EED’s Current Design Favorites

Elizabeth Erin Designs Fresh Finds

In our design world, we are surrounded by new product launches and travel opportunities to see vendor lines first hand. We get to see a lot of pieces and our tastes are constantly adapting. Since we get to see so many different products, we thought we would share some of our current favorites with all of you. E.Lawrence Ltd.’s Decorative …

This Powder Room is a MOOD #EEDKrusesToTheExpo

Elizabeth Erin Designs Lighting, Residential

An area of the home with SO SO much potential, but hardly tapped into – the powder room. The powder room of a home has the ability to make a statement in a big way. It’s so easy to pull one of the elements of your home that you adore and maximize its influence in a small room, like the …

Progression to the Expo #EEDKrusesToTheExpo

Elizabeth Erin Designs Before & After

It’s been a long road getting this beauty ready for show. We started working with Kruse Development in fall of 2018 planning and designing this house. With this show, many decisions and selections are kept on the down low to keep it a surprise for the public and for the judging. Keeping a secret for almost a year, on a …

EED’s Top Tips to Winterize Your Home

Elizabeth Erin Designs Tips and Tricks

Winter is slowly creeping in on us! Back in October when it snowed for a day, I think it put everyone into shock!! No one was ready for that wintery surprise! It’s like Iowa completely forgot that we’re supposed to have a season between summer and winter called fall. Oh well, that’s what we should expect Mother Nature to do …

Flourishing in Florence

Elizabeth Erin Designs Travel

On to Florence, the city of endless walking, architecture, art, cuisine and inspiration.  Anytime I leave for another country I try and learn some phrases and or important words in the native language.  I find this goes a long way to show respect to the people of the country we are visiting.  Unfortunately my schedule was not as cooperative, but …

How To Make The Most of a Small Family Room

Elizabeth Erin Designs How To

One of the most used rooms in a home is the family room. It is where you unwind at the end of the day, where the family gets together, and the room that really gets used as a multi-purpose room! These reasons are why, if you’re perfect house came with the downside of a smaller family room, you may need …

Verbal Home Staging Consultations Explained

Elizabeth Erin Designs Residential

One of the many services we offer at Elizabeth Erin Designs for Home Stagings are verbal consultations. These appointments are designed for homeowners who plan to live in the property while it is on the market, and is commonly referred to as an Occupied Home Staging Consultation. It is a budget friendly option for clients who want to stage their …

When in Rome…

Elizabeth Erin Designs Travel

We just arrived in Rome and I wasn’t going to let only getting 35 minutes of rest on the plane keep me from enjoying sounds, sites, and tastes of Rome.  The first thing Scott and I did was check into our  to our hotel, Hotel Artemide, to drop off our luggage.  Not only was the staff’s customer service extremely pleasant, …

How Our Designers Decorate Their Own Home

Elizabeth Erin Designs Fresh Finds

I just recently moved into my “big girl apartment” this summer and am absolutely LOVING that I get to decorate my own space! My first project to tackle definitely had to be my outdoor balcony. With it already being summer when I moved in, I needed to get right on it so that I could at least try and enjoy …

Ask the Designer – Can I Afford a Designer?

Elizabeth Erin Designs How To

Question: I’m not sure if I can afford design help. What should my budget be? Elizabeth Erin Designs suggests landing on a budget for the entire project that allows some flexibility.  Regardless if you are wanting to re-design one room or you’re redesigning an entire kitchen, you will need a budget to handle all the sub-contractors and materials to complete …