Armed with a joint bachelor’s degree in architectural design and management science from Stanford, Noa Santos took his first job at a Madison Avenue interior design firm in New York shortly after graduating in 2010. Disenchanted with the work, the 23-year-old decided to launch his own company, 50 for Fifty. Established in August, the one-man firm charges a mere $50 for a 50-minute consultation (“It’s more like an hour,” he says). The service is geared toward young urbanites who want to add some panache to their cramped spaces, yet feel hiring an interior designer or decorator is beyond their means. He started working for friends, and now has a dozen clients. Architectural RECORD recently spoke with Santos about his background, his clients, and whether great interior design can be achieved on a super-tight budget.