Creative talents, like houseplants and celebrities, wilt without proper attention. Nurture your inner interior designer with today's Groupon: for $39, you get an interior-design class at Affordable Interior Design (an $80 value).
Affordable Interior Design's expert furnishings fashionista Betsy Helmuth teaches students the fundamentals of creating beautiful living spaces during the Big Design, Small Budget: Beautifying Your Home For Less course held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. In the session, students will learn how to maximize space on a budget as Betsy shares several professional secrets she’s learned working as an HGTV designer and studying with Queer Eye for the Straight Guy designer Thom Filicia. Affordable apprentices will also learn how to get the most out of retail stores and how to integrate home décor to create a high-end look. During each session, students will be free to ask questions on how to deal with their own design issues and they are encouraged to bring their own houses to each class for visual reference.
Affordable Interior Design
Betsy Helmuth of Affordable Interior Design started her career in the visual arts, painting custom works and murals. Realizing that many of the spaces where her work was installed needed overhauling, she turned her focus to interior design. Eventually she won an internship with designer Thom Filicia of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and later opened her own company.
Now, with a second designer, Kelsey Surock, Helmuth breathes new life into homes and businesses, carrying out everything from spruce-ups to complete makeovers. For those who'd like to learn more about interior design, Helmuth and Surock offer three classes during which amateurs can learn how to create a floor plan, employ color, and redesign on a budget.
273 Bowery (corner of Houston)
New York, New York 10002