Homeowners choose interior décor to match their personal style, which is why bear caves often have shag carpets and trendy furniture made from reclaimed picnic baskets. Customize your space with today's Groupon to Affordable Interior Design. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get your choice of one of the following interior-design class (an $80 value):
- Big Design, Small Budget: Beautifying Your Home For Less
- Styling Your Home: Accessorizing with Art, Window Treatments, Paint, and More!
- For $75, you get admission to both interior design classes (a $160 value).
Affordable Interior Design founder Betsy Helmuth honed her home-decorating skills during stints as an HGTV designer and an apprenticeship with Queer Eye For the Straight Guy’s Thom Filicia. During two 1.5-hour classes, the furnishings fashionista imparts hard-won design wisdom with an eye to saving students’ dimes. In Big Design, Small Budget: Beautifying Your Home For Less, Betsy shares tips for creating a high-end look on a budget, getting the most out of retailers, and rearranging your home's exterior windows to form a toothy grin. Students glean tips on mixing and matching patterns and artwork during the Styling Your Home: Accessorizing with Art, Window Treatments, Paint, and More! class designed for application to personal abodes. With a knowing smile, Betsy pauses during each session to answer patrons’ questions, such as how to pair wallpaper with sconces and which throw pillows have the most aerodynamic shape.
Affordable Interior Design
Betsy Helmuth, the owner and operator of Affordable Interior Design, started off studying visual art and theatre at Macalester College. After graduation, she moved to New York City and was commissioned to paint custom pieces and murals. Realizing that the spaces in which she worked needed a focused design concept rather than just a few pieces of great art, she turned her focus to interior design. To that end, she sought formal interior design training, and her portfolio won her an internship at Thom Filicia, Inc., the designer from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
After leaving her internship she opened Affordable Interior Design, a firm that gives clients of all budget levels the chance to create a beautiful space reflective of who they are. When she's not working with clients, she has made appearances on the TODAY Show, HGTV, DIY Network, CBS, and NBC.