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Home Sweet Home by Jessica Miller

Well the last seven months around the Miller/Lemmo home has been eventful to say the very least. Last Fall, when we found out I was pregnant we dove head first into home renovations.  Luckily for me, Tony (my partner) is hybrid between Martha Stewart and Bob Villa.  And luckily for him, I am really talented general contractor i.e. - picking out interior finishes, furniture and decor.  Here's an overall view of everything that has been completed thus far in our 66 year old Waveland Woods home. Stay tuned for room by room details with progress photos and details of what was used and where we found it. 

After photos by Doty Photo Company

Johnston Overhaul by Jessica Miller

I was contacted back in April by a homeowner who lived out of state but had a property in Johnston, Iowa.  The homeowner worked hard to get the home market ready were talking - gallons of paint, lighting updates, stuff removal and a deep cleaning. I was contracted to stage the living room, kitchen, entry, dining room and master suite.  I also advised on paint colors, lighting updates and kept her updated on the progress of the home over the 90 days it took to get the home market ready.

Listed with Kevin Holmes

Photos by C + W Studio

Hope you enjoy the before and afters!

422 38th St Pl Home Staging Before & After by Jessica Miller

Jim Baehr of Iowa Realty recently contacted me to help stage a couple of homes for his clients. The beautiful, classic home was built in 1920.  The owners have done several recent updates including the kitchen and all new bathrooms just to name a few. The living room, entry way and dining room was budgeted for the stage of this empty home.  Check out the before and after and the full listing here

Couch, chair, coffee table and rug - Homemakers; lamp and artwork- Homegoods; rug in dining room- Wayfair; dining room table - Ikea; dining room chairs - World Market; pillows and accessories - Target, Marshalls and TJ Maxx


44th Street Home Before & After by Jessica Miller

Last Monday at noon, I was hired by Rochelle Burnett of Keller Williams to stage a home in the Hollywood neighborhood (that's what my iPhone location told me) of Des Moines. The required turn around time was 30 hours.  EEK!  But, I got the home done by 5pm last night and I am super pleased with the results.

A little background - The family moved out but left the larger furniture behind. This space is great but it was sooo dark- dark walls, dark furniture, red accents...so cavernous. I knew immediately what needed to be done to bring out the full potential of this home. The family rented new rugs, pillows, side console, accent chair, bathroom and small home accessories from me. 

This great Hollywood home will be on the market soon!