Welcome New Interior Designer Zachary Wilkerson
Thursday Jul 11 2019

The Black Goose Design is thrilled to welcome our newest interior designer Zachary Wilkerson to our wonderful design team! Zachary has extensive interior design experience and enjoys working in the design industry. We are excited to get to know him better today.

Zachary's interest in interior design started from a young age. He has assisted in designing many investment properties, finding design solutions, and creating beautiful and functional spaces. He started his professional career in the real estate business, which then led to interior design. Zachary mentions, "Professionally, my design experience started with real estate where I found that my realm of assistance surpassed helping clients select a house, I was helping them to envision a space that felt like home. "

coastal master bedroom

Zachary has incredible talent, not only with his skill set as a designer, but also managing construction for a custom cabinetry company in Boca Raton. With the many design construction projects Zachary was involved with he began to flourish and master time management for custom design projects. Zachary feels strongly about having a clear design vision, being decisive and methodical when it comes to executing design projects.

He then relocated back to his home of Key West, Florida where he worked for a full-service design firm. His knowledge and expertise in many aspects of interior design makes Zachary a well-rounded designer. Zachary relishes in getting his hands on any design project, especially from the very beginning. 

living room

Zachary specializes in the following:

  • Space planning
  • Material, hardware, lighting and finish selections
  • Design construction management and renovations
  • Outdoor space design and landscaping
  • Residential and commercial design

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bedroom design board

 

Zachary's designer style is exquisite, from mid-century modern, mountain contemporary, coastal chic and creating an eclectic "found" look are just some of his personal favorites! 

The Black Goose Design

"It is my passion to help my client see their design vision become reality. It is crucial to help guide them through the decision making process, to help them consider materials and textures that complement and complete the entire look of the space." Zachary feels that leading a client to find a style that truly reflects their personality and design style is his greatest passion! His goal is to create a personal space that tells a story, one that is unique to each and every client.

 coastal interior design

We are so excited to have Zachary as a part of The Black Goose Design team. He will be an amazing asset, we are looking forward to seeing many outstanding design projects in the future from him. Welcome Zachary!




Welcome New Store Manager and Designer Georgia Kendall
Thursday Jul 4 2019

The Black Goose Design is ecstatic to welcome our new store manager, Georgia Kendall! We are absolutely thrilled to have Georgia be a part of our talented interior design team. 

Georgia is a very familiar face to Gardner Mill Company. For five years, she did an outstanding job managing Layers Bedding, one of our charming sister stores that specializes in beautiful bedding and located at Gardner Village. Gardner Mill Company holds a special place in Georgia's heart as she has close ties with this amazing company located in West Jordan Utah. Her grandmother, Nancy Long, is the founder of Gardner Village, and Georgia is the third generation of her family to be working at Gardner Mill Company. She feels fortunate to be able to work side by side with her her uncle, Joe Long, and aunt, Angie Gerdes, who own Gardner Mill Company and Gardner Village, along with her mama Chris Fawson, who manages CF Home

Georgia is delighted to be able to share her expertise and design talents with The Black Goose Design! 

Gardner Village family owned 

georgia kendall interior designer

Georgia's years of experience working at Gardner Mill Company give her essential knowledge on the many high-quality companies that we carry. Ensuring every client has a wonderful design experience complete with supreme customer service that results in total project success is her top priority. Georgia's focus is to create beautiful spaces for her clients to enjoy, but most importantly a functional space that fits her clients' individual design needs. She enjoys collaborating timeless pieces with fresh, new design elements, creating a unique look specific to her clients' personalities.

Georgia has assisted in home renovations, and has enjoyed the process of seeing a space come together beautifully. Georgia truly embraces collaborating all the principles and elements of design together to create excellence. She specializes in space planning, material selection and remodeling.

Georgia is currently renovating her 1975 brick rambler and it's well underway to becoming a beautiful space! Georgia was gracious enough to share the tremendous before and after results of one of the powder baths in her home. 

bathroom remodel

As you can see, Georgia has such amazing talent! We absolutely adore this gorgeous refreshed bathroom. Stunning crisp, white shiplap gives a completely different look to this space. Can you believe the difference? The handsome touches of industrial lighting add an eye-catching contrast and this renewed bathroom is now a lovely tranquil space. We are looking forward to seeing more of her renovation projects, and we are positive they will be captivating.

remodeled bathroom

Georgia is an absolute expert when it comes to beautiful, cozy bedding. One of her passions is creating inviting, restful bedroom retreats complete with luxurious bedding.

bedding ideas

She loves introducing and educating her clients on high-quality fine linens, and allowing each client to experience the gift of a good night's rest in spectacular bedding. We can all relate to that!

neutral bedding

Georgia loves what she does; and with her skill set, we are so excited to see her thrive at The Black Goose Design.

accent bedroom pillows

 Georgia's passion, knowledge and expertise in design make her a well-rounded designer and will be a tremendous asset to The Black Goose Design. Georgia has such an enthusiasm for interior design and embraces the entire process. Welcome Georgia to The Black Goose Design!

 




An Exclusive Inside Peek at High Point Furniture Market
Thursday Apr 25 2019

We are ecstatic to bring an exclusive inside sneak peek at the latest designer trends in the design industry! Today we will be taking you inside High Point Furniture Market, located in North Carolina. This is where the very best in furniture, rugs, and home accents come together in one spectacular space!

  High Point Furniture Market

Randi, our talented manager and buyer at The Black Goose Design, recently attended High Point Market. She is thrilled to give you a behind-the-scenes look at all of the latest design-savvy trends that will be gracing our showroom at The Black Goose Design here in Utah. 

 High Point Furniture Market

Within the past year or so, the design industry has seen bolder colors present within upholstery and home accents. This year, the trend has moved to deeper jeweled toned coloring. Rich greens, moody blues, and beautiful burgundy tones made a gorgeous debut at the Wesley Hall showroom. Wesley Hall is an upholstery company that we have proudly carried for many years and is made with the highest-quality in materials and craftsmanship. Their stunning showrooms at High Point Market are always top-notch and filled with the latest trends.

jewel colored upholstery

Lavish texture was very apparent throughout Hight Point Market and was showcased beautifully on this sleek accent chair. Paisley and muted damask patterns have always been timeless and classic prints in design. These prints were a perfect companion for all of the rich jewel-toned colors displayed at High Point. This stunning damask type pattern displays a soft, vintage look that we absolutely adore!

velvet custom chair

Plush, velvety textiles were combined with varied fabrics that created a sophisticated and transitional style. The posh look of velvet combined with this streamlined wood exposed chair gives a chic and modern vibe. This year is all about incorporating lush textures and indulging in classy fabrics. Velvet seemed to be one of the most sought-after textiles and with good reason. With its luscious soft hand, who wouldn't want to cozy up in a velvet chair?

exposed wood chair

You may be wondering, what about all the light and brighter neutrals? Not to worry, with all the rich color palettes we are seeing in the design industry, neutrals remain very present! Neutrals are still a large part of the design market, and we are seeing the rich pops of color paired with neutral upholstered pieces! This light and cheery showroom is a perfect example of pairing the two worlds. A crisp white sofa with natural wood elements combined with an eye-catching art piece that include intense indigos tied togther the light and dark colors perfectly. The deep colors gave this showroom depth and dimension while still keeping the "feel" of the room light and airy.

neutral upholstry

Traditional looks were showcased with an edgy and urban feel. Metalic finishes were mixed with classic patterns and geometric prints that gave an inviting look.

patterned area rug

Warm and natural wood tones with streamlined features in this dainty desk gave an organic presence. Incorporating wood tones within home decor brings character and essential versatility in a space. 

light wood desk

One of our favorite upholstery companies, Lee Industries has introduced an appealing line! Beautiful fabrics that are shown here are part of a laundered line that have a super "soft to the touch" presence and bring a relaxed yet refined feel to upholstery. There was such a naturalness and simplicity to the line. These wonderful textiles with fabulous prints will be a popular choice for upholstery this coming year.  

slipcover fabric

Lee Industries slipcover

Lee Industries also has an incredible line of durable, outdoor furniture that we absolutely adore! Lee has a distinct style of making outdoor furniture look ultra chic and comfortable. This long-lasting furniture has easy-to-clean performance fabrics that will astonish you with its beautiful high-designer style and resilience. 

outdoor furniture

Heirloom-type area rugs are always a favorite find at Market! Just look at those rich, ravishing colors! We are thrilled to bring the latest artwork for your floor back to our showroom. Fabulous new rugs will be arriving from Joanna Gaines within her new Magnolia line. Also, one of our most popular rug lines, Loloi Rugs, has brought on stunning new additions into their line. We cannot wait to incorporate some of these amazing area rugs into design plans.  

As designers, we cannot stress enough the importance of including a rug in your space! It is absolutely key for pulling together your room with ease! Area rugs always make an impactful impression with color, texture and pattern, and these gorgeous new rugs will not disapoint. Be sure to stop by our showroom located in Midvale, Utah to see all of these ravishing rugs ready to adorn your home.

Interior design is our greatest passion, and were delighted to share with you the industry's latest design and fresh new market trends! This year's market was another tremendous success, and we are enthusiastic about filling our showroom floor with exclusive pieces and beautiful accents for you! We are looking forward to a fabulous year full of gorgeous, on-trend interior design!




Help Feed Starving Children
Thursday Mar 28 2019

The Black Goose Design and Gardner Village are humbled and honored to participate in our annual Feed My Starving Children food pack program. 

If you could, imagine just for a moment that you have to put your precious little ones down for the night, starving, crying and feeling helpless to comfort them. It seems unlikely anyone reading this can fully understand what that may be like. Thankfully! But there are many in the world who can. This is why Gardner Village and The Black Goose Design co-owner, Angie Gerdes, is so passionate about Feed My Starving Children. 

 Gathering Place

This program puts food in the mouths of the hungry… Actually, “hungry” isn’t even enough. It’s called Feed My STARVING Children, because these babes are severely malnourished. 

The statistics are startling. According to UNICEF, at least 6,200 kids die from hunger-related causes EVERY DAY. “We just don’t understand poverty like that,” Angie said. 

Helpful volunteers are coming together at The Gathering Place at Gardner Village located in West Jordan, Utah to pack meals. Gardner Village and The Black Goose Design owners, Angie Gerdes and Joe Long, have donated the event space to make this effort possible. Representatives from the Feed My Starving Children organization will be on site to coordinate the effort, which includes packing food and praying over each meal packed. 

 Feed My Starving Children

The packed food is then sent out to missionaries throughout the world, who get the meals into the hands of those who so desperately need them.

 Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children works with professional nutritionists to create the food mixtures. They make certain the nourishment is there to turn severely malnourished children into healthy, happy children. The lasting benefits are vast. Malnourished children often suffer permanent developmental/mental complications, making it difficult for them to change their circumstances as adults (if they survive to adulthood). By helping these children, it helps the entire community better their situation. Healthy adults come out of this cycle, which is so very important. 

DONATE MONEY

Financial donations are greatly appreciated and will help those children in extreme need. Just 25-cents will feed a child for a day! That means a single dollar will feed four children for a day, and just $80 will feed a child for an entire YEAR! Please reach out and touch the lives of those who need it the most.  

If you would like to donate to The Gardner Village/The Black Goose Design fund, you can do so here.   

The Gardner Village shops, along with The Black Goose Design store, located in Midvale, Utah will also be accepting generous donations to feed malnourished children now through April 27, 2019.

 

 Volunteers Feed My Starving Children

“We’re a business. We should give back to our community and the world. By partnering with Feed My Starving Children, it feels like we can make a dent in this massive problem and see the impact we’re making. It just feels nice and is something we can all get behind as a company and a community.”

It would make a great impact if the community would get behind this and take a minute to share this post online. Together, we can do tremendous things to help those who have so little.

Thank you for donating and opening your heart to support this wonderful worthy cause. We always appreciate your generous support!




Welcome New Interior Designer Sam Atkinson
Thursday Jun 21 2018 by Stacey Beyer

The Black Goose Design is excited to welcome interior designer Sam Atkinson! We are thrilled to have Sam as a part of our talented design team. 

Sam is an experienced designer and shares a great passion for gorgeously-designed spaces. Sam specializes in space planning and creating functional spaces for her clients. Sam is an expert at listening to her clients' needs and executing beautiful master design plans that capture her clients' design visions. Sam enjoys every aspect of design and is well-rounded in many types of design style elements, from modern trends to transitional and timeless style. 

Sam earned her associates degree in Interior Design from LDS Business College. Sam embraces the entire design process by collaborating all principles and elements of design to create superior design. Seeing her clients love the results of their completed projects is truly rewarding to her. 

Utah interior design

interior design board

design idea board

Sam takes great delight in creating unique and personal spaces for each of her clients. She loves mixing varied materials, texture and eclectic pieces that define her clients' personal design styles.

transitional design board

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interior design board

Utah interior design board

 

Sam has a true adoration for interiors, and she shares that same feeling for the outdoors as well. She thoroughly enjoys hiking and being in the great outdoors! Sam likes to travel, explore new places and is always up for an adventure. Welcome Sam to The Black Goose Design, we are thrilled to have you as part of our team!

 

 




An Exclusive Designer Upholstery Factory Tour
Friday Apr 20 2018

At The Black Goose Design we proudly carry high-quality, unique and ultra comfortable upholstered funiture pieces made by Wesley Hall and Lee Industries. Each amazing company offers gorgeous well-crafted upholstered pieces with a large stunning collection of fabrics to select from. Today we invite you to take an exclusive behind-the-scenes factory tour. Made entirely in the USA, with precision and care, each upholstered piece that is created is truly a work of art that will endure many years of use.

So what exactly goes into a superior piece of upholstery? Be sure to do your homework, not all upholstery is created equal, but we are prepared to show you exactly what "high-quality" defines.

We had the extraordinary opportunity to tour the Wesley Hall factory located in Hickory, North Carolina. Our tour guide was Ron Deal, the Founder of Wesley Hall. We are so grateful for his time and expertise. Wesley Hall is known for their attention to detail and hand craftsmanship on every single piece of furniture.

Wesley Hall fabrics

laser cut fabric machine

animal print chairs

wood chair frame

sofa cushioning

The results are inspiring with luxury textiles and leathers which cannot be surpassed. One of our talented designers Ali mentioned, "The hands-on approach at Wesley Hall is what really took my breath away. Each employee had a vast knowledge of the product and many years experience in their specific field. We stopped to speak with one of the seamstresses who had been sewing at Wesley Hall for 18 years. Ron expressed most of his employees had an extensive upholstery background to ensure that the 'Wesley Hall quality' would be maintained."  

upholstery pattern

laser cutting machine

The details are exquisite and Wesley Hall is known for saying YES to custom requests. They bend over backwards to add details, match patterns, mix custom finishes, and the sky's the limit!

custom bolt fabric

We were able to watch a craftsman eight-way hand-tie the springs into the seat of a sofa as he explained how he tied the knots and the labor it took to get each one just right.  The quality at Wesley Hall is outstanding, and we could see the care and attention each piece of furniture receives in the factory.

eight way hand tied sofa

Lee Industries was our next stop and the quality, expertise and high level of craftsmanship were all outstanding as well! An endless sea of sturdy, kiln-dried wood frames were ready to be graced with the finest fabric and cushioning for custom orders. 

barstool chair frame

Ultra cozy and quality cushioning are only used in Lee products. When creating your personal sofa or chair, Lee has many cushion options from an all down fill, to a firm seating cushioning. Lee Industries takes pride in creating a piece of upholstery to suit your individual style.

sofa cushioning

custom bolt fabric

These large fabric laser cutting machines cut out the pattern of the specific sofa or chair with perfection. These machines are so precise and accurate when cutting a pattern there is very little textile waste when the cutting is complete.

laser cut pattern of fabric

Lee Industries chair legs

Lee has thousands of beautiful fabrics to choose from, and this entire room is dedicated just to the "samples" of each fabric in their fabric line. We understand, when choosing fabrics it can be challenging to decide! Lee has great customer service. You can order fabric samples, and Lee will send them directly to you to keep! How wonderful is that?!

Lee Industries fabric samples

This gorgeous chair started out as a simple wood frame, with many skilled hands it is now is ready to be welcomed into a beautiful home. Lee Industries takes first-class care in every upholstered creation. Each one is perfection! 

custom chair

In addition to our upholstery tours, we also toured Valdese Weavers, which is the largest textile Mill in North America. Located in North Carolina, this mill has been in operation since 1915. It was founded by Italian immigrants and originally known as the Swiss Embroidery Company. This company has a very rich heritage, and it was an honor to see the fabric process in person!

bolt of thread

This factory has state-of-the-art technology with some of the loops weaving at 800 miles per hour. These machines work at such a fast pace and are very loud making it difficult to hear. Headphones are used when walking through the factory floor. To communicate, the instructor talked through a microphone. You could even feel the floor shaking as we walked by these massive machines. 

Valdese Weavers

Valdese weaves the popular residential fabric known as Cyrpton which has the highest level of interior residential performance on the market today. We also viewed the in-house design studios where their designers draw and draft fabric selections taking inspiration from all over the world.

fabric weaving

Valdese has the most technically-advanced, world-class computer operating system ensuring their customers the finest fabrics available and delivered in the shortest amount of time. They produce tens of thousands of yards daily. We were blown away!

custom fabric weaving machine

Take a look at this gorgeous fabric being woven right before your eyes with thousands of threads coming together to create one marvelous work of art!

 

Wesley Hall, Lee Industries and Valdese Weavers all create excellent and high-quality products allowing each company to reign supreme in the design industry. The Black Goose Design understands that furniture is a large investment, and this is why we love to educate our customers! When selecting furniture, especially upholstery, it is extremely important to know exactly how your furniture is made and that is it held to a high-standard of quality craftsmanship.

A special thanks to our manager, Randi and interior designer Ali, for giving us an inside look at these amazing factories! It is always a pleasure to share interesting and educational design experiences with you, our valued reader.

Our showroom is filled with outstanding upholstery and  the latest designer pieces arriving weekly! Partner with one of our talented interior designers to create unique, quality upholstered pieces to complement your home for many years to come!




Designer Spring Trends: Bright and Beautiful Color
Friday Apr 13 2018

The Black Goose Design is thrilled to bring you stunning spring inspiration for your home! Located in North Carolina, Wesley Hall is one of our high-quality upholstery companies we proudly carry in our showroom. Today you are in for a treat, Wesley Hall is giving us exclusive access into their gorgeous showroom. With the renewed season of spring, there is no better time to refresh your home with new upholstery with all the designer details.


Make a statement with perfect prints and bring life into your space! Renew the look and feel of your entire home, add a pair of cozy chairs or mix in throw pillows with a vivid and striking pattern. These simple changes can invigorate and revive any space!


Wesley hall showroom


Bright and bold blues caught our eye in a big way! The contrast of the deep blue hues with a crisp fresh white makes a perfect combo for a springtime setting. We adore the framestyle on the chairs with the wood detailing, so light and airy just right for spring!


blue and white chairs


These barrel back chairs have curves in all the right places and are perfectly paired with a gorgeous textured fabric! Textured fabric can bring depth and visual interest into a room which is an essential design element. Using various textures in accent pieces such as upholstery will give a look of simplistic yet elegant design.


custom sofa


This splash of pink makes such a design statement, so chic and modern. The striking pink on the ottoman surrounded by softer colors makes this vignette really pop! Accent your space with a luscious hints of pink and bring springtime indoors.


pink ottoman


With so many delightful pattern combinations and energizing color palletes, Wesley Hall has hit it out of the park with the ultimate spring collection for upholstery!


Create a sophisticated colorful scene in your home, The Black Goose Design has unique funiture pieces to complement any space. Take advantage of spectacular savings up to 30% off on custom upholstery during our Spring Sale going on now through April 28th.


wesley hall showroom color


Our talented designers would love to create and customize a master design plan for your space. Refresh and rejuvinate your home this spring with bright and beautiful color, prints and texture this spring.


You will not want to miss our splendid Spring Sale! 




Help Feed Starving Children
Thursday Mar 29 2018

The Black Goose Design and Gardner Village are humbled and honored to once again participate this year with Feed My Starving Children program.


If you could imagine just for a moment of putting your precious little ones down for the night, starving, crying and feeling helpless to comfort them.


It seems unlikely anyone reading this can fully understand what that may be like. Thankfully! But there are many in the world who can. This is why Gardner Village and The Black Goose Design co-owner, Angie Gerdes, is so passionate about Feed My Starving Children. 


Gathering Place


This program puts food in the mouths of the hungry… Actually, “hungry” isn’t even enough. It’s called Feed My STARVING Children, because these babes are severely malnourished. 


The statistics are startling. According to UNICEF, at least 6,200 kids die from hunger-related causes EVERY DAY. “We just don’t understand poverty like that,” Angie said. 


Helpful volunteers are coming together at The Gathering Place at Gardner Village located in West Jordan, Utah to pack meals. Gardner Village and The Black Goose Design owners, Angie Gerdes and Joe Long, have donated the event space to make this effort possible. Representatives from the Feed My Starving Children corporate office will be on site to coordinate the effort, which includes packing food and praying over each meal packed. 


Feed My Starving Children


Gardner Mill Company


The packed food is then sent out to missionaries throughout the world, who get the meals into the hands of those who so desperately need them.


Feed My Starving Children


Feed My Starving Children works with professional nutritionists to create the food mixtures. They make certain the nourishment is there to turn severely malnourished children into healthy, happy children. The lasting benefits are vast. Malnourished children often suffer permanent developmental/mental complications, making it difficult for them to change their circumstances as adults (if they survive to adulthood). By helping these children, it helps the entire community better their situation. Healthy adults come out of this cycle, which is so very important. 


Feed My Starving Children Gathering Place


DONATE MONEY


Financial donations are greatly appreciated and will help those children in extreme need. Just 25-cents will feed a child for a day! That means a single dollar will feed four children for a day, and just $80 will feed a child for an entire YEAR! Please reach out and touch the lives of those who need it the most.  


If you would like to donate to The Gardner Village/The Black Goose Design fund, you can do so here.   


The Gardner Village shops, along with The Black Goose Design store, located in Midvale, Utah will also be accepting generous donations to feed malnourished children now through April 10th.


Volunteers Feed My Starving Children


Volunteers Feed My Starving Children


“We’re a business. We should give back to our community and the world. By partnering with Feed My Starving Children, it feels like we can make a dent in this massive problem and see the impact we’re making. It just feels nice and is something we can all get behind as a company and a community.”


It would make a great impact if the community would get behind this and take a minute to share this post online. Together, we can do tremendous things to help those who have so little.


Thank you for donating and opening your heart to support this wonderful worthy cause!




A Exclusive look into Interior Design Market 2018
Monday Feb 5 2018

Get ready for some lovely design inspiration! We are taking you inside this year's Furniture Design Market located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our talented design team has searched out the top trends in gorgeous accessories and home decor accents for 2018.

 furniture market throw pillows

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 these charming prints. We adore the combined details with a mix of marvelous color.  

furniture market artwork

furniture market artwork

Exquisite area rugs were displayed throughout beautiful showrooms. These ravishing rugs kept a timeless and traditional feel with subdued pattern and coloring. 

traditional area rugs

furniture market new rugs

These amazing area rugs felt like gorgeous heirloom pieces! We loved the beautiful vintage look paired with classic patterning and rich texture. As designers, we always say rugs are like "artwork for your floor" and are essential for a well-designed room.

traditional pink area rug

vintage area rug

We are "blushing" over one of the hottest colors trending in the design industry! The vibrant variety of flushed pinks, corals and light blushed hues of rose were found in these elegant throw pillows. Throw pillows are a simple way to incorporate this sweet and sassy color into your home, and just in time for spring!

furniture market throw pillows

Lovely lamps are always a must at design market! Simple yet bold designs were present in luscious lamps. They displayed rich color and demanded attention (which we did not mind at all)! 

furniture market accent lamp

From modern design trends to a fresh farmhouse feel, all design styles were present this year! An abundant variety of styling trends allowed for a fanastic selection of unique accent pieces. We absolutely cannot wait to bring these fabulous finds back to The Black Goose Design!

Interior design is our greatest passion, and we are delighted to share with you the industries latest design timeless trends. It is always invigorating bringing you an exclusive look at all the fresh new market trends! This year's market was another tremendous success, and we are enthusiastic about filling our showroom floor with exclusive pieces and beautiful accents for our wonderful clients!




An Exclusive Preview of the Latest Market Trends
Thursday Aug 10 2017

The most inspiring and best time of the year has arrived! We are giving you an exclusive look into this year's interior design furniture market located in Las Vegas. We are gushing over the latest in design-savvy trends and are thrilled to share them with you today.

Our talented designers are excited to explore the latest and greatest in the design industry, but most of all we love to share it with our wonderful clients. We are always ecstatic to bring back the industry's most exquisite upholstery, artwork and accessories to make your home beautiful!

navy rugs

Feast your eyes on the new goodies from one of our outstanding rug lines Dash and Albert! A gorgeous selection of fun new rug patterns and colors were introduced this market, from bright and bold to soft and subdued. Dash and Albert have ultra durable rugs that are super design-savvy and are sure to suit any style.

 

 

Rich tones with and texture were scattered throughout the showroom showcasing a dramatic design feel. Check out that stunning velvet mixed with a modern print, we are loving this great twist on a classic texture.

throw pillows

One of our favorite items we look forward to is all of the lovely layers of bedding! We cannot get enough of these delicate details that will be gracing our beautiful beds at The Black Goose Design. Creating a heavenly retreat and dressing your bed with the best bedding is a must!  

grey bedding

  

timeless bedding

 

Elegant and striking lighting fixtures were glowing with great designer style. Large-scaled lighting can make a major impact in any space and is great for adding in an extra architectural detail.

 

 

The popular farmhouse style was mixed with modern accents creating a new classic look that we adore. 

This market was all about combining bits of bold color with soft neutrals and introducing textures from shabby chic to shiny and sleek! We found this Las Vegas market to be very well-rounded in designer style.

 

farmhouse settee

 

dry sink furniture

We were all "blushing" over the touches of this soft color that reigned supreme this market, blush- the perfect pink! 

blush chaise lounge

Simple and stylish storage options are making our hearts beat fast! These darling baskets are not only functional, but are also a fun design feature that can be clustered together for ultimate organization.

accessory storage

 

wire basket

 

the black goose design vegas market

Here is our fantastic team of managers, buyers and talented designers from Gardner Mill company stores The Black Goose Design, CF home and Down to Earth. We are passionate about hand selecting the perfect pieces for each of our unique stores at market! Design Market is a little slice of heaven on earth, just look at those cheery faces!

 

The design industry is not particularly focused on following "trendy" styles right now, but rather following the style that is true to your own personal design tastes. A touch of every classic and timeless style was displayed at the Las Vegas Market. Design market is all about how you combine those styles to fit the look you love! The designers and buyers are delighted to bring back the very best of what each unique design company has to offer. The Black Goose Design's showroom is always filled new and fresh product, and we cannot wait to indulge our clients with many fabulous new market finds!  




Top Interior Design Trends at High Point Furniture Market Pt.2
Thursday May 11 2017

Welcome back to our second part of top interior design trends of 2017. Our designers had the great opportunity to attend High Point furniture market located in North Carolina and we are bringing you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the best in interior design for this upcoming year!

In our last segment there was a pronounced trend in gorgeous soft neutrals combined with rich textures perfect for keeping a simple timeless feel. Next up we will be spilling what was seen all over the best showroom floors, that is COLOR and a lot of it! Color is making a huge comeback and market was filled with timeless furniture pieces with a classic updated feel and playful pops-of-color added to the mix!

 

High Point Market 2017

color trends 2017

Bursts of beautiful color were applied in whimsical accent pieces, these eye-catching colors showcased big personality. Large patterns were playfully emphazied in much of the upholstery giving such life and vitality to each individual detailed piece. 

textiles fabric introductions 2017

This wall displayed best of durability and longevity in the upholstery world, Sunbrella Textiles by Lee Industries unveiled and entire wall of new vibrant fabrics that will be introduced this coming year. Just look at all of those cheery choices!

sunbrella fabrics

Plush throws in ravishing reds combined with simple plaid patterning made for pure pillow perfection!

red plaid throw pillows

gingham pattern

There was a significant refelction on classic colors but with a fresh updated approach, deep moody blues paired with bits of bright coloring in this collection captured a timeless refeshed feel. 

color trends patterned upholstery

vibrant colors

Can you say pink perfection?! We adore this sweet happy showroom filled with dazziling pink shades, and notice the mixing of striking pattern throughout many of the accent pieces! 

pink patterning designer showroom

custom upholstered chair

Bold accent pieces especially in artwork were real head-turners, we loved the striking black and white features of this collection with just an added hint of blush. Introducing bright pinkish hues into many different pieces gave such a fun flare while displaying serious design-savvy style!

transitional artwork

pink custom chair

animal prints pattern mixing

Rich supple leather combined with knockout color combinations made for effortless design! Overall, color is back and it is bolder, bigger and brighter than ever this market.

leather color

modern patterning

 

This year displayed vivid color choices letting the personality of each piece be noticed in a spectacular way. We are excited to bring back captivating color to our showroom and cannot wait to share it with our wonderful clients! Creative color combinations are bigger than ever and we are not feeling shy about being bold, our designers are ecstatic about the comeback of color!

interior designers The Black Goose Design

Interior design is our greatest passion and we are delighted to share with you the industries latest design and fresh new market trends! This year's market was another tremendous success and we are enthusiastic about filling our showroom floor with exclusive pieces and beautiful accents with the latest in"colorful" timeless design. 




Top Interior Design Trends at High Point Furniture Market Pt.1
Thursday May 4 2017

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 thrilled to give you a behine-the-scenes look at all of the latest design-savvy trends that will be gracing our showroom at The Black Goose Design. 

 

 

 

This year's design market focus was all about returning to timeless classic design with sophisticated lines and noted texturing. Neutral coloring was kept fresh, simple and showcased beautifully throughout bedding and accent pieces. 

 

 

 

All new neutral fabric introductions were soft, subuded and blended so effortlessly together creating an interesting cohesive feel. These fabrics were all unique in patterning and design which told a captivating neutral story, we are thrilled with all of the many fabulous textile combinations this market and cannot wait for our new high-quality upholstery pieces to arrive!

 

Gorgeous classic warm wood tones with a lighter twist were introduced and were combined with a clean transitional appearance in many furniture pieces. Elegant lines with a timeless feel  brought a "modern" yet ageless approach to many accent pieces.

 

We are delighted to share the best furniture and accent pieces of the design industry to you, our beloved clients. Stay tuned for more magical market finds we will be posting soon, you won't want to miss out on the biggest trend of the year!




A Spotlight on Our New Stunning Shiplap
Thursday Apr 20 2017

The Black Goose Design is thrilled to give you an exclusive look into our latest project our talented designers have been working on at our beautiful furniture and design store located in Midvale, Utah. Our radiant new retail space is pure bliss and we are so excited to share this magnificent transformation process with you all!

We adore our charming building and wanted to improve and refresh a portion of our showroom floor with an updated designer look! It has been such a pleasure seeing every step of the design process and having this amazing transition take place.

This refreshing new "parlor room" space all started by closing off what was once an adjoining room. Our remodel project kicked-off with one giant wall patch, and we were off to a great start!

Next we opened up the entrance to the room by nearly doubling the original width and extending the doorway up to the ceiling creating a spacious grand look. The ceiling was also dropped about 6" and new recessed lighting was installed to illuminate every inch of this new spacious showroom. These few simple changes already have brought a feeling of light and airiness to the room!

With a fresh new canvas to work with we had envisioned doing a dramatic wall treatment with crisp lines encompassing the entire room floor to ceiling. This particular wall treatment we wanted to apply is all the rage in the design industry right now and is an exceptional wall accent. Can you guess the material we used? That's right, shiplap!

This building material is ultra-chic and can give a classic, clean look to a space. Our "shiplap" was created with 12" routed MDF boards and installed with perfection throughout the parlor room displaying lucious lines! A fresh new coat of Benjamin Moore's paint in Swiss Coffee was applied to the shiplap completing this wonderful wall treatment and bringing bright new life to the space.

A warm and inviting textured wood floor was also installed creating a complementery foundation to the new room. The combination of the warm wood tones and crisp white accents are a match made in designer heaven! We are giddy about the texture throughout the new floor and the appealing presence it brings to the space.

We are all in awe of this new parlor room. It actually feels more spacious, lighter and renewed! If you are craving a refreshed look in a particular space, you can achieve it by simply applying a light paint color. This it will instantly brighten and promote a feeling of fresh airiness into your home. 

Intergrating texture is a crucial part of completing a well-designed room and adding a wall treatment is a great way to incorporate texture into a space without overwhelming an area. Consider a simple clean-lined shiplap wall application. Shiplap will contribute classic character and charm while giving dramatic texture and added interest. 

 

 

 

If you are craving a bright and and refreshed feeling in your space, light neutral colors are always considered a designer's top choice! Crisp, white walls are versatile and blend well with any color pallete allowing flexibility for accent colors in furniture, accent pieces, artwork or draperies. 

 

 

 

This stunning new space is beyond dreamy, and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. Allow our talented designers to give you an up close and personal tour of all the inspirational details in our new "parlor room!" We are always delighted to share expert designer tips on how to achieve this refreshed look and help you lighten and brighten up your own home!




Help Feed Starving Children
Wednesday Apr 12 2017

“Can you imagine putting your babies down to bed and they’re starving and crying?” 


The pain in Angie’s voice was evident as she asked this question. To answer, it seems unlikely anyone reading this can fully understand what that's like. Thankfully! But there are many in the world who can. It’s why Gardner Village and The Black Goose Design co-owner Angie Gerdes is so passionate about Feed My Starving Children. 


 


This program puts food in the mouths of the hungry… Actually, “hungry” isn’t even enough. It’s called Feed My STARVING Children, because these babes are severely malnourished. 


The statistics are startling. According to UNICEF, at least 6,200 kids die from hunger-related causes EVERY DAY. Think about that for a moment. It’s difficult to fathom, isn’t it?  


“We just don’t understand poverty like that,” Angie said. 


While it seems an overwhelming situation, there are ways we can help. 


On April 28 and 29, volunteers (ages 5 and up) are coming together at The Gathering Place at Gardner Village to pack meals. Gardner Village and The Black Goose Design owners, Angie Gerdes and Joe Long, have donated the events space for the weekend to make this effort possible. Representatives from the Feed My Starving Children corporate office will be on site to coordinate the effort, which includes packing food and praying over each meal packed. 



"They keep it fun,” Angie said, discussing her experience packing when they hosted this same effort last year. “They play music and tell you what you’re doing as you do it so you get a real idea of the difference you’re making!” 



The packed food is then sent out to missionaries throughout the world, who get the meals into the hands of those who so desperately need them.


 


While fun, the experience can also be quite emotional. 


“I just cried half the day,” Angie continued. “The staff really gets their hearts involved in what they’re doing. They’ve been there to deliver the food and know firsthand the impact it makes in the communities receiving it.”



Feed My Starving Children works with professional nutritionists to create the food mixtures. They make certain the nourishment is there to turn severely malnourished children into healthy, happy children. The lasting benefits are vast. Malnourished children often suffer permanent developmental/mental complications, making it hard for them to change their circumstances as adults (if they survive to adulthood). By helping children, it helps the entire community better their situation. More healthy adults come out of this cycle, which is so very important. 



DONATE MONEY


While all volunteer spots have been filled this year, you can still help in a major way--a financial contribution. Just $0.25 will feed a child for a day! That means a single dollar will feed four children for a day! Talk about an impact! And $80 will feed a child for a YEAR! Isn’t that remarkable? If you want to donate to the Gardner Village/The Black Goose Design fund, you can do so here. Or you can do so in any of the Gardner Village shops between now and April 28. Jars are set up to collect those quarters. 


Anyone lucky enough to work with Angie and Joe would agree they're some of the kindest business owners you’ll ever meet. They lead with heart and genuinely want to make life better for all who interact with Gardner Village and The Black Goose Design. To see them extending such compassion on a global scale comes as no surprise. That’s just the kind of people they are. Of course, Angie sees it slightly differently. 


“We’re a business. We should give back to our community and the world. By partnering with Feed My Starving Children, it feels like we can make a dent in this massive problem and see the impact we’re making. It just feels nice and is something we can all get behind as a company and a community.”


It would be a wonderful thing if the community would get behind this and take a minute to share this post online. Together, we can do great things to help those who have so little.


Thank you for supporting this worthy cause!


P.S. If you want to experience what it's like to be a part of the packing fun, you are not out of luck. Plans for a 2018 event are already in the works. We'll be sure to mention the opportunity to sign up when the time comes, so please keep your eye on our various social media channels early next spring. In the meantime, those financial donations sure are appreciated! Thanks for your support and interest! 




An Exclusive Look Inside our Refreshing Remodel
Friday Feb 24 2017

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 grateful to have had this remarkable space to host our many wonderful customers for over 30 years.

This building has many unique design features including original stunning transom windows which carry and enduring classic feel throughout the building. We are pleased to treasure these historic features today.

This exciting transformation started as a vision to refresh and update our retail and designer workroom space while still maintaining the integrity of the building. Ultimately our end design goal is to create a warm ambiance and proper functional retail space throughout our building while still presenting a refreshed and updated designer look.

This space will soon be transformed into a refreshed private professional design presentation room. This room will be complete with custom built-in cabinetry and a floating island piece from one of our companies that we carry, Bramble Furniture.

The ceiling was dropped six inches and framed in to allow for this space to house new lighting pieces for display, including this spectacular lighting fixture. The nickle-board wall treatment and crisp new coat of paint in Benjamin Moore's, Swiss Coffee, gave this room a huge facelift! Ahh, it feels lighter already! 

 

 Benjamin Moore paint in Swiss Coffee

 

 

Large built-in cabinets will be installed and provide ample storage space. There will also be additional desk space. Beautiful design samples to catalog books will be at our fingertips in one convenient space. This built-in unit will grace this bright and cheery space. We cannot wait to put it to excellent use!

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful wood-stained finish will be applied to our furniture island piece giving rich texture to the room.

 This area is an interior designer's dream for the ulitimate funcitonal workspace! This spacious work area will allow our designers to present their design plans to their clients in serious style.

 

Get ready to pick your jaws up off the floor, the photo of these stunning doors pictured below are our inspiration that will soon be replicated welcoming you into this amazing design workroom. 

 

 

A warm and inviting wood floor will be installed throughout the newly-updated areas. The combination of the gorgeous wood finish with crisp white accents are a match made in designer heaven!

 

The new "parlor" room will feature a stunning wall treatment. A 12" routed MDF board will be applied to the walls displaying beautiful lines. The room will be completed with a fresh new coat of paint and will bring the new space and treatment to life. What once was an opening to the adjoining room is now closed off allowing for additional showroom space to feature our stunning furniture pieces. 

 

 

Beautiful lighting will be added in the parlor as well. We will have two of these amazing chandelier pieces illuminating this room. 

 

But the eye candy lighting does not stop there! We will also be adding this breathtaking piece in the parlor as well.

 

The Black Goose Design is looking forward to sharing this amazing new space with our wonderful clients. We anticipate the completion of this incredible design project soon so stay tuned for the full reveal of this fresh, new inspirational space! 




Welcome! Announcing Exciting News at The Black Goose Design
Monday Jan 23 2017

Hello there! The Black Goose Design is delighted to share some exciting news with our dearest friends! We are delighted to announce we have combined our wonderful website and beautiful blog into one amazing space where you will find incredible interior design inspiration, expert design tips, client home tours and the lastest in design trends all at your fingertips under one lovely space. We are thrilled to be able to present some spectacular blog posts with you throughout this new year! 

We would love for you to join us for all of the fabulous fun!

 

 




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