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Blog Entries - 2016

Why We Love the Hearth Room

Frank Lloyd Wright was a great American architect. He designed buildings and furnishings for over 70 years. Most scholars divide the work he did into three bodies of work because of how drastically styles changed during the course of his practice. Frank Lloyd

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4 Ways to Celebrate Hygge This Winter

Posted on: December 12, 2016
Tags: Atmosphere, Hygge, Cozy, Winter, Inspiration

Denmark is the smallest and southernmost Nordic country. It sits north of Germany and south of Norway. Denmark regulates a large fishing industry. In winter the country has up to 17 hours of darkness per day and average temperatures hover around 32°F. It

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Unique Gift Ideas from an Interior Designer

Posted on: December 6, 2016
Tags: Inspiration, Christmas, Gifts

Christmas is almost here and if you’re fortunate, there could be a lot of people on your “nice list.” The best gift is a thoughtful one. This sometimes can be difficult. Some people are harder to shop for than others. Sure your father may be

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Amy's Top 8 Holiday Decorating Tips!

Besides the ever classic Christmas tree, there are many ways we can "Holidazzle" our homes for the holidays. Here are Amy Youngblood Interior's top 8 holiday decorating tips! 1. Embrace a color scheme. Red and green? White and and gold? Blue and Silver? Pick

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Why Mid-Century Modern is Here to Stay

Posted on: November 8, 2016
Tags: Midcentury modern, Style, Inspiration, Classic design trends

Clean lines, tapered furniture legs, and low profiles all make up the look that is Mid-Century Modern. This is a look that our minds compute as simple and timeless; it’s a look that’s here to stay. Mid-Century Modern is the Helvetica of interior

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Come Shop Our Showroom!

Posted on: October 5, 2016
Tags: Amy youngblood interiors, Events

Amy Youngblood Interiors is moving to OTR and we can't take everything with us! Moving sale Open House this Saturday, November 8 from 12noon to 5pm or by appointment. We have lots of furniture, lighting and accessories available at below wholesale

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Our Top 5 Fall Interior Design Trends

Posted on: September 20, 2016
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Fall

Here are Amy Youngblood Interiors' top five new fall trends to keep an eye out for: Gold.  From end tables to fixtures, gold is everywhere! There has been a rise in metallic statement pieces.  Gold finishes are turning heads on accent pieces,

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A Visit to the Chicago Design Summit

Posted on: September 19, 2016
Tags: Interior design, Inspiration

As an extremely busy designer and firm owner at Amy Youngblood Interiors,  I don't have to time to attend every interior design show out there.  However,  this year I decided to attend the one day Chicago Design Summit at the Merchandise Mart

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7 Unique Lampshade Shapes Explained

Posted on: August 29, 2016
Tags: Interior design, Inspiration, Lighting

Lampshades are an element that adds to the design of a lamp. There are many different shapes of shade. The main seven include: the tapered drum, the empire, the rectangle, the drum, the bell, the square, and the cylinder. While most of these shapes are

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How to Go Bold with Wallpaper

Posted on: August 23, 2016
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Wallpaper

Wallpaper dates all the way back to 200 B.C. when the ancient Chinese glued rice paper to their walls. In 105 A.D. Ts’ai Lun incorporated textile waste into papermaking. The Arabs and then Europeans refined this technique. Louis XI of France called for

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7 Interior Design Words that start with ā€œVā€

Posted on: August 22, 2016
Tags: Interior design, Inspiration

We thought we’d share with you 7 interior design words that start with “V” just for the heck of it. This ought to get you thinking this Monday morning.      Varnish - a liquid coating applied to wood forming a

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How to Choose the Right Countertop

Posted on: August 15, 2016
Tags: Home renovation, Inspiration, Kitchen

When it comes to countertops, there are many different options. Three of the big options include granite, quartz, and marble. There are pros and cons to each surface so it’s smart to read up on the equalities of each before selecting a countertop

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How the Herter Brothers Revolutionized Interior Design

Posted on: August 12, 2016
Tags: Interior design, Classic design trends

When it comes to furniture designers in the United States, the Herter brothers stand apart with their ornate, cross-culturally inspired creations.  The Herter brothers started their company in February of 1864.  The company was known for extravagant

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5 Sofa Styles Explained

Posted on: August 8, 2016
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Living room, Family room

There are many different types of sofas. They can be the inspiration piece for an entire room. You can opt for a sleeker more sophisticated sofa with two cushions or a more relaxed look with three cushions. Sometimes exposed legs are a good pick and help to

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How to Choose Your Kitchen Sink

Posted on: August 1, 2016

There are many things to consider when redesigning your kitchen. And as the saying goes, you may worry about everything, but the kitchen sink! This may be one of the biggest oversights, for a good sink is essential to the functionality of a kitchen. There are

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Ten Tile Shapes Worth Noting

Tile is a very versatile element in interior and exterior spaces. It can make or break a whole space. When it comes to choosing tile to create interest, the first thought is often a mosaic or a bold color. Shape is often overlooked. Here are ten tile shapes

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What You Need to Know About Paint Finishes

Posted on: July 26, 2016
Tags: Home renovation, Inspiration, Paint

Picking a paint finish can become an afterthought, especially after hassling through picking a color. But paint finishes are important too. There are some areas that a type of finish is a norm, and specifying the wrong finish can make paint look out of place.

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How to Create a Patio Space with Personality

Posted on: July 11, 2016
Tags: How to get started, Interior design, Inspiration, Outdoor, Patio

There are many things that make summer the best time of the year. Charles Bowden said, “summertime is always the best of what might be.” Summer means popsicles and bonfires; it brings parades and vacations. But there is one place of oasis that you

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Nicole Slattery Joins Amy Youngblood Interiors!

Posted on: June 22, 2016
Tags: Amy youngblood interiors, Ayi team

Nicole Slattery has joined Amy Youngblood Interiors as a Design Assistant! As a recent graduate of the Interior Architecture program at Ohio University, Nicole will be assisting our team with both residential and commercial projects. Nicole's job

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What's New at NeoCon!

Posted on: June 17, 2016
Tags: Interior design trends, Inspiration, Midcentury modern, Neocon

With all the commercial work we do at Amy Youngblood Interiors,  it was a well anticipated, successful trip to NeoCon.  As many of you know, NeoCon,  held at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, is the largest annual show for the contract

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Summer is the Season for Remodeling

Posted on: May 27, 2016
Tags: Home renovation, Interior design, Inspiration, Condo

With the housing marketing in full force, Amy Youngblood Interiors is seeing a surge in remodeling and new construction.  Whether a single room makeover to complete overhaul,  people are looking to reface their space.   The biggest trend we

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How to Make a Statement in Your Foyer

Posted on: May 11, 2016
Tags: Interior design trends, Inspiration, Entryway, Atmosphere

The foyer is the first space that your guests see as they enter your home.   This space needs to make a statement and reflect your personal style whether it's traditional, transitional, modern, or eclectic.

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Are Neutrals Back?

As we've mentioned before, finishes are a big emphasis in interior design trends for 2016.  Now that we've decided to update our metal finishes with warm golds and raw irons, let's update our upholstery and paints. Although we've see fabulous colors

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Tips for Creating the Perfect Basement

The infamous basement renovation is the one home project that we put off.  As 2016 forges in to summer, Amy Youngblood Interiors recommends tackling that project for when the weather get cold again! Basements are notorious for low levels of light, so

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Easy Ways to Update Your Outdoor Spaces

Posted on: April 15, 2016
Tags: How to get started, Entertaining, Atmosphere, Inspiratiom, Patio, Outdoor

Now that the weather is finally turning, it's time to think outside the box for all of your spaces, including that neglected outdoor patio.  With summer just around the corner,  let's look to updating our outdoor spaces before the Memorial Day Party

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How to Mix and Match Appliance Finishes

Posted on: April 8, 2016
Tags: Home renovation, Style, Interior design, Neutral, Inspiration, Kitchen, Trends

Whether you're looking to update a powder room or completely overhaul your kitchen, there are many new plumbing and appliance finish options for all of your needs. GE has introduced "Slate" as an appliance finish. A smooth, satin patina, slate brings warmth

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How to Update Your Home for Spring

Posted on: March 22, 2016
Tags: Spring design trends, Inspiration, Entertaining

Happy Spring!  2016 is in full swing as we say farewell to the cold and snow and welcome the sunshine and flowers.  Why don't we look in to the emerging home trends for spring and give our spaces a refresh? Let's bring back the formal dining rooms

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Introducing Cincinnista!

Posted on: February 10, 2016
Tags: Style, Fashion

Introducing Cincinnista.com, Amy Youngblood's new blog for Cincinnati ladies focused on looking and feeling fabulous over 40!  As an accomplished interior designer and artist at 47, Amy wanted to merge her experience as a creative business woman with her

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What Trends You Can Expect to See in 2016

Posted on: February 1, 2016
Tags: Color trends, Trends, Interior design

The biggest interior design trend is that according to color leader, Benjamin Moore, the interior color of 2016 is Simply White. Similar to last year, white is all the rage and never out of style. However, with calmer palettes in, we're seeing even more

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Alex J. Knodel joins Amy Youngblood Interiors

Posted on: January 12, 2016
Tags: Ayi team, Amy youngblood interiors,

We are excited to announce that Alex J. Knodel has joined us as an Interior Design Assistant at Amy Youngblood Interiors! Alex is currently a fifth year student pursuing his BS in Interior Design at The University of Cincinnati. While in the prestigious DAAP

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