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Blog Entries - 2018

Pillows, The Perfect Solution!

We have heard the following from some of our clients, and I'm pretty sure this has happened to you too… "One day, I was walking around my home and had the feeling that something was missing in my living room. Something that could brighten up the room,

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Your Laundry Room… Not a Typical Room!

In the past, your laundry room was just a simple room… However, today it is as important as any other room. From floor to ceiling, you need to emphasize a style and create space efficiency and functionality. In this blog, I will point out some of my

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Thanksgiving Décor

The Thanksgiving holiday is opening this week! Our tradition is to have family and friends gather together to enjoy the company of good friends and family and a delicious feast. For those that are having guests for this coming holiday, I will show you some

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Must Haves for Office Space Interiors

  As I've mentioned in past blogs, the interior design of a space is an important complement for any room and can affect us in a positive way. For this blog I would like to express the importance of interior design in commercial areas, such as offices.

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How to Kid-Proof Your Bathroom?

When it comes to remodeling your house or just designing the house of your dreams, you may have to make a list of the things that are more used for you and your family. Especially when you have kids you might want to have a kid-friendly environment that will

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Happy Halloween Haunting Decorations!

Trick or treat, bags of sweets, ghosts are walking down the street. Let's get warmed up with these Halloween haunting decoration tips. 1. Black & White:Some people agree orange wouldn't match well with the colors in the rest of their home. If you are not

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How to Care for Your Countertops

Granite Granite countertops are one of the most impactful ways to give an elegant touch to any room. Having these precious stones in your kitchen or bathrooms will also increase the real estate value of your house, which is a good investment if you want to

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Want to be Happier? How Improving your Interiors Can Enhance your Mood” as Seen on Fox19 NOW with Jessica Brown

It’s a proven fact (even Oprah once said it!) that the interior design of your home can evoke positive or negative feelings in people. Your home is ultimately a place where you want to feel secure, relaxed and even inspired. Not to mention, a lot of

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Essential Geometric Features for your Interior Space

Before discussing our top 5 essential geometric features for your space, we need to understand that to have a great interior design composition, we must identify the elements of the room. Which ones will be playing the dominant role? Which will have the

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Our Top 5 Fall Interior Design Trends as Seen on Channel 9's CincyLifestyle

I was recently a guest of Allie Martin on Channel 9's Cincy Lifestyle show, and shared our favorite Interior Design Trends for Fall. Let's check them out!     ART DECO The art deco style is back and pushing boundaries in

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How to Incorporate the Color Black into Your Interiors

When I have asked people about their thoughts on incorporating black into their interior space, most of their answers were negative. They think using an enormous amount of black would look Gothic. Some think it wouldn't be appropriate for a living space,

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Light Up Your Interior Space

Light in our interiors is a priority. You can completely change the atmosphere of a room by the color of the light, by how soft, strong and dramatic it is, or by the position of it. For this new post we will show you our top 5 types of interior

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Submerge your Home in Nature!

If you haven’t already, it’s time to consider adding some greenery to your home. Houseplants will elevate your favorite space at any moment and it's the perfect accessory for our interiors!  Below is a list of our top five houseplants that

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The Wave of Wallpapers is Making a Comeback!

Wallpapers are slowly making a comeback into interior design trends for 2018. The resurgence of modern wallpapers brings new ideas to highlight your personal style in dramatic ways without breaking the bank. Isn’t that awesome??? In this blog, we will

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Get in the Ethnic Mode!

Rugs are one of the best decorative accessories, especially in these months of transition when temperatures begin to fall and living spaces gradually require more warm, inviting and cozy tapestries and decorations. Also, rugs serve to cover our floors,

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What's Up with Your 5th Wall?

There are days that we wake up wanting to make a radical change to our home. The most practical thing to do is to change the color of your walls to give a different feel to the space. It will sound that simple but many times you ask thousands of questions

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Top Summer Interior Design Trends as seen on Channel 9's Cincy Lifestyle show

While there are a lot of Hot Trends for this literally hot summer...these are my top favorites for the season: 1.  Bold Pops of Color:  One trend we are seeing is mixing 2 or more bold colors grounded against a neutral canvas  Even, if your

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Sprucing up Your Outdoor Space for Summer as Featured on Fox 19

Posted on: June 29, 2018

Are you looking to improve your outdoor space without a complete remodel?  Here are some quick, more affordable ways to get ready for summer entertaining especially with the 4th of July around the corner! 1.  Reupholster your furniture cushions.

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What is LEED Design?

Posted on: June 22, 2018
Tags: Interior design, Leed design, Green design

About LEED -  Everyone talks about going green, but many people are unaware of LEED and what LEED is doing for green design. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the largest leader in green design in the world and

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Don’t Be Afraid of Pattern

Sometimes small changes can bring a lot of interest into a space. Bringing in new patterns and prints is a simple way to bring new life into your space. While combining different patterns in a space can be visually appealing, it can also get a bit tricky to

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Man Cave Essentials

Posted on: June 5, 2018
Tags: Interior design, Atmosphere, Design, Entertainment

Every man needs to have a space of his own, whether it’s for watching the big game or hosting his closest friends for the night. The man cave is an essential area that must have personal and unique characteristics to be considered a real "man

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Making Home Your Getaway

Posted on: May 24, 2018
Tags: Interior design, Design, Cozy, Amy youngblood interiors

Do you ever feel like you need to just get away from the stress in your life? If you want to pack up and find a relaxing place to get away, you don’t need to leave home to find it. You can create your own relaxing space without the expensive

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The Importance of Incorporating Texture into a Space

Posted on: May 17, 2018

Texture is an important element to consider when designing a space, but it is not always the first thing people think about. It helps create interest and provides balance through contrast. Texture adds a lot of visual interest and depth into a space. Texture

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Lighting Q&A

Posted on: May 10, 2018

Q: I keep seeing so many new and interesting light fixtures out there?  How much does lighting really affect your interiors?  Is it worth the cost? A: Interior lighting can determine how you perceive an interior space and can even affect your

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How to Update Your Patio for Spring

Happy Spring! 2018 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? I don’t know about you but I’m ready to

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The Benefits of Interior Plants as Decor

Posted on: March 27, 2018
Tags: Interior design, Decor, Indoor plants

With the spring around the corner and the increasing news about health benefits, interior plants are rapidly becoming the must-have for every trendy interior space. You can place them in each room, using hanging plants for shelves and mantelpieces,

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What's Happening Lately in OTR?

Posted on: February 15, 2018
Tags: Cincinnati, Amy youngblood interiors, Otr, Over the rhine

  Amy Youngblood Interiors is located in the newly revitalized historical Cincinnati neighborhood, Over-the-Rhine. OTR, as it is often called, is seeing a surge in business growth and opportunity. Many of the formerly deteriorated and abandoned

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Trend Watch: Velvet

Posted on: February 12, 2018
Tags: Style, Trends, Interior design, Inspiration, Interior design trends

If you haven’t noticed already, interior design trends have been going through a bit of a throw-back theme lately. Just to name a few, we’ve got brass, wallpaper and retro-inspired furnishings all making a strong comeback. So, naturally, you

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4 Ways to Get Inspired by Mid-Century Modern

  When you hear the words “mid-century modern”, what comes to mind? For interior designers, most of us envision rich walnut woods, hairpin legs, bright orange sofas, and unique pieces with clean lines. The mid-century modern era of design

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Why Color Matters in Interior Design

Posted on: January 30, 2018
Tags: Philosophy, Interior design, Color trends

Color has more impact on our lives than you think. If you’ve ever read about the theory of color psychology, then this isn’t too surprising. But if you haven’t, it might be worth it to pay a little attention to the color schemes you see

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7 Most Common Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on: January 22, 2018
Tags: How to get started, Style, Trends, Interior design, Inspiration

You can usually tell right away when you’ve walked into a home that’s been professionally designed by an interior designer. You get a sense of everything being in its place and it just feels very put together. Usually, this will prompt you to

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5 Trending Colors for Your Bedroom

Posted on: January 16, 2018
Tags: Style, Trends, Interior design, Decor, Inspiration, Palette, Color trends, Bedroom

It's the middle of winter and we're all feeling a bit tired of the cold weather, especially with all of the snow we have been having lately in Cincinnati! It's been one snow storm after the next and all we can think about is staying inside our warm homes and

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How to Get Organized in 2018

Posted on: January 8, 2018
Tags: Organize, How to get started, Interior design, Inspiration, Storage

It's the second week of January and we can finally start to settle back into our everyday routines. You might be staring at your holiday decor, wondering if you should start to put it away yet. You're also probably noticing a little bit of clutter, or that

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How to Start a Home Renovation

Happy New Year! It's officially 2018, a fresh new year for a fresh new start, and for some, home renovation projects, as well! If you've been putting off that long overdue kitchen or bath renovation, now is the perfect time to start. Not only do we have the

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