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She's Crafty by Jessica Miller

My latest rehab with Archway Development officially hit the market on Thursday! Good news, bad news though— it sold in under 24 hours. I immediately fell in love with with the charm and layout with this arts & crafts bungalow. I knew from the moment I walked in what I wanted to do design- wise. The character, built-ins, layout and Bertha <see woman on mantle> instantly connected.

Walls - Creamy SW 7012

Trim- Pure White SW 7005

Star tile - Wayfair

Floor finish - Minwax Provincial

Cabinetry - Lowe’s

Lighting - Wayfair

Listed with Eric Quiner - Iowa Realty

Developed by Archway Development

Check out the before and afters!

TOP 18 in 2018 by Jessica Miller

Well, I think it’s safe to say 2018 was successful! I just counted and recounted (because I didn’t believe my math) the number of stages last year and I came up with 125?! How is this even possible? Last year was 52 and the year before that was 35! Holy moly, that is a 140% increase from last year! I even had 30 staging consultations, 15 flips and 10 interior design clients mixed in. I can’t thank my clients enough- agents, investors, homeowners. corporations and agencies. Thank you for trusting me with your homes, projects and designs. I brought on a full-time assistant, leased a 2,000 sqft warehouse and Sprinter van to make job run as smooth as possible. So far so good :)

Here’s my top 18 stages of 2018. I wish I could share my commercial work with Pella Corportation but it won’t be out til early 2019. Thanks for everything! Can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!

Best,

Jess

TOP 17 IN 2017 by Jessica Miller

Twenty seventeen has been quite the year. Thanks to new and repeat clients, I staged 52 homes (35 last year) all while being pregnant and being new to motherhood. It's been a wild ride thanks to Des Moines real estate. Can't wait to see what twenty eighteen brings!

Happy New Year to all!

Here's my top 17 of the year.

Impressive Kitchen Flip - 4120 Muskogee Ave by Jessica Miller

When a lime green kitchen gets flipped and reversed to maximize every inch of the space. Check out the impressive makeover below. 

Listed with Diane Todd Brown of Iowa Realty.

4327 Greenwood Drive by Jessica Miller

The renovation of this super-sized, South of Grand Tudor home began last Fall . This home has only had one other owner since 1927 which is super impressive nowadays. Fortunately, she had great bones but needed some major modernizing love.  Five months later, we are pleased to put her back on the Des Moines' market. 

As you will notice in the picture below the kitchen was the biggest overhaul.  Unfortunately, I was unable to get a before demo photo but let's just say it was very sad and drab. We added a breakfast bar/serving area to bring in more natural light. Installed glass cabinetry and picked clean, bright finishes to make the previously closed and dark space feel more spacious and bright.

The rest of the house just needed gallons of paint, new flooring, lighting and a bunch of other stuff that was too boring/frustrating to document.  This Tudor was a total labor of love and I can't wait til a lucky family gets to make it their home.

See something you liked? Here's the Pinterest Board for leads and ideas. 

The home is listed with Diane Todd Brown of Iowa Realty. Full listing here.

16670 J Ave, Perry by Jessica Miller

Check out this incredible transformation of this ranch on a stunning acreage 30-40 mins from the the Des Moines Metro! With a fresh coat of paint and some decluttering this home could not have flipped more beautifully.  Super pleased with the results! Full listing here.

5822 Waterbury Road by Jessica Miller

Last week, I staged a charming home in Waterbury with an amazing outdoor living space.  I am kicking myself for not taking photos before the client painted their walls, because before they were mid-yellow with red accents.  I recommended for them to paint my favorite color - Sherwin Williams Modern Grey.  It's so incredible how paint can transform a home.  Check out the before and afters of this simple and quick stage. Full listing here.

1660 SE Greenbriar Circle by Jessica Miller

Last week, I was asked to stage a Waukee home that has been on the market for over a little over a month.  The home has great bones but it just needed a minor furniture and home accessory refresh to help it show better to potential buyers. Check out my before and afters.

Full listing here with Adam Bunce, Re/Max Agent

7309 Benton Drive Before and Afters by Jessica Miller

This week's listing is large mid-century home just north of the Buccaneers Stadium in Urbandale.  I focused on the living room, dining room and kitchen of this home and also consulted on a new interior paint color and decluttering.  The owners have put a lot of work into this home, I am sure it will not last long on the market! Full listing here.