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Our Favorite Accent Pillow and Why

Meet the Cornelia. Not only is she our best-selling pillow, she’s also one of our absolute favs here at The Black Goose Design! We thought we’d take this opportunity to share what it is that makes her our leading lady in the accent-pillow department.     VERSATILE At first glance, this pillow may look like a specific style that will work only in a specific space, but we’re always shocked at how many colors the Cornelia pairs well with.   RICH With the ...

Thursday May 23 2024MORE >>

5 Quick Ways to Elevate Your Home

Want to give your surroundings an update without even touching a paint roller or forking out a huge chunk of change? We have five ideas to try that are simple to do but have a BIG impact. NOTE: All images featured in this post were taken by the talented Lindsay Salazar.   START WITH ART Art is a must! Adding some new artwork to your walls is a quick way to make the space feel more current. Here are a few ...

Thursday May 9 2024MORE >>

Arranging Artificial Flowers Like a Pro

Sure, our gardens aren’t quite ready to put on a show, but that doesn’t mean we can’t embrace the full flower effect all year long. Bring your blooms indoors and brighten up your interior with artificial florals. They’re low maintenance, and they look so lifelike that the artificial factor can be our little secret. Here are the tricks to arranging and maintaining your flowers like a pro:   Step 1: Select a Container Okay, so this goes without saying, but ...

Friday Mar 22 2024MORE >>

Five Wallpaper Trends for 2024

When it comes to 2024 interior design trends, the writing is on the wall. Wallpaper! It adds an instant boost to any space and, because it’s a popular design approach to take, the paper possibilities seem endless. Here are our top five favorite ways to incorporate wallpaper this year:   image credit: Thibaut Design 1. Wallpaper Ceilings What was once a forgotten spot in a room is now an added place to add interest and energy. A wallpapered ceiling draws ...

Friday Jan 26 2024MORE >>

Five Post Holiday Home Decor Tips

If Taylor Swift says it, it must be true. You CAN leave the Christmas lights (and décor!) up ‘til January. When it’s your place, you certainly do make the rules. That being said, it never hurts to weave in a few friendly suggestions and tips when you decide it’s time to take your beloved holiday décor down for another year. Even if you’re an everything-is-down-by-December-26th person, you’ll find some helpful nuggets below to get your ...

Thursday Jan 11 2024MORE >>

Meet Suzee King, Our New Assistant Manager

Hello! We’re delighted to introduce our new assistant manager at The Black Goose Design, Suzee King. Suzee has a rich management background at well-known design/home furnishing businesses. We’re so happy she now calls The Goose her professional home. Let’s get to know a bit more about her: Q. What is it about this career move that has you the most excited? I’ve worked in both retail, managing well known home décor and furnishing brands, and real estate, ...

Wednesday Dec 27 2023MORE >>

Introducing Our Newest Team Member, Karaden

It’s always a treat when we get to introduce you to a new member of our team here at The Black Goose Design! Today, that’s someone is Karaden Lodder. She comes to us with years of experience, a passion for design, lots of tips for making your next design project a great one. Get to Know Karaden Q&A Q. Tell us a bit about your design background.   A. I’ve been doing design work for more than a ...

Wednesday Oct 18 2023MORE >>

A Fresh New Approach to Framed Art

What’s big in home and interior design right now? Art! Our clients and customers at The Black Goose Design are on an art kick, and we’re most definitely here for it! It’s easy to see what all the excitement is about. There are so many fresh options and looks to choose from. This includes a new line that we are delighted to share with you today – art with options!     This mix-and-match approach to art ...

Wednesday Sep 20 2023MORE >>

Big Reveal: Our New Design Space

Remodeling a space that you’re simultaneously living or working in may seem impossible. It isn’t. We know this from experience. Yes, because we’re trained designers, but also because we just renovating The Black Goose Design to update the showroom space and create new design offices, all while remaining open and operational. This project was spearheaded by our senior designer, Del Reanne Lucas Wilson, and she’s here to share some pointers and the big reveal with ...

Wednesday Aug 2 2023MORE >>

Kevin Murphy Office Project Reveal Pt. 2

Welcome back to the impressive Kevin Murphy North American headquarters in Holladay, Utah. In part one of our reveal, we shared how Del Reanne Lucas Wilson, senior designer at The Black Goose Design, and her team used the company’s core values as her guidepost in designing this space. The result is a fashion-forward design that focuses on environment, performance, and overall employee satisfaction. All photography by Lindsay Salazar. Today, we’re breaking this design down to the custom level and looking ...

Wednesday Jul 19 2023MORE >>

Kevin Murphy Offices Project Reveal Pt. 1

No, this isn’t the Australian coastline, though we totally see how you got that impression. Believe it or not, this serene scene is actually located in Holladay, Utah! It’s the brilliant new North American home of Kevin Murphy, a high-end international haircare brand that originated in Australia.   So, how does a relatively generic office space go from this… To this!? In this case, it was the perfect combination of company core values + handcrafted custom work! Of course, ...

Wednesday Jul 5 2023MORE >>

Top 10 Tips for Hanging Wall Art and Mirrors

Where should I hang my art? What about my mirrors? At The Black Goose Design, we get asked these questions all the time. It’s easy to understand why this is a common conundrum. After all, a blank wall is a big space to tackle. Hanging height can make or break the look. Fortunately, we’re here to help with our top 10 placement pointers. Thanks for hanging out!   TIP 1: Sight Before Height This, of course, makes sense ...

Wednesday Jun 21 2023MORE >>

Finding the Right Fabric for Your Next Sofa or Sectional

A sofa is a significant investment, so it’s important you do your homework. Consider this your place to start when it comes to prepping for your purchase – how to choose the right fabric. Our team at The Black Goose Design has prepared a list of dos and don’ts to remember when it comes time to shop for your next sectional, sofa, or any other upholstered piece.   FABRIC DOS  Consider Your Sitters If kiddos or pets will be ...

Wednesday Jun 7 2023MORE >>

Highlights from High Point Furniture Market, Part 1

Let’s get straight to the point… High Point Furniture Market. We’ve just returned from this annual trip to High Point, North Carolina, and our team at The Black Goose Design is filling energized and excited! We can’t wait to share the good things coming your way in this two-part recap. Welcome to Part 1 of our High Point Highlights!   COLOR IS KEY The last few market/buying trips we’ve made have proven color is the comeback queen, and ...

Wednesday May 3 2023MORE >>

Designing the Feng Shui Way, Pt. 2

In our previous post, we shared one of our latest home remodel projects. Denise Johnson, one of our talented team members here at The Black Goose Design, helped the homeowner weave color into every room of this vibrant home. But they didn’t use just any colors. Every shade was used intentionally, all in an effort to create a Feng Shui finish. Previously, we shared how reds and pinks were used in the main living areas, adding ...

Wednesday Apr 19 2023MORE >>

Designing the Feng Shui Way, Pt. 1

Using specific tones to SET specific tones is behind the design of this beautiful home. Following Feng Shui guidance, color has been intentionally placed throughout the residence.   Denise Johnson, a senior designer here at The Black Goose Design, worked closely with the homeowner to create a space of intention through strategically placed color. Join us and learn how to choose your perfect feng shui hues. “I’ve been designing for decades, but this is my first time mapping ...

Tuesday Apr 4 2023MORE >>

A Look Inside Our Latest Home Project

More than two years ago, Monica Woodland, an interior designer here at The Black Goose Design, stepped in to help a local Utah family with the finish work in their relatively new home. After having lived in the new build for two years, the family was ready to work on updates to the cabinetry and flooring, the beams and columns, the paint and wallpaper, and other finishing details. Today, we’re delighted to sit down with ...

Wednesday Mar 8 2023MORE >>

Creating the Designer Bed of Your Dreams is Easier Than You Think

We’ve all seen those model home beds. Perfectly made. Fabulously fluffed. Every detail fits so seamlessly and effortlessly together. It all seems simple enough, so why do these display beds so often have something our own beds are lacking? It could be something as simple as incorrect sheets or, gasp, too many pillows. Our team at The Black Goose Design is here with five simple tips that will take your bed-making to designer levels.  TIP 1: SHEET ...

Wednesday Feb 1 2023MORE >>

Get Organized with the Latest Home Looks

It’s January, and we’re suddenly in the mood to sort, clean,and organize. There could be any number of explanations for this annual organization phenomenon, from the new influx of items in the home to returning things to their “everyday” appearance after months of holiday styling. Whatever the reason, we’re all for getting our stuff together on this month and have several sleek ideas, big and small, for many areas in your home.   BRING ON THE BASKETS Let’s start small. Okay, as ...

Wednesday Jan 11 2023MORE >>

Big Changes to Better Serve You

If you’ve followed The Black Goose Design for a substantial amount of time, you know our building has been remodeled a time or two since we opened in 1985. This leads us to our first design tip…TIP: Don’t be afraid to see your structure and try new ideas. For ideas and directions on how to safely add or remove walls, where a structure update could help, and more, we suggest working with a designer and/or ...

Wednesday Dec 21 2022MORE >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>