Seven Of The Spookiest Design Mistakes

SEVEN OF THE SPOOKIEST DESIGN MISTAKES Beware of bad style this Halloween.  Reverse the curse of unfortunate design choices by implementing the spells below. 1.  Ghoulish Green. Green is a notoriously tough color to use on walls–generally it casts a zombie-like glow on skin.  Avoid using this color in bathrooms, vanity areas, and bedrooms, i.e. spaces where […]

Can’t Wait for KATG–Listen LIVE Today!

Today I am promoting my new podcast, Big Design, Small Budget, on one of the very first podcasts, Keith and the Girl. I can’t wait to over-share, get into a little design TMI, and have a ton of fun–plus my comedy writer husband, Jack Helmuth, will be on, too. Listen live at 3pm on iTunes or […]

Cushy Kushi

I’m digging Pier1’s Kushi Border Rug ($299, was $349). First of all, teal is my new favorite color. Second of all, that price for something so plush. Yes and yes!

Gone Sailing…

If you are trying to reach Affordable Interior Design, we are on vacation. I am hopping the next cruise ship for Mexico and won’t be back until April 5th. Until then, Kelsey and Antoinette will still be designing. But I will be laying on the deck poolside with a pina colada. No voicemail or email […]

Another Round!

Right about now, I am at the all-you-can-eat buffet enjoying sushi and wine.  Yes, I am still on vacation on the high seas.  But I still take time to find great sale items even on my days off.  Today I am loving Urban Outfitters Chester Wine Rack ($79, was $129.)

Kelsey Likes to Store More

Everyone could always use more storage.  The trick is to add it in an attractive way to enhance the look of your space, not diminish it. These wall mounted shelves from CB2 add the perfect amount of color while still giving you a practical storage solution. Even better, the peach color is currently on sale […]

Kelsey’s Picture Perfect

There is no better way to show off you favorite memories and adventures than in a beautifully laid out photo wall. In this design I found a place to incorporate my favorite mirror from Ballard Designs (currently only $39) as well as this amazing wine bottle wall vase from Etsy ($20). Let the fun begin!

Kitchen Therapy

I am a big fan of, and most of my clients have little kitchens.  So when I saw this article on their site, I knew my fans could benefit from it.  Hope these tips are a help for you and your cuisine!

Cool Cubbies

Stylish storage is often an oxymoron. But I am crushing on World Market’s Colton Cubby Wall Storage ($63, was $79.) For a rustic or industrial style space, this piece would be so special!

Kelsey Finds Magic in the Middle

Coffee tables are the centerpiece of your living room. Yes, you need one and, yes, it should be amazing. The Clover Table from West Elm is not only gorgeous but it comes in two different colors. AND it’s on sale. BONUS! It’s time to get your mid-century modern on (was $189, now only $151.)