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An Exclusive look into our Designer Home Remodel and Renovation
Thursday Oct 12 2017

The Black Goose Design is delighted to give our wonderful clients and blog readers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look as we embark on a dramatic design project. We will be sharing a remarkable renovation of this historic home located in the charming avenues of Salt Lake City Utah built in 1899. It is always our pleasure to share extraordinary design projects, especially one as unique as this home. 

Every good renovation and remodel starts with a master design plan. As designers, we listen to our clients needs and desires to achieve a home of their dreams. Creating functionality with design-savvy beauty is always a top priority, specifically a design plan that is tailored to our clients' personal design styles. This entire space will get a fresh facelift complete with some modern features but will still be keeping true to its historic avenue roots.

front door

The original ornate iron-work gate welcomes you up the darling pathway as you enter the property.

home rennovation

transom window

This particular home houses a lot of woodwork and stunning architectual details that truly makes this space distinct. There will be major updates coming to this beautiful home all while still preserving its charm and character.

wood staircase

One of the first steps will be selecting a versatile paint color that will be used predominately throughout this home. Most of the woodwoork will be refreshed, brightened and painted. We have narrowed the choices down to three paint colors by Benjamin Moore. They are Swiss Coffee, Simply White or White Dove, and  all beautiful yet each carry different color tones.

Swiss Coffee has a creamy undertone and has a warm rich look.

swiss coffee paint

*Swiss Coffee Benjamin Moore

The paint color Simply White is just that! Beautiful, simple, clean and crisp the definition of true white!

simply white paint

*Simply White Benjamin Moore

White Dove by Benjamin Moore is also a contender in the paint selection which has a slight grey tone to it.

Though these beautiful paint colors look very similar in color, it is our job, as professional designers, to consider every factor of what the overall space will look and feel like with the paint color. Even the variation in lighting throughout a home will affect the entire coloring of the paint.


white dove paint

*White Dove Benjamin Moore


Paint color also plays such a key role in the overall style of the space. The ultimate backdrop to your entire space paint is color, and color is considered to set the mood of the home. 

We have some excellent choices of paint colors that would complement the details and character of the home. The flooring will also be refinished in a warm wood tone which will ground the entire home nicely and give an inviting look.

home rennovation living room

home remodel before photo

stained glass window

This remarkable tile and fireplace is all orginial and will be preserved to honor its historic heritage. The mantel and mirror above will be modified and customized so the woodwork extends towards the ceiling. This will visually elongate this glorious focal point.

antique fireplace before


home renovation sliding doors

Transom windows are still present in this home and add such design appeal. This narrow door was once the "service" door that connected to the dining room for the gathering of evening meals. Today it is now walled off, and we wanted to make good use of the space so there are plans for a small bench and a large antique style hook to be placed on the door inviting guests to hang up their jackets and stay a while!

butlers pantry

The original foundation of stonework is astounding to see, and as designers, we always enjoy diving into the historic features of gracefully-aged homes.

old stonework in basement


The kitchen will be completely redesigned making the heart of this home functional and to meet the needs of the homeowners. Existing columns will be removed opening up the kitchen area, a redesigned island will be rotated and placed in the opposite direction making for an easy flowing traffic pattern from kitchen to the dining area. 

wood cabinets

A countertop will be installed against the large windows allowing for added seating and a cozy place for a good morning breakfast and a happy view!

kitchen remodel before photo

This desk area will be removed and in its place will be a new laundry and mud room that will provide useful storage and utility space.

  kitchen remodel before

This large bathroom is just off of the kitchen, and we will be condensing the grand size of this bath into a quaint powder bath. By reducing the existing bathroom size and redistributing this space will allow for addtional kitchen area to be introduced! And we all say yes to more kitchen space!

hall bathroom before photo

hall bathroom before photo

This perfect patio area just outside of the kitchen will be complete with comfy outdoor funiture seating and delightful dining for entertaining guests.

brick paver patio

detached garage

The homeowner cherishes the fine details and craftsmanship that are throughout this home. As designers, we always say it is in the "details" that makes a space so great!

antique stair post

The master bedroom and upstairs addition was built in 1912, and this beautiful tilework and a cozy fireplace setting will create a restful sitting area. Grand French doors open up to a large balcony and provide gorgeous natural light to be let in this spacious room.

master bedroom before photo

antique fireplace

antique woodwork on fireplace

master bedroom windows

master bedroom bathroom

The master bathroom design will be re-worked to provide a double sink cabinet with sufficient storage, a stunning new shower and will still have adequate room for the great soaking tub! 

soaking tub

master bathroom remodel

The upper floor master bedroom balcony will be an excellent spot for a relaxing evening while taking in Salt Lake Valley views.

porch views

home renovation guest bath

home renovation guest room

Stunning and intricate stained glass windows were handmade by Bennett's Glass and are beautifully displayed throughout the home. Each one of these windows is a true work-of-art built right into the home. They seem to capture the rich history of the home and are showcased exquisitely.

antique stain glass window

stained glass window


Feast your eyes on these gorgeous fabrics that will be made into cozy detailed upholstery, long billowy draperies and custom area rugs! Timeless texture and pattern within the materials will give a sophisticated new look to this space.

plaid carpeting

Mixing in deep, rich color tones against the light painted woodwork and detailed architectural features of the home will really bring together the master plan perfectly! We are loving the deep jeweled tones being introduced with furniture and accent pieces. The contrasted trimwork that will be painted will bring a bright, light and fresh appearance yet have will still carry a traditional vignette.

master remodel planning

 design planning

Peeling back the design layers and history has been an absolute delight for The Black Goose Design, and  we absolutely cannot wait to reveal each step of the design process to you as it unfolds. As we journey into this project to renew this captivating home, we invite you to stay tuned for exclusive updates on this amazing avenue charmer! 

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