In Big Design, Small Budget: Create a Glamorous Home in Nine Thrifty Steps author Betsy Helmuth succeeds is creating spaces that don't look cheap! Unlike other "budget" decorating books, Big Design, Small Budget features spaces tastefully designed that combine classic furnishings mixed with pieces that bring personality to the space. In this practical guide the experienced interior designer Helmuth shares her affordable design advice and fool proof style strategies.
The book outlines her easy to follow design formula including creating a design budget, mapping out floor plans, selecting a fool proof color palette, and accessorizing like a stylist. Big Design, Small Budget: Create a Glamorous Home in Nine Thrifty Steps is filled with wit and accessible ideas even a design novice can create. Some of the fool proof design strategies include using similar colors on materials, such as metals in warm colors like bronze, knowing which pieces to invest real money in and which pieces you can skimp on. She also shares plenty of designer don'ts that make a space look outdated and/or cheap. The rooms photographed for the book reveal the designers talent for creating spaces that are both attractive and livable.