The Interior Design Advocate™ Helps Consumers to Spend Smarter in Design

Online classes led by awarding winning designer and former top QVC host, Donna Hoffman, launch February 13, 2014.

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Yardley, PA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014

With the rise in popularity of TV shows like “Flipping Out” and “Secrets from a Stylist”, as well as the predominant usage of Pinterest for home inspiration, it’s no wonder that consumers are more design-focused than ever. It’s almost impossible to escape the beautiful photos of celebrity homes and DIY projects that crowd the Internet. And while some may find the abundance of content nice, when it comes time to actually begin renovating or furnishing a home, and parting with precious dollars, many consumers are clueless.

And not only are consumers clueless, they’re also worried. Taking on a big interior design project can be stressful and expensive. People looking to either hire an interior designer or complete the look of their home themselves face many obstacles. Major concerns include communicating their vision with their designer, staying on budget and of course, the final results. And up until now, there has been no way for consumers to appease their worries and get wise about this process.

Enter The Interior Design Advocate™, a website built to educate and empower decorating consumers and design lovers by providing insider strategies for investing smarter in their next decorating, design or renovation project. Donna Hoffman (recently awarded Designer of the Year by the Interior Design Society) has put together three different online courses to teach homeowners about hiring the right interior designer, budgeting, buying the right furniture and more – without the sugar coating!

Those looking for help can opt for the “Get Wise In Design” Master class, an easy-to-do 6 week on-line class taught via videos delivered right to your email. This class launches on February 13, 2014 and focuses heavily on advice for finding your ideal interior designer in your town and avoiding the nightmare experience, plus insider tips for project budget management and wise furniture shopping strategies. There’s also a “Back room Classroom” a monthly on-line class to help DIY’ers spend smarter, and it includes a group Q&A call for immediate answers. The final class launching later this year will focus purely on smart strategies for furniture shopping today, where participants will have access to interviews with design experts, furniture price lists and project calculators.

“Pinning all those pinboards and compiling your idea books on favorite websites is important creative input, but that won’t keep you safe as a decorating or design consumer,” Hoffman points out. “And that’s where we come in! Our classes can save you thousands of dollars in mistakes and spare you endless wasted time, aggravation and stress whether you work with a designer or work solo.”

And when consumers take these classes to improve their home, they can feel good knowing that a portion of the proceeds go to HomeFront, a not-for-profit dedicated to erasing homelessness. To register for the “Get Wise In Design” Master Class, or receive a special FREE report on "The Top 10 Ways Design Consumers Waste Big Money", homeowners can visit http://TheInteriorDesignAdvocate.com to learn more.