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The Spendlove Home: An Unbelievable Transformation
Thursday Mar 5 2020

“You should have seen where we started.” Scott Spendlove laughed as he gave our photographer the tour of his newly-remodeled home in Mapleton, Utah. “We’ve come a long way from that little one-bedroom apartment in Provo where we lived when we were first married.” 


Spendlove Home


Indeed! It’s easy to see why Scott’s beaming. After nearly a year of hard work, the home he shares with his lovely wife Kari is finally remodeled. From floor to ceiling, every detail looks magazine-amazing! 


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Being the warm people they are, the Spendloves have graciously invited us inside to tour their newly- finished re-design. Let’s go!   


A DREAM REALIZED


“We live here!” Kari said several times throughout our visit, almost to herself, as if she were trying to pinch herself awake from a dream. Yes, Kari, this is YOUR breathtaking home. YOUR stunning vision. YOUR happily ever after. Here’s to a job well done. The Black Goose Design, and designer Ali Thomson specifically, LOVED being a part of this memorable transformation!


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ENTRYWAY


The clean sophistication of the home hits you as soon as you enter. It’s a feeling that’s as calming as it is inviting.


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LIVING ROOM


Just inside the entry, the living room takes center stage with its impressive barrel ceiling and detailed wood work on the walls.


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These custom touches are the genius of Trent Colarusso and his team at Colarusso Construction (pictured with Ali and Kari below).


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The connection Kari, Scott, Trent, and Ali share is clear from the moment they get in a room together. The design/remodeling experience, with the right personality fits, is a very connective experience for those involved. 


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“It’s so important for the designer/client relationship to click,” Ali said. “That’s absolutely what happened at the Spendlove home. The four of us quickly became close and caught a shared vision, which made the process smooth and FUN!” 


A remodel? Fun? Yes, it can happen, and The Black Goose Design will see that it does!


GREAT ROOM


The main living area of the home reflects both the Spendlove family’s history and where it’s going, with pieces representing their past combined beautifully with new fixtures and designs. 


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“We had this wide-open wall space to fill,” Ali recalls. “I mentioned it to Kari and gave her a few possible ideas. From there, she found the perfect touch — these doors from Texas, the state they called home for many years.” 



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KITCHEN


Of course, it's the kitchen that puts the added GREAT in this great room. It's the stuff chef dreams are made of!


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BEFORE & AFTER 


When the Spendloves moved in, their kitchen looked like this. What a difference design updates make! 




TRUST IS EVERYTHING


With any design project, trust is paramount. The Black Goose Design prides itself on prioritizing the client/designer relationship. This promotes confidence and trust, which, in the end, leads to a space reflective of the client’s visions and then some. We never want the process of designing a space to feel overwhelming or unattainable. 


 Ali Thomson


“As we started this process, I was unsure of everything,” Scott recalled. “But as the work started to expand and I could see the direction we were headed in, it gave me great confidence in Ali, Trent and their teams. I knew they were doing this project right. Everything my wife had envisioned came together just as we hoped it would.” 


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“I feel so grateful Scott trusted me to do what I wanted in our home,” Kari added. “I just love the way it all came together!”


 The Spendloves


We love it too, Kari! You and Scott have impeccable taste. We’re honored you looked to The Black Goose Design to turn your dreams into such a special reality. We know you’re going to make a lifetime of amazing memories with your darling family in this heartfelt space. 


JOIN US FOR PART 2


Loving the Spendlove home? We are too! Join us again on March 19, 2020, for the second half of this gorgeous walkthrough. We’ll check out: 



  • The bedrooms: From the magnificent master to special spots created for family, you’re sure to be inspired!

  • The laundry room: It’s pretty difficult to make the task of laundry look appealing, but this space manages to do just that!

  • The home theater: Hello, old Hollywood! This space is close-up ready. You won’t believe the before-and-after. 


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YOUR TURN — LET’S BRING YOUR DREAMS TO LIFE


Like something you see in the post? Odds are, it's available for purchase at The Black Goose Design. We carry everything from area rungs and wallpaper to furniture and light fixtures to decorative pillows and on-trend finishing touches.


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Ready to start your own design process? Our designers live for this stuff and want to help you bring your dreams to life. Stop by or call The Black Goose Design today so we can start putting your plans into motion. 




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