Watch Betsy Battle for Best Designer--On a Budget!

TODAY challenged Betsy and Francesco Bilotto to design New Year ’s Eve-themed spaces with only $250 to spend.


Ready to Replace Your Decor?
Betsy Tells You When.

Betsy joined the stars of “The Way Home” on Lifetime channel to discuss when it it’s time to replace big-ticket items, how to incorporate new trends into your decor basics, and clever ways to maximize a small space.

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Check Out Betsy's National Commercial

Betsy was featured in a commercial for Ink from Chase Bank with Marcus Lemonis, airing on NBC and MSNBC. Shopping with a business superstar sure is fun!

Betsy Loved Hanging with Hoda & Kathie Lee!

Betsy uncovered these horrible design crimes and revealed their remedies to Hoda and Kathie Lee. 


Preparing for a New Baby
in New York City


If you’re working with a small space, it may pay to call in an expert. Interior decorators can come up with creative ways to help you find much-needed, extra storage space. And you may be surprised, but if you find the right interior decorator, they may actually end up saving you money. We worked with Affordable Interior Design. Not only will they work within your budget, but our specialist knew tons of great buys that were extremely affordable and looked like a million bucks!”

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Meet the New Yorkers
Living in Teeny Apartments


“Two years ago she hired Betsy Helmuth from Affordable Interior Design to help her optimize the space.

‘It’s wildly different now,' she says; there’s room for two bikes, a bass drum, clarinet, a lofted bed, a petite sofa, and a loveseat.’”

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Betsy Shares the Secrets
of Her Success

Betsy talks shop with John Lee Dumas on his top-rated business podcast, Entrepreneur On Fire.  She shares the best advice she ever received, her worst moment as an entrepreneur, and why success is all in a name.

Betsy Discusses Her
Entrepreneurial Journey

Siimon Sander interviews Betsy about her journey as a designer, her daily work habits, and her success shortcuts on his podcast, Entrepreneur Decoded.


Books Made Beautiful

Betsy shared a smart décor shortcut for creating a festive tablescape at

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How Does a Small Biz Compete
with Start-Ups?

How does a small business stay afloat in a sea of interior design start-ups? Ebay and Gimlet Media shadowed Betsy to learn how she found her “special sauce.”


Chase Honored Betsy with Their
"Inspirationist" Title

CNN and Chase Bank named Betsy an inspiring small business owner in their "Inspirationist" series.

Spring Trends Abound on CBS News

Betsy was featured on CBS 2 News in a segment revealing décor trends for spring.


Turn Your Travel Pics Into Decor


Give Your Small Space Big Style

Betsy Helmuth shares her fave ways to use vacations pics to decorate your space in Celebrity Cruises Access Magazine.

Betsy shares her 12 commandments for making rooms feel larger for less in Small Room Decorating Magazine.


A Decade of Design Gone Wrong

Betsy appeared on the DIY Network's TV series, "That's So 80s..." and "That's So 90s..." along side Vanilla Ice and Joey Lawrence, giving her opinion on shag carpeting, pastel bathroom tiles, and many more garish by-gone trends.

Making Souvenirs Sophisticated

Want to bring your beach vacation home with you?  Betsy shows you how to use your souvenirs to create a Caribbean oasis in a sophisticated way.


Get Top Dollar for Your Small Space

Decorate Your Digs for the Holidays

Betsy shared our top tips for staging small urban spaces.

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"The cold, winter season is more somber and can be dreary," noted Betsy Helmuth, owner of the Manhattan-based company Affordable Interior Design. "Decorating for the holidays helps my clients to embrace and celebrate this gloomy time of year."

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Give Your Home the Designer Touch

"Spring is the perfect time to re-evaluate,” says Betsy Helmuth of Affordable Interior Design.  “If you have a collection of scarves, hats and gloves, put those in a bin and replace them with Frisbees, sunscreen and baseball caps."

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Let Spring In

“Spread the spring light around by decorating with reflective accents,” said Betsy Helmuth of Affordable Interior Design. “Do this is by hanging mirrors and buying items like a silver Moroccan pouf or a metal tray to add a personal touch.”

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Holiday Decorating for Less


"A good place to a hang a wreath is the window, according to  Betsy Helmuth of Affordable Interior Design, who recently published the book "Big Design, Small Budget: Create a Glamorous Home in Nine Thrifty Steps." That way you can hang it from a curtain rod to avoid nailing a hole in your door and passersby can see it from the street."

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6 Small Space Storage Tips


The key to living in a small space is being strategic. After years of designing for urban living, Betsy shares her top tips for making the most of your space.

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10,000 Downloads & Counting


Can you change your life by changing your furniture? Betsy Helmuth is certain you can.

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Family-Style Interior Design Help


Interior design conundrums are the price we New Yorkers pay for small-space city living — but getting help doesn’t have to break the bank.

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Interior Design Tips You Can Afford


Our clients have their eye on the bottom line. A great look is within reach if you follow a few simple guidelines.

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'Tis the Season to Decorate Your Home

"Betsy Helmuth of Affordable Interior Design gave amNewYork a tour of her favorite décor stores in Chelsea. At West Elm, 112 W. 18th St., she recommended picking out a chunky basket to fill with fire logs in your living room, as bare wood suggests a winter-feel."

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Top Seasonal Decorating Tips


Buying all new décor for each season; it’s too expensive and time-consuming. However, every season Betsy does buy one home accent to stay current and keep things fresh.

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4 Things You Shouldn’t Bother Organizing


There are places in your home that shouldn’t be organized. Follow this to-do list guide to straightening up the ones that matter.

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Designer Spotlight: Betsy Helmuth


Betsy shares her background, her inspirations, and reveals what lead her to becoming  a designer.

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Get Your Apartment Ready For
Stay-Over Guests


There’s a variety of ways to make your guests feel comfortable for their overnight stays--even if they’re crashing on a couch.

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