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If you want to create a home you love, but can’t find affordable interior design services, are overwhelmed by interior design online options or interior design books, Designer in a Binder® is the solution for you! Designer in a Binder® is an affordable alternative to an interior designer and gives you everything you need to create a home you love!

Do you ever find yourself feeling envious of other people’s homes as you are scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest? Do you feel like you very much WANT to make your home more beautiful and more functional, but feel a bit overwhelmed when it comes to interior design? Struggling to decorate your own home? No budget for an interior designer?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you aren’t alone. In fact, you are in the majority! The good news is that Designer in a Binder makes decorating your home SIMPLE and FUN for one low price!

Click HERE to save up to 40% if you pre-order before shipping begins in June!


I surveyed my readers a while back and ask what they struggle with when it came to decorating their homes. The struggles ranged from coming up with a cohesive design plan, to choosing a color palette to space planning. Here are the results.

Existing Interior Design Online Resources Weren’t Great Options…

After reading all the survey responses I received, I did a bunch of research to see what interior books or online interior design products or courses are out there to help regular people with ordinary budgets create homes they love. And guess what? I didn’t find any. I even ordered several different options that looked like they might be helpful so I could share the info when I received questions about what resources I would recommend. But I just didn’t find any that fit the bill.

So, without any great affordable resource to recommend to people, that left me with the only option of recommending a professional interior designer. Professional designers can be amazing. Some of them really take the time to get to know you and understand your style and how you want your home to function for your family. But some excel at designing in a certain style and so you may wind up with a design that is beautiful but doesn’t really feel like you.

Affordable Interior Design is Hard to Come By

But no matter what interior designers are expensive. Depending on where you live, their typical rates are $75 to $200 an hour. So by the time you’ve paid them for the consultation, developing the design plan, sourcing the items for your room and completing the design, you’ve spent a whole lot of money and you still have to buy the things for your space to bring the design to life.

That isn’t affordable in my world. I don’t know about you, but we’ve never had a large enough budget to devote such a big chunk to the actual design process. We want to save our budget to actually spend on things that we can see and touch inside our home.

That Got Me Thinking…

That’s when I started thinking. What if I could develop a design resource that would help people create spaces they love? What if I could combine the educational portion of interior design books and build in some of the features of online interior design services? And once I had that thought, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

So last year I created Designer in a Binder®. It’s a complete design system that gives you everything you need to unlock the hidden beauty of your home one room at a time. We are honored to have helped over 4,600 people start creating beautiful rooms that they absolutely love.

And the brand new 3rd edition is ready to start shipping SOON!

Click HERE to save up to 40% if you pre-order before shipping begins in June!

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After selling over 4,000 copies of Designer in a Binder® we surveyed our customers to find out where they were getting stuck or what they would like to see more of.

We actually LISTENED to the responses because we are committed to making this the best product possible! Then we took action and re-wrote the educational portion of Designer in a Binder (the worksheets are unchanged).

The educational part of Designer in a Binder® DOUBLED in length. We added tons of illustrations, diagrams and more to make every step of the system crystal clear. With all the new examples and illustrations, art placement, proper scale, furniture planning, etc., you will have more confidence than ever as you create your designs!

The 3rd edition also arrives in a custom shipping box AND includes a keepsake box for storing larger samples, such as tile and carpet, that cannot fit in your binder.

Designer in a Binder addresses every single struggle that you are having when it comes to designing and decorating your home.

Best of all, it costs just a FRACTION of the price of even just 1 hour with an interior designer! And it will save you tons of money and time because it walks you through creating a cohesive design plan that makes sense BEFORE you do anything else.

Is Designer in a Binder just like all the other interior design books out there?

Nope. Not at all.

Designer in a Binder is not just another “how-to” book on interior design that will gather dust with the other interior design books.

In fact, Designer in a Binder is NOT JUST A BOOK. It’s so much more than that…

Designer in a Binder is an affordable alternative to an interior designer. It is a complete SYSTEM that teaches you how to think and design your home like an interior designer, for yourself. And since it’s one low price, you’ll have money left to buy the things you need to bring your designs to life in your home!

Designer in a Binder uses a simple 3-step system.

Step 1. READ

The first part of Designer in a Binder is full of easy-to-understand explanations and plenty of examples that will help you see the principles that interior designers use to come up with beautiful and cohesive designs.

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The workbook walks you step-by-step through the same process an interior designer would use to create a design for you. It’s like having a designer sitting beside you, asking you questions that would be asked during interior design consultations. By the end of the final step, you will have a completed design plan that you can implement on your own time and schedule!

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We’ve decided to offer two package options that include personal design feedback from me and a whole community of people to help you stay motivated and complete your project as quickly as possible. Wondering what size or style rug to buy? You can ask! Trouble deciding on a color palette? No worries. Support is there for you so you will never feel stuck with a design decision again.

You deserve a home you love.

Imagine how it would feel to love every space in your home. Imagine how much more relaxed you would feel if every time you walked through your door you felt like you were walking into a space that is beautiful and that feels like a reflection of you and your family. Imagine how great it would feel to proudly invite guests over to spend time in your home. Imagine how much more rested and relaxed you would feel after spending a weekend in a home that made you feel happy instead of frustrated.

If you use Designer in a Binder, you will create spaces YOU love. Period.

But here’s the thing. The design system I created will only work if you do the work! If you’re expecting Designer in a Binder, or anything else, to magically solve your design dilemmas, please do NOT buy it. You should only buy it if you actually intend to use it and complete the workbook for each space in your home you work on.

Click HERE to save up to 40% if you pre-order before shipping begins in June!

How much does Designer in a Binder cost?

It costs a fraction of the price of what you would pay an interior designer to help you design your home! Interior designers charge anywhere from $75 an hour to $500 an hour depending on where you live. That means you could pay $100 just for a designer’s input on paint colors for a single room and let’s face it, there’s soooooo much more to creating a home you love than paint colors.

You have 3 package options. Click here to read all about them and see the pricing. Yes, Designer in a Binder will help you design your entire home for that low, one-time payment. During this pre-sale period, you can get 40% off the DELUXE package and save on the other packages as well. But the prices go up as soon as this pre-sale period ends! 

If you feel like you want some guidance as you work your way through Designer in a Binder, I definitely recommend the PLUS or DELUXE packages, both of which include access to the private and exclusive Facebook group. In addition to being able to ask design questions and get feedback on decisions you are making in your own home, the Facebook group will help keep you motivated! 

The DELUXE package is my favorite because it even includes a custom printed binder and accessories to be shipped straight to your door! And if you order soon you can save 40% off on the price!

Here’s What’s Included with the Designer in a Binder DELUXE Package

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Just imagine…

As you consider joining the Designer in a Binder community, I want you to think about what would be different in your life in 6 months if you decide NOT to buy it. Probably nothing, right?

To make the progress you want to make in your home, you have to make the commitment. Designer in a Binder is the complete home design system that will get you the results you want. It will transform how you think about the interior design process and if you do the work, it will change how you feel about your home. And that is POWERFUL.

So now ask yourself what you want to achieve in your home in the months ahead. What goals do you have about how you want your home to look and feel for your family? What goals do you have for your home that keep getting pushed to the back burner?

You have an opportunity to do something about that right now.

Designer in a Binder is all you need to empower yourself to create a home you love. And that is why I invite you to say yes to purchase it today. Say yes to loving your home every time you walk through the door. Say yes to making your home a priority.

Click here to learn more or shop now.

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  1. Mauri says:

    So excited for you and your launch day! Hope it went really well and you can take some deep breaths! I know it was a TON of work. I think that’s why I’ve been subconsciously putting off creating a product…I’ve got all sorts of ideas up my sleeve, but I’m so intimidated by the work to launch and market! Maybe I’ll get some motivation from you launching yours! :) – Mauri

    • Tasha A. says:

      Thank you, Mauri! It went really well. Don’t put off creating your own product. It’s a TON of work, but the reward is well worth it! I wish I had done it sooner!

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