Best Drive Through Lights Displays in Iowa

Jodi Peterman Uncategorized

It’s no secret that the holiday season warrants some wonderful twinkling lights displays that are known locally and statewide in Iowa. We rounded up some of the best spots in Iowa that we hope our readers are able to see this holiday season. |Jolly Holiday Lights – Altoona|Open through December 29th, 5:30 to 10:00 pm| Jolly Holiday Lights is organized …

Classy Tree Decor

Jodi Peterman DIY's, Holidays, How To, Seasonal, Uncategorized

In a lull with your Christmas tree decor? Have the kids all left the house and you finally get to have your “pretty” tree? Did you just get your first Christmas tree and have no idea where to start with it? Well, we did some research for you on some classier tree decor that everyone will love.   The Classic: …

The Calm after the Storm

Jodi Peterman Holidays, Uncategorized

WOOHOO! You survived the craziness of hosting Thanksgiving. Pat yourself on the back, friend! You can finally have a well deserved break or finish all the bottles of wine… I choose both. Curled up on my sofa watching the the final season of Scandal on Netflix. Mhmm. That’s my well-deserved award! I actually really love family get-togethers, but sometimes you …

8 Best Bathroom Ideas

Jodi Peterman DIY's, Fun Rooms, New Ideas, Residential, Tips and Tricks, Trending, Uncategorized

Bathrooms nowadays are somewhat of a luxurious retreat in your own home. Many different styles and designs can be accounted for as well. Here, we came up with 10 different ideas of how to redesign your new bathroom! #1. Be smart with storage: Practical storage will never go out of style. whenever possible, take advantage of vertical space and take …

10 Best Kitchen Ideas for New or Remodeled Homes

Jodi Peterman DIY's, Fresh Finds, Lighting, New Ideas, Residential, Tips and Tricks, Trending, Uncategorized

There’s no doubt that the focal point of homes nowadays is the kitchen! It’s where everyone gathers, gossips, eats, and drinks. So why not make it the most beautiful spot in the house if all the guests will be congregating in there?! If you’re remodeling or building your own home, we hope these ideas are helpful to you! Ultimately, we …

10 Picture Hanging Tips

Jodi Peterman DIY's, How To, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

Picture hanging is somewhat of a talent! It can be tricky to get frames placed in the correct location or position. Sometimes they’re so heavy, you’re afraid the drywall will come tumbling down! So we came up with 10 picture hanging tips that we hope you all will benefit from! Pictures should be hung at eye level – no higher, …

Home Staging vs. RealEstate Design

Jodi Peterman Before & After, Uncategorized

What is Home Staging? Home Staging is the process of preparing a home for sale by decluttering, neutralizing, making repairs, and/or updating areas where it makes sense. It works for occupied or vacant properties, for all size properties, and any price point, no matter the market. Elizabeth Erin Designs has been in business for over 14 years on the East …

Modern Dining Room Lighting: Your Latest Options

Jodi Peterman Fresh Finds, Lighting, New Ideas, Residential, Trending, Uncategorized

Family dinners, meetings, and science project prep all take place in the dining room. We’re sharing some ways to keep it bright but still stylish! Check out this flush-mount chandelier in an antique black finish! Talk about having a focal point in the dining room. This chandelier comes from one of our vendors, Trend Lighting. It is their Knight 5 …

Contemporary Elements that Every Home Needs

Jodi Peterman New Ideas, Residential, Tips and Tricks, Trending, Uncategorized

First and foremost, the word “contemporary” sometimes scares people away because it’s not what some are used to in the design industry. Contemporary design just means that pieces feature softened and rounded lines as opposed to the stark lines seen in modern design. Interiors will often contain neutral elements and bold color, and they focus on the basics of line, …