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 …

Woodside Estates Remodel – The First Option Isn’t Always The Best Option

Elizabeth Erin Designs Before & After

Amazing design isn’t achieved overnight, anyone can tell you that. This particular remodel holds true to that testament, with a full year turnaround time from start to finish. Now, I’ll stop your wild thoughts right here and tell you that their home was NOT a construction site for a year. No, no, no. From the beginning consultation, throughout the design …

A Sweet Simple Nursery

Jodi Peterman Before & After

Our virtual design service has always been rooted in the concept of getting a beautifully designed space for a great price. This project has been a pillar of that concept! This client had baby number three on the way and wanted to repurposed the nursery but not go crazy on buying all new furniture. With a little elbow grease, their …

The Storm

Elizabeth Erin Designs Before & After

This is a photo I received in a text from my neighbor of my roof during the storm last month that affected much of Grimes and the surrounding areas.  I was just a little more than shocked to get this photo, considering my house is less then five years old. I was even more shocked when I returned home to …

Staging Spaces with Odd Shapes and Multiple Functions!

Elizabeth Erin Designs Before & After

At Elizabeth Erin Designs we have many clients each with their own particular and varied reasons for needing our assistance. In a recent staging we needed to make sense of an abnormally shaped room, and make a room function as well as serve a path between other rooms. It was a fun challenge and turned out beautifully.   After picture …

Upcycling a Mirror to a Chalkboard!

Elizabeth Erin Designs Before & After, How To, Painting

  Jodi and the girls up-cycled an old mirror into a fun new chalkboard! Check out the behind the scenes of how they did it. This was the mirror before:   Taking it apart. Separating the back from the mirror. They then took off the mirror part off completely. And spray painted the frame a fun new color! They painted …

Home Staging With Andrus

Elizabeth Erin Designs Before & After

Recent Staging Project My name is Andrus Nesbitt and I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design. I had the opportunity to intern with Elizabeth Erin Designs this summer and one of my roles is to assist with Home Stagings. I recently had the opportunity to assist at a property in Ankeny. Our client has …

Extreme Kitchen Makeover

Elizabeth Erin Designs Before & After

We’re excited to FINALLY share one of our design projects with you! This kitchen remodel was done for a client that initially used us for Home Staging in her previous house and after she bought her new house she wanted help with Interior Design. We completely overhauled her kitchen from flooring to lighting, including the custom designed tile inlay in …