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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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Aug 26, 2021

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 


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



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