Affordable Interior Design

By Betsy Helmuth

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Get fresh tips from the budget decorating guru, Betsy Helmuth. Each episode is packed with secrets the other pros don't want you to know and with answers to your burning design questions.  Betsy is a NY-based designer, owner of Affordable Interior Design, and has been featured on DIY Network, NBC's "Today Show", HGTV, Lifetime, and more. She is the author of the best-selling book, Affordable Interior Design.  Helmuth has shared her affordable design advice and step-by-step approaches with millions through live teaching workshops, her design book, guest columns, television appearances, and interviews. She brings her knowledge to the world of podcasting. The episodes include topics like color palettes, pattern mixing, budget creation, layout maximization, and much more. It’s time to start living in the home of your dreams without maxing out your credit cards. Learn how with Affordable Interior Design!

Episode Date
Embracing Glam: Hygge and Pocket Doors
22:02

This is one of the last recordings in my current house because we are moving to the new Connecticut house very soon. To keep with my relationship analogy - I am breaking up with what I thought was my forever love and am about to get married to somebody amazing in Connecticut. 

I’m starting to really appreciate all the things I took for granted about this current home, like the panoramic view of the Hudson Valley right in front of me as I record podcasts. I am very excited to get to our new home in Connecticut, but I am definitely going to miss this place. So to distract myself from the sadness, I am digging into the mailbag to answer some of your questions.

This episode, we discuss…

[2:50] Whole house renovation from standard Spanish-style to clean and hygge (Dina)

[16:35] Decorating a bedroom with an odd door swing  (Alison)

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Uploft Interior Design Academy:

https://www.uploftinteriordesignacademy.com/ 

Aug 11, 2022
Coaching Session with Courtney Clark
46:14

I am joined today by special guest Courtney Clark, an Uploft Interior Design Academy student. She has been on the podcast before to share her personal story, from being interested in interior design to enrolling in the academy and now working for herself and taking on clients. Since I get asked so much by prospective students about what an actual coaching session entails, Courtney has graciously agreed to help me give you a snapshot of what these look like inside the Uploft Interior Design Academy for our students.



This episode, we discuss…

[3:54] Bringing the suitable artwork into an open floor plan to create a more intimate feel

[13:00] Guidelines for incorporating molding into an open floor plan design

[20:06] The most significant challenges being faced as a new business owner

[28:06] Following up with clients after the initial presentation to finalize selections

[33:27] Supply chain issues and how to articulate that to clients

[38:14] Letting go of the need for approval and finding fulfillment in your interior design path




Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

 

Uploft Interior Design Academy:

https://www.uploftinteriordesignacademy.com/ 

Aug 04, 2022
Decorating Tips and Tricks with Kelly and Anita
48:16

Two special guests that you may already know are joining me today, Kelly Wilkniss and Anita Joyce, from Decorating Tips and Tricks Podcast. I love their podcast, and the information they share is so harmonious with what I share with you. With this being such a natural connection, it was a no-brainer for me to have them on the show to share about themselves and give some of their favorite tips and tricks for decorating.

This episode, we discuss…

[2:07] Kelly and Anita share their lives before design + how they go into interior design

[6:16] Creating a more personal connection with podcasting + how they co-host together

[12:44] Using photographs to capture a different view and the evolution of a space

[14:59] The three crucial lighting sources you need for each room

[18:24] Artwork sizing for the focal point of a room

[22:53] Leave room for negative space instead of cluttering things up

[25:38] Limiting your color palette to just a few cohesive colors

[27:06] Create a sense of flow from room to room

[32:17] Avoid the trendy designs you see all over the place online

[37:28] Finding your style and aiming for a collected look that resonates with you

Connect with Kelly + Anita:

Decorating Tips and Tricks Podcast + Website

Kelly’s Website

Kelly’s Instagram

Kelly’s Youtube Channel

Anita’s Website

Anita’s Instagram

Anita’s Facebook

Anita’s Pinterest

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Jul 29, 2022
Inside the Business of Interior Design with Paulina DuPain, Part 3
30:10

I’m joined again for the third week by special guest Paulina DuPain, a fellow designer at Affordable Interior Design by Uploft. She has an extensive background in the interior design industry before coming to the firm seven years ago. She is the perfect person to help answer all of your business questions. If you are wondering who Paulina is, check out Part 1 of this series to learn more about her background. 

 

Last week, we talked about creating an apartment space that not only felt cohesive but distinct as well, item sourcing issues, how to deal with upset clients because of those issues, and so much more. Be sure to listen to parts 1 and 2 before diving into this week’s episode with more questions from the mailbag about the business side of interior design.

 

This episode, we discuss…

[2:10] Sticking to a client’s budget when designing (Lisa)

[6:01] Having bad experiences with sourcing companies and ways to avoid that (Francis) 

[9:00] How to become an interior designer and find confidence (Virginia)

[17:42] Finding more clients to consistently have something to work on (Susie)

[24:30] Learning to design in a style outside of your comfort zone (Renee)



Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Jul 26, 2022
Inside the Business of Interior Design with Paulina DuPain, Part 2
31:38

I’m joined again this week by special guest Paulina DuPain, who is a designer at Affordable Interior Design by Uploft. She has been on previous podcast episodes before, and I knew her insight on the business side of interior design would help answer some more of your questions this week for part 2 of this series on the Business of Interior Design.

 

Last week, we talked about the rewards and challenges of the interior design industry, setting boundaries with clients, and so much more. Be sure to listen to that episode before diving into this week’s episode with more questions from the mailbag about the business side of interior design.

 

This episode, we discuss…

[2:15] Creating an apartment space that feels distinct yet cohesive (Francis)

[7:01] How to deal with clients that are upset with item sourcing issues (Chan)

[12:07] Pushing the paint color boundary with clients and what colors to stay away from (Jim)

[19:51] Day-to-day life as an interior designer and typical schedule (Rachel)



Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

 

Jul 21, 2022
Inside the Business of Interior Design with Paulina DuPain, Part 1
28:28

This week I’m joined by special guest Paulina DuPain, who has been on previous episodes of the podcast.  She has been in several different aspects of interior design in her career of over 10 years, so I thought she would be the perfect person to answer some of your questions with me about the business side of interior design.

This episode, we discuss…

[2:03] Paulina’s background in interior design

[3:50] The most challenging and rewarding parts of the interior design industry (Millicent)

[12:31] Working on boundaries and setting them with clients (Wendy)

[16:00] Getting your clients on board with your vision (Sarilou)

[19:20] Advice for those who dream of pursuing interior design (Pam)



Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Jul 19, 2022
Selecting a Style For Your Space
29:04

It’s officially official now - I’m engaged, and the contract has been signed on the beautiful Connecticut house with 15 acres! My husband has now finally seen it and thinks that it is spectacular. The place definitely ticks all the boxes, but now I’m in this phase where I have cold feet. Did we make the right decision, or am I suffering from a typical case of ‘house fomo’? I’m trying to squash those thoughts, especially by getting rid of all communication with real estate agents in both areas we were looking to buy and getting rid of notifications about new listings online. I am avoiding buyer's remorse at all costs, and things are starting to get exciting now!

 

However, I am a bit nervous because we closed on our current house on June 25th and move into our new home on August 17th. That leaves us with a considerable gap, and I can solve that problem, except there is one bigger issue. I have fully designed the new space, taken measurements, and have everything listed out, but nowhere to ship items. I’m in limbo between both spaces for now, so let’s jump into answering some of our questions from the mailbag.



This episode, I answer questions about…

[6:39] Narrowing down a new style for a hallway (Nicola) 

[17:27] Recent move into a rental home space that needs more style (Erin)




To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Jul 05, 2022
Learning About Your Land with Andy Ciccone
42:09

This week I’m joined by special guest, Andy Ciccone, host of The Poor Prole’s Almanac podcast.  He has lots of interesting ideas, and I’m so excited to have him share his knowledge and philosophy about land.

This episode, we discuss…

[1:48] Andy’s background and his podcast

[4:07] Culture and identity

[10:05] Land stewardship

[16:34] Native species vs. invasive species

[20:35] Reading the landscape

[23:08] Historical homes

[25:06] Representing your house or your land

[27:56] Learning about your soil

[31:25] Forest bathing

[33:05] An urban cage vs. a native habitat

[36:07] Learning from your community

Connect with Andy:

Website

Instagram

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Jun 23, 2022
Living Room Layouts and Flooring Decisions
26:06

 

I’m officially engaged to the lovely house from Connecticut with 15 acres! The caveat is that we don’t have a date yet, so I don’t know when to break up with my current partner - or house, that is; even though we've sold the house, things are still up in the air for now. 

 

The beautiful dream house is everything I could have asked for. I can't believe we got it after looking for a year and a half and losing no less than six places with astronomical bids. Again, I can't believe we've got a home, but there's a catch. We made the offer with no contingencies and no inspection. After having the inspector show up as my cousin for my second visit to the house, he said the house looked phenomenal. So the offer has been accepted, and we have signed the paperwork, but we are waiting for the current homeowners to sign the contract. What an exhausting process this has been. In the meantime, let’s dive into some of your fabulous questions from the mailbag before all the noises of my neighbors’ leafblower, and jackhammer begin again!

This episode, I answer questions about…

[5:42] New layout for a living room that was once a dining room (Alicia) 

[18:15] Flooring decisions for a kitchen and dining room (Ranae) 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Jun 20, 2022
Finding Your Style and Bathroom Storage
29:59

Thank you, everyone, for bearing with me as I am still getting over Covid after having it three weeks ago. This stuffy and congested feeling has me struggling as I’m not back to normal yet. The brain fog is so real. Others have had it worse, so I’m grateful for being able to taste and smell. That would be a problem for me because I am a food lover! Bear with me as I muddle through the remaining side effects. Let’s dig right into the mailbag because I have had so many delicious questions come through. 

This episode, I answer questions about…

[2:45] Storage options for a small master bathroom (Ranae) 

[14:04] “Feeling” words for Scandinavian style and how to apply both together (Katherine) 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Jun 09, 2022
Designing Basements and Open Concept Spaces
24:46

If you have been following along on my house hunting journey, then you know what I mean when I say that I have a new online boyfriend and just had my first date. That’s a house, of course. It’s this beautiful yellow house with teal shutters and a cottage in the backyard in the Connecticut area. I’m obsessed! I wasn’t allowed to go see this house for two weeks, but I have finally been able to take a look inside. We just got over covid, and with it being Memorial Day weekend, I decided to pack up the kids to hike a nature trail right by the beautiful yellow house to take a peek at it. My boyfriend looked amazing, but the catch is that we couldn’t look at one room inside the house. No one is allowed to look until it is sold. Who knows what I’m getting into with this whole online dating thing, but I’m planning to put an offer in on it tomorrow even though my husband hasn’t seen it yet. That’s just how I roll! To help keep my mind off of my new boyfriend, let’s answer some of the questions you’ve sent me in the mailbag.

 

This episode, I answer questions about…

[8:20] Finishing a basement with shelving or decorative paneling (Brenda) 

[14:49] Creating a cozy open concept space to piece everything together (Justine) 




To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Jun 07, 2022
Betsy's Personal and Professional Diary
25:28
As you know, the mailbag is running a bit low so as I wait for it to be refilled, I still wanted to make sure to get out an episode for you. This episode is going to be a bit of a design TMI. I am currently working on a handful of projects so I’m going to share with you what I’m working on wit clients and challenges I’m having along the way. 

If you’re watching this on YouTube, you may notice that I’m looking down a little bit and that’s because I’m referencing my client questionnaires to make sure that I’m remembering things correctly. 

This episode, we dive into:

[3:12] Restaining floors in a large apartment 

[12:10] Completely overhauling a fixer upper 

[16:40] Designing an eat in kitchen nook 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

May 26, 2022
Picking Doors for Kitchen Cabinets, and Finding Your Design Style
35:30

 

You might be wondering why my episodes have been a little all over the place this month. That’s because of two reasons. One, after this episode, I am officially out of questions as the mailbag is now empty so make sure to go submit your burning questions over at affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast. The second reason that my episodes haven’t been consistent is because well, life has been pretty chaotic lately. We have been house hunting like crazy and coming up empty. Both my daughter and husband also caught COVID within the last two weeks so my son and I booked a hotel room for a week because with my line of work, I cannot afford to get sick. Both of them recovered and were feeling great then we had a death in the family and my husband flew to LA to attend the funeral. Once in LA, he started feeling sick again and turns out COVID struck again. I appreciate you sticking with me while I release episodes on an irregular schedule. 

 

This episode, I answer questions about…

[6:07] Choosing the best finishes for kitchen cabinets (Bobbyee) 

[14:11] Sprucing up a bar area (Michelle) 

[21:33] Finding your design style (Heather) 



To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign



May 20, 2022
Turning Rooms That Are Blah Into Rooms That Awe
30:50

I’m still going through real estate options online, and it’s starting to remind me of online dating. As I scroll through pictures, I’m trying to imagine myself in this house. Is this my forever house? Maybe I get a big crush on the house, or I find deal breakers. I’m trying to enjoy the ride, even though it’s an emotional roller coaster. Thankfully, you have sent me some questions to distract me from my home search!

This episode, I answer questions about...

[8:59] Adding color and creating a TV wall in a living room (Heather)

[19:38] Making a tiny living room cozy (Veronica)

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

May 12, 2022
Softening Sterile Spaces
25:05

Spring is here, and my mood is lightened - even though things are getting intense! We have a move-out date and no new house. Although we have focused in the New York area, we may be considering some other options. If you’re from Richmond or Charlottesville, VA, I’d love to hear your experiences! 

This episode, I answer questions about...

[4:44] Guidelines for curtains (Gonie)

[13:46] Adding character to a blank canvas home (Donna)

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

May 09, 2022
Home Offices and Artwork Curating
28:27

April is flying by, and I’m getting ready to go to a conference! I’m grateful to have this opportunity to reconnect with my business friends, and I hope you all are able to get out there as well. I hope you’re traveling, meeting up with old friends, and getting re-energized with new ideas. I have some new ideas for you today, thanks to the mailbag!

This episode, I answer questions about...

[5:48] Incorporating a home office into a living space (Andy)

[14:40] Art placement and sizing in a large room (Jennifer)

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Apr 28, 2022
Announcement: We're Hiring!
02:07

Affordable Interior Design is hiring a Design Business Manager.  Are you or someone you know the right fit? Apply today at https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/careers

Apr 22, 2022
Celebrating 7 Years with Champagne and Chandeliers
24:52

Today we’re celebrating 7 years of podcasting! I have done well over 300 episodes including bonus episodes, I have an amazing tribe of premium members, and I have all of you devoted listeners. I’m so grateful for you all providing me with so much inspiration via your questions, pictures, and scenarios. It never gets boring for me, and I hope it never gets boring for you either!

If you want to get me a gift for this anniversary, I would love it if you would leave a review wherever you listen to this podcast. Another way to show some love would be to become a premium member. Premium members not only get access to a bonus episode just for them every month, but they also have their own mailbag where they can write in and get their questions answered quickly. In addition, they have access to the archives of all past premium episodes. If you need more episodes to listen to, go premium!

This episode, I answer questions about...

[6:26] Incorporating sculptures and paintings into interior design (Sarah)

[14:00] Natural rugs and materials for families with young children (Bailey)

[17:39] Statement chandeliers (Betty)

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

Facebook:

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Apr 21, 2022
Staging to Sell and Rethinking Modern Farmhouse
24:35

I shared last week that we sold our house, and we sold for well over the asking price! As a designer, not only have I had amazing home stagers on the podcast but I also study staging a little bit. I dabble, but it is definitely a different skill set than designing. In The Academy, we have an amazing and very successful stager: Ashley Tapley of House Candy Home. She is based in California, but after a one hour Zoom session with her I am convinced that working with her is the reason we got top dollar in one weekend. If you’re looking to sell, definitely look into House Candy Home!

 

Before getting into the mailbag, I share a few tips about staging a home:

[5:36] Clear out your refrigerator and freezer

[7:02] Refresh your pillows

[8:01] Incorporate plants

[9:22] Make it smell good - without trying too hard

 

This episode, I answer questions about...

[12:21] Renovating a house you intend to sell within five years (Kimberlee)

[16:16] Blending a love of color with a cabin aesthetic (Jennifer)

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

 

Apr 14, 2022
Dining Rooms and Before/After/Afters
23:29

April is upon us, and Spring is here at long last. We recently sold our house, and we’re all having mixed feelings about it. My husband and I are thrilled with the amount we got, but I’m feeling nervous because we don’t know where we’re going next. We’re giving up not just a house, but truly a member of our family. When I design homes for anyone, I want them to become more aligned with their home and to fall more in love with it. I want them to feel a sense of ownership and pride over their space. When I design my own spaces, I want each member of the family to truly feel represented by the design and functionality. I know we are going to feel even more excited about the next space, but there is a massive leap of faith involved with selling your house at the height of the market. I am very hopeful, however, that we will find the perfect place for us before we are displaced in July.

This episode, I answer questions about...

[4:31] A sideboard or buffet to store china in a formal dining room (Melissa)

[11:45] Rugs in the dining room (Bailey)

[16:35] A living room before and after (Ranae)

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Apr 07, 2022
From Assistant to Interior Design Entrepreneur
34:28

This week I’m joined by a special guest, Courtney Clark. I love bringing you inspiring stories of people who made a major turn in their lives and decided to pursue their passions in interior design. Courtney is a recent graduate of The Academy and I’m so excited to have her on because I know her story is going to be filled with messages and ideas that will resonate with you. They might even inspire you to start your own journey toward becoming an interior designer!

This episode, we discuss…

[2:34] Courtney’s family and background

[3:15] What inspired Courtney to pursue The Academy

[7:44] Courtney’s experience working for a designer

[10:46] Jumping into interior design based on passion

[12:23] The foundation of education for an interior design business

[18:42] The trajectory of Courtney’s interior design career

[23:15] The elements of interior design that are lighting Courtney up right now

[26:35] Courtney’s favorite furnishing in her home

Links:

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Connect with Courtney:  

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Website:

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Mar 31, 2022
Leather Upholstery and Architectural Details
32:25

We finally did it! We decided to take advantage of the real estate bubble and put our house on the market. Not knowing where we are going yet is so discombobulating and distracting. As an interior designer, I need to design my next home. I also need to know what to take as I pack our current home. My heart is aflutter, but I am choosing to surrender and see what opportunities arise. I am going to have faith that the right thing will show up at the right time. I’ll let you know when it happens, but in the meantime let me answer your questions!

This episode, I answer questions about...

[6:28] Investing in a leather couch (Lorri)

[17:00] Coordinating curtains in a home with an open concept floor plan (Kirsten)

[23:36] Installing Craftsman style door and window frames in a non-Craftsman style home (Monica)

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

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Mar 24, 2022
Betsy, Why Did You Become An Interior Designer?
30:58

Change is in the air! We are putting our house on the market, so we have to pretend that nobody lives there - but I do get to style my house every day before I leave. The business is getting a total rebrand, so things are starting to look different there as well. As I’m going through all these changes, I’m getting asked some big questions. It’s been a long time since I’ve gone back to basics here on the podcast. People often ask me how I got started and why I decided to become an interior designer, so I thought I would share those answers here with you all. 

This episode, I answer questions about...

[3:34] Why I started Affordable Interior Design 

[10:54] Why I really became an interior designer (hint: revenge!)

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

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Website:

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Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

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Mar 17, 2022
Interior Design Tips for Curtains and Light Fixtures
26:40

Happy March - and almost spring! The sun is out, the warm weather is coming, and I’m feeling alive. I’m jumping right into the mailbag today, and if you have burning questions please feel free to submit them for some free interior design advice: affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

This episode, I answer questions about...

[3:33] Buying window curtains and rods (Sabrina)

[11:13] Keeping lighting fixtures cohesive within a transitional minimal style (Bee)

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

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Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

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Mar 10, 2022
Creating Your Unique Interior Design Career with Latoyia Smith
50:02

This week I’m joined by special guest, Latoyia Smith, who is a graduate from our Academy program. I’m excited to share her journey and her career aspirations. I’m sure her story will resonate with and inspire you, because Latoyia has one of the most inspiring stories to come out of the Academy.

 

This episode, we discuss…

[2:15] Latoyia’s background and artistic interests

[7:53] Making the leap to interior design

[13:43] How Latoyia started and grew her business

[32:53] Reinventing yourself in your forties

[36:25] Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

[38:21] What is coming up next for Latoyia

[41:47] Demystifying interior design



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Mar 03, 2022
Interior Design Trends for 2022
23:42

This episode is all about trends: what’s going to be in for 2022 and what’s going to be out.  You may be wondering why I didn’t record this episode in January, but the month totally got away from me. I’m in the middle of a rebrand, I had to move out of my office, and I’m moving out of my house to go, who knows where. There is a lot of transition, but also a lot of reflection. Today I’m sharing upcoming trends, because it’s never too late to incorporate trends into your space! I will also be sharing the things I hope go away in 2022, or the things I think are becoming obsolete.  

My predicted interior design trends for 2022:

[3:02] The pendulum swinging from gray to beige

[4:22] Curved furniture

[5:26] Carved furniture

[6:44] 3D art

[8:09] Benjamin Moore’s color of the year

[8:51] Pantone’s color of the year

[9:50] Canopy beds

 

My predictions for what will be out in 2022:

[11:31] Gray washed wood

[12:20] Open kitchens

[13:34] Minimalism

[14:38] Black hardware

[19:42] Macrame

 

My mailbag is running low, and I could use some more letters from you all! If you have questions, thoughts, or ideas, please send them along. Fill out the form, and I would be happy to answer your question on an upcoming episode.

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

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Website:

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Feb 17, 2022
Feeling the Interior Design Love
26:59

Happy Valentine’s Day week! Are you guys feeling the love? I am totally feeling the interior design love. Lately, I’ve been working on a lot of projects so I’ve been really busy.  The other night I was stuck on one of my projects, and I told myself that I needed to get up, move around, and stop looking at the computer. If I take the pressure off for a minute, by the time I’m done getting my refill of water (or grabbing some ice cream!) and I go back to the project, I have some inspiration. As I was walking through the kitchen, I thought that if my biggest stressor is having to find an amazing rug tonight, then I’m pretty lucky. I love what I do, and I was just feeling all “Valentinesy”.  I think it’s easy to take things for granted, and I want to inspire you all to take a look at your own lives and tap back into the love as well. 

 

This episode, I answer questions about...

[7:32] Choosing throw pillows for a couch (Rebecca)

[13:05] Using couch covers while waiting to replace a couch (Charlie)

[20:24] What to keep in mind when picking paint colors for a windowless basement (Ranae)

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

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Feb 14, 2022
Getting Inspired While Working From Home and Doing Laundry
38:08

Happy February! I hope you’re thriving and surviving the winter weather.  I’m no longer in my beautiful, magical storefront, and instead I’m working from my converted sunroom.  I’m struggling to feel inspired here, and things have felt really uncertain.  I’m sure you all can empathize with that feeling of being unsettled - but as an interior designer it is extra unsettling because everything from the office is in my basement in boxes. 

When everything feels uncertain, it can be hard to feel confident or to feel joy.  I realized the other day, though, that this could be a time of exploration and curiosity. This could be a time when I find something new rather than lose something, and I’m really excited to think of it that way. You all have been sending me wonderful questions, and I’m excited to dive into them!

This episode, I answer questions about...

[5:59] Home office desk solutions (Debbie)

[13:18] Designing a warm and homey laundry room (Pia)

[19:19] Updating stair railing posts and handrails (Allison)

[28:34] Alternatives to interior design options (Latoyia)

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

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Feb 10, 2022
Embracing Uncertainty (and Wood Paneling)
28:33

As we near the end of January, I’m watching the snow and hoping I will be able to travel again sometime soon. In the meantime, I’ve decided to plan a staycation where I can check into a hotel for two days, order room service, and never leave my space. I’m going to envision the new year, have a virtual dinner with some of my business friends, and take some time to unplug in the safest way possible right now. I hope you’re staying safe, and I hope you have things to look forward to as well. I’m so excited that you’ve continued to write in with lots of delicious questions, so I’m jumping back into the mailbag!

 

This episode, I answer questions about...

[6:43] Placing a dining room table in the middle of a kitchen (Amelia)

[15:35] Choosing the size of artwork to hang near a dining room table (Julieane)

[19:05] Covering wood paneling (Eric)

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

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Jan 27, 2022
Everything Old is New Again with Paige from Farmhouse Vernacular
36:19

This week I’m joined by a special guest, Paige from Farmhouse Vernacular. Paige’s content centers around a farmhouse she and her husband purchased four years ago, and they have spent the last four years renovating it to look as it might have looked when it was originally built. She has so many tips to share on how to incorporate historic pieces, without making a space look dated.  

This episode, we discuss…

[2:43] Purchasing antiques and shopping secondhand

[5:51] Refurbishing old furniture

[14:00] Salvaging fabrics and upholstered furniture

[18:08] Taking advantage of deals online

[22:40] Haggling on prices

[30:20] Buying items at auctions

[33:53] How to follow along with Paige’s farmhouse renovation

 

Links:

 

Connect with Paige:  

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Podcast

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YouTube

 

Website:

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Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

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Jan 20, 2022
Take Your Magic With You
24:12

I’m packing up my office this week, and feeling quite sentimental about the space.  I’m also realizing, however, that everything special to me in this space is something I brought with me.  Nothing in the space is intrinsically magical, but it’s what I bring and what I feel in the space that makes it magical.  So whether you’re downsizing, or moving on from a special space or job or relationship, just know that the magic is in you.

This episode, I answer questions about...

[7:53] Where to shop for a twin bed (Ranae)

[14:02] Colors to compliment existing artwork while freshening a space (Tiffany)

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

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Jan 13, 2022
Parenting House Plants with Maria Failla
48:50

This week I’m joined by a special guest, Maria Failla. You guys know I do not have a green thumb, and while I appreciate plants, I am not a connoisseur.  Maria is a connoisseur, and you may know her from her podcast, Bloom and Grow Radio.  She is here to educate us on how to choose plants, how to place plants, and how to help plants thrive.

This episode, we discuss…

[3:28] Maria’s history with plants

[6:24] How to place your plants around a room

[10:53] Natural light versus artificial light

[16:59] The effect of the home environment on plant care

[17:56] Low light plants

[21:53] Plant food and fertilizer

[26:17] Whether plants can thrive in low to no light

[28:10] Fake plants

[31:52] Low-maintenance plants

[39:18] Fiddle-leaf fig plants

[42:39] Plants and interior design

Links:

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Jan 06, 2022
Hard Candy Christmas
29:25

Happy holidays! I hope you’re able to relax, and to take some time to reflect on the last year and think about what is upcoming. I’m processing a big change myself, because in two weeks the storefront I’ve been in and loved for six years will no longer be mine. This is where I’ve grown my business, and I’m feeling a bit displaced.I’ve definitely been emotional, and I’ve been playing Dolly Parton’s Hard Candy Christmas on repeat. When you find your little corner of the world where you feel large and in charge, and it’s steeped in memories, it can be hard to let go. It’s tough to feel uncertain during the holidays, but answering your questions always brings me joy.

This episode, I answer questions about...

[9:11] Where to purchase large paintings and framed photographs (Stephanie)

[15:24] Choosing a color palette for a bathroom remodel (Vanessa)

[20:09] Keeping a room cohesive (Diana)

[24:56] Updating a kitchen without doing a full remodel (Diana)

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

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Dec 23, 2021
Clear Your Clutter with Julie Coraccio
34:32

I’m so excited to be back with you today, and I am joined by a special guest.  You may know Julie Coraccio from her own podcast, Clear Your Clutter.  She focuses on the holistic aspect of decluttering, including mental, relationships, health, emotional and spiritual decluttering.  

 

This episode, we discuss…

[2:43] The difference between a designer and an organizer

[5:26] Where to start when working with an organizer

[7:31] How to know if you should be hiring a professional organizer

[9:34] Determining the timeline for an organization project

[11:03] What to look for when hiring a professional organizer

[13:27] Sustainable organizing

[21:30] Quick tips for kitchen organization

[24:26] Quick tips for bathroom organization

[26:52] Differences in organization between partners

 

Links:

 

Connect with Julie Coraccio:  

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Podcast

 

Website:

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Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

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Dec 16, 2021
Meeting Of The Minds About Metals
26:49

I hope your holiday season is going well! I haven’t had a lot of supply issues with gifts, but I’m sort of glad I haven’t found the right house yet because the lead times on furniture are so intense right now.  Today I’m digging right  into the mailbag so you can kick off 2022 with confidence and good design.

This episode, I answer questions about...

[3:27] How to decorate when you can’t figure out the architectural statement (Sami)

[18:08] Mixing metals with fixtures and hardware (Gonie)

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

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Website:

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Book:

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Dec 09, 2021
Making Dreams Come True
29:53

Happy December! Time is flying, and we are super busy with rebranding here at Affordable Interior Design. I’m kicking off this episode with a little talk about goals, because it’s on my mind with everything going on in the business. I share about the power of writing down your goals, keeping visual reminders close by, and reflecting on your progress.

This episode, I answer questions about...

[15:32] Choosing light fixtures while keeping resale value in mind (Matthew)

[21:58] Two-tone kitchens and different colored cabinetry (Gonie)

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

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https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

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Dec 06, 2021
Food for Thought
39:02

Happy Thanksgiving! Are you supposed to be making cranberry sauce right now? Are you escaping into the bathroom, the closet, or the basement, just to catch your breath and get some alone time? I feel you!  I love having people over, and I love to cook (even though I’m not all that good at it!) but I’m an only child at heart and every now and again, I need my personal space.  So if you need some time to yourself to think about interior design, I have an episode for you!

This episode, I answer questions about...

[10:19] Making a bedroom feel balanced despite an unbalanced window placement (Carrie)

[22:05] Updating a galley kitchen (Cindy)

  • [23:39] Cabinetry
  • [27:56] Crown molding, countertops, backsplash, and hardware
  • [31:26] Lighting over the kitchen sink
  • [31:49] Kitchen sink
  • [32:22] The space between the kitchen and the open concept dining area

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

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Nov 25, 2021
Solving All Your Problems
28:58

We’re halfway through November. Kids’ sports are winding down, and the supply chain issues have forced me to start my holiday shopping early. I also just learned that home goods will be going up in price, so I’m passing this warning on to you: Now is the moment to refresh your home with new furniture and decor.

This episode, I answer questions about...

[7:24] Decorating a kitchen without the budget for a renovation (Nicola)

[11:58] Making a full length piano keyboard look good in a small space (Nicola)

[16:21] Designing a combination living room and home office space (Desiree)

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

[23:59] You can also hear more about how I am licensing my business model for interior designers.  If you want to avoid the school of hard knocks for your own business, head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast to learn more!

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

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Nov 18, 2021
SPECIAL SHORT EPISODE: Betsy's Hiring!
03:14

Want to work with Betsy? She has 3 positions available! Hear the details in this very special episode. 

Nov 12, 2021
Color and Desk Trends to Avoid
27:23

Happy November!  I hope you’re all doing well, staying warm, and are cuddled up by the fire listening to this podcast.  I’m kicking off this episode with a celebration of my recent podcast milestone (300 episodes)! Thank you all so much for being engaged listeners, sending me your questions, and participating in this special community.

 

I’m also sharing some business updates, and then I’m reaching back into the mailbag.

 

This episode, I answer questions about...

[8:19] Brightening up a house with ‘non-trendy’ paint colors (Laura)

[16:40] Incorporating adjustable standing desks into home offices (Matthew)

[22:05] Differentiating area rugs from wall-to-wall carpeting (Franzi)

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

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Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

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https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

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Nov 11, 2021
Unpacking "LuLaRich" with Libby Rothschild
59:48

Wondering why I’m devoting an episode to LuLaRich?  If you’re a regular listener, you know I love true crime and entrepreneurship - these two subjects meet in this docu-series on Amazon Prime.  My friend, Libby Rothschild, joined me to discuss the show and we are both sharing this episode on our respective podcasts.  LuLaRich is fascinating, and you won’t want to miss our conversation.

 

This episode, we discuss…

[5:38] Summary of LuLaRich

[9:56] Multi-level Marketing (MLMs)

[12:53] Creating a movement as a business owner

[14:42] Selling products versus recruiting people

[18:59] Nepotism in business

[23:19] Policies and procedures in business

[27:03] Sales and marketing versus management and operations

[30:10] Staying true to core values within a business

[33:41] Scaling without losing quality

[39:14] Prioritizing people over profit

[40:23] Pressure for retailers to look a certain way

[45:03] Reducing competition and seeing other women succeed

[48:50] The haves and the have nots

[51:25] Top takeaways

 

Connect with Libby:

Website

Podcast



Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

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https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

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Nov 04, 2021
Design Sorcery For Stacey
29:07

Halloween is coming! I love to dress up, but I also love to accompany my children to the door and make sure they don’t take too much candy… while also peeking at other people’s decor. I hope you and your families are getting ready to have some fun during this season as well!  This week I’m digging back into the mailbag to answer some design questions.

 

This episode, I answer questions about...

[6:26] Dining room window treatments (Stacey)

[13:00] Dining room furniture (Stacey)

[17:57] A baffling ceiling situation (Stacey)

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

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https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

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Oct 28, 2021
Budget Vegetarianism with Jenny Rosenstratch
40:53
Oct 21, 2021
Drapes and So Much More
32:15

Change is in the air… I redecorated the storefront for Fall, and I got to buy some fun new things due to the flood damage.  This month we are also rebranding as Uploft Interior Design!  Don’t worry, the podcast will stay as Affordable Interior Design - but it’s by Uploft.  I’m really excited about the change, and it’s going to allow us to expand and grow.  My life in general is a bit in flux right now, and I’m learning to enjoy the literal and metaphorical changes in seasons.

 

This episode, I answer questions about...

[5:14] The best decor and furniture arrangement for a rectangular space (Stacey)

[19:03] Treatment for a small window (Ranae)

[24:12] Choosing drapery colors and patterns (Cara)

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

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Oct 14, 2021
Diggin' Up Bones
24:48

Happy October!  Today I’m sharing something that literally came to me in a dream after the last episode.  I have more to say about what it means to live your best life, and then we will get back to the mail bag.  I’m revising some responses to previous questions, so tune in to hear the tweaks I’m making to past answers.

[2:29] Behind the scenes of making your dreams come true

This episode, I answer questions about...

[9:48] Lighting in an open concept room with eight foot ceilings (Brandi, episode 296)

[12:28] How to handle it when you feel disappointed with interior design services (Lydia, episode 295)

 

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Have you ever written me a question that you would want me to revisit?  Is there an answer I gave you that just wasn’t a fit, or you wound up going in a different direction? I’d love to hear about it! Challenge me, and send your questions to affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast .



Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

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Oct 08, 2021
Know Yourself To Know Success with Justin Breen
38:26

I’m here with a guest this week! I love having a guest, because they provide inspiration and help me to think about new things in different ways.  While interior design seems like it’s just one topic, there are many facets to any industry - and interior design is no different.  Justin Breen and I met through our business group.  We were put into a breakout session on Zoom and we connected right away.  He has some great things to share with you guys about the importance of knowing yourself as a designer and as a business owner.

This episode, we discuss…

[2:25] Interior designing your mindset

[5:30] What entrepreneurs have to overcome

[7:07] Staying in your zone of genius

[8:25] Making a leap when it seems complex

[10:12] Excuses versus motivation

[12:05] Making an artistic dream come true

[17:03] The Kolbe A Index and what your results mean for your business

[23:40] Investing in your business

[32:03] The importance of knowing yourself

 

Links:

 

Connect with Justin Breen:  

www.BrEpicLLC.com

www.linkedin.com/in/justinbreen1

 

Kolbe Assessment:  

kolbe.com/kolbe-a-index/

 

Print Assessment: 

https://paulhertzgroup.com

 

Disc Assessment: 

https://thediscpersonalitytest.com

 

Achiever Assessment: 

https://visionsparksearch.com/how-we-help/achiever-assessments/

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

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Sep 30, 2021
Lots to Remember This September
23:57

I’m in a celebratory mood!  September holds a lot of meaning here at Affordable Interior Design.  It’s back to school time, and it’s also my anniversary.  I celebrated my personal anniversary with my husband of 11 years, and our anniversary happens to be September 11th.  So as a New Yorker, this date has extra meaning.  It was 9/11 that spurred me to become an interior designer. I also celebrated my business anniversary - it’s my 16th anniversary of being in business.  I still can’t have a big celebration due to the pandemic, so I’m celebrating in a small way.  It’s me, my dog, and the podcast listeners.  It’s really easy to miss the wins because you’re so busy with the to-do list, so thank you for indulging me as I celebrate this win.

I also want to celebrate that I get to help you guys by answering your questions. Please send me your questions at affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast .  I’m always excited to help you!

This episode, I answer a question about...

[14:31] To paint the ceiling, or not to paint the ceiling (Griffin)

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

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Sep 23, 2021
Go Bold!
26:29

September is bringing some changes here - the kids are going back to school, and my storefront lease may be coming to an end.  My store is a special place where I have grown my business, and grown this podcast, so it’s definitely tugging at my heartstrings.  I don’t know yet where my next chapter will be, but I will be opening up an amazing new location soon.  

While I plan all of that in the background, please keep sending me your questions at affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast .  I’m always excited to help you!

 

This episode, I answer questions about...

[5:11] Balancing a career in interior design with having a family

[8:13] Lighting in an open concept room with eight foot ceilings (Brandi)

[14:45] Matching new furniture with current furniture (Joanne)

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

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Sep 16, 2021
Upleveling Your Space
26:25

This week I’m celebrating my business’ Sweet Sixteen! Sure, due to the pandemic it’s a party with myself...but I wanted to share so that you can celebrate with me as well! The podcast has also been around for over six years, so that feels like a win too.  But really, the thing that makes these events so special is that you’re here with us, supporting us, and getting value.  That’s what makes it all worth it.  

To help me celebrate, if you would send a question to the mailbag at affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast , I would greatly appreciate it!  I’m always excited to help you!

This episode, I answer questions about...

[5:22] How to handle it when you feel disappointed with interior design services (Lydia)

[15:01] Feeling empowered to have a beautiful home on a reasonable budget (Emily)

[18:06] Unifying spaces after building an addition (Sarah)

To see the accompanying pictures, make sure you head over to affordableinteriordesign.com/links and check out the YouTube channel or our social media pages.

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

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Facebook:

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Sep 13, 2021
Rustic Done Right
22:20

I am back from vacation and happy to be with you all!  I hope you were able to take some amazing vacations and make some memories this summer.  My topic for today’s episode is rustic design, and I’ll share my thoughts about that trend before digging into the mailbag.

This episode, I discuss…

[4:24] The definition of rustic design

[6:10] Pitfalls with designing in a rustic style with clients

[9:22] Helping rustic style to work better in everyday life

[13:33] Mailbag note: German rental traditions regarding kitchens

And I answer a question about...

[15:54] Considerations for tiling behind the vanity in a master bathroom

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

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https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

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Aug 30, 2021
Inside the Academy with Shannon Aldridge
39:39

I’m so excited to be back with you again this week, and I’m joined in this episode by Shannon Aldridge.  Normally, I follow up with my students after they have completed the Academy so we can see what they are up to and how their dreams have manifested.  Today, you’re getting the inside scoop from Shannon, who is currently going through the Academy after enrolling around three months ago.

 

This episode, we discuss…

[2:39] Shannon’s decision to pursue an interior design career

[4:13] What drew Shannon to the Academy

[5:17] Skills included in the Academy that were missing from Shannon’s previous program

[9:16] Working with clients while going through the Academy

[14:17] The value of joining the Academy at this point in time

[17:11] Obstacles and challenges for interior designers

[23:42] The most interesting part of the Academy for Shannon

[27:13] Shannon’s advice for someone who wants to move forward with being an interior 

designer

[31:43] Shannon’s next steps within the Academy

 

Links:

Connect with Shannon:

https://www.chrysalisinteriordecorating.com/

https://www.instagram.com/chrysalis_interior_decorating

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

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Facebook:

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Aug 26, 2021
Modernizing Your Condo
23:49

This week, I’m leading off the podcast with a topic before diving into the mailbag.  I work with clients every week, transforming their spaces and learning about what they want to do in their homes or commercial spaces.  Bringing some of those topics to you is going to be so fun!  

 

This week’s topic is updating a condo, apartment, or co-op [3:28].

 

Then, I answer questions about…

[11:20] Achieving different styles with your plumbing fixtures (Morgan)

[18:47] Mixing metals in a room (Morgan)

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Academy:

https://affordableinteriordesign.com/academy

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

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Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

 

Aug 19, 2021
From Poop to Posh
27:53

Summer is a time to liberate yourself and to think outside the box.  I recorded this episode wearing a crop top - what are you leaning into this summer? I want to hear all about it!  My business is going through a time of significant growth and development, and we have even more exciting news to share soon.  

In the meantime, I’m digging into the mailbag to answer your questions.

This episode, I answer questions about…

[5:31] An eye-catching kitchen renovation for a vacation rental home (Derek)

[14:49] Painting interior doors (Derek)

[19:30] The most important skill in interior design (Moni)

 

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Academy:

https://affordableinteriordesign.com/academy

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

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https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Aug 12, 2021
Heirloom Issues and Kitchen Realness
24:20

I’m coming to you from the dog days of summer in the northeast.  I love the heat, and I have had the opportunity to take my kids on some great “adventure dates” this summer.  One of our future adventures entails helping to make my store more inviting in the wake of the major flood that happened a few weeks ago.  I’m excited about that!

 

I would love to hear about what you are doing over the summer.  You can keep me in the loop by sending your comments and questions to affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast !

 

This episode, I answer questions about…

[5:34] Redesigning a home, and keeping a furniture set that doesn’t fit the new theme (Tabitha)

[14:05] Making an heirloom more aesthetically pleasing (Tabitha)

[18:26] The practicality and longevity of open shelves in a kitchen (Allison)

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Academy:

https://affordableinteriordesign.com/academy

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Aug 05, 2021
Backs, Banquettes, and Babies
31:21

There are so many exciting things going on with the podcast!  I really wanted you to be able to see the images I was talking about on the show, so I launched a YouTube channel.  We also have a Facebook platform, a show notes page, and an Instagram.  You can check everything out at affordableinteriordesign.com/links

 

New questions with lots of delicious pictures have been rolling in, and I’m so grateful! 

 

This episode, I answer questions about…

[6:07] Replacing a formal dining room set with a corner banquette (Irina)

[15:57] How to select a rug for a nursery (Kelsey)

[26:51] Choosing a paint color for the ceiling (Tabitha)

 

Links:

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Academy:

https://affordableinteriordesign.com/academy

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Jul 29, 2021
Using Staging Success to Launch a Design Career with Ashley Tapley
32:57

I’m so excited to be back with you again this week, and I’m joined in this episode by Ashley Tapley of House Candy Home.  Ashley has been a member of the Academy for just over a year, and she came from a career in marketing and graphic design.  She started with a home staging business, and then after a couple years she had several realtors referring her to their clients who had recently purchased new homes and wanted help with interior design.  Ashley felt like she needed to up her game in order to take on these clients and serve them well, so she sought out more education and landed in the Academy.

This episode, we discuss…

[3:04] Ashley’s leap from marketing to home staging

[4:15] Ashley’s background and family life

[5:38] Why Ashley felt she needed more education to serve interior design clients

[7:32] What made Ashley choose the Academy

[8:30] The characteristics of the Academy that appealed to Ashley

[12:45] What excites Ashley about interior design

[18:17] Ashley’s journey through the Academy

[21:01] The importance of mood boards

[24:28] The workload of interior design + home staging

[26:24] Advice for people who are hesitant to make the leap into interior design

 

Links:

 

Connect with Ashley:

https://www.housecandyhome.com

https://www.instagram.com/housecandyhome

https://www.facebook.com/housecandyhome

 

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

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https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Jul 22, 2021
Spooky Styles and AirBNBs
32:49

I have been a little delinquent in recording because I was on vacation with my family in Maine, but I’m excited to be back with you!  I’m sharing some vacation lodging tips, and then jumping back into your questions.

This episode, I answer questions about…

[8:03] Having carpeting in the center of a living room, bordered by luxury vinyl plank (Veronica)

[14:25] Artwork and inspiration pieces when re-decorating a family room (Ronna)

[22:45] How to update a dark, barn wood fireplace (Cindy)

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

 

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

 

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

 

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

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Facebook:

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Jul 15, 2021
Tile Troubles
29:40

Summer is here, and I’m looking forward to all the opportunities to get out of the office. We have vacations planned, the kids will be going to camp and playing sports, and I’m also fielding record numbers of client inquiries. It’s very exciting to see people coming out of the COVID shell and looking forward to entertaining in their homes. 

This episode, I answer questions about…

[5:53] What to do with a chair rail in the hallway of a mid-century modern home (Ranae - Atlanta, GA)

[13:18] Considerations when choosing a timeless kitchen backsplash   (Ranae - Atlanta, GA)

[19:57] Cloud tiling in a powder room: sophisticated or silly?  (Beth - Colorado)

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

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Jun 24, 2021
Deluged and Depressed
27:03

It has been a rough week here, as my storefront has undergone some serious water damage. The silver lining, however, is that we are rebranding and I’m excited to share that as well as our new social media platforms. Interior design is a visual medium, and it will be nice to share pictures and video clips on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. All of that will be ramping up soon, so stay tuned!

This episode, I answer questions about…

[7:37] How to make a new build home feel relaxed, organic, and not so “new” (Bailey, Arizona)

[13:03] Where to buy printed sheets for kids (Ashley, North Carolina)

[17:29] How to lay out the furniture in a living room with the fireplace in the corner (Brandy, Colorado)

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

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https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Jun 17, 2021
Reeling Over Renos
29:17

As I weigh the merits of moving away from our beloved river towns in Westchester, I’m enjoying answering the questions in the mailbag about home renovation dilemmas.

This episode, I answer questions about...

[9:36] Flooring choices for a bathroom: vinyl, sheeting, or linoleum (Alison, Canada)

[17:46] The kitchen backsplash: patterned or plain (Natalie and Brian, Scotland)

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

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Jun 08, 2021
Give It Some Thought
30:28

This week I was able to sit inside my favorite coffee shop, and I was able to get back into podcasting. What an exciting time! I’m thrilled to be able to answer your questions about interior design. 

This episode, I answer questions about...

[3:41] Matching paneling to fixtures in the bathroom (Alison, British Columbia, Canada)

[8:55] Designing and decorating a functional entryway with storage solutions for shoes, coats, keys, and mail (Sabrina, Hastings-On-Hudson, New York)

[18:52] Using tile in bathrooms while maintaining the home’s overall aesthetic (Bee, Houston, Texas)

Links:

Website:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com

Book:

https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book

Become a Premium Member:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Submit Your Questions:

https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign

Facebook:

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May 31, 2021
Innenarchitektur
24:15

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

May 19, 2021
Adding "You" to Your Space
35:57

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Apr 26, 2021
Cleansing Your Space with Kim White
40:59

Kim White joins Betsy to talk about home energy! Find him at www.kimwhitecoaching.com

Apr 20, 2021
Send Me Your Questions -- In a New Way!
28:41

Betsy answers your design questions, reads listener podcast birthday love AND offer a new way to write in!

Apr 14, 2021
Designing Your Dream Career with Libby Rothschild
33:27

Betsy talks to the great Libby Rothschild!

Apr 06, 2021
Hope for Hallways!
29:12

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Mar 27, 2021
A Dream Home for Bee (and Betsy)
32:52

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Mar 23, 2021
What's Up with Your Zoom Wall!
28:33

Betsy tells you some hard truths about Zoom backgrounds!

Mar 21, 2021
Building from the Ground Up with Devin Kulka
31:11

Betsy talks to Devin Kulka from The Kulka Group!

Mar 04, 2021
Designing Dynamically
24:08

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Feb 23, 2021
Show Me The Love Contest
25:20

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Feb 16, 2021
Winter Warming
23:49

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Feb 09, 2021
Designing for Hotels with Caitlin Callahan
40:33

Caitlin Callahan from Decorative Block Associates tells Betsy all about designing for hotels! www.decorativeblockassociates.com

Feb 03, 2021
The Evolution of an Entrepreneur with Matthew Gunselman
27:02

Betsy has a very special guest!  www.matthewgunselman.com

Jan 26, 2021
Keepin' It Real To Give A Designer Feel
28:53

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Jan 11, 2021
It's a Brave New Year
24:01

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jan 04, 2021
New Homes for the New Year
26:24

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Dec 30, 2020
Scandi-Vintage Cozy
23:07

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Dec 22, 2020
A Seasonal Ep--Hell, Yeah!
25:14

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Dec 15, 2020
Ruggable Yay or Nay and More
28:14

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Dec 08, 2020
Kristy Kontinued... and Nan
26:30

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Nov 19, 2020
Kreating A Kohesive Room For Kristy
23:21

Betsy answers a listener's design questions!

Nov 12, 2020
Thanks For Your Patience
25:17

Betsy's back, and answers all of your design questions!

Nov 08, 2020
Interview with Amanda Stewart
31:40

Betsy talks with Amanda Stewart of Feels Like Home Interior Design!

Oct 05, 2020
Jack of All Trades, Master of One
22:17

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Sep 28, 2020
Mama's Maxed Out (and Wearing Jeggings)
24:16

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Sep 23, 2020
Tough Questions for a Tough Time
24:14

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Sep 18, 2020
Shipping and New Build Woes
23:17

Betsy talks about pivoting during the pandemic, and she answers your design questions!

Sep 14, 2020
Squeezing In a Little Design Before the End of Summer
29:07

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Aug 20, 2020
Getting Simply Inspired with Kate C. from The Academy
28:45

Betsy and a guest talk about The Academy!

Aug 18, 2020
A Few Breaths of Fresh Air
29:49

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jul 28, 2020
A Few Questions Before I Hit the Beach!
25:04

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jul 17, 2020
A Very VIP Episode
27:04

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jul 13, 2020
Neutral Foundations
30:50

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jun 26, 2020
Building a Better Bedroom, and a Better World
29:03

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jun 19, 2020
Academy Insights with Emily
28:12

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jun 13, 2020
Peace, Love, and Sectionals
25:46

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jun 06, 2020
To Drape or Not To Drape?
24:32

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

May 29, 2020
Design Drill-Down
33:30

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

May 25, 2020
Let the Light In!
30:49

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

May 18, 2020
Content in the time of Covid
29:07

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

May 13, 2020
Beautiful Music and Design
21:13

Betsy answers your interior design questions.

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Apr 28, 2020
Making Your Space Your Own
26:33

Betsy answers your interior design questions.

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Apr 21, 2020
Outdoor Design and a Smackdown
27:38

Betsy answers your interior design questions.

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Apr 14, 2020
Back to Basics
26:24

Betsy from affordableinteriordesign.com answers your interior design questions.

Apr 10, 2020
Designing While Lonely-ish
15:39

Betsy answers your interior design questions.

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Apr 07, 2020
Here's to 5 Years, Part II
30:09

Betsy reflects on the current Coronavirus situation and on the past 5 years of podcasting.

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Mar 23, 2020
Here's to 5 Years, Part I
26:11

Betsy reflects on the current Coronavirus situation and on the past 5 years of podcasting. 

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Mar 20, 2020
Are You Hearing Me?!?
26:31
Betsy answers all of your design questions!
 
Mar 13, 2020
Renovation Reality Checks
29:34
Mar 07, 2020
Living With Poor Lighting And Cats
24:08

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Mar 05, 2020
Vote For AID!
02:40

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Mar 02, 2020
La Lana Land
27:46

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

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Feb 18, 2020
Daydreamin' About Spring & Victorian Mansions
21:42

Betsy answers all your design questions!

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Feb 09, 2020
Celebrating with the Team and Building Your Biz
26:30

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Jan 31, 2020
How Bold Is Too Bold
26:41

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jan 27, 2020
Betsy and Eden Answer Questions from South Africa to Wisconsin
27:42

Betsy and her daughter answer all of your design questions!

Jan 17, 2020
Sofa Statements & Adding Flair
21:08

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jan 14, 2020
Last Ep of the Decade!
24:59

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Dec 30, 2019
Artwork, Blush, & Holiday Gifts
30:13

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Dec 24, 2019
Unwanted Gifts & Dream Homes
22:42

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Dec 19, 2019
An Off-White X-Mas And Introspection
22:45

Betsy answers all of your holiday design questions!

Dec 16, 2019
Gratitude and Symmetry
27:35

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

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Nov 28, 2019
My Hell-To-The-No Episode
26:52

Betsy answers all your design questions!

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Nov 20, 2019
The Dark Side of Decorating
32:07

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

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Nov 16, 2019
Regrets, Beigeaholics, & Designing in Dallas
23:15

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

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Nov 09, 2019
Design Reality Check with Paulina DuPain
19:16

Betsy is joined by one of her designers, Paulina DuPain!

Oct 30, 2019
Rugs for Resale, Painting Cabinets, Adding Flair
20:46

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Oct 23, 2019
All About Eve
25:08

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Oct 17, 2019
HGTV Insights and Budget Travel Tips with Meredith Lerner
36:52

Betsy interviews HGTV's Meredith Lerner!

Oct 07, 2019
Reflecting, Teaching a Gal to Shop, and Window Pigtails
25:39

Betsy reflects on 9/11, talks about why she got into the design business, and answers listener questions.

Sep 19, 2019
Rugs Under Tables and Solopreneur Situations
29:22

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Sep 13, 2019
Blinds, Wallpaper Woes, The Green Monster
22:17

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Sep 08, 2019
Architectural Issues and Loving the One You're With
25:51

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Aug 27, 2019
The AID Academy is HERE!
05:49

Betsy has a huge announcement!

Aug 24, 2019
Big Sofas and What You Need to Know About Nurseries
23:58

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Aug 20, 2019
Orange Floors, Path to a New Career, Low-Cost Leather
21:00

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Aug 05, 2019
Hallway Havoc, Stopping Splash, and Starting a Firm
21:09

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Aug 03, 2019
Light Dark Dilemmas
26:12

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jul 19, 2019
Designer vs. Business Owner, Carpet vs. Wood
26:35

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Jul 16, 2019
Wood Addicts, Mailbag Neglect, Chunky Fireplaces
36:09

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jul 06, 2019
Summer Fun, Certification Programs, Window Wrapping
32:07

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jul 03, 2019
Cutting a Rug, 60-30-10 Troubles
23:41

Happy 200th episode! Betsy dives back into the ol' mailbag and answers your burning design questions.

Jun 18, 2019
BEST OF! Feng Shui for Health
28:12

BEST OF! Overly anxious? Having trouble sleeping? Poor eating habits plague you? There’s a Feng Shui remedy for that! Betsy cures what ails you in this episode with easy fixes that take minutes and cost pennies. You’re guaranteed to feel better after listening to this episode.

Jun 07, 2019
Staging Successfully with Catherine Lewis-Brown
40:33

Betsy interviews Catherine Lewis-Brown!

May 29, 2019
Designer Spotlight - Angela Lutzker
33:54

Betsy talks with designer Angela Lutzker!

May 21, 2019
Solving Design Crimes with Susan Simpson of "Undisclosed"
43:51

Betsy answers all your design questions, with Susan Simpson!

May 14, 2019
Designer Spotlight - Bita Salehi
27:00

Betsy shines the light on Affordable Interior Design's own Bita Salehi!

May 07, 2019
Interview with Trading Spaces' Ty Pennington
24:23

Betsy talks with the Trading Spaces genius about his new book, what inspires him, and all things design!

Apr 30, 2019
Tiles and Other Troubles with Andrew and Robert
44:07

Betsy speaks with premium members Andrew and Robert about tiles, new homes and discount stores!

Apr 23, 2019
(BEST OF!) - Tough Love
27:53

BEST OF! Can you handle the truth?! It is important to keep it real when responding to design questions. Today Betsy softly delivers a few smackdowns to listeners who need a little tough love.

Apr 19, 2019
Talking Business with the Product Boss, Jacqueline Snyder
32:33

Betsy talks with Jacqueline Snyder! 

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Apr 09, 2019
Designer Spotlight - Ashley Craumer
30:34

Betsy talks to one of Affordable Interior Design's designers, Ashley Craumer!

Apr 02, 2019
Designer Spotlight - Stephanie Naimer
35:37

Betsy talks to designer Stephanie Naimer!

Mar 26, 2019
Selecting a Sectional, Gallery Wall Goals, and College Chic Decor
27:21

Betsy empties out the Ol' Mailbag!

Mar 20, 2019
Learning About Landscaping with Ben Hale
36:25

Betsy talks to Ben Hale from Easy Living Yards!

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Mar 15, 2019
To Prime or Not to Prime, Front Door Follies, Hotel Chic
22:26

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Mar 11, 2019
Layouts for Different Lifestyles and Seeing a Project Through
27:40

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Feb 26, 2019
We've Got the Bedroom Blues (and Oranges!)
25:48

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Feb 22, 2019
Perfecting Your Layout and Compromising with a Client
34:20

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Feb 11, 2019
Heading West, Mayhem in Mayberry, and My Personal Pillow Philosophy
24:10

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Feb 05, 2019
Stuck with Stucco, 60.30.10?, Sectional Saavy
27:38

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jan 29, 2019
A Chat with Design Twins, Heather and Heidi, from UpTV
18:27

Betsy talks with Heather and Heidi who give their design advice!

Jan 23, 2019
Orange You Glad I Didn't Use Orange, Juvenile Rugs, and Sectionals to Stay Away From
23:14

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Jan 15, 2019
Dark Kitchens, Big Armoires, and Design Certification Q&A
32:18

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jan 14, 2019
Major Reno, Saying Goodbye to Brick, Becoming a Designer, and TV Tips
32:48

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Jan 02, 2019
Personal Announcement, TV Troubles, and a Lack of Lighting
21:50

Betsy has a personal announcement, and answers listener questions. 

Dec 29, 2018
(BEST OF!) - Everything You Wanted to Know About Seating (But Were Afraid to Ask)
21:36

Pop a squat, grab a chair, and settle in for this episode. Seating determines how comfy you will be and how long your guests will want to stay in your home. Betsy gives tips about finding the perfect seating solution from sectionals to counter stools.

Dec 27, 2018
(BEST OF!) - Micro Apartments, Major Ideas
20:46

Small space living is trendy now with the recent construction of NYC's newest abodes known as micro apartments. But Betsy was living tiny for over a decade before it became cool. She shares ways to make small functional and stylish in this episode.

Dec 22, 2018
Piles o' Posters, Bagua Basics, Reno Thoughts, Joss and Main Pains
31:45

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Dec 04, 2018
Blue Christmas, Warm Kitchens, Hot Roofs, and Naked Stairs
26:53

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Nov 30, 2018
Black Friday Flash Sale!
02:31
Nov 23, 2018
Designer Allison Rachlis Tells Us All About High Point
19:40

Betsy welcomes designer Allison Rachlis!

Nov 17, 2018
MINI PROMO - Premium Member Perks!
03:08

Betsy has exciting news for you!

Nov 09, 2018
Warming Up a Cold Space, Exterior Paint, and the Chicken Test
17:02

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Nov 08, 2018
TV Consoles, Floating Shelves, and Clutter
23:17

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Nov 04, 2018
Quick PSA - We Need Your Help!
04:33

The business is expanding and Betsy needs your help!

Nov 04, 2018
Historic Homes, Studios, and High School Projects
33:09
Oct 28, 2018
A Big Announcement, Broken Rules, and Brownamania
31:21

Betsy has a huge announcement, plus she answers all your burning questions!

Oct 03, 2018
Chatting about Cozy Minimalist Homes with Myquillyn Smith
22:23

Betsy interviews Myquillyn Smith about her book and helping women embrace their homes.

Oct 01, 2018
Design Certifications, Carports, and Lamp Table Combos
25:05

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Sep 15, 2018
Ranch Style Homes, Freakish Kitchens, Delightful Duvets
24:21

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Aug 31, 2018
(BEST OF!) - Interior Design Self Care
26:00

Summer is ending. Colder weather and school days are here.  Does anyone else get a little blue this time of year? Betsy likes to make herself feel better with design.  Perking up can be as easy as picking new pillows. She will tell you how!

Aug 23, 2018
(BEST OF!) - Standard Sizes
23:14

When you are shopping, buying things that are out of scale feels awkward. Avoid that not-so-comfy feeling by staying standard with Betsy's size guidelines.

Aug 23, 2018
Downsizing, Layout Troubles, Shopping for Timeless Pieces
28:55

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Aug 13, 2018
Finishing a Room and Biz Questions Galore
18:30

Betsy offers advice about decorating bare spaces and tips on starting a business!

Aug 03, 2018
Design Q&A - Lost on Ladders, Bedskirts, and Biz Questions
20:46

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Jul 27, 2018
(BEST OF!) - Interview with Gabi Moskowitz of Brokeass Gourmet
24:28

Betsy and Gabi answer all your design questions!

Jul 15, 2018
Design Q&A - Whipped Cream, Contrast, Breakfast Nooks, Niche Nooks
32:41

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Jul 07, 2018
Design Q&A - Friday Brain Mush, Touch-Up Paint, Pattern Picking
19:41

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jul 01, 2018
Exterior Woes, Pellmet Smackdown, Navy Cabinets, Resale-Ready Kitchen
28:06

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

Jun 22, 2018
Design Q&A - Room Layouts, Boxsprings, Entryways, and Mushroom Trends
26:34

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Jun 21, 2018
Design Q&A - Style Crisis, Pet Hair, Formica, and More!
27:19

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Jun 02, 2018
Rug Textures, Contrast with a Renovation, Displaying Wedding Pics, and More!
28:02

Betsy answers all your design questions!

May 26, 2018
Design Q&A - Picking Paint, Clearing the Air, and Designing a Lakehouse to Sell
21:34

Betsy answers all your design questions!

May 17, 2018
(BEST OF!) Kids Say The Darndest Things
16:06
Two lil' guests join Betsy in the studio to answer your questions about kid-friendly spaces. We're talkin' furniture, fabrics, storage, and more.
 
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May 14, 2018
(BEST OF!) Getting Smart About Art with Monica Shulman
31:37

We are joined by painter/photographer extraordinaire, Monica Shulman. She is giving us the down-low on art, prints, photos and much more. Check out her stunning work here: https://www.monicashulman.com

May 03, 2018
Design Q&A - Kids' Art Display, Warm vs. Cool, Greiges
24:49

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Apr 29, 2018
Design Q&A - Following Your Passion, Going Overboard with Gray, Sofa Soul Mates
22:40

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Apr 21, 2018
Design Q&A - Reno Reality Check, Paintings with Appeal, and Sofas by Beds
24:16

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Apr 13, 2018
Design Q&A - Gray Paint, Nursery Must-Haves, and Basement Layouts
22:14

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Apr 06, 2018
Design Q&A - Sectional Sofas, Painted Trim and Creating a Color Palette
14:36

Betsy answers all your design questions!

Apr 04, 2018
Repeat of BuzzFeed Busts Bad Design with Katharine Heller
40:32

When Betsy's away, the podcast producer will play! While Betsy is on a well deserved vacation, enjoy a rerun of this episode where she and her producer Katharine Heller deconstruct this Buzzfeed article: 16 Times Home Decor Went Too Far.

Mar 21, 2018
Design Q&A - Decorating For A Forever Home, Tricky Transoms, Office Space, Betsy's Big News and More!
29:20

Betsy answers listener questions about decorating a large forever home, why transoms are tricky, what to do with your home office, and Betsy has book news!

Mar 19, 2018
Design Q&A - Drapery Dilemmas, Color Advice and More!
22:57

Betsy answers all of your questions about drapery, colors and more!

Mar 12, 2018
Design Q&A - Making a Furnished Space Your Own, Working in the Bedroom, Outdoor Rugs, and What To Do When All Else Fails
28:49

Betsy answers all of your questions about making a space your own, working in a bedroom, outdoor rugs, and more!

Mar 01, 2018
Design Q&A - Narrow Windows, Growing Big Pumpkins, Designing Your Cubicle
19:09

Betsy answers all of your questions about windows, pumpkin patches, designing your cubicle and more!

Feb 22, 2018
Design Q&A - Awesome Sofas, Clearing Clutter, Rules for Lamps
19:26

Betsy answers listener questions about sofas,. clutter, lamps and more!

Feb 17, 2018
Design Q&A - Hiring A Designer, Decorating Open Floor Plans, And What Not To Do When Building A House
20:33

Betsy answers all of your questions in her latest Facebook Q&A!

Feb 08, 2018
Interview With Architect Steven Secon
36:07

Betsy talks to architect Steven Secon about the difference between designers, architects and contractors, how to ask for what you want, cost estimates and more!

Feb 07, 2018
Trends for 2018, Part II
16:06

Betsy does a New Years reboot, and shares some more trends for 2018!

Feb 04, 2018
Design Q&A - Making a Space Sophisticated, Elephants in Your Room, and Patterned Rugs
16:42

Betsy answers listener questions about sophistication, safes and rugs!

Feb 03, 2018
Design Q&A - Emotional Mail, Best Places for Best Pieces, Barns with Potential
19:12

Betsy answers listener questions about piece placements, barns and more! 

Jan 25, 2018
Design Q&A - Armchairs, Choosing a Color Palette, Getting Your Start as a Designer
19:00

Betsy answers listener questions about armchairs, color palettes, getting your start as a designer, and more!

Jan 20, 2018
Trends for 2018, Part I
19:55

Betsy is healthy and ready to kick 2018 off with a bang!  First, she announces big news.  Then she reveals her feelings and thoughts about this year's coming fads.

Jan 12, 2018
Design Q&A - Metal Mixes, Cherry Wood, Mattress Reality Check
15:40

Betsy gets honest about cherry wood and other design dilemmas!

Jan 11, 2018
Design Q&A - Finishing Touches, Paint Color Selection, Bathroom Tattoos, & Polishing Your Place
17:30

Betsy answers listener questions about paint, polish and more!

Dec 14, 2017
Design Q&A - Feuding with the Family, Lightening Up Dark Wood, and Luxe for Less
16:18

Betsy answers listener questions about family, wood and luxe!

Dec 07, 2017
Design Q&A - Creating a Cozy Guest Room, Power Lift Chair Choices, and Trends That Are Totally 2017
19:23

Betsy's back with more design tips from listener questions!

Nov 30, 2017
Design Q&A - Thanksgiving Rush, Curse of the Medium Furniture Strikes Again, Bedding Battles, and Masculine Rugs
17:52

Betsy answers listener questions about designing with the holidays in mind, medium furniture, rugs and more!

Nov 23, 2017
Design Q&A - Beating the Beige-Blahs, Defining a Space with Rugs, Placing an Arc Lamp, & Getting Windows Right
17:13

Betsy (the birthday girl!) shares how she plans to relax on her special day. Then she answers listener questions about light, rugs, and all things beige. 

Nov 09, 2017
Design Q&A - Style Smackdown, Sleeper Sofas, and Removable Wallpaper
18:06

Betsy answers listener questions about style with some tough love. Plus, her favorite places to get sleeper sofas, and tips on wallpaper.

Nov 03, 2017
Betsy's Audio Diary
17:33
During our busy season, clients are calling non-stop. Betsy muses about her current workload and shares stories of recent clients.
Oct 28, 2017
Neutrals - Naughty or Nice!?
25:00
Betsy has said some bad things about neutrals--she will be the first person to admit it.  Is she now having a change of heart? She shares her feelings about white, ivory, beige, and taupe in this episode.
Oct 25, 2017
Q&A - Legacy Furniture, Exposed Brick, and Downsizing
17:29

Betsy answers all of your burning design questions about legacy furniture, exposed brick and downsizing!

Oct 19, 2017
Betsy On Build Your House Yourself University Podcast
24:53

This week Betsy was the featured guest on the Build Your House Yourself University Podcast.  She shared her top tips for starting from scratch, creating a color palette, and working with metal finishes.  Check out www.byhyu.com for more info.

Oct 11, 2017
Q&A - Color Consulting, Mid-Century Meltdown, Partner Problems, and Open Shelving
15:05

Betsy answers all your questions about colors, design compromise with a partner, and more!

Oct 04, 2017
Q&A - Fall, Design Businesses, Layout Issues, and Start-Ups
23:47

Betsy answers listener questions about designing for businesses big and small!

Sep 27, 2017
Dorothea's Bedroom Design Crimes
33:05

Premium member Dot desperately needs to update her bedroom. But where to start when everything is feeling less than fresh? Betsy breaks it down and transforms her room during this episode.

Sep 20, 2017
Hannah's Reno Worries
38:52

Premium member Hannah is moving from the city to the burbs of Montreal.  Her new home is full of charm but needs a lot of work.  From flooring to fireplaces to kitchen islands, everything needs consideration, and Betsy is here to help!

Sep 13, 2017
Design Q&A - Big Tubs, Cohesive Window Treatments, HGTV.com, and Style for Start-Ups
20:46

Betsy shares her answers to listener questions about tubs, windows, and news about Affordable Interior Design!

Sep 06, 2017
Secrets of the Podcast
29:09

Betsy lifts back the curtain on how her podcast is made. From costs to downloads to tips for getting started, she shares her secrets with you and with Siimon Sander, from Entrepreneur Decoded.

Sep 02, 2017
Decor Therapy with Psychotherapist Melissa Divaris Thompson
29:36
Designing with your partner in mind. Hard! Moving to a new space. Overwhelming! Trying to be perfect in the suburbs. Impossible! Therapist Melissa Divaris Thompson of EmbracingJoy.com helps us navigate these issues.
Aug 23, 2017
Roommates, Big Rooms, Toddler-Safe Furniture, & Summer!
17:57

Betsy answers all of your sizzling summer questions!

Aug 16, 2017
Q&A - Flooring, Finding Your Style, Getting Quirky, & Beach House Pet Peeves​
30:39

Betsy answers all of your questions about flooring, finding your style, getting quirky, & beach house pet peeves​

Aug 10, 2017
Curtains, Clutter, Color, and More!
16:41

Betsy answers all of your questions about curtains, clutter, color, and more!

Jul 27, 2017
Q&A - How to Pick the Perfect Paint Color, Shameful Habits, Feng Shui, and more!
16:11

Betsy answers all of your questions about paint color, habits, Feng Shui and more!

Jul 21, 2017
Styling Secrets with Erin O'Keefe
24:45

Set designer and art director Erin O'Keefe joins us in-studio to discuss patterns, accessorizing, and "wow" factor. She and Betsy debate a few old design rules and come up with a few new ones. 

Jul 12, 2017
Q&A: Small Spaces, Nursery Decor, Restful Bedroom Design, Ugly Recliners, and more!
17:31

Betsy answers all of your questions about nurseries, bedrooms and, yes, ugly recliners.

Jul 06, 2017
Q&A - Condos, Mood Boards and More!
16:49

More great tips from Betsy!

Jun 29, 2017
Q&A - Bar Cabinets, Etsy, Who Needs Design? and more...
20:55

Betsy answers more of your burning questions, just in time for Summer!

Jun 24, 2017
Color, Tile, Key West, Chandeliers, and More!
16:32

Betsy answers more of your burning questions, just in time for Summer!

Jun 15, 2017
Celebrating #103 with Q&A
29:36

We have been so busy over here at AID that we didn't even get to toast our big 100th episode. We are making up for that with today's show and taking a record number of your design questions!

Jun 08, 2017
Budget Travel Tips with Tina from Tripbound
26:19

Budget travel sounds like an oxymoron. But our guest Tina Williams from TripBound shares tips on making vacation affordable. From where to go to when to book, we are getting the inside scoop on leaving town. http://www.tripbound.com

May 23, 2017
Getting Smart About Art with Monica Shulman
32:42

We are joined by painter/photographer extraordinaire, Monica Shulman. She is giving us the down-low on art, prints, photos and much more. Check out her stunning work here: https://www.monicashulman.com

May 19, 2017
Room Redesign for Roseanne
42:29

Listener Roseanne wrote in with some great questions about her great room. Betsy gives her a bit of a sectional smackdown in this tip-packed episode.

May 01, 2017
Solving Problems Coast to Coast with Vanessa
30:34

Listener Vanessa wrote in with plenty of problems in both her NYC and LA spaces. Being bi-coastal is double fun but you also have double the spaces to design. Betsy is up for the challenge in this episode!

Apr 25, 2017
Kids Say/Do the Darndest Things
16:28
Two lil' guests join Betsy in the studio to answer your questions about kid-friendly spaces. We're talkin' furniture, fabrics, storage, and more.
 
Check out the favorite artist that I recommend here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtFable
Apr 20, 2017
Talkin' Trends and More
25:21
Betsy sent out the call and you listened. In came a flood of great questions and podcast ideas.  I can't wait to answer them! Here is a start with Trudi's questions about trends and Rachel's inquiries about starting her very own firm.

 

Apr 05, 2017
Kelsey's Big News
34:23

Besides Betsy, the designer who has been with Affordable Interior Design longest is Kelsey Surock. After 5+ years with the company and 500+ clients, she is sharing her design wisdom and revealing some big news.

Mar 31, 2017
Let's Get Personal
27:33

Betsy is over-sharing more than usual in this podcast about baby rooms, naughty clients, and dream homes.

Mar 22, 2017
Open for Business
36:07

Dreams do come true!  The story of Betsy's most recent interior design business struggle was just featured on one of her fav podcasts.  Check it out here, and be sure to head over to Gimlet Media/eBay's "Open for Business" podcast to binge listen to all their other goodness!

Mar 19, 2017
Sharing Your Space In Style
20:40

Having roommate(s) or a partner does not mean you can’t get a chic look for your space. Infuse your shared home with style using Betsy's easy tips.

Mar 01, 2017
BuzzFeed Busts Bad Design
40:06

I love it when listeners send me links to interior design articles and posts--especially funny ones! Awesome pal and podcast producer, Katharine Heller, and I yuck it up on this extra long episode about a recent Buzzfeed article.

Feb 24, 2017
Interior Designer Matchmaker
23:46

Thinking about hiring a designer? Betsy knows just the right questions to ask to help you find the perfect firm. 

Feb 15, 2017
Standard Sizes
23:19

When you are shopping, buying things that are out of scale feels awkward. Avoid that not-so-comfy feeling by staying standard with Betsy's size guidelines.

Feb 09, 2017
Master Class Sneak Peek
26:32

Betsy is hosting the HGTV-Addict's Interior Design Master Class in NYC on 2/5/2017. It is going to be a full day of design tips, insider info, and fun! Thinking about joining her for the event? This episode reveals some of the hot topics Betsy will be discussing during the big day. Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2j2bN2g

Jan 17, 2017
Betsy's 2017 Trend Report
25:37
Design magazines and websites are bursting with hot new trends and tips for 2017.  But are these fads worth your dough? Betsy lets you know and tells you what's new with her this year.

 

Jan 11, 2017
Christmas Special-Santa's Sack Overflows with Your Design Dilemmas
25:59

The ho-ho-holidays may be over but Betsy is still felling the X-Mas spirit. You sent her questions about toy storage, Kleenex, and curtains, and she answers them all in this episode.

Dec 27, 2016
Hannukah Special - Betsy Answers 8 Listener Questions
25:24

In the spirit of the season, Betsy is sharing her tips for transforming your home this holiday. Whether you are wondering whether to re-upholster or what to do with wet boots, she has ideas for you!

Dec 21, 2016
Budget Style for Your Wardrobe with Catherine Cassidy
34:53

Betsy loves shopping for throw pillows but is at a loss when it comes to selecting a sweater. You, too? Let's learn how to style ourselves on a budget with Ustyled.com's fashion guru, Catherine Cassidy.

Dec 13, 2016
Betsy's Holiday Wishlist
26:45

Looking for a great gift for the interior design lover in your life? Wondering what to ask for for yourself? Betsy's list of her 10 favorite gifts is bound to inspire you and your designs.

Dec 10, 2016
Shh, Secret Storage
24:33

With the holidays fast approaching, who couldn't use a little extra space to stash gifts, additional pantry items, and off-season clothes. Betsy shares her favorite storage saves and he least favorite storage frenemies. 

Nov 23, 2016
Gracious Guest Rooms
20:13
Betsy is hosting the holidays this year and is outfitting her guest room--on the cheap! There are lots of quick ways to make your friends and family feel welcome. Here are a few of her favorite ideas.

 

Nov 15, 2016
Interview with Gabi Moskowitz of Brokeass Gourmet
24:18

This week we are talking budget for our bellies with Gabi Moskowitz of Brokeass Gourmet. She is a blogger, book author, and TV producer. Moreover, Gabi has fabulous tips for gourmet eating on a shoestring.

Nov 08, 2016
Unique Ways to Accessorize with Books
19:33

Books are fun to read but can be boring to look at. But Betsy has some fun ways to turn your novels into new accessories for your home. Today.com loved her ideas, and you will, too! 

Nov 01, 2016
Brown and Black
20:30

While sometimes considered neutrals, when used with intention, these colors can have BIG impact. Learn how to sprinkle these tones throughout your space in this episode.

Oct 18, 2016
Blue and Purple
22:19

These cool colors are both the most and least popular of the entire spectrum. Find out how to best use them in your decor in this episode.

Oct 11, 2016
Betsy on EOFire!
28:43

Recently Betsy was featured on one of her favorite podcasts, Entrepreneur on Fire. Hear about her journey to becoming her own boss, the lowest point in her career, and the most valuable lessons she has learned while running her interior design biz.

Oct 04, 2016
Yellow and Green
23:41

These colors are all about enlightenment and nature. Have a room that doesn't feel warm? Yellow can help! Feeling ill at ease in your living space? Go for green! All this and more on this episode.

Sep 28, 2016
Red and Orange
26:54

Love color but not sure how to make the most of it? Betsy reveals the tricks and traps of working with red and orange in this episode. These two most intense tones in the rainbow need to be used with caution. She will tell you how!

Sep 20, 2016
Interior Design Self Care
26:00

Summer is ending. Colder weather and school days are here.  Does anyone else get a little blue this time of year? Betsy likes to make herself feel better with design.  Perking up can be as easy as picking new pillows. She will tell you how!

Sep 13, 2016
Merging with Your Mate with Jasmine Brett Stringer
21:29

No matter how in love you are, moving in with a mate is never easy. Carpe diem expert and newlywed Jasmine Brett Stringer is struggling to make design choices and compromise on color with her spouse. In this episode, Betsy shares strategies for keeping everyone happy.

Sep 06, 2016
Carpe Diem with Jasmine Brett Stringer
23:07

Living in the moment is easier said than done. As a gal who is never far from her planner and to-do lists,Betsy has lots of questions for carpe diem expert, Jasmine Brett Stringer. Change your shower curtain and change your life in this episode!

Aug 30, 2016
Back, Back, Back In the Ol' Mailbag
28:41

The emails have been pouring in so quickly that Betsy can't keep up. You have questions and she wants to get you answers in a timely manner. In order to squeeze in as many responses as possible, here is another Q&A dense episode.

Aug 23, 2016
Back in the Ol' Mailbag
26:03
Not sure to do with Tuscan tile? Feeling unclear about what industrial style really means? Afraid to commit to your rental? Betsy gets real this episode with advice for these dilemmas and more!
 
Aug 17, 2016
Sexy Kitchen Setup with Shani Delamor
28:05

Wanna add some spice to your kitchen and relationship? Shani Delamor of AppetiteforSeduction.com joins Betsy in the studio to talk about her favorite dinnerware, kitchen gadgets, and food fantasies.  

Aug 09, 2016
Get Organized with Anna Bauer, Part 2
34:02

Marie Kondo's organizing method isn't working for me or my clients. In this episode, professional organizer AnnaBauer of SortedByAnna.com shares her strategies for take the shame out of being a little bit messy.

Aug 02, 2016
Get Organized with Anna Bauer, Part 1
28:47

How should you handle your out of control mail? Is your playroom a pigsty? Anna Bauer of SortedByAnna.com has seen it all and gives her game plan for getting your space in shape.

Jul 26, 2016
Tool(kit) Time
32:50

Wonder what Betsy takes to work with her? Everything you need to get a designer look fits in her toolkit. She will take you on an item-by-item inventory of the things she loves and why she never heads to a job site without them.

Jul 19, 2016
Naughty Word List, P-W
31:28

Have you been naughty or nice with your designs? Betsy is back at it--sharing her list of design don'ts. Steer clear of these things if you are going for a high-end look.

Jul 12, 2016
Naughty Word List, A-M
27:43

Some things are just never okay. Why doesn't Betsy have any love for loveseats?  What's wrong with decals? Listen up and find out why she feels slipcovers deserve a smackdown.

Jul 05, 2016
Talkin' Textiles
32:41

Surprisingly enough, selecting furnishings made from fabrics is one of the hardest parts of my job. Learn the tricks to picking the perfect textiles every time on this episode.

Jun 29, 2016
Tough Love
27:53

Can you handle the truth?! It is important to keep it real when responding to design questions. Today Betsy softly delivers a few smackdowns to listeners who need a little tough love.  

Jun 21, 2016
Shopping Spree
31:30
Come shopping with Betsy as she breezes through the isles looking for "room jewelry." She's tossing pillows, blankets, artwork and more into her cart, telling you what she looks for along the way.  
Jun 14, 2016
Feng Shui Potpourri
30:02

Betsy wraps up her 4-part Feng Shui series with a mix of tips on topics like clearing bad energy, attracting good luck, picturing optimum success, and decreasing anxiety by changing out your light bulbs. Additionally, Betsy reveals her top secret for creating sophisticated spaces.

Jun 07, 2016
Facebook Lightning Round
24:49

During Betsy's first Facebook Live event last week, there were a batch of questions she wasn't able to answer. On this week's podcast, she is getting to them as promised, discussing everything from baseball hats to awkward areas.

May 24, 2016
Feng Shui for Wealth
28:12

Want more money? No problem! Bring prosperity into your life by tweaking a few things at home.  From coins to colors, Betsy shares her favorite get-rich-quick, Feng Shui strategies in this abundant episode.

May 17, 2016
Big Announcement: Live Event
02:56

Betsy is dong her first ever live, video event on Facebook Live on Wednesday, 5/18, from 3-4pm. Get your hardest questions answered this week in real time!

May 14, 2016
Feng Shui for Love
27:56

Finding true love or enhancing your current relationship can be as easy as closing your toilet lid. Betsy gets super personal, revealing how she manifested the man of her dreams by rearranging her bathroom. That and many more Feng Shui relationship tips are coming your way in this love-filled episode.​

May 11, 2016
Into the Ol' Mailbag
22:50

Listener emails keep the show lively. This week Betsy is getting schooled by one of her former teachers, and she is sharing some all new tips. She also reveals a new 4-part series coming atcha for the rest of May.

May 03, 2016
All About Ellie
29:57

Listener questions are Betsy's favorite. Fan of the show, Ellie, wrote in with an assortment of interesting dilemmas hoping to stump the designer. No chance, Ellie!  From taxidermy to hall trees, answers abound in this week's episode.

Apr 26, 2016
Coupon Queen
21:32

Betsy saves money like it is her job--come to think of it, it is her job! She shares her tried-and-true ways to get deep discounts at all your favorite stores.

Apr 19, 2016
Romancing Your Space: Part II
28:36

Getting sexy is not just for the bedroom. Sensuality should be alive in all rooms of your home--and even in your workplace. Stay on brand and in the mood with a few affordable design ideas.

Apr 12, 2016
Romancing Your Space: Part I
28:16

Are you in love with your space? Whether it's your home or your office, you need to commit like it is a life partner. Studio apartments need sweetness and cooking classrooms need consideration. Make your place feel loved with tips from today's episode.

Apr 05, 2016
Spruce Up for Spring
23:20

Now that the sun is out, we can actually seen the dust and grime that accumulated over the winter months. Betsy is grabbing her boyfriend (Mr. Clean) and calling up her girlfriend (Roomba) and sharing her top tidying tips with you.

Mar 29, 2016
Anniversary Follow-Up
29:07

Ever wonder what happened to Betsy's billionaire client? What if you're not moving out--what if someone is moving in? Still can't figure out what to do with your shoes? Betsy is going back in her archives to give you new thoughts on old topics.​

Mar 22, 2016
Styling Surfaces
27:33

Now that you have the furniture pieces in place, how do you give them personal flair?  It's all in the styling. Add accents to your surfaces with Betsy's go-to tips.

Mar 15, 2016
New House, New Issues Part II
21:41

Turns out a lot of people are moving from the city to the suburbs right now. There were so many questions on this topic that Betsy is devoting a second episode to it.

Mar 08, 2016
New House, New Issues Part I
20:18

From packing to unpacking to discovering a new neighborhood, moving is stressful.  Add decorating your home to that equation, and it can be downright overwhelming. This episode is packed with tips about settling in in style.

Mar 01, 2016
Small Business Strategies
24:48

While she didn’t start out hoping to become a boss, the business advice Betsy got as a small biz owner grew her firm from a hobby to success. She shares the tips that helped her most with fellow female entrepreneurs in this episode.

Feb 23, 2016
Wondering About Woods
23:32

Most of the furniture on sale out there features some wood. Betsy tells you what you need to know about shopping for solid wood, particle board, stains, and more.

Feb 16, 2016
Light It Up
22:55

Bulbs, bases, and shades, oh my! Shopping for lamps can be overwhelming. Learn how to create cozy spaces with pools of light rather than interrogation rooms with harsh spots in this episode.

Jan 26, 2016
Everything You Wanted to Know About Seating (But Were Afraid to Ask)
21:36

Pop a squat, grab a chair, and settle in for this episode. Seating determines how comfy you will be and how long your guests will want to stay in your home. Betsy gives tips about finding the perfect seating solution from sectionals to counter stools.

Jan 19, 2016
Micro Apartments, Major Ideas
20:46

Small space living is trendy now with the recent construction of NYC's newest abodes known as micro apartments. But Betsy was living tiny for over a decade before it became cool. She shares ways to make small functional and stylish in this episode.

Jan 12, 2016
Betsy's 2016 Trend Report
21:04

A new year means Betsy has new thoughts about the design industry and where it is going. Styles and elements she used to love no longer feel fresh. Meanwhile stores are stocking their shelves with unexpected, intriguing items. Betsy reveals looks that are passe and what she's excited for in the coming year.

Jan 05, 2016
Somewhere That's Green
17:19

BDSB fan, Audrey, has a lot of questions about making her new suburban house more cozy. When she wrote in, I couldn't help but think of "Little Shop of Horrors" and Audrey's dreams of an ideal home. Our fan's new place is far from Skid Row, and we are going to make it "Better Homes and Gardens"-ready on this week's episode.

Dec 29, 2015
Room By Room(ba)
21:32

Entryways get messy. Living rooms have to serve multiple functions. Big bedrooms are hard to maximize.  And playrooms get out of control. Betsy has cures for all the aforementioned ills in this show.

Dec 22, 2015
Window Dressing
17:18

No matter the view from them, windows are dynamic pieces of art for your walls. Learn how to treat them as the lovely masterpieces they are in this week's episode.

Dec 15, 2015
Homey For The Holidays
22:41

Tis the season for festive living. From gifts for the design-lover to holiday decor in 5 minutes or less, Betsy shares her favorite ways to celebrate.

Dec 08, 2015
Free For All
20:09

You have random design questions, and Betsy has answers. There is no topic too taboo, no query too questionable.  From home offices to renovations to shopping at Target, bring on the design dilemmas!

Nov 24, 2015
Super Secret Seven
16:45

Do you feel your space is missing the secret sauce that would take it from fine to fabulous? There are seven elements that every magazine-ready space should have.  Rundown the checklist with Betsy and see if your home is missing something crucial.

Nov 17, 2015
Pet Problems
17:33

Pooping, puking, scratching, and sniffing:  Pets are wonderful but can wreak havoc in your home. After years of designing for people with frenetic felines and dastardly dogs, Betsy has some strategies for keeping your home from becoming a zoo.

Nov 10, 2015
Stylish Studios
15:45

As a studio-dweller for over one-third of her life, Betsy believes a well-designed small space needs prioritizing, colorizing, and noting going too McGuyver. Her tried-and-true tiny space tips are comin’ atcha in this TMI-packed episode.

Nov 03, 2015
Retail Rundown
35:46

From Room and Board to HomeGoods, don’t miss the gold and avoid the crap with Betsy’s tested tips.

Oct 27, 2015
Style Search
16:46

Our clients know what they like and what they don’t like, but they have trouble summing that up into a cohesive look. Betsy shares her 6-step process for distilling your ideas down to one distinct style.

 

Oct 13, 2015
Mad for Molding
16:28

As the outline of your architecture, it’s important that you make your molding magnificent. Betsy will tell you what qualifies as molding, how to treat it, and what to paint it in this trim-tip packed episode.

 

Oct 06, 2015
Art Expert
18:54

Be an expert docent with a dose of decent design! Great art is all around: from your baby’s pacifier to a map of your honeymoon locale. Look no further than your own home to discover gems for your walls.

Sep 29, 2015
Awesome Airbnb
20:51

Turning your home into a hotel is easier than it sounds. There are tips and tricks for getting it ready for guests and appealing to the right people. We discuss how to market your space, who you should try and attract, and how to make a statement in this episode.

Sep 22, 2015
Why Your Home Sucks
20:02

Clients often complain that their homes don’t feel comfortable and that they are ashamed to have people over because their apartment sucks. Betsy has analyzed why certain homes don’t work and reveals the 5 things she discovered in this episode.

Sep 15, 2015
Office Inspiration
16:33

Whether you work from home, a cubicle, or a coffee shop, good design in your environment leads to efficiency. Feng shui, noise levels, and wall color have a big impact on your productivity. Get out your laptop and type some notes about improving your workspace affordably.

Sep 08, 2015
Oh, Ikea!
18:58

80% crap, 20% gold:  Ikea has some gems. But most items from the Scandinavian retailer are a disappointment.  Betsy has been there, bought that. She shares her favorite picks and the one thing that makes a trip to the nightmarish megastore worthwhile.

Sep 01, 2015
Cutting a Rug
16:21

Second to walls, rugs are typically the biggest visual element in a room. They also get a lot of wear and tear. Choosing the perfect rug for your room and lifestyle is made easier with Betsy’s budget tips.

Aug 25, 2015
Designing for a Billionaire
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What’s a gal who lives for sales to do when she gets hired to design for a client with a bottomless budget? Answer: She panics and then custom creates the duplex of her dreams. Betsy shares the pros, cons, and strategies for designing when cost is no object.

Aug 18, 2015
Ask Anything (Part 2)
16:39

Let’s talk taxidermy, velvet drapes, and sex. No topic is too taboo. Betsy tackles some tough topics on this episode.

Jul 28, 2015
Ask Anything (Part 1)
20:16

It’s a potpourri of design questions. From bedrooms to baby rooms, Betsy shares her tips on making the most of a big space and giving a nursery a unique look.

Jul 21, 2015
Betsy’s Dream House
15:49

Betsy is working on the hardest project to date:  her dream house.  Now that she’s found her forever home, she is struggling to pick just the right things.  She reveals her three-step process for selecting the perfect furnishings on this episode.

Jul 14, 2015
So You Want to Be a Designer?
18:40

How do you know if design is just your hobby or if it is a valid career choice for you?  Our office manager, Meg, has questions about breaking into the industry, and Betsy has answers. 

Jul 07, 2015
Sofa Secrets
15:26

Second to your bed, the couch is where you spend the most time in your home.  You want it to be stylish, inviting, and, most of all, comfy.  Betsy shares her secrets for finding the perfect sofa.

Jun 23, 2015
Relationship Rescue
14:26

Designing for a duo can be difficult.  One person wants pink, the other green.  One is traditional, the other modern.  Keep the peace with Betsy’s tips for decorating compromise.

Jun 16, 2015
Wild World of Window Treatments
12:38

Curtains and blinds can be confusing.  They are all about measuring and logistics—and not very fun.  Betsyreveals what you need to know about window treatments in this episode.

Jun 09, 2015
Sorted By Anna
22:40

It doesn’t matter how cute your design if your place is a mess.  Before you decorate, de-clutter and get organized.  Our guest, Anna Bauer of SortedByAnna.com, will tell you how.

Jun 02, 2015
Kitchen Not-So-Confidential
14:08

Betsy cooks up answers to your burning kitchen questions.  From backsplashes to hardware, we talk about little details that make a big difference in this episode.

May 19, 2015
Renter Realities
18:17

Renters face unique issues and have different questions than owners.  A temporary space may be home for longer than you think.  Make it fabulous even if it’s not permanent.

May 12, 2015
Open Plan Problems
13:42

Whether you have a living/dining room combo or live in a studio apartments, open spaces can feel both freeing and a little too exposed.  Betsy shares her thoughts on creating intimate areas in open plans.

May 05, 2015
Rental Chic
18:39

Just because you don’t own doesn’t mean you don’t want a stylish space.  Betsy gives advice on making your temporary home yours.

Apr 28, 2015
Bedroom Beautification
20:02

Call it Slumber Sophistication. Call it Hotelesque Hibernation. Betsy dishes all about boudoirs for adults, teens, and herself!

Apr 21, 2015
Creating Coziness
19:49

The number one thing Betsy’s clients want in a home with a cozy feel.  Whether you're in a space a short time or have been there years, use your five senses to create a space you love.

Apr 14, 2015
Livable Layouts
12:19

Great design starts with a great floor plan. Betsy shares her strategies for placing pieces and creating a space that flows. 

Mar 31, 2015
Creative Kid Rooms
17:09

Pink for girls and blue for boys is so passé!  Designing for both genders can be fun and fresh.  There are also chic ways to contain those oh-so overwhelming toys.

Mar 24, 2015
Storage Solutions
15:41

Where do you store your stuff in a small space?  Betsy has simple and straight-forward ideas to streamline, stash, and control your clutter.

Mar 24, 2015
Get Art Smart
15:53

As a former fine art painter, Betsy has a lot of quick and easy tips for curating and framing the art on your walls.

Mar 24, 2015
Your Perfect Paint Color
17:05

Paint is one of the most important elements in any space.  It is also very tricky to get right.  Betsy gives strategies for selecting the perfect shade for any room.

Mar 24, 2015
About Me
13:43

Welcome to the show!  On this episode, Betsy shares her podcast’s mission.  Additionally, she reveals the shocking story of how she became a designer and tells you what she is up to today.

Mar 21, 2015