Yost, Allied ASID
Interior Designer and
Founder, Grand DesignGroup, Inc.
I started Grand DesignGroup in 1988 to
share my passion for Beauty, Order and
Gracious Living. Interior Design
is so much more than “a look” or “a
pretty room”. Our surroundings
have a tremendous impact on our daily
lives. Having the opportunity to
share in our clients lives is a
privilege –understanding their
lifestyle, needs and personal
preferences is my first priority and the
foundation we build on.
Interior Design is my second career.
I spent 14 years in the insurance and
financial planning industry – receiving
my CLU and ChFC designations from the
American College in 1983 and 1985.
This past experience has proved to be
invaluable in managing the complexities
of an interior design firm. I went
back to school in 1990 to study interior
design at Columbus College of Art and
Design. CEU’s and seminars, furniture
markets and travel keep me current,
challenge my thinking and inspire me.
My philosophy “stretch yourself” keeps
my creativity and ideas flowing.
I have an innate feel for scale,
proportion and balance. Color
sense and the layering of texture and
pattern are particular strengths.
My organizational skills and pragmatic
approach allow me to orchestrate the big
picture and still capture the details
that bring a space to life.
I have received numerous design and
merchandising awards over the years and
in 2010 received the honor of being
inducted into the Building Industry
Association of Central Ohio’s Hall of
I am a member of American Society of
Interior Design (ASID); The Building
Association of Central Ohio (10 year
board member); NAHB Sales and Marketing
Council; Professional Women in Building
Council; and Franklin Park Conservatory
When not indulging in my passion for
Interior Design, I enjoy cooking and
entertaining (especially setting a
table), reading (a preference for real
books not e-books), exploring art
galleries and museums and spending time
with family and friends.