The Black Goose Design Blog

Window Treatment Wisdom

It’s no wonder window dressings are commonly referred to as “treatments.” If there’s an important player in a home that should be treated well, it’s the windows. That said, your treatment choices should accent your space and not act as focal points. Let’s remove the blind(s)fold and take a look at various treatment options and why they work well.   WHY WINDOW TREATMENTS? Whether your window treatments are strictly decorative or serve a functioning purpose, they bring the ...

Tuesday May 25 2021MORE >>

Design To YOUR Tastes and Create a Space You'll LOVE

At The Black Goose Design, it's no secret we like talking trends. Part of being good at our jobs is knowing what styles are in, what’s coming our way, and what's cycling out. That said, we’d like to take this opportunity for a little PSA, if you will.   Always decorate to your tastes first. Trends come and go, but your unique likes reflect you and, therefore, serve as a source of joy.   Take this year’s Pantone colors ...

Wednesday May 12 2021MORE >>

7 Lighting Tips to Update Your Home (and a SALE)

Ah ha! Like the flip of a switch, new lighting easily updates any home. After a year spent indoors, it’s only natural to desire a breath of fresh air. Unlike bigger cosmetic changes, such as paint and flooring, lighting changes can be completed quickly. Plus, we're having our popular Spring Sale event at The Black Goose Design, making now the bright time to make such updates!   Seven Lighting Tips to Update Your Home BRIGHT IDEA #1: Set YOUR Tone Both indoors and ...

Wednesday Mar 24 2021MORE >>

7 Reasons to Work with a Designer

Working with a designer at the design phase of a project? Seems like a no-brainer, right? Not always! Especially in the age of Pinterest and Insta, it’s common to take the “I’ve got this” approach. And more power to you if you do! The problem is, what can look like a fun and easy endeavor on Pinterest boards is actually a much bigger puzzle to piece where new builds and renovations are concerned. After all, ...

Wednesday Mar 10 2021MORE >>

6 Reasons Why It's Important to Work with a Designer During the Construction Phase

It’s a common misconception that designers come into the building/remodeling phase when it’s time to pick furniture and add decorative touches. Truth is, it’s even more important to have dedicated design assistance at the construction stage. After all, the last thing anyone wants to do is spend all of the money and time on a new build or remodel, only to find they aren’t in love with the outcome. So sad! Our team at The Black ...

Wednesday Feb 24 2021MORE >>

Meet New Design Team Member, Madison Johnson

Grab the welcome mat; we have a new team member. Madison Johnson is the latest designer to join The Black Goose Design. She recently moved to Utah from Michigan, where she worked as a designer for several years. Up until her move, much of her design focus was on the foundation-level details (paint, flooring, lighting, etc.). She now enjoys taking the process even further with the finishing details we offer. “I’m excited to add the staging and furniture ...

Wednesday Jan 27 2021MORE >>

2021 Color Trends with The Black Goose Design

Now that the New Year's Eve champagne cork has popped, it's time to celebrate color pop. Add a fresh feel to your home with a new coat of paint in any of the inviting 2021 on-trend shades. To get you inspired, our team at The Black Goose Design is here with our favorites.    2021 HUE NEWS WITH DEL REANNE LUCAS: Welcome back, warmth! So glad to see the really warm tones coming back for 2021! Muted golds, greens, and clay colors are the ...

Wednesday Jan 13 2021MORE >>

Meet Designer Del Reanne Lucas Wilson

Welcome to another meet-and-greet. Today, we’re joined by Del Reanne Lucas Wilson. She brings 35+ years of professional design experience to The Black Goose Design, including two years as a senior designer at our sister store, Down to Earth at Gardner Village. Del Reanne is a creative who believes beautiful interiors have the power to transform daily life. With an eye for quality, a superior sense for style, and a client-centered approach to her work, she’s ...

Thursday Nov 12 2020MORE >>

Meet New Interior Designer, Monica Woodland

Hello! Please join us in welcoming Monica Woodland to The Black Goose Design.   Monica has a long history with The Black Goose Design. She’s been a loyal customer for 20 years and in her 10+ years of design work with two different firms, she often came to us for furniture and decor to complete many of her clients' projects.  “Even though I’ve only been an employee here since August, it already feels like home.” Monica said. “I think ...

Thursday Nov 5 2020MORE >>

Design with Color Using the 2020 Benjamin Moore Color Trends

“A fresh palette. A revitalized spirit. A soft, rosy hue blooming with potential. Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year 2020, First Light 2102-70, is the backdrop for a bright, new decade.” —Benjamin Moore website   image credit: Benjamin Moore   Wow! Well said, Benjamin Moore! We at The Black Goose Design find your description of First Light 2102-70 to be spot on! It IS blooming with potential.     image credit: Dash & Albert   There was a time when this hue was simply labeled “pink” and viewed as a ...

Thursday Oct 31 2019MORE >>

Add Warmth to a Clean and Modern Design

The fire burning in this gorgeous fireplace isn't the only source of warmth in this beautiful home. The entire house has that favorite-blanket vibe. You can't help but feel wrapped up in it and immediately put at ease as soon as you set foot in the door.  Welcome to Michelle & Mike's home, designed by Denise Johnson at The Black Goose Design! “As a professional electrician, I see new builds all the time,” Mike said. “There is definitely a trend towards bright ...

Thursday Oct 24 2019MORE >>

Enhance your Home with Designer Wallpaper

Are you ready to enhance and bring some design drama into your space? Today The Black Goose Design is spotlighting a simple way to dress up those walls by adding color, pattern and texture in your home. Wallpaper is delightfully on trend throughout the design industry and with good reason!  Today's wallpaper is most definitely not your grandmother's wallpaper. This modern wall treatment brings beautiful prints, gorgeous textures and eye-catching color with high designer style into a space. Wallpaper also adds incredible ...

Thursday Jun 6 2019MORE >>

Our Top Dark and Dramatic Designer Paint Picks Pt.2

Welcome back to part two of our favorite top dark paint picks from our expert designers. We are excited to be sharing more gorgeous rich paint colors that we love and that you can utilize in your own space! As interior designers, we always say new paint will deliver the biggest bang for your buck. A fresh coat of paint will instantly change the entire look and feel of your room with minimal investment.  Rich, dark colors ...

Thursday May 23 2019MORE >>

Our Top Dark and Dramatic Designer Paint Picks Pt.1

Our expert designers are spilling their favorite dark and dramatic colored paint picks! We are seeing beautiful, bold paint colors popping up within the design industry, especially in wall color! Incorporating deep rich paint colors in your home will instantly and effortlessly add serious design drama to any space! Our talented designers are thrilled to share their favorite dark paints they use in their design plans with you today! Randi   Benjamin Moore - Gentlemen's Grey - "I first saw this ...

Wednesday May 15 2019MORE >>

Lovely Lighting Ideas to Refresh Your Home

When it comes to interior design, most of us desire to create the biggest visual impact we can achieve with minimal cost. Our focus today is interior lighting, and we will be showing you some simple ways to acquire a high-design look for less! Lighting is one of the most important and powerful elements of interior design, and it is key for a well-designed home. The lighting used in your space will strongly affect the overall feel and ambiance of your space. ...

Thursday Apr 11 2019MORE >>

One Sofa: Four Delightful Designer Looks

Today we are excited to share with you four fabulous looks to spruce up your sofa! The season of spring is upon us and there is no better time to refresh your space (or sofa) with gorgeous throw pillows! Changing the look of your entire room can easily be achieved by simply switching out your throw pillows. Incorporating a pop-of-pattern, vibrant color and rich texture are essential elements for a well-balanced room, and you can include all of these ...

Thursday Apr 4 2019MORE >>

How to Create Layered Bedding like a Designer: Expert Tips

It is with great delight we're sharing some designer secrets today on how to layer your bed like an expert! Last week on the blog we gave some insight on the importance of creating a tranquil and serene space in the master bedroom. With these helpful designer tips, you will be well on your way to completing your restful master retreat with the perfect bedding!  1. Foundation Start off with the correct foundation for your bedding, invest ...

Thursday Feb 14 2019MORE >>

Designer Tips for Creating a Restful Master Retreat

Today we are addressing one of the most personal spaces within the home, the master bedroom. This intimate space should be the one space you always look forward coming home to. We are so excited to be sharing some helpful designer tips to make your bedroom into a restful retreat. The bedroom is a frequently overlooked space, and the last to be completed but we are here to inspire you to change that. When it comes to master design planning, ...

Thursday Feb 7 2019MORE >>

Designer Spotlight Kelly Winn: Top Design Trend for 2019

Welcome back to our final designer spotlight highlighting interior design trends in 2019. Today we are ecstatic to be hearing from the talented Kelly Winn. Her top trend focus for this year is all about incorporating vivid color throughout the home especially within artwork. We are seeing a large rise in rich and vibrant color incorporated throughout the home. Kelly is enthusiastic about the varied mediums of artwork and vibrant coloring being introduced to neutral palettes. These absolutely ...

Thursday Jan 31 2019MORE >>

Designer Spotlight Sam Atkinson: Top Design Trend for 2019

We are back today and are thrilled to hear from one of our expert designers, Sam Atkinson. Sam is dishing her top interior design trend of 2019 which is going bold within your interior! Bold color and pattern is back in a big way, and we are delighted to show you some amazing ways you can bring bold back into your home with a few inspirational ideas.   Make a design statement with bolder elements of color ...

Thursday Jan 24 2019MORE >>

Expert Designer Tips for Custom Millwork in your Home

We all know the moment your heart skips a beat when you see a perfectly designed space with all the stunning finishwork and details. In that dreamy moment we think, "Wow, how can I recreate this designer look?" The Black Goose Design is sharing some expert designer tips on how to create a custom look in your home with detailed millwork!   Millwork First off, what exactly is millwork? Millwork is all of those dramatic designer details that gives a spectacular custom look and ...

Thursday Jan 10 2019MORE >>

Helpful Designer Tips to Refresh your Home after the Holidays

As the cheerful holiday decorations are back into storage, we start to feel a little blue and our homes begin to look a bit sparse. Our talented designers are here to help you to keep those wintery blues from starting to settle in. The Black Goose Design is excited today to share some helpful designer tips to keep your home looking refreshed and renewed for the upcoming year! We are delighted to spill some useful designer advice ...

Thursday Jan 3 2019MORE >>

Revive your Home with a Ravishing Rug

As designers, we always want to inspire and give the best tips when it comes to interior design. Today we are sharing one of the most powerful pieces that can impact your overall space, an area rug! Placing this one simple piece within your space will instantly bring all the elements of your room together.    Area rugs make a huge design statement and are vital to a well-designed room. Reviving your space with a rug assists in ...

Thursday Dec 13 2018MORE >>

The Value of Investing in an Interior Designer

At The Black Goose Design we are passionate about designing interior spaces. There are so many benefits that come from partnering with an interior designer when taking on a home project, remodel or even selecting a paint color. Taking on a design project may seem a bit overwhelming, there are so many critical choices and elements that go into designing surrounding spaces. We all want to feel assured that the best possible decisions were made when designing any ...

Thursday Dec 6 2018MORE >>

How to Mix Patterns in Your Home: Designer Tips from Ali

Mixing patterns within your space can sometimes be a challenging task! So, how do you mix patterns like a pro? Well, today we are thrilled to hear from expert designer Ali on how to correctly mix all those gorgeous patterns in your home.  We sometimes can feel overwhelmed with so many fabric choices when selecting upholstery or when you are trying to create a perfectly balanced look with a punch of personality in your space. Ali has some helpful tips to guide ...

Thursday Jul 12 2018MORE >>

Our Top Designer Classic White Paint Picks

This month we are surrounded with our nation's bold and bright colors. Ravishing reds, beautiful blues and fresh, crisp whites! With these eye-catching colors proudly displayed, it is only fitting that The Black Goose Design is sharing our top classic white paint picks! Our talented designers Jessika and Sam are giving us their top white paint colors that are sure to renew any space. Applying a fresh coat of paint to your walls can impact your space in a big way! These ...

Thursday Jul 5 2018MORE >>

Designer Tips for Creating a Cozy Coastal Home

Today we have the pleasure of hearing from one of our expert designers Denise. She is dishing some of her top tips on how to create a fresh coastal feel within your home. When it comes to designing clients homes, Denise is always ecstatic when they request a crisp coastal style. Her amazing talent and adoration for all things coastal showcases beautifully in her many design projects. To Denise, coastal is defining a specific "feeling" of a space rather than a ...

Thursday Jun 28 2018MORE >>

Top Home Building Tips from Expert Designer Michelle

Today we are pleased to hear from one of our expert interior designers, Michelle. She is dishing out her top design tips when it comes to new home construction. Taking on a design project like building a home can feel overwhelming, but don't worry! Michelle is here to help give some great main points for tackling a new home build. Every great design ending starts with solid design planning. 1. Creating a Master Plan and Budget First, choose ...

Thursday Mar 22 2018MORE >>

Complete Your Room with Designer Draperies: Expert Tips from Kelly

Today we are thrilled to hear from one of our talented designers, Kelly. She is giving some helpful design advice on how she works with clients to achieve the perfect finishing touch to a room with window treatments.   As designers, it is our goal to complete the room with every designer detail including window treatments. Dressing your windows is like the icing on the cake, or the perfect accessory to your fashionable outfit, it just feels complete! The same rule applies to ...

Thursday Jan 25 2018MORE >>

Complement your Home with Designer Artwork

The Christmas tree is down, those holiday decorations are tucked away, and your mantel is bare. Suddenly your home is feeling a bit sparse. Not to worry, our interior designers have the perfect remedy for curing those wintery blues!  Warm up your space with eye-catching artwork that will be sure to complement any wall in your home. Incorporating artwork into your home will instantly add color, texture and visual interest.   Large dramatic pieces always demand attention and make a stunning design statement. Select ...

Thursday Jan 4 2018MORE >>

Designer Tips on Selecting a Stunning Sectional

A stunning sectional is the coziest and most complementary piece when it comes to custom upholstery! Sectional seating has many seating arrangement options giving you the flexibility to create a personalized upholstered piece tailored exclusively for your space.     Sectionals are a great solution when extra seating is needed no matter how large or petite your space may be. You can comfortably seat many guests in your space with a vareity of pieces configured to an ideal seating arrangement. Our expert designers are ...

Thursday Nov 16 2017MORE >>

Our Top Designer Paint Picks for a Fabulous Front Door

Are you ready to perk up the personality of your home with one easy designer trick?! That's right, with a simple paint change to your front door, you can completely change the entire look and enhance the curb appeal of your home instantly. Today our designers are inspiring you to make a fabulous front door impression with our top designer paint picks! The front door is easily one of the greatest focal points on the exterior ...

Thursday Nov 9 2017MORE >>

How to Create a Designer Lighting Plan: Expert Tips from our Designer Pt. 2

The Black Goose Design welcomes you back to part two of helpful lighting designer tips from our expert interior designer, Heather. We are thrilled to share these key points when it comes to creating the perfect layers of warm lighting for your home. Lighting is a powerful and vital element of interior design, and it can enhance, highlight and set the tone for your entire space.    Bulbs Give particular thought about the type of bulb you may be ...

Thursday Nov 2 2017MORE >>

How to Create a Designer Lighting Plan: Expert Tips from our Designer Pt. 1

Today one of our talented designers, Heather, is spilling some expert tips on how to create a master plan for lighting your home! Lighting is one of the most important and powerful elements of interior design, and it is key for a well-designed home. The lighting used in your space will strongly affect the overall feel and ambiance of your space. We are excited to present these wonderful tips to help you illuminate your home with layers ...

Thursday Oct 26 2017MORE >>

How to Select the Perfect Carpet: Helpful Expert Design Tips from Kelly

Choosing quality carpet is an extremely important factor for your home especially when it comes to functionality, durability, and achieving the overall look that you desire in your space. Today we delighted to share some helpful tips from our own expert designer, Kelly Winn. First, you need to know the basics; the fiber type, choosing a style or pattern and the color of the carpet. A big factor you may want to consider is the warranty and longevity of ...

Thursday Sep 21 2017MORE >>

Ask A Designer: To Match or Not to Match?

Thank you for all your kind comments and suggestions for our "Ask A Designer" series. We are delighted to share with you today expert design advice so get those pencils ready for some serious note taking.   One question stood out to us, “How can I mix patterns and not be matchy matchy.” This is a question that our designers at The Black Goose Design get asked daily! We have selected a few of our favorite ...

Thursday Aug 31 2017MORE >>

Remodel or Rebuild? Helpful Hints from a Designer

When the time comes to update your space we all seem to be in the same big debate, whether to start over and build a new home or to remodel your existing home? Perhaps you are thinking you might want to give your existing space a little "TLC" with a remodel update if you are not ready to take a giant step and build new. Not to worry, The Black Goose Design is here to give you some helpful hints and ...

Wednesday Aug 23 2017MORE >>

The Importance of Investing in an Interior Designer

The Black Goose design is always eager to share expert design advice at every opportunity! Today we are thrilled to announce we will be answering your most frequently asked questions by our own manager and buyer,  Randi Smith in future posts! Interior design is our absolute passion along with assisting our wonderful clients, so this combination is perfection! Stay tuned as we dish out delightful designer advice from the very best at The Black Goose Design! Hello. ...

Thursday Jul 27 2017MORE >>

Our Top Designer Color Paint Picks

Welcome back to part two of our best paint picks. Our talented designers are spilling their top paint choices when it comes to color! This year, the design trend is all about using color throughout your home and our designers saw a lot of it with this year's recent furniture market. Color is making a huge comeback, and there is no better way to incorporate vibrant color than with paint!  Our expert designers are revealing their favorite classic ...

Thursday Jul 6 2017MORE >>

Our Top Designer Neutral Paint Picks

Get ready to sharpen those pencils and take some serious notes, we have a wonderful treat on our blog today! Our talented designers are sharing their top neutral paint picks of all-time.  Paint has the power to impact an entire room, having a strong affect on the overall mood and feeling of the space. If you are looking to make a dramatic impact to your home while getting the biggest bang for your buck, without-a-doubt your solution is ...

Thursday Jun 29 2017MORE >>

Designer Tips for Outstanding Outdoor Entertaining

Warmer weather evenings are upon us and we have helpful tips on how to entertain outdoors with serious style this summer! Gather your dearest family and friends and create a memorable outdoor evening filled with simple designer details.   Scatter cozy cushions, throw pillows and snuggle-worthy blankets throughout your party. Guests will feel right at home and will want to linger a little longer! Use light and fresh neutral coloring in table linens. This can give you a ...

Thursday Jun 22 2017MORE >>

Helpful Furniture Care and Cleaning Tips

We all have experienced the excitement of selecting that perfect piece of high-quality furniture and admired it's beautiful details wishing it could stay "new" forever! The Black Goose Design is here to help you always have that feeling when it comes to taking care of your furniture . Today we are giving you some helpful tips on how just a little tender loving care for your furniture will go a long way when it comes to ...

Thursday Jun 1 2017MORE >>

The Importance of Investing in an Interior Designer Pt.2

There are so many benefits that come from partnering with an interior designer when taking on a home project, remodel, or even selecting a paint color. As interior designers we view every project and client tremendously important no matter the size or what the project may entail. Starting any home project may feel overwhelming at first, but with the assistance of an experienced designer by your side you can feel confident that the project will be ...

Thursday May 25 2017MORE >>

The Importance of Investing in an Interior Designer Pt.1

If there was one valuable piece of design advice our talented designers here at The Black Goose Design would share with a client looking to start a design project, without a doubt it would be to invest in a master design plan with a professional interior designer! Taking on any design project may seem a bit overwhelming, especially when your are constructing a new home. There are so many critical choices and elements that go into ...

Thursday May 18 2017MORE >>

Expert Tips on How to Reveal a Designer Room with Ravishing Rugs Pt. 2

Welcome back to the second part of how to select a ravishing rug to complete that desired designer look for your home. In our last post we had touched on the content of the rug and the best application for where your gorgeous new rug may be placed. Let our designers help guide you through the next step of the rug selection process. Once you have selected your perfect area rug, the next step is selecting ...

Thursday Apr 6 2017MORE >>

Expert Tips on How to Reveal a Designer Room with Ravishing Rugs

The Black Goose Design is sharing a little inside designer secret when it comes to the ONE item that will instantly complete a room and bring it to life! Have you ever felt as if your room was missing something and it just didn't feel complete? Most of the time the missing element is an area rug. This essential piece acts as a grounding feature and a visual focal point in your space. Placing an area rug ...

Thursday Mar 30 2017MORE >>

Designer Tips for Selecting a Stunning Sofa Pt.2

Welcome back to part two of our educational designer tips on how to select the perfect sofa. Our last blog post we had touched on the construction of the frame, inner cushioning and function. Throughout this post, we will be focusing on the visual design of the sofa, the fabric and how to choose the right upholstery and durability level for your needs. First, you really need to know what a textile is, so let ...

Tuesday Feb 28 2017MORE >>

Designer Tips for Selecting a Stunning Sofa Pt.1

The Black Goose Design is sharing some excellent educational designer tips when it comes to selecting that stunning sofa you have been dreaming of.  The sofa is likely to be one of the most well-used pieces of furniture in you home, so what really should you be looking for? Size, level of comfort, fabric durability or all of the above? Absolutely all the above, but most of all you want an ultra-comfy functional sofa that ...

Sunday Feb 26 2017MORE >>

Expert Designer Tips for Layering Beautiful Bedding

Have you ever wondered what the secret is to sucessfully creating that perfect bedding look? We all desire that gorgeous bedding ensemble that makes you want to cozy up right in the middle of all of that beautiful bedding! Well, get ready for some expert designer tips on how to turn your bedding into a luxurious layered slice of heaven! Creating a designer bedding look can seem complicated, but really this process can easily be achieved by thinking in ...

Thursday Feb 23 2017MORE >>