News from Cassy Young

Keep up-to-date with news from award-winning interior designer Cassy Young, AAS, Allied ASID

Cassy Young on stage in New Orleans to receive awards for her contributions to the Decorating Den Interiors franchise.

Award-Winning Designs
in New Orleans

Dream Room Winner 2023Interior designer Cassy Young and her assistant Nikki were on stage several times at the Exceeding the Vision: 2023 Design Conference held this year in New Orleans.

Their awards include 1st Place for Cassy’s dark, moody bar , and 1st Place for her wine lounge in the annual Dream Room Competition judged by editors from shelter magazines such as House Beautiful, Veranda and Arabella.

Cassy’s design talent and experience has been highlighted over the years with many Dream Room wins including being awarded Designer of the Year in 2021.

Try metallic accents against a dark moody wall.

Featured in Veranda
May 2023

Cassy Young’s stunning basement makeover was featured this month in Veranda magazine under the title 7 Tips for Decorating Rooms with Dark Walls.

For a recent project, Athens, Georgia-based interior designer Cassy Young, who’s part of Decorating Den Interiors, a collective of individually owned and operated design firms around the U.S., was tasked with turning a walkout basement into an elegant lounge and wine room.

“Because it’s a walkout, there is a bit of natural light, but we wanted it moody and dark,” says Young, Decorating Den’s 2021 Designer of the Year. “You don’t want too much light to hit the bottles of wine. Black paint was perfect—it absorbs light instead of reflecting it.” Happily, Young has decorated plenty of approachable dark-walled rooms over her career. Read more of her tried-and-true advice .

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Cassy Young, owner of Young Design Group received both Best of Houzz Design and Best of Houzz Service for 2023.

2023 Best of Houzz Awards

Young Design Group is a Best of Houzz 2023 winner! We’re so proud of all this team has accomplished and honored to be recognized for the hard work we put in on behalf of our clients. We received both Best of Houzz Design and Best of Houzz Service for 2023.

“Best of Houzz 2023” badges appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help the more than 65 million homeowners and home design enthusiasts on Houzz to identify popular and top-rated home professionals for their projects.

Interior designer Cassy Young can create a bathroom retreat in your own home.

Featured in Veranda

Cassy’s award-winning bathroom renovation and design was featured this month in showcasing her classic style. The article, 7 elegant Bathroom Ideas you’ll want to try in 2022, looks at the many different elements that can contribute to a beautiful bathroom, from tile options and cabinetry picks to the color choice for your walls (and even the towels).

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lilac shades add warmth to a gray living room

2021 Designer of the Year

Cassy Young was honored last night with multiple design awards at the Decorating Den Interiors 37th Annual Dream Room Awards event held by video conference again, replacing the  the normal annual conference.

Multiple awards for her dining room, living room and kitchen culminated in Cassy being awarded the highest award presented, Designer of the Year.

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Award-winning kitchen

Cassy Young honored with 2020 Design Award

Cassy Young, owner of Young Design Group was once again awarded this year for her amazing work on this Georgia kitchen. Cassy worked with the homeowners on all aspects of the kitchen to finalize selections for cabinet style/finishes, hardware, counter top, floor tile, back splash tile, and plumbing fixtures. Walls, doors and windows were moved and the incredible new ceiling adds interest and great presence.

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Awards for Local Designer

They weren’t together, they came together on Zoom instead. Interior designers from America and Canada joined together for the ultimate award session at the 51st Annual Decorating Den Interiors Conference. It was different and lots of fun.

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Published in Arabella

Interior designer Cassy Young’s work was included in the April 2020 edition of Arabella, a leading-edge art, architecture and design magazine. Click here to access the complete magazine for FREE during the pandemic, or read the article “The Family Room” below.

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Read our new eBook Window Treatments

Window Treatments eBook

The latest from interior designer Cassy Young is the Decorating Den Book of Window Treatments. Window treatments can be an afterthought when it comes to purchasing and decorating your home. Read our new eBook simply entitled Window Treatments. Find out about options to consider and call Cassy to tell you which are the right options for your window’s positioning, size and outlook.

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award-winning kitchen

Winner of Three Design Awards

Cassy Young has been awarded three design awards at the annual Dream Room competition. This prestigious competition is judged by the editors of America’s top shelter magazines such as Traditional Home, Elle Decor, Verandah and several others.

  • First Place in Home Office category
  • First Place in Kitchen category
  • Second Place in Family Room category
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cassy young receiving the eagle award at the decorating den awards dinner

2019 Annual Conference

Last night was the Decorating Den Interiors franchise annual conference where owners are acknowledged for their beautiful design work and sales. Owner and interior designer Cassy Young was honored with the Eagle Award, seen here with Jennifer Manley, VP of Retail Sales, and David Hasely, Senior VP of Merchandising and Marketing.

attending the 50th annual conference of decorating den interiors

Attending the 50th Decorating Den Interiors franchise conference

A year to celebrate! Cassy is currently attending the 50th annual conference for Decorating Den Interiors franchise owners held this year in Las Vegas. The conference is being held in the luxurious Paris Hotel.