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Meet Chelsea, our new designer and assistant manager at The Black Goose Design
Thursday Dec 26 2019

Meet Chelsea Porter, our new assistant manager at The Black Goose Design. She joined us in October 2019, and her fresh outlook and creative ideas have already made a great impact. We’re delighted to have her on our team and share a bit more about her with you here today. 

Q. How many years have you been a designer?

A. I have four years of interior design experience along with four years of fashion and graphic design experience.


Q. How would you define your personal style?

A. I would describe my personal style as creative. Growing up, I didn't have all the resources to do whatever I wanted with my wardrobe and space, so I had to get creative to accomplish the closest thing possible to the style and surroundings I wanted. Looking back, I’m extremely grateful life worked out this way, as possessing such creative skills has really played a positive role in my career thus far. 

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Q. What is your go-to color scheme?

A. I find myself drawn to natural earth tones. Being able to pull inspirations from the outdoors in is my favorite way to create.


image credit: Wesley Hall

Q. What is your favorite room to design?

A. The bedroom! Because it’s an intimate space, it allows me the opportunity to get to know my clients better. Rather than just focusing on how they want to be seen by others in the more common areas of the home, the bedroom is about THEM, their personal style, and their interests. Creating a private space that feels like a personal getaway for a client is always a treat! 

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Q. What interior trends are you loving right now?

A. I am absolutely loving that wallpaper is back. Not only is it back, but it's also back in a very dramatic way. It adds so much to a room that you just can't get in any other way.

2020 design trend wallpaper

 Thibaut Designs wallpaper damask

image credit: Thibaut 

Q. Tell us a bit more about your background and expertise. 

My background is varied. I’ve worked in two very different showrooms in Los Angeles, with a focus both on residential and commercial interior design. I find relying on knowledge of both aspects of interior design really does help when tailoring a residential space.


Q. What about this new position with The Black Goose Design has you the most excited?

A. I’m excited to be working with so many different designers. Their experiences and perspectives will help me learn and grow in my own career. As the Assistant Manager, I'm excited to not only work on design projects, but also learn the business side of The Black Goose Design and connect with the community. 

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Q. If you could only share one pro design tip, what would it be?

A. Start simple. You can always add to a space; it's far more difficult to take away. 

clean and simple design ideas

Welcome and thanks for the wisdom, Chelsea! We know our clients are going to love working with you just as much as we do. With your training and versatile background, you’re a great asset to The Black Goose Design. 

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