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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. 

Betsy is an NYC-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, Big Design, Small Budget. Get a signed copy of Betsy's book here


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Dec 15, 2022

It is officially the holiday season. If you're watching on YouTube, you can see behind me this light dusting of snow over my Connecticut landscape. The previous homeowner warned me he said Betsy, you are going to love this home in every season but I know the other seasons won't be as magical as the winter time. And he was not wrong. Last night, these huge flakes came down and just lightly drifted over every little thing. It just turned into a winter wonderland. 

In 2023, I will be dropping a brand new idea that I'm very excited about. So hopefully that'll keep you on the edge of your seats because the best ideas can come not when you're grinding in the day to day worried about payroll worried about clients worried about invoices. But when you finally step away, and are in a totally new different environment that triggers different synapses in your brain to be firing. And an idea that had been floating crystallized in my mind, and I'm so excited to share it with you. 

Most things in my life have come from bravely following curiosity. Not being sure, not planning too much ahead. But being curious and curious enough to do the work to see. What's that, like, you know, even as an interior designer, I just liked watching it on TV. I was like, Well, why don't I go work with somebody on TV? Why don't you just write to this person? I didn't know what it was going to be like, I didn't know the hours involved or even really much about this person. 

My advice to you is to bravely follow your curiosity wherever it leads, even if it leads to a new hobby, or just a new afternoon adventure, or a completely new vocation. 

Without further ado, let me get to the questions that are already in my mailbag. 

This episode, we discuss…

[11:40] How do I create a color scheme when designing for people afraid of color? (Emily)

[18:41] Help choosing the correct window treatments for my kitchen space (Maria)







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