Bring in the pretty! Interior decorating

There is a lot of responsibility-overlap with architects and related designers. For many projects one needs a generalist (architect) to coordinate the different specialists (civil engineer, structural engineer, mechanical engineer, Audio Visual consultant, Construction Manager, Interior decorator, etc) .

But some projects, simply do not need all those designers. So when you want to reconfigure and supplement the furniture in your Living Room, select a beautiful color scheme, get the right wall-paper and get a new carpet- one calls a interior decorator. And one of the best no-nonsense ones that I know is Betsy Helmuth who runs Affordable Interior Design whose work you can see below  and http://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/

 

Affordable Interior Design's Office

Affordable Interior Design’s Office  

After all, it is that wow factor that is still critical to a projects success.

One of her gifts to the public is a series of podcasts that offer practical advice on everything from color schemes, to reasonably-priced sources to buy furniture. So if you are the DIY type and not afraid to get you hands dirty, I’d suggest combing through her podcasts first before pulling the trigger  http://bigdesignsmallbudget.libsyn.com/podcast .  Of course, they also offer reasonable package flat-rate deals to minimize the angst and maximize the efficiency of working with an interior decorator.