How We Began


Elizabeth Erin Designs started with interior designer Jodi Peterman’s dream of having her own company. After starting business with a partner in New Jersey, Jodi moved back to Iowa and gave her company a new name—Elizabeth Erin Designs, a combination of her twin daughters’ middle names.

Why Choose Elizabeth Erin Designs?

Our design professionals focus on you! When you work with us, you can expect:

  • Knowledgeable and highly motivated designers
  • Creative problem-solving
  • 24 years of combined design expertise
  • A focus on your needs and personal style
  • Quality results you will enjoy for years
“Designers should be sensitive to spaces, taking into consideration the exterior and interior architectural details, while pulling together a design that represents the people who live in them.”Jodi Peterman, Owner/Designer - Elizabeth Erin Designs

Don’t Take Our Word For It…

“We have really enjoyed the first year in our new home! I am convinced that we would have had some missteps without the amazing guidance and design assistance from Elizabeth Erin Designs. From flooring and paint colors to lighting and furniture, we could not be happier! Jodi was a great listener and gave us room to add our own touches. The end result is a house that feels like home!”—Pam, Clive, Iowa

Meet Our Staff


Jodi Peterman

Iowa State University
Bachelor’s of Science
Merchandising Design and Production

Lexi Vander Sluis

Iowa State University
CIDA Accredited Bachelor’s Degree
Interior Design

Katie Smithart

Iowa State University
CIDA Accredited Bachelor’s Degree
Interior Design

Sammi Schultes

University of Northern Iowa
CIDA Accredited Bachelor’s Degree of Social Sciences
Interior Design & Marketing