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Blog Entries - tag: 'Interior design'

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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Get a Jumpstart on Holiday Planning

Posted on: September 22, 2017
Tags: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Holiday planning, Interior design, Fall, Entertaining

Amy Youngblood Interiors spent the morning with Fox19 News Now, talking about how you can get a jumpstart on holiday planning now, before the holidays are here. You can watch the segment here: Getting the Jump on Holiday Decorations It might be

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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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Check Out Our Latest Granite Install

Posted on: July 13, 2017
Tags: Home renovation, Interior design, Bathroom, Granite

Today, Amy Youngblood Interiors had a granite install for a bathroom remodel at a house in Lakeside Park. This bathroom remodel has been underway for several weeks and is finally coming together. The cream-colored granite has a decent amount of graining

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What Makes a Great Family Space

Posted on: June 1, 2017
Tags: Style, Interior design, Inspiratiom, Living room, Family room

Now and days, it seems that we are all so busy that we do not have time to sit down, relax and enjoy some time with our family, but it is important to have a space within the home where the whole family can gather.  The family room is a common location

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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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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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How We Use Professional Tools to Design for You!

Posted on: February 16, 2017
Tags: Interior design

Here at Amy Youngblood Interiors we use multiple tools to provide presentations for our clients. Here are some of the programs we use to most often to showcase our design work: AutoCAD This is the program we use to make accurate line drawings of the

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 Simple Tips for a Kid-Friendly Entryway

The kids are headed back to school, and soon, they’ll be coming home with backpacks, friends, jackets, soccer gear, and muddy boots.  Instead of finding jackets and backpacks on your dining room table or one your favorite chair in the living room,

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Brittany Holden Joins Amy Youngblood Interiors

Posted on: August 26, 2015
Tags: Amy youngblood interiors, Interior design, Ayi team

Amy Youngblood Interiors welcome new Design Assistant, Brittany Holden! Brittany holds a vast amount of experience both in and out of the workplace.  As a mother of two,  Myia and Jack,  Brittany became aware of her love of design when her

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What You Should Know Before Purchasing a Rug

Posted on: August 5, 2015
Tags: Durability, Amy youngblood interior, Interior design, Decor, Rug

   Purchasing a rug can be a daunting task.  With so many options to choose from—ranging in fiber content, style, construction, and, most certainly, price—one can easily become overwhelmed.  Don’t fret; we’re

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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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Why Hiring an Interior Designer Saves You Time

Contrary to the idea that a designer can be an expensive luxury, a designer can save you time and money in many ways. First of all,  utilizing the service of someone who creates beautiful spaces on a daily basis, a quality designer can prevent you from

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Why Designing Your Outdoor Space Matters

With summer almost here, outdoor living is a must! An interior designer can help you here, as furnishing your patio is very similar to your living room.     Consider how you live, entertain and overall traffic flow. If you already have furniture,

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A Successful Trip to Spring Market!

Posted on: May 27, 2014
Tags: Interior design, Trends, High point

Myself and Senior designer Ann Linck had an educational and inspirational trip to this Spring's Market in High Point, North Carolina.   The residential furniture mecca of the world,  High Point always proves to be a way for us designers to keep

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Spring Lighting Trends

Posted on: March 5, 2014
Tags: Spring design trends, Style, Lighting, Trends, Interior design

With the long winter ending, it's time to lighten things up. Consider replacing your outdated fixtures with bronze or brushed brass finishes. Enliven your space by combining materials such as wood and metal or glass and metal. Create a new look with

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An Amazing Market at High Point, NC!

Despite how busy we are right now, we made the journey to the Spring Market at High Point. It was an amazing show, educational and fun at the same time! We had some wonderful tours of existing vendors such as Vanguard, Currey and Co.  and Century, but we

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LIzzi Egbers joins Amy Schuermann Interiors

Posted on: February 14, 2013
Tags: Amy schuermann interiors, Cincinnati, Hyde park, Interior design

With our increased growth, we are excited to announce our newest addition to the Amy Schuermann Interior family,  Lizzi Egbers.  Lizzi is a 3rd year student at the University of Cincinnati's acclaimed Interior Design program at DAAP, and excited to

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Expecting an Exciting 2013

Posted on: December 28, 2012
Tags: Home renovation, Amy schuermann interiors, Interior design, Trends

It's been a busy end of the year at Amy Schuermann Interiors.  Ironically,  most of of my clients opted to postpone a lot of last minute holiday projects to bigger make-overs in 2013.   January can be a slow month for a lot of businesses,

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We Have Opened Our New Location!

I have successfully moved my office to Mount Lookout Square!  It has been a ton of work, but I love the new location and how the office has been transformed!  We started out with the unglamorous work of electrical, painting, plumbing,

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Moving Away from Traditional to Transitional Style

Posted on: August 24, 2012
Tags: Philosophy, Style, Amy schuermann interiors, Interior design

Fall is around the corner,  and business is booming at Amy Schuermann Interiors!   One particular theme I am seeing with a lot of with new clients is trend towards a cleaner line, yet comfortable look.  A lot of my clients have initially

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Lunch and Learn at Art Design Consultants

After a fabulous Cincinnati Design Star Opening Event,   please join me for a informational seminar this Wednesday,  July 11, from 12-1 at Art Design Consultants.  Over a gourment lunch and my "Urban Oasis" showroom on site,  I will

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Check Out Cincy Chic: Design and Style Column

I am excited to share my new column as Cincy Chic's new Design and Style Expert!   My first column for the Children's Issue is called "The Perfect Children's Room" and gives tips and trends in Children's Room Design.  In my column,   I talk

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Take a Look at Our Cincinnati Design Star Room!

Posted on: June 26, 2012
Tags: Style, Interior design, Cincinnati, Events, Publications, Projects,

!  I have to say, as a discriminating designer,  it is one of my best rooms yet!  Lots of planning and hard work.  All worth it.  Our Opening Party and unveiling of the room last Thursday night, June  21st was a huge success as

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Our Upcoming Appearance on Cincinnati Design Star

Posted on: June 17, 2012
Tags: Style, Interior design, Cincinnati, Events, Publications, Projects

The countdown is on for the creation AND video of my Cincinnati Star Design Event:  Urban Oasis!  We started filming yesterday "From Design to Creation"  with exclusive media coverage by Cincy Chic.   The video will depict and cronicle the

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Visit Us for Cincinnati Design Star

Posted on: June 4, 2012
Tags: Interior design, Cincinnati, Events, Party

The invite is officially out!  Please join me for a fabulous night of great interior design, art, food and libations.  The grand opening party is at Art Design Consultants,   a beautiful city-like loft space with amazing views of the

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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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Color Trends

Posted on: October 24, 2011
Tags: Style, Decor, Interior design, Trends

Wow!   I just received my latest issue of Elle Decor (in which my company is listed in the Designer Registry) and its all about color.    These are some trends I'm seeing and doing right now in color: PURPLE.  Purple is very "in"  right now.  

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Mixing it Up....

Posted on: September 12, 2011
Tags: Style, Trends, Interior design

When designing a space, I ask myself "What is fresh and interesting?"

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