Sales for top resorts like Wyndham, Hilton, and Marriott, she’s earned numerous awards for outstanding customer service and sales volume.

Passionate about the beach lifestyle, Natalie spends her free time walking miles along the shore, embracing the tranquility of the ocean, and indulging in sunsets.She finds balance through Wall Pilates and Yoga, cherishing moments with her remarkable daughter as she grows into an exceptional young lady. 

Driven by a dedication to excellence, Natalie is known for her professionalism and expertise in the real estate industry. Her commitment to fostering lasting relationships and exceeding sales targets reflects her unwavering passion for helping others find their dream homes.

Danielle Office Manager 

Danielle’s journey has taken her from a childhood on the move as a military brat across the U.S., to laying down roots in sunny Florida. She graduated with aBachelor’s in International Studies from the University of South Florida, which ignited her interest in diverse cultures and global markets.

After college, Danielle returned to the Fort Walton area and ventured into the world of business operations, starting with a vacation ownership company and later transitioning into property management. Her extensive experience in both vacation and long-term rental markets honed her business administration skills, making heran asset to any design firm seeking knowledge of local vendors and operational efficiency.

Outside of her professional life, Danielle is deeply committed to her family and community. She is a proud mom of two young girls and dedicates her spare time to coaching youth cheerleading. Her creative side finds expression in drawing and painting, where she captures the vibrant world around her. 

ABOUT US

Today, Elizabeth Erin Designs is a full-service Residential, Commercial and Vacation Rental Interior Design Firm dedicated to a shared purpose that our clients continually value. 

Our Start

Jodi Peterman started Elizabeth Erin Design in 2003 with a passion for wanting her customers to have the highest level design services – within their budgets.  She designed a process that allows clients to share essential details – desired design tastes and their budget – at the beginning of a project. The EED Process is known for its ease and effectiveness today. Watch The EED Process.

Made of Dreams

Because “J. Peterman” reminded people of the TV sitcom, Seinfeld, Jodi kept looking for a name that would be special to her and always stand out. The perfect company name came in a dream: Elizabeth Erin Designs, a combination of her twin daughters’ middle names. 

Our Approach | The EED Process

No matter the project, Jodi and her team of professionals live up to their promises by using the Ensured Ease Design Process. 

The approach allows Elizabeth Erin Designs to produce the best result, every time. This system, along with the discipline and commitment to put every client’s unique styles and budgets first – ensures that you, too, can Achieve Your Vision!