How We Work

Cassy Young of the Young Design Group is an award-winning interior designer, backed by the Decorating Den Interiors franchise. Her interior decorating qualifications and expertise has helped many people in the Athens area to achieve functional and luxurious spaces, from a single room to a complete home.

Full home interior design and decoration
including product selection and purchasing

Cassy comes to you

Cassy Young of Young Design Group bring years of experience right to your home or office. Cassy will be asking lots of questions because she wants your space to represent your style needs whether it’s for your home or business!

The initial appointment typically lasts about an hour. Larger projects may require longer more than one appointment. Once you decide to work together, Cassy will take photos and video, and measure the space during the design appointment. If there are multiple areas to be measured, she may return another day. If you have accurate floorplans or blueprints please have them available.

Cassy will request a full house tour and you should mention other problem areas. She may ask to see your closet to get an idea of the colors and patterns you wear. This is a time to get to know each other and decide how to move forward.


People are often shy to discuss a budget, but for both parties it is by far one of the most important aspects of your initial consultation. You may not know how much things cost and we can work with you to determine a budget that accomplishes your overall project goals.

You may choose to work on one space at a time or an entire home or business. The investment will determine the furnishings Cassy can include in the project. Fortunately, Young Design Group have access to a vast array of American made furniture.  We have to the trade only pieces and custom upholstery and drapery. We also have imported furniture at different price points to help fit in anyone’s budget. We also offer a full range of commercial furnishings.

Making selections

Every project presents its own unique set of circumstances. Cassy prides herself on working side by side with you to accomplish your design vision. She’ll discuss the specifics of your project, help determine the budget and make some preliminary design suggestions.

Depending on the size of the project, Cassy may be able to get started with just one meeting but generally a full room project (or larger) may require several appointments. At her studio, interior designer Cassy Young will begin to plan out the space she is decorating and start to make selections for your individualized design.

Design plan

Cassy will present her ideas through a mixture of PowerPoint with floor plans, 3-D drawings and product images, as well as hand samples of products such as flooring, tile, drapery and furniture fabrics. If needed, she can also drop samples at your home/office then talk to you via FaceTime or Zoom.

Cassy will have worked with the budget that was agreed on earlier in the process and will be able to give pricing on all elements of the design project including installation. By having a budget to work with, there will be no surprises when you see your design presentation — you can relax!

As your products are ordered from a wide range of vendors, items arrive individually and are stored safely until everything arrives. Some things may arrive within weeks, custom items may take several months depending on fabric availability and production schedules. Cassy will keep you informed throughout the process and let you know about any delays or substitutions.

The big reveal

If you are having major renovations, you will see most of the work being done. But if you are having a room decorated, you can look forward to a surprise.

You’ve waited patiently for installation day, surely the most exciting day for both you and Cassy! It is advisable to leave Cassy alone in your home to supervise the sub-contractors who will install window treatments and hang light fixtures.

If you were having paint and wallpaper installed, that may happen earlier to avoid paint spills on your new furniture. Cassy will call you to return home when everything is perfect. There is nothing nicer than having left your home in the morning then returning later to see the final reveal. Enjoy your new space — hiring an interior designer is worth every cent!

To find out how you can work with Young Design Group, please call (706) 540-8925.