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Affordable Interior Design

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!

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Episode 246: Peace, Love, and Sectionals

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

25mins

6 Jun 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 245: To Drape or Not To Drape?

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

24mins

29 May 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 67: Sexy Kitchen Setup with Shani Delamor

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.  

28mins

9 Aug 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 244: Design Drill-Down

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

33mins

25 May 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 243: Let the Light In!

Betsy answers all of your design questions!

30mins

18 May 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 110: Curtains, Clutter, Color, and More!

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

16mins

27 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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Episode 73: Red and Orange

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!

26mins

20 Sep 2016

Rank #7

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Episode 36: Room By Room(ba)

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.

21mins

22 Dec 2015

Rank #8

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Episode 02: Get Art Smart

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

15mins

24 Mar 2015

Rank #9

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Episode 32: Super Secret Seven

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.

16mins

17 Nov 2015

Rank #10

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Episode 77: Brown and Black

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.

20mins

18 Oct 2016

Rank #11

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Episode 119: Q&A - Color Consulting, Mid-Century Meltdown, Partner Problems, and Open Shelving

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

15mins

4 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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Episode 28: Style Search

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.

16mins

13 Oct 2015

Rank #13

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Episode 111: Q&A - Flooring, Finding Your Style, Getting Quirky, & Beach House Pet Peeves​

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

30mins

10 Aug 2017

Rank #14

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Episode 74: Yellow and Green

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.

23mins

28 Sep 2016

Rank #15

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Episode 03: Storage Solutions

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

15mins

24 Mar 2015

Rank #16

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Episode 76: Blue and Purple

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.

22mins

11 Oct 2016

Rank #17

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Episode 41: Light It Up

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.

22mins

26 Jan 2016

Rank #18

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Episode 42: Wondering About Woods

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.

23mins

16 Feb 2016

Rank #19