Hiring an interior designer can be a tricky sell for many homeowners and renters. For many people, it feels like interior design is way outside of their budget.
The lack of affordable interior design was a gap in the market that today’s guest, Betsy Helmuth, saw and realized she was meant to fill.
Betsy Helmuth is the owner of Affordable Interior Design and a nationally celebrated interior designer. She wrote a popular DIY design book, “Big Design, Small Budget: Create a Glamorous Home in Nine Thrifty Steps”, and hosts a weekly home decorating podcast by the same name.
Betsy and I talk about the structure of the interior design industry and why she wanted to offer a more affordable design service so that clients of any budget could afford to hire a designer. Betsy also shares her tips for budgeting, creating a high-end look with wallet-friendly pieces, and some of the common design mistakes she sees homeowners (and even fellow designers!) make when designing a home. Betsy is incredibly generous with her advice in this episode – don’t miss out!