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Blog Entries - tag: 'Inspiration'

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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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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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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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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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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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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5 New Years Resolutions for Your Home in 2018

As the holiday season starts to come to a close, it's that time of year to start thinking forward to the new year ahead. With 2017 just about past us, 2018 is right around the corner. It's a great time to reflect on the year gone by and to get clear on what

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Pantone Color of the Year 2018

Posted on: December 11, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Palette, Color trends

You might recall 2017's color of the year, which was Greenery, a vibrant and bright shade of green that popped up in design trends everywhere throughout the year. We saw it heavily influencing the botanical trend and the theme of nature-inspired decor.

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Our Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2018

Posted on: December 8, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Palette, 2018 trends

With 2018 around the corner (yikes…let’s just forget about Christmas stress)  there are many new and exciting ways to make your Interior a great space in the new year. Here are Amy Youngblood Interior's top 5 interior design trends for

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Wallpaper Trends You'll Love

Posted on: November 20, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Interior design, Inspiration, Wallpaper

Gone are the days of the tacky, old fashioned wallpaper that we grew up with. Old fashioned florals and paisleys are obviously out and have been for quite some time. We promise these are wallpaper trends you'll love! You'll find that these new patterns

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Warm up your Home for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just a week away, now is the time to give your home that cozy, warm feeling before hosting that big dinner, if you haven't started to already! Here at Amy Youngblood Interiors, fall makes us crave warmer textiles, richer colors, and

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Amy Youngblood Interiors at DesignBuildCincy

This past weekend, October 28th & 29th, Amy Youngblood Interiors participated in DesignBuildCincy at Cincinnati Music Hall. With the renovations just ending not very long ago, it was great to be at an event hosted in such a beautiful and historic

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How to Create the Perfect Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Fall is in full swing in Cincinnati and Thanksgiving is now just a few weeks away! It's hard to believe that the temperatures have already dropped to the 30's and we even had some snow flurries flying around this past weekend. All this chilly and dreary

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Join Amy Youngblood Interiors at the Tour of Kitchens 2017

Posted on: October 27, 2017
Tags: Interior design, Inspiration, Events, Kitchen, Tour of kitchens

Amy Youngblood Interiors is excited to feature two homes in the 7th annual Tour of Kitchens, presented by the Junior League of Cincinnati! Happening on November 4th, the Tour of Kitchens is a community event showcasing Cincinnati's finest homes, vendors and

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Why You Should Embrace Brass

Posted on: September 15, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Interior design, Inspiration, Decor, Brass

I know what you're thinking: is brass really making a comeback? And the answer is, yes! It really is, and it's back and better than ever.  If you're like most home owners who bought their homes in the 1970’s through the 1990’s, you have

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How to Decorate with Natural Elements

Posted on: September 5, 2017
Tags: Natural, Nature, Decor, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Fall

As September begins, fall is just around the corner in Cincinnati. And with fall, comes cooler temperatures, which means our gardens are nearing the end of their seasons. But you don’t have to forgo the beauty and greenery of summer completely if you

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Tips on Selecting the Perfect Throw Pillows

Posted on: July 24, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Decor

Throw pillows are the perfect accessory to add a pop of color or texture to an otherwise plain piece of furniture of space.  There are endless options when it comes to throw pillows, which makes the decision of selecting your pillows that much harder.

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8 Common Interior Design Mistakes

Posted on: July 17, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration

 There are a great deal of faux pas that designers often see homeowners making, so in order for you to avoid them, here is a list of 8 common interior design mistakes we see and how to avoid them.   Rooms that are Overly Coordinated : Spaces

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Easy Ways You Can Freshen Up the Foyer

Posted on: July 14, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Entryway

The foyer is the first space that guest see upon entering your home, so it is important that this space is not neglected.  It should make a statement and reflect your personal style. Everyone has a different entry way in their home - some large, some

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The Secret to Mixing Metals

Posted on: July 11, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Metallics

The use of multiple metallics in a space has been implemented by designers all over the world for many years.  It is commonly thought that gold and silver can’t be friends, but we are here to tell you that they are actually the best of

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Everything You Need to Know About Paint

Posted on: July 5, 2017
Tags: Home renovation, How to get started, Style, Inspiration, Paint

A new coat of paint is the perfect, and one of the most budget-friendly ways to spruce up your space and give it a whole new look, so here is just about everything you need to know before you start your next project.   Most importantly, you want to make

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8 Iconic Chairs for Your Space

The chair is not just simply a piece of furniture or a place to sit; it is a staple of design just as that little black dress is a must have in any women’s closet.  The chair is practical. A good chair is comfortable. But, a great chair does not

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How to Choose the Right Mirror for Your Home

Posted on: June 19, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Decor

Reflecting the beauty of your interior spaces through the use of mirrors is not only a classy way to improve your space, but it’s quite simple too! Mirrors help to enlarge a space by giving it dimensionality, while simultaneously reflecting light,

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Why Lighting is Important for Interior Design

Posted on: June 13, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Lighting

Let's talk about lighting!  Lighting is an imperative aspect for interior design, we wouldn’t be able to see anything with out it, so it is important to remember the impact that lighting and lighting fixtures can have within our spaces. Yes,

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4 Tile Trends to Try

Posted on: June 7, 2017
Tags: Home renovation, Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Tile

Tile has always been a go-to choice for the bathrooms and kitchens in our homes, but is also frequently used for a variety of commercial purposes.  Tiles, especially porcelain tile, is an extremely durable material that can be used on walls as well as on

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5 Tips to Create the Perfect Outdoor Oasis

As seen on our segment this morning on Fox19Now, here are Amy Youngblood Interiors' five tips to create the perfect outdoor space for the summer: 1. Connect your space to the indoors. In other words, locate your outdoor space near a room(s) you use a lot for

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Ways to Add Life to Your Walls

Posted on: May 16, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design, Inspiration, Durability

Are you tired of looking at that one bare wall? Or are you looking for a way to simply liven up a room?  Incorporating artwork is the perfect way to add color and life to a space.  Although, some may find choosing artwork to be a daunting and expensive task, it doesn't have to be.  

 

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Top 5 Patio Trends for Your Summer

Stable 80 degree temperatures have finally hit Cincinnati which means summer is fast approaching! This summer, spruce up the patio and impress your favorite neighbors with Amy Youngblood Interior's top 5 patio trends!  1. Indoor meets Outdoor:

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Why We Love the Wallpaper Trend

Posted on: April 3, 2017
Tags: Home renovation, Style, Interior design, Inspiration, Wallpaper

When people say wallpaper, we typically think of our grandma’s dingy den or the many faux pas of the 1980’s.  Well that just isn’t the case anymore.  Wallpaper is back! And it’s more stylish than ever. Instead of spending

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Top 5 Tips for Spring Decorating

Posted on: March 16, 2017
Tags: Spring design trends, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Style

Spring is almost here, despite this ever-changing weather!  However, with April around the corner, here are my top 5 tips for spring decorating as presented on Fox 19 yesterday morning! 1,  Watercolor style florals and stripes.  Not a big

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A New Project in Walnut Hills

Posted on: March 3, 2017
Tags: Renovation, Walnut hills, Art deco, Inspiration, Interior design

Our team at Amy Youngblood Interiors is taking on an exciting new project!  Alongside New Republic Architecture, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, and Model Group, we are honored to be a part of the multi million dollar redevelopment of Walnut Hills

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5 Tips on How to Make Your Bedroom an Oasis

Posted on: February 24, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Bedroom

Often times we come back from a long day of work and still cannot seem to relax. It is important your home provides you with the comfort you crave after a stressful day. Here are Amy Youngblood Interiors' top 5 tips on how to turn your favorite space

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The Importance of Your Front Door

Posted on: January 12, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration

There are many different types of doors. There are garage doors and screen doors, French doors and front doors. There are doors specifically for dogs. There is even a band named The Doors. How important is a building’s door? Besides the obvious

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The Top 5 Trends of 2017

Posted on: January 5, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design, Inspiration, Palette, Color trends

It’s a brand new year and it’s a great feeling being able to come home to a beautiful updated space full of modernized trends! Here are our top 5 tips to make your space fabulous and cheerful for 2017:   Bold Color- Navy is the new

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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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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 “V”

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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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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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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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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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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Fresh Ways to Be Festive this Christmas

At Amy Youngblood Interiors, we're moving towards a more natural holiday décor with the deep greens and golds of the season. While faux can be fabulous, decorating with plastic greenery and trees, this season calls for something a little more real.

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9 Quick Tips to Deck the Halls This Christmas

Here are some quick tips from Amy Youngblood Interiors to get you started in revamping your holiday decor. Tip 1. Wreath Away Wreaths don't have to be traditional anymore. We encourage you to mix it up. The more unexpected in shape and color, the

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Why Wallpaper is Making a Comeback

Wall coverings are no longer a thing of the past. Companies have updated their offerings and provide a swath of options in a variety of colors, textures, materials, and sheens.  Natural materials (linen, grasscloths) add some background texture and

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How a Pop of Color Can Transform Any Space

Posted on: October 22, 2015
Tags: Interior design, Inspiration, Design, Style, Living room

Throw pillows can add a perfect visual pop to any otherwise dull area.  Even if a furniture piece is simple, minimal, and thereby not a statement piece, you can quickly change the hierarchy of a room by selecting colorful, graphic pillows in not

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How to Design a Gallery Wall in Your Home

Posted on: October 8, 2015
Tags: Interior design, Inspiration, Gallery wall, How to get started, Decor, Trends

Are you accumulating a large pile of children’s artwork? Do you have an assortment of old family photos or letters? Have you acquired a collection of interesting maps, mirrors, or artwork?  Creating a gallery wall is a great way to give these items

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Simple Ways to Bring the Outdoors In

Posted on: October 1, 2015
Tags: Interior design, Fall, Nature, Inspiration, Trends, Natural, Outdoor

Humans have a natural biological connection with nature. Crackling fires captivate us and a garden view can enhance our creativity. Strolling through the park can have a restorative, healing effect. With the fall season upon us and the weather turning

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3 Must-Haves for Bathroom Organization

Posted on: September 24, 2015
Tags: Storage, Bathroom organization, Inspiration, Back to school, Organization

The shift from a laid-back summer to a hectic back-to-school schedule is a difficult transition, especially when adjusting to early morning departures. High traffic areas like the bathroom become busy and chaotic during rushed morning routines, inducing

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What's Trending for Autumn?

This season, rich blues, ranging from teals to indigo, add depth and drama to dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and ceilings alike. Try using a satin or glossy paint to create more sheen and add a reflective quality to your surface, which will help reflect more light and prevent your space from looking too dark and flat.

 

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Is Gray the New Neutral?

Time and again, I’ve walked into homes, apartments, doctor’s offices, and found the same color palette: beige-on-beige-on-beige (or cream). Don’t get me wrong—timeless, warm-hued neutrals can be beautiful and certainly have their

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The Key to Mixing Metallics

Posted on: September 26, 2014
Tags: Interior design trends, Interior design, Trends, Metallics, Fall, Inspiration

Brass and chrome can be used side by side.  So can silver and gold.  Brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, and pewter can, too.  The key is balance.  Much like mixing patterns, mixing metallics allows you to create a look that is balanced,

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Creating a Gallery with Your Child's Art

Posted on: May 31, 2012
Tags: Inspiration, Gallery wall, Classic design trends, Art

It always amazes me the gift and interest in art that young children have.  They inherently love art...even those little ones that will end up being scientists or engineers!  My inspiration of this latest entry is from a two day class my children

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Happy Mother's Day

Posted on: May 11, 2012
Tags: Style, Trends, Cincinnati, Inspiration, Fashion

Happy Mothers Day to all you fellow mothers and moms-to-be!  What better way to celebrate Mother's Day with a little treat for yourself this weekend...

Which brings me to ANNOUNCE my new venture,  blog and future web-site:  "CINCINNISTA."  As many of you know...I have a passion for great design, art AND style and fashion.  

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Your House for the Holidays

The holidays can be a busy time for interior designers!   With parties and gatherings abound,  almost everyone feels the need to update their space!  A lot of my clients want that new sofa or possible updated window treatments....just to name a few things.

 

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