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Create a Designer Christmas Tree in Three Easy Steps

Decorate a tree that sparkles in three easy steps. The expert designers at The Black Goose Design have tips to create an evergreen look that’s on point!   Before we get into the our three tree steps, we have a few go-to tips we use at The Black Goose Design. Tree Tip 1: Balance your size. Include larger items (stems, large bulbs, paper chains, etc.), medium elements (traditional bulbs, trims, etc.), and small elements (lights, tinsel, etc.). Thinking ...

Wednesday Nov 23 2022MORE >>

2023 is the Year to Think Pink

A new year means new trending colors to love, but this hue is clearly standing the test of time as a timeless classic – PINK! What do we expect more of in 2023? Pink paint! And we couldn’t be more tickled. We'll share a few of our favorite shades at The Black Goose Design. image credit: Farrow & Ball   PINK PAINT FOR 2023 Redend Point (SW 9081)  It's easy to see why this warm, welcoming hue is the Sherwin Williams Color of ...

Wednesday Nov 9 2022MORE >>

Join Us in Welcoming Ashley Bell

It’s always a happy day when we get to introduce a new team member at The Black Goose Design. Meet Ashley Bell, a designer as skilled with traditional pen and paper as she is with CAD creation. She loves the classic simplicity of neutrals but also finds herself drawn to the ornate and eclectic. Let’s get to know Ashley a bit better and learn a few fresh ideas to try in the process.   Ashley is from Idaho ...

Wednesday Oct 26 2022MORE >>

Holiday Entertaining Must Haves

Who are we to deny you what you want? Recently, we shared a sneak peek of some of the fab fall and winter accessories headed your way this season. The response was big! Big enough, in fact, that we’re back with more. Here’s an even closer look at the good things available to you this holiday season at The Black Goose Design. (You’re welcome!)   SET TO IMPRESS Get ready to set. The table is a natural gathering place ...

Wednesday Oct 12 2022MORE >>

Welcome Sweater Weather with these Quick Design Tips

Fall into a cozy at-home vibe without going “in your face” with autumn additions. These simple updates will give your home a seasonal shift without feeling overdone. Take a look at some of what we're loving right now at The Black Goose Design! Set the Tone Adding earth tones is on trend right now, no matter the season, but this is an ideal time to get on board with the idea if you haven’t done so already. ...

Wednesday Sep 14 2022MORE >>

Help Us Welcome Kylie to the Team

Hello, and happy Kylie Day! We’re calling it that because it’s time to formally introduce you to talented team member, Kylie Cardwell. She’s been an interior designer with The Black Goose Design since March and, before joining us, she also designed for our sister store, CF Home Furniture & Design. In other words, we’ve been eagerly anticipating this e-meet-and-greet for a while now. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Q. Rumor has it, you have ...

Wednesday Aug 24 2022MORE >>

Bell Canyon Home Reveal, Part 2

Welcome back to the brilliant Bell Canyon Hom in Sandy, Utah, one of the latest projects to reach completion for our team at The Black Goose Design.   If you’ll recall from Part 1 of this two-part reveal, this home was the ultimate in collaboration, involving a previous home owner who started the build, our sister company, GV Construction, who completed the build and breathed modern design into the project, and design work by more than one ...

Wednesday Jun 22 2022MORE >>

Bell Canyon Home Reveal, Part 1

Not all projects we take on at The Black Goose Design are new builds and remodels. We like to call this gorgeous Bell Canyon home an inherited project. Welcome to Part 1 of this two-part home reveal!   Lindsay Salazar Photo COLLABORATION = COMPLETION The home started its life in the loving hands of its previous owner more than a decade ago. In that time, construction got underway, but life also happened and the build was never completed. Enter ...

Wednesday Jun 8 2022MORE >>

The Marx/Herr Home Reveal, Part 1

Welcome to the Marx/Herr residence, one of our latest design projects in south Salt Lake County. We’re delighted to unveil this show-stopper home with you and the many inspirational takeaways you can apply to your own design work.   Home: Marx/Herr Residence The Black Goose Design Team Member: Del Reanne Lucas Wilson Photography: Lindsay Salazar Project Timeframe: 20 months Home Style: …It’s complicated HOME STYLE Why complicated? Well, the home was purchased as a nearly-finished new build, so the style was already in place ...

Wednesday May 11 2022MORE >>

How to Select the Right Rug for Your Space

Welcome to this magic carpet ride! We compiled our go-to rug rules of thumb. From size and material to care and maintenance, consider this your go-to source for rug wisdom.  MATERIAL, GIRL Like any other textile, rugs come in various fibers and finishes. Understanding your different options and what to put where will help ensure your rug stands the test of time. image credit: Lindsay Salazar     WOOL Placement: High-traffic areas, such as entryways, living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms. Quality: Extremely ...

Wednesday Apr 27 2022MORE >>

High Point Furniture Market Recap and Upcoming Trends

High Point Furniture Market is like a crystal ball of good things on the design horizon! We love making this trip to North Carolina to take in the trends, shop for new pieces, and immerse ourselves in the wonderful world of home décor and design.   Will you be our +1? Join us on this walk-through of Market highlights and favs!   Market Must #1: Warm Meets Cool Whether you’re on Team Warm or drool for cool, the upcoming color ...

Wednesday Apr 13 2022MORE >>

Our Go-To Ottoman and Why

The Lee Industries Tailor Made Ottoman is our go-to at The Black Goose Designs for MANY reasons. Take a look at why it holds our hearts.   image: Lindsay Salazar IT'S YOUR TOP CHOICE FOR TOPS Where finishes are concerned, this ottoman offers several options. Choose from one of the following: 1. Plain: Offering a smooth, modern, seamless look.   2. Diamond Tuft: For a more traditional take, this geometric option is a girl’s best friend. (And a guy’s, for that matter!)   3. Waffle Tuft: ...

Wednesday Mar 23 2022MORE >>

Pillow Talk: Tips for Flawless Decorative Pillow Placement

It's the final week of February, and love certainly lingers in the air. Perhaps that’s why we long to whisper sweet nothings in your ear. Actually… on second thought… this pillow talk is all about the sweet somethings. More specifically, accent pillow pointers! Let's look at a few tips and tricks for accenting your sofa with this decorative dream: ACCENT PILLOW POINTERS = FLAWLESS SOFA STYLING  Step 1: Bring on the Bookends When adding decorative pillows to your seating, a safe approach is ...

Wednesday Feb 23 2022MORE >>

2022 Trend Alert: Back to Our NATURAL Roots

If we could sum 2022 up in one word it would be… NATURAL. Natural elements and nature-inspired finishes are all the rage this year. From earth tones to organic textures, it’s all about simplicity and getting back to our roots. Take a look!   image credit: Four Hands WHY NATURAL? It’s warm. Weaving in natural elements, such as warm wood tones, helps break up the white on white we saw so much of in years past. There’s a big trend toward ...

Wednesday Jan 26 2022MORE >>

Heartfelt Holiday Traditions

We always adore designing homes, but we feel an extra appreciation this time of year. After all, creating a space where our clients can gather together and make memories is a gift! In that spirit of togetherness, our team at The Black Goose Design is here to share a few of our favorite holiday traditions with you. Perhaps you’ll find a new idea to enjoy with your loved ones!   HOLIDAY TRADITIONS TO TRY My favorite Christmas tradition ...

Wednesday Dec 22 2021MORE >>

Interior Home Design that Brings the FUN

In our last post, we took you inside the impressive South Jordan, Utah, home that proves modern design is quite inviting. From various natural elements and textures to an earthy color scheme and a focus on fabulous lighting, the home embodies warmth.   Today, we see another feature this home exudes — FUN! The lower level brings all the entertainment a person could want home. Not a bad thing in these pandemic times! Actually, not a bad ...

Wednesday Nov 24 2021MORE >>

Modern Design Meets Warmth In This SoJo, Utah Stunner

When you think of MODERN design, what impressions come to mind? It’s commonly thought that modern = cool or sterile. (Especially in a space that's quite large!) This stunning South Jordan, Utah, home, which stands at an impressive 10,000 sq. feet, proves that couldn’t be further from the truth. MODERN = WARM & INVITING!   Through strategic use of texture and an organic/natural influence, this residence is cozy and welcoming — a perfect complement to the warm people who call this beauty home.   NATURAL INFLUENCE As soon ...

Thursday Nov 11 2021MORE >>

Take Your Design Experience to the Next Level with Rachel, Our Newest Team Member

What do you get when you combine a designer with a team player with a CAD specialist? Rachel Corbett, our newest team member at The Black Goose Design.   With a degree in design and certified CAD abilities and training, Rachel has proven an outstanding addition since starting at The Black Goose Design six months ago.   “Having Rachel here has been awesome,” Manager Georgia Kendall said. “She’s always willing to help with anything around the store, she brings ...

Wednesday Oct 13 2021MORE >>

Fall 2021 Colors to Love

From pumpkin spice to buckets full of candy, fall makes our mouths water at The Black Goose Design. Of course, it’s the 2021 color trends that really have us saying YUM!   image credit: Wesley Hall Hues are going deep with rust red, burnt orange, and rich shades of burgundy, blue, and green. fabric by Highland House Furniture   image credit: Highland House Furniture fabric by Highland House Furniture These cozy colors pair perfectly with leather. Good news! We have some fabulous leather pieces on order that should ...

Wednesday Sep 22 2021MORE >>

A Look At NEW Pieces Coming In

It's market season, which means NEW delights coming your way at The Black Goose Design. We've just returned from the Las Vegas Furniture Market and have a few sneak peeks to share with you. Take a look and let us know which ones are calling your name!  A FEW FURNITURE FAVS Striking 100” sideboards are a current fav in the furniture department, so you know we’re all about this amazing metal version! What a cool home addition this versatile ...

Wednesday Sep 8 2021MORE >>

Modern Meets Traditional, Part Two

Welcome back to the fab Canyon Residence, one of our latest new-build home projects to reach completion at The Black Goose Design. This attractive transitional design blends modern lines and prints with more classic curves and traditional colors. All images provided by Lindsay Salazar Photography.   In our previous post, we were inspired at the home’s seamless inside/outside living space, as well as the way its mountainous surroundings influenced the overall look and feel. Today, we’re taking in ...

Wednesday Aug 25 2021MORE >>

Reveal Day: Stunning Mountain-inspired Home

Hello, and welcome to the latest project to be completed by The Black Goose Design, the magical Canyon Residence! photo credit: All images provided by Lindsay Salazar Photography. At last, our big reveal is here! After two years in the making (from lot selection to completion), we’re delighted to finally pull back the curtain and share this inspiring canyon home. This is a big home, so we’re splitting our tour into two parts. Today, we're looking at how the ...

Wednesday Aug 11 2021MORE >>

A Look Inside Our 2021 Parade of Homes Residence (part 1)

Hello! Come on in! Welcome to The House That SHE Built. This is a project near and dear to our hearts, and we’re SO EXCITED to share the big reveal! First, a few important things to note: You can see this home in person now through June 19, 2021 at the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. The House That SHE Built is just what its name suggests, a home engineered, built, and designed exclusively by women. Construction has always been ...

Wednesday Jun 9 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 >>

What's NEW at The Black Goose Design

Sure, Valentine's Day is near, but it's spring design trends that have the hearts in our eyes. BEAUTIFUL new looks are coming to The Black Goose Design. From fresh trends and dreamy textiles to chic new furniture styles and design motifs, now’s a great time to breathe some new life into your space. All of the eye candy you’re about to see will be available at The Black Goose Design in the coming weeks, with some of it ...

Wednesday Feb 10 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 >>

A Look at Mountain Modern Design

Q. What do you get when you combine the scenic backdrop of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains with a style that epitomizes contemporary cool? A.  Mountain Modern Design   And Mountain Modern style is exactly what this stunning Park City residence embodies!   “When it comes to a Mountain Modern design, striking the right balance is crucial,” says Ali Thomson, The Black Goose Design lead designer on this home project. “You go too modern, and it feels like an art gallery. Not ...

Thursday Jul 2 2020MORE >>

A Look Inside the Newly Remodeled Powderbird Lodge

Just what is a Powderbird, anyway? No, it’s not some rare feathered species. It’s actually an unforgettable heli-skiing (helicopter skiing) experience offered right here in Utah. Skiers and snowboarders come from all over the world to be carried via helicopter to backcountry mountain peaks, where they’re then left to cruise down its slopes. Unfortunately, for as unusual and awesome as this experience is, it’s home-base facility didn’t have that same wow factor. Here’s a look ...

Thursday Apr 9 2020MORE >>

3 Must-Have Chair Frames for 2020

You’re going to want to sit down for this one. Literally. This chair share is going to have you longing for a lounge. Go ahead, sit back. Relax. Kick up those tired feet. This is your time to simply enjoy a little eye candy and our list of must-have chairs for 2020! The Scout by Wesley Hall Why We Love It: The outline! It’s sleek and stylish and we just can’t get enough.  Features to Fancy: Its height. This ...

Thursday Dec 12 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 >>

Market Show & Tell and Order Time Discussion

@@9tsXD   Find an exlusive behind-the-scenes look at the very best of what the design industry has to offer! The latests in trends and timeless design including ravishing rugs, amazing accessories, and charming home accents are showcased in spectacular beauty that have us all swooning! Design Market 2018 was all about keeping color vibrant and vivid with accent pieces, especially artwork! Adding in splashes of color on your walls can really perk up the personality within your space! Check out ...

Monday Feb 5 2018MORE >>

An Exclusive Client Home Tour of a Timeless Beauty Pt.1

Join us for a sneak peek into the stunning home of one our wonderful clients. As interior designers we are always delighted to share inspirational spaces with you, our loyal readers! Be prepared for some dramatic interior design eye candy as we take you throughout this timeless beauty located in Farr West, Utah! The incredible entry with stunning stonework beckons you inside to a gorgeous space! Instantly you are greeted with warm wood tones, rich texture and a striking front door ...

Thursday Dec 7 2017MORE >>

Designer Wall Inspiration with Our Favorite Accessories

At The Black Goose Design, fall is our favorite time of the year. With all of the glorious scenery changing outdoors, we are delighted to change our surroundings indoors as well! Get ready to cozy your home with some of our top accessory picks to adorn your walls.  Create a striking designer look in your space with these beautiful botanical prints that echo the colors of fall. Grouping smaller prints together will visually expand your space making it appear ...

Thursday Oct 5 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 >>

Market Show & Tell and Order Time Discussion

It is the most wonderful time of the year, welcome to High Point Furniture Market located in North Carolina. This is where the best of furniture, rugs and home accents throughout the design industry all come together in one charming space! High Point is basically the superbowl of the design industry and we are giving you an exclusive VIP pass throughout the showroom's of our most adored furniture and accessory companies. Our talented designers are ...

Thursday May 4 2017MORE >>

An Exclusive Look Inside our Refreshing Remodel

The Black Goose Design is delighted to share with you a sneak peek into a refreshing remodel work-in-progess of our beautiful furniture and design store located in Midvale, Utah. This charming building was originally built in the late 1800's yet still displays tremendous character today. A timeless and classic brick exterior and an endearing awning greets every guest as they enter through our beloved storefront. The Black Goose Design cherishes this historic building, and we feel ...

Friday Feb 24 2017MORE >>