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Watch Us Battle for Best Designer!
TODAY challenged our owner, Betsy Helmuth, and designer Francesco Bilotto to design New Year ’s Eve-themed spaces with only $250 to spend.
Ready to Replace Your Decor? We Tell You When.
Owner Betsy Helmuth joined the stars of “The Way Home” on Lifetime channel to discuss when it it’s time to replace big-ticket items, how to incorporate new trends into your decor basics, and clever ways to maximize a small space.
Check Out Our National Commercial on NBC
We were featured in a commercial for Ink from Chase Bank with Marcus Lemonis, airing on NBC and MSNBC. Shopping with a business superstar sure is fun!
We Loved Hanging with Hoda and Kathie Lee!
We uncovered these horrible design crimes and revealed their remedies to Hoda and Kathie Lee.
Preparing for a New Baby in New York City
“If you’re working with a small space, it may pay to call in an expert. Interior decorators can come up with creative ways to help you find much-needed, extra storage space. And you may be surprised, but if you find the right interior decorator, they may actually end up saving you money. We worked with Affordable Interior Design. Not only will they work within your budget, but our specialist, Kelsey, knew tons of great buys that were extremely affordable and looked like a million bucks!”
Meet the New Yorkers Living in Teeny Apartments
“Two years ago she hired a consultant from Affordable Interior Design to help her optimize the space.
‘It’s wildly different now,' she says; there’s room for two bikes, a bass drum, clarinet, a lofted bed, a petite stove and a loveseat.’”
We Share the Secrets of Our Success
Owner Betsy Helmuth talks shop with John Lee Dumas on his top-rated business podcast, Entrepreneur On Fire. She shares the best advice she ever received, her worst moment as an entrepreneur, and why success is all in a name.
Books Made Beautiful
We shared a smart décor shortcut for creating a festive tablescape at today.com.
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Our CEO Discusses Her Entrepreneurial Journey
Siimon Sander interviews owner Betsy Helmuth about her journey as a designer, her daily work habits, and her success shortcuts, on his podcast, Entrepreneur Decoded.
How Does a Small Biz Compete with Start-Ups?
How does a small business stay afloat in a sea of interior design start-ups? Ebay and Gimlet Media shadowed our firm to learn how we found our “special sauce.”
Chase Honored Us with Their "Inspirationist" Title
CNN and Chase Bank named Affordable Interior Design an inspiring small business in their "Inspirationist" series.
Spring Trends Abound on CBS News
Affordable Interior Design and designer was featured on CBS 2 News in a segment revealing décor trends for spring.
Turn Your Travel Pics Into Decor
Betsy Helmuth, owner and designer of Affordable Interior Design, shares her fave ways to use vacations pics to decorate your space in Celebrity Cruises Axess Magazine.
Give Your Small Space Big Style
Affordable Interior Design’s owner Betsy Helmuth shares her 12 commandments for making rooms feel larger for less in Small Room Decorating Magazine.
A Decade of Design Gone Wrong
Betsy Helmuth appeared on the DIY Network's TV series, "That's So 80s..." and "That's So 90s..." along side Vanilla Ice and Joey Lawrence, giving her opinion on shag carpeting, pastel bathroom tiles, and many more garish by-gone trends.
Making Souvenirs Sophisticated
Want to bring your beach vacation home with you? The owner of Affordable Interior Design shows you how to use your souvenirs to create a Caribbean oasis in a sophisticated way in Decorating Shortcuts Magazine.
Get Top Dollar for Your Small Space
We shared our top tips for staging small urban spaces.
Let Spring In
"Spring is the perfect time to re-evaluate,” says Betsy Helmuth of Affordable Interior Design. “If you have a collection of scarves, hats and gloves, put those in a bin and replace them with Frisbees, sunscreen and baseball caps."
Holiday Decorating for Less
"A good place to a hang a wreath is the window, according to Betsy Helmuth of Affordable Interior Design, who recently published the book "Big Design, Small Budget: Create a Glamorous Home in Nine Thrifty Steps." That way you can hang it from a curtain rod to avoid nailing a hole in your door and passersby can see it from the street."
Decorate Your Digs for the Holidays
"The cold, winter season is more somber and can be dreary," noted Betsy Helmuth, owner of the Manhattan-based company Affordable Interior Design. "Decorating for the holidays helps my clients to embrace and celebrate this gloomy time of year."
Give Your Home the Designer Touch
“Spread the spring light around by decorating with reflective accents,” said Betsy Helmuth of Affordable Interior Design. “Do this is by hanging mirrors and buying items like a silver Moroccan pouf or a metal tray to add a personal touch.”
'Tis the Season to Decorate Your Home
"Betsy Helmuth of Affordable Interior Design gave amNewYork a tour of her favorite décor stores in Chelsea. At West Elm, 112 W. 18th St., she recommended picking out a chunky basket to fill with fire logs in your living room, as bare wood suggests a winter-feel."