182 episodes

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!

Affordable Interior Design Betsy Helmuth

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 280 Ratings

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!

    Ep 289: Backs, Banquettes, and Babies

    Ep 289: Backs, Banquettes, and Babies

    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

    • 31 min
    Episode 288: Using Staging Success to Launch a Design Career with Ashley Tapley

    Episode 288: Using Staging Success to Launch a Design Career with Ashley Tapley

    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
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign
     
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

    • 32 min
    Episode 287: Spooky Styles and AirBNBs

    Episode 287: Spooky Styles and AirBNBs

    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
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

    • 32 min
    Episode 286: Tile Troubles

    Episode 286: Tile Troubles

    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
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

    • 29 min
    Episode 285: Deluged and Depressed

    Episode 285: Deluged and Depressed

    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
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

    • 27 min
    Episode 284: Reeling Over Renos

    Episode 284: Reeling Over Renos

    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
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
280 Ratings

280 Ratings

elizabethnebat ,

Betsy keeps it real with inside trade info and so much more!

I am seriously addicted to Betsy’s podcast! It popped up in my Spotify suggestions (I listened to Ballard Design’s which is why it probably suggested her podcast). Anyway, Ballard’s is in the review mirror (Boring hosts and content). I listened to five episodes of Betsy and I’m a total junkie!! I have gone back to the very beginning from years ago and listen to each one in sequence throughout my day (pausing it when I’m in the shower, or going to bed). I listen in the car, while I’m cooking and cleaning, and I even watch her YouTube videos while exercising in my basement! She’s awesome!!! The Notes section on my phone is chock full of her pearls of wisdom - everything from which retailers have gold and which have crap, rug heights depending on their use - I could go on and on! She always provides advice to help us (even if it’s not her fav mid century) and she makes me laugh while doing it. I will be sending her “delicious” questions once we receive our focal point (which is being made) for our grown up home bar! PS - I have spread the word and she’s being listened to from Rhode Island to Scotland! 😍

Sara in DC ,

Too much self promotion

Have listened to a few of these and will try a few more. Have heard a few good suggestions but there is a lot of pushing listeners toward her book and/or her classes and/or a paid membership for additional content. Understand she is doing this for a living but there are other design podcasters who take a different approach and I think I prefer those!

ImAFanNo2 ,

fun and informative podcast for interior design advice

Betsy is fun to listen to and is really good at describing interior design situations to us listeners who can’t see a photo from a viewer who has a question...can’t wait to have her answer my own questions on my own house soon, fingers crossed!

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