A Fresh New Approach to Framed Art
Wednesday Sep 20 2023

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 allows you to select a favorite canvas piece in a style that fits your unique needs. Choose from various canvas sizes and frame types to create your perfect piece.



  • 8"x10"
  • 11"x14"
  • 12"x16"
  • 16"x20"




What art/frame/size combination stands out as your favorite? Stop by The Black Goose Design to explore options and find your unique style. Upping your art game has never been more fun!  

Fall Trends Straight Out Of the Las Vegas Furniture Market
Wednesday Aug 16 2023 by Stacey Beyer

The Las Vegas Market just wrapped for another season. Being Vegas in July, it only makes sense that the trends are all about warmth. Take a look at what's catching our eye. We’re excited to bring these looks to The Black Goose Design in the coming weeks and months!

 minimal wall art design

Just in time for fall, we’re seeing cozy colors, including: 

  • Warm Whites & Creams
  • Caramel
  • Browns
  • Reds
  • Oranges
  • Greens

textured pillows

fall 2023 updates to home 

velvet accent pillow

home looks for autumn

Texture is still the name of the trend game. Take a look at this fabulous faux fur!

 Las Vegas Furniture Market

Wood finishes are full of character with rich finishes and deep tones.

home decor styles for 2023 


Speaking of furniture, curve is the word with interesting shapes and rounded corners. 

rounded corners furniture trend

Finally, expect floor-to-ceiling warmth with must-have rugs and light fixtures.

rug looks we love

modern farmhouse chandelier trend

new chandelier styles for 2023

two tier chandelier

We feel so inspired and ready to welcome these soothing styles to The Black Goose Design. Stop by and see them for yourself soon. If you have a question about a specific item shown here, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 801.562.1933 We can give you more info over the phone and let you know when the item is scheduled to arrive. 

High Point Market, Part 2
Wednesday May 17 2023 by Stacey Beyer

If we could describe the 2023 High Point Market in one word, it would be… TEXTURE. This fingertip treat was large and in charge at this season’s buyers’ market. We can’t wait to get our hands on the enticing assortment headed to The Black Goose Design in the coming weeks. Here’s just a small sampling of what you can expect, as well as a few texture tips to know going into this 2023 show-stopper.

High Point Furniture Market 

TEXTURE TIP 1: Keep it Clean

Because textures are often fabric in finish, it’s a common misconception that texture = hard to clean. While there are times when this can be the case, it’s less of a concern with high-end furniture. Many of the new gems coming soon are “performance fabrics,” which means they’re made to be used AND cleaned.

performance fabric 


TEXTURE TIP 2: Get Set for Depth

A big reason texture is gaining in popularity is its ability to instantly add depth to any space. By incorporating a variety of finishes, you’ll notice your room springs to life in a more dynamic way.

2023 design trends 


TEXTURE TIP 3: Pattern Alternative

If you love the idea of variety but prefer solids and neutrals to prints, texture is tops! It mixes things up in a way all its own with or without the help of a pattern.

ottoman trends 


TEXTURE TIP 4: Count On Color

A newer take on texture comes in the form of color. Neutral finishes such as sherpa, wool, and other classic options are now coming out in rich hues, taking texture to new and vibrant heights.

color texture 

 new looks for chairs

Which texture is your favorite? Stop by The Black Goose Design soon to see AND FEEL these tactile treasures.

The Black Goose Design 

Highlights from High Point Furniture Market, Part 1
Wednesday May 3 2023 by Stacey Beyer

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!



The last few market/buying trips we’ve made have proven color is the comeback queen, and this show was no exception! The colors that caught our eye at High Point are greens, reds, oranges, and blues.

2023 color trends 

Chair by Wesley Hall 

High Point Furniture Market

We always love seeing blue on the list because it pulls double duty as a color boost AND a calming neutral option.

 blue as a neutral

For a brighter take on these earth-inspired shades, fuscia is an on-trend choice!

flower arrangements

summer 2023 trends


We’re coming out of the season of solids and seeing more patterns at play. New, BOLD patterns are in! You’ll start to see more of these statement stars in pillows, furniture, art, and wallpaper.

spring accent pillows

 patterned sofa

Sofa by Wesley Hall

Even the wall art is taking things up a notch.

wall art


A newer approach to pattern that we’re loving is pattern pairing. For example, this can be done by mixing more than one wallpaper in a single room, with one design on one wall and another on another. Bold? Yes! Amazing? Absolutely! The trick to remember is considering your pattern’s weight/scale. If one print is very large or busy, opt for a smaller or more symmetrical look as its counterpart. This helps the two complement rather than compete.

pairing different wallpaper

Sectional by Wesley Hall 


Also on the softer side, we’re taking our straight lines for a curve. The blunt, linear look is being offset with movement.

curvy chairs 

Lee Industries

Chairs by Lee Industries

We also spotted unique furniture configuration, like the larger cushion at the center of this sectional.

 modern sectional


From color works and pattern play to shapely finds and more movement, t’s easy to see why this trip to High Point Furniture Market was an annual highlight.

2023 design trends

Stop by The Black Goose Design over the next few weeks to see these and other new looks start to hit our showroom floor. Plus, don’t forget to join us right back here on May 17, 2023 for part two of our High Point Highlights. Next time, we’re talking a trend taking the design world by storm. You won’t want to miss it!

Wesley Hall headquarters    

Our Go-To White Paint Picks for 2023
Wednesday Feb 22 2023 by Stacey Beyer

White is white… right? No, actually. White comes in various shades, tones, and temps, which can make choosing the right white tricky. Your friends at The Black Goose Design are here to help. We’ve rounded up our favorite white paint picks for 2023 and added why we love them and where they work well. Take a look, take notes, and find out which will be your fav takeaway.

top white paint shades for 2023

The Black Goose Design 

Monica Woodland, one of our talented designers, has a three-way tie for her top white likes.

SWISS COFFEE by Benjamin Moore


“This is my number one go-to white. It looks great with modern, transitional, traditional, cottage, farmhouse... Really, it goes with everything. It is not a cool, stark white, but warm without being beige or yellow. It is a great color to use to take a space from dated and tired, to fresh and updated.”

We recently painted one of our showrooms at The Black Goose Design using this striking white. What a difference a coat of paint makes to the overall feel of this room! 

top design services in Utah

2023 white paint to use 

SNOWBOUND by Sherwin Williams


“You don't have to tell me white isn't a color. It has so much depth to offer. Around here, Snowbound has become a staple. The reason I'm drawn to its clean, bright aesthetic is because of its ability to match the variety of white tiles and look sharp against grays, taupes, and blacks without feeling like a blinding bright white. This is all thanks to its gray undertones. I used Snowbound in a whole house to provide a clean backdrop for inherited artwork and collected accessories, which helped make everything feel more cohesive and every random piece feel special.”


EGRET by Sherwin Williams


“Although the color says "white," if placed next to a brighter white like Sherwin Williams Snowbound, you can tell that Egret has a nice light taupe tone to it. I especially love this color in homes with darker stained cabinets and accents, as it brings everything into balance without making the color scheme feel too hot and cold. This shade provides a subtle hint of warmth without being completely white.”


Ashley Dawson is all about the versatility her selection offers. 


CITY LOFT by Sherwin Williams


“I like that this paint color can pull towards warm or cool tones depending on what you fill the space with. Overall, it is just a cozy off-white.”


Olga Liu, another talented designer, has a two-way tie for her top spots.


ALABASTER by Benjamin Moore


“This is a great option when you’re looking for something that’s more of an off-white.”


WHITE DOVE by Benjamin Moore


“This has a beautiful warmth to it and makes the space feel cozy and inviting.”


Denise Van Ekelenburg, one of our senior designers, has two go-to whites as well.

ALABASTER by Sherwin Williams


“This is a great trim white and also great for walls and kitchen cabinets. Depending on the sheen, you could use it in the same space.”


EIDER WHITE by Sherwin Williams


“This is a ‘white’ that shows you different sides of itself depending on the time of the day, which is fun. No matter when you view it, it comes off very warm and plays well with brighter whites. It’s also a great exterior color to mix with rocks and stucco.”


Kylie Cardwel, our assistant manager and designer,l adds a second vote to two of the whites already mentioned.

SNOWBOUND by Sherwin Williams


“This white is a perfect soft white that can be used to create a calming and tranquil atmosphere. The taupe undertone brings warmth, helping to create a good balance between that cold whiteness and yellow-ish white. This would be a great option for a well-lit bedroom or kitchen.”


ALABASTER by Sherwin Williams

This is a classic go-to white, offering the brightness of white without being too stark or sacrificing a warm and cozy feel. The beige undertone brings a soft white and would be a great neutral to pair with versatile colors.”



Georgia Kendall, general manager of The Black Goose Design, also has one of her selections in common with a fellow team member, as well as a new shade to put on your list. 

SUPER WHITE by Benjamin Moore


“This is a great bright white. I used this on an exterior project, and it went well with the bright white soffit and fascia on the home. It creates a crisp, clean finish.”

best exterior white paint 


WHITE DOVE by Benjamin Moore


“This is a cozy white. With a little more of a warm grey undertone, this white can really brighten up a space without being too white. I use this on walls and trim.”


There you have it. Our list of go-to color catalog of whites to try during 2023. To see swatch samples and how they might pair with your painting plans, stop by The Black Goose Design in Midvale, Utah and chat with one of our team members today.


Las Vegas Market Recap
Wednesday Feb 8 2023 by Stacey Beyer

It’s one of our favorite times of the year at The Black Goose Design – Market Season! We’ve just returned from the Las Vegas Market and have your first look at the good things coming your way!

2023 bedding trends 


We have a new art line coming in that specializes in vintage-inspired prints. These smaller art pieces are great for any area of your home and can be ordered in different sizes and frames.

vintage inspired wall art 


New rugs are rolling in! You’ll find a bunch of new wool options, as well as fun polyester runners. The runners are durable and come at a great price point, making it easy to switch up your look.

rugs you'll love 


Now's the best time to buy new accessories for the home. We have new options arriving nearly every day, giving you a wide assortment to choose from!

 new bedroom accessories

home furnishing looks to try

must-have accessories


You’ll see more organic styles this upcoming season. From earthy colors to outdoor-inspired materials, it’s a beautiful time to bring the outdoors in!

masculine and feminine bedding 

natural looks



Nah. We can’t choose just one item to love, but we're a little extra excited about all of the new art coming in. We think you’re going to love it too! Stop by The Black Goose Design soon, and see what stands out as your new must-have! 

Get Organized with the Latest Home Looks
Wednesday Jan 11 2023 by Stacey Beyer

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.

sofa table 2023 


Let’s start small. Okay, as far as baskets go, these aren’t exactly petite, but they're on the smaller end of our storage solution line-up. Tuck these beauties in a corner for a storage solution that’s as decorative as it is functional.

stylish storage solutions 

Here are just a few fav ways to put the baskets in business:

  • A shoe catch-all, strategically placed near the entry of your home. Say goodbye to the clutter and hello to a welcoming doorway.
  • A blanket bank. Having a few extra throws nearby is always a good idea, but it’s extra wise this chilly time of year. Use your big baskets to house the heat.
  • A toy box. Add a few large baskets to the main living areas of your home and keep toys within arm’s reach… even those little arms. Plus, this makes clean up a breeze and something everyone can help with.
  • Pillow placement. Whether you’re tucking away seasonal accent pillows currently in the off season or you place baskets near your bed for nightly use when it’s time to set those dreamy bed pillows aside, baskets are great for keeping the fluffy stuff contained.



Adding a new furniture item doesn’t have to mean overhauling your entire floorplan. Opt for something slender, like this sofa table, which adds storage space without taking up a bunch of room in the process.

how to hide ugly home items 

Here are a few fav ways to include accent tables:

  • Some extra sofa storage. They’re often referred to as sofa tables for a reason – they line up nicely behind a sofa or sectional. This means you have more room to store things like the remotes, chargers, pens, and other go-to items you like to have on hand without being out in the open.
  • A welcoming place to place. Entryways are often narrower than the rest of the home, making a sleek piece like this an ideal option. It provides a place for car keys, handbags/backpacks, homework, water bottles, and other frequently-used on-the-go elements. Of course, nobody wants a pile of packs greeting them as they walk in the door, which is why we love adding closed containers like these wood boxes to the lower level of entry tables. They’re the prime spot for such everyday essentials.
  • A hallway helper. Another narrow spot that sometimes need a little support is the hallway. If your walkway is large enough to support a slim addition, you could make this a central location for frequently-used household items (scissors, pens, paper, tape, chargers, batteries, schedules/planners, passes/library cards/etc., permission slips, shopping lists and more.



Now we’re to our largest solution – cabinets. Whether you find yourself short on closet/cabinet space (don’t we all?) or you simply want a gorgeous new focal point for the home, these favorite cabinets are just the ticket.

 on trend storage cabinets

Here are a few fav ways to use cabinets:

  • Your office assistant. Whether you opt for a tall cabinet or a horizontal style, you'll find a cabinet makes a fine office companion. Add some pretty books, plants, and other decorative touches for style, and use boxes for the less attractive office supplies. 
  • A kitchen keeper. Because cabinets are often open or have glass doors, it’s a good idea to be intentional with the items you select. Think of pieces that not only serve you well but look good while doing it. Examples include your beloved dishes, cake stands, barware, pretty mixing/serving bowls, candle sticks, trays, etc.

 how to style a kitchen shelf

NOTE: Look for a cabinet with drawers for smaller or less eye-catching items, such as linens, cutlery, and other go-to items.

how to organize kitchen linens 

  • A TV ta-da! The television is a common gathering place, so it might as well look its best. Add a horizontal cabinet as a chic TV stand and place key entertainment items inside. For things that don’t really fit your design aesthetic, add small boxes and baskets. Abracadabra, the unsightly clutter is gone (but never out of reach!).
  • Your playroom partner. A horizontal cabinet is also a smart choice in a playroom, as it’s close to the ground, which helps with accessibility and safety. This is another time when baskets and bins come in handy and make sorting different toy types easier. With a long, lean storage machine such as this, you can have baskets for art supplies, blocks, dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, play food, dress-up supplies, and so much more. Let your storage dreams run wild!

2023 home organization trends 

Yes, there’s something about flipping the calendar flipping that makes now a fine time to get organized. Stop by The Black Goose Design today to explore these and other options. If you find yourself stuck with a specific storage task, don’t hesitate to bring a few pics in and chat with one of our designers. They’ve never met a storage challenge they couldn’t master and would love to help you achieve your org goals this year! 

modern storage ideas for the home

A Look Back at Some Of Our Fav 2022 Projects
Wednesday Dec 7 2022 by Stacey Beyer

What a year! From brilliant residential rennovation and new builds to unforgettable commercial space and an update to our own home base, our team at The Black Goose Design has been busy and loving every moment and completed project 2022 has had to offer. Here, in no particular order, is a look at a few of our favorites, along with design trends and market finds that continue to put smiles on our faces. 

Psstttt... We're even sharing a first look at the updates recently made to the upper level of our showroom. You don't want to miss this transformation! Let's get to it!  

Bell Canyon Home Renovation Project with GV Construction Renovation Specialists

Photos by: Lindsay Salazar Photography

Bell Canyon residence 

Breathing new life into an existing home it can be both challenging and extremely rewarding. In this inherited project, we got a gorgeous foundation to build from and still can't get over the end result. 

The natural light and views combined with the rich colors and interior elements come together in perfect harmony.

GV Construction and Renovation Specialists

Why we love it: This canyon home is infused with natural influence. From the stone work on the walls to the marble finishes, iron additions, and on-point wood workings throughout, the home's exterior surroundings weave seamlessly into the interior, making it the perfect mountainside oasis. 

See it all for yourself in the two-part reveal here and here

Sweet Bath Co. Commercial Project

Photos by: Lindsay Salazar Photography

Outlets at Traverse Mountain 

As much as we adore working residential, switching it up with commercial spaces is always a fun change of pace. Especially when that space is as sparkling as this Traverse Mountain shop.

Sweet Bath Company 

Why we love it: This isn't your ordinary shop. It's open and inviting but also warm and cozy. Of course, they're sensational bath bombs and other self-care products are pretty wonderful too. For a sneak peek, you can do a little shopping from the comfort of your phone, but there's nothing like visiting the shop in person to take in the full ambiance of this 2022 design highlight. 

See the full Sweet Bath Co. reveal here.

Marx/Herr Residential Project

Photos by Lindsay Salazar Photography

New home in South Jordan 

The blank slate of a new build always fills us with joy. When we started this home project, the building process was nearly complete, which meant we got to collaborate with the amazing owners with every decorative detail. 

floral interior design tricks 

Why we love it: This home has beauty and style all its own. The floral influences and soft feminine touches throughout make it feel light and so very happy! Plus, you've simply got to see the master closet in this one!

Take a two-part look around by visiting here and here.  


The Black Goose Design Remodel Project (upper level) 

Big things are happening around here! Here's a first look at the many chic updates we’re making to our showroom at The Black Goose Design. (Check back soon for a look at the full reveal!)

how to design a faux wall finish 

What a difference a new wall finish makes! Need help adding texture to your walls. Our designers are full of helpful tips and tricks that will make the project one you can tackle.

We’re in shiplap heaven with this facelift, featuring a top 2022 color – Redend Point 9081 by Sherwin Williams.

wall renovation

Sherwin Williams Redend Point

 The Black Goose Design

The wall wonder continues with a fresh coat of Vintage Vogue 462 paint by Benjamin Moore on the bricks and tons of rich texture using wood.

vintage vogue Benjamin Moore

wood on walls

how to add texture to your home

wood shiplap

TIP: Adding texture or even just new paint to a blank wall is relatively low-cost/time investment that guarantees a big return. 

2022 Market Memories

Of course, we can’t list every item that caught our eye at this year’s markets, but here are two of the ones that leave a big impression.

High Point Furniture Market

Doesn’t this BEAUTIFUL sitting area by Wesley Hall make you want to sit for a bit and share some laughs with friends? What a cozy yet cool vibe! 

Highpoint Furniture Market

See more show favorites here and visit The Black Goose Design to get your hands on the pieces we purchased from the show. 

Las Vegas Furniture Market

As this gorgeous Wesley Hall number represents, we saw lots of warm shades and playful patterns this year. 


Awwww, 2022, you certainly were good to us! Thanks, friends, for joining us for the reminiscing. We hope the trip down memory lane leaves you feeling inspired and excited about the fabulous things to come in the year ahead. We can assure you, they’re going to be GOOD. In the meantime, thanks for making this year so magical (and pretty!). 

2023 is the Year to Think Pink
Wednesday Nov 9 2022 by Stacey Beyer

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



Redend Point (SW 9081) 

It's easy to see why this warm, welcoming hue is the Sherwin Williams Color of the year

Sherwin Williams Color of the Year

Conch Shell (052) by Benjamin Moore 

This soothing shade is one of the selected Color Trends for 2023. See the shades Benjamin Moore pairs it with here.  

Conche Shell Paint by Benjamin Moore

image credit: Benjamin Moore

Templeton Pink no. 303 by Farrow & Ball

Templeton Pink Paint by Farrow & Ball 

image credit: Farrow & Ball

Pink is no longer just for little kids and dreamhouses. These tones are straight out of nature. No wonder they have the ability to create such a calming effect. 



If you want to try pink on for size before taking your roller for a spin on those walls, look at adding pink fabrics to your upholstered items. Whether it’s a full-on pink chair or sofa (swoon!) or some pink accent pillows, you’ll feel the warmth and coziness this color family creates.

Wesley Hall Pink Fabric Swatchesimage credit: photo by Wesley Hall


Ready to think pink? Stop by The Black Goose Design today, and we’ll help you find your perfect pink match.

Holiday Entertaining Must Haves
Wednesday Oct 12 2022 by Stacey Beyer

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!)

 autumn 2022 trends


Get ready to set. The table is a natural gathering place in the home. Make it shine with a few fresh layers. Reach for a cutting board. Place a pretty bowl. Opt for an attractive container.

 how to make your table stand out

TIP TO TRY: Decorate using a favorite book. It adds a personal and interesting touch. 

unique personalized decorating

Don’t forget the flora.

holiday greenery

This time of year, greenery and foliage replace flowers as a timeless centerpiece. Look for rich hues and interesting textures.

how to arrange plants for fall

winter foliage 



Want to know our fav go-to tip with making a bed feel extra inviting? Place a fluffy, folded duvet along the foot of the bed. It’s an easy way to make your guest room feel like a luxury resort.

 how to make a bed feel inviting

With cooler temps, knits are another excellent way to weave in some warmth.

 fall bedding ideas


The candle craze is here! We have battery-powered options if you want something that lasts.

battery candles 

Flammable finds are also in store. It’s hard to resist the fall smells available, but we do offer unscented candles if you simply want to add warmth without the added aromas.

winter metallics

 fall candles


As you think ahead to holiday decorating make a metallic note. With the gorgeous glow these pieces add, you’ll be humming a little Silver & Gold by Burl Ives in no time.

christmas decorating ideas 

 2022 holiday looks

Thanks for asking for more in décor. We LOVE sharing and are always delighted to know you share our passion for the pretty. For even more fall and winter wonders, check out our Instagram account or stop by and see them IRL soon. 

Help Us Welcome Kylie to the Team
Wednesday Aug 24 2022 by Stacey Beyer

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?

The Black Goose Design team

Q. Rumor has it, you have a BS in kinesiology (the science of human body movement). Very cool! But, we’ve gotta ask, how does that turn into a career in design?

A. I spent much of my life in dance, both as a dancer and as a dance instructor. This degree made sense. But there was always a part of me very drawn to design. It stems from my grandmother. She’s constantly updating her home and helping friends and family with theirs. Like her, I have a huge passion and creativity for interior design, and something told me I couldn’t ignore that.  

career inspiration

Q. How does your grandmother feel about being the inspiration behind your career shift?

A. She loves it! She’s so happy. In fact, she and I share ideas and inspiration back and forth all the time. It’s very special to have that kind of connection!


Q. What is your favorite area of the home to design and why?

A. Like many designers, I’m drawn to the living room, because that’s where everyone hangs out, but I also love the entry of a home. It’s a great place to make a statement. It’s the first thing people see, so it draws the eye and can set the tone for the entire home.

how to decorate an entryway

Q. How would you describe your personal design style?

A. Cozy comes to mind. Also, earthy and organic with some Scandinavian touches. 

fall looks for 2022

how to decorate a sectional 


Q. What is your go-to color scheme right now?

A. Natural tones – tans, white oak, creams – with some moodier shades of gray, brown, and black mixed in.

neutral color pallet 


Q. Can you describe what your design process looks like?

A. It can look any number of ways, depending on the size of the project. I recently helped a client redesign her entire home, which meant walking through each room with her, taking pictures, taking notes, taking measurements… After the in-home consultation, I prepared a plan and presented it to her. In this case, she needed everything ready by November, which added the challenge of sourcing ideas and custom work that could be done quickly. Every project presents unique curveballs. That’s part of what makes it exciting. 

 kitchen design ideas

On larger projects like this, I’ll typically pair pictures from our in-home consult with product shots, swatches, patterns, and color schemes. Sometimes I'll provide more than one idea so the client has options to compare. Texture is always a good idea, so I’ll pull pieces that are sure to add various finishes. Once the design feels cohesive and captures the client’s wants, we’ll go over the ideas together and modify where needed. It’s such a fun and creative part of the process!

Kylie Cardwell interior designer 

 help remodeling a bathroom

Q. You clearly have a great eye! Anything in particular catching it right now at The Black Goose Design?

A. Oh my… so many things! I guess my current fav would have to be this beautiful coffee table we just got in. It’s such a cute shape and the gorgeous light wood works so well with a variety of different styles and colors. You can even pair it with darker wood tones. Don’t shy away from mixing finishes.

fall 2022 home trends 

Q. Thanks, Kylie! Any parting advice?

A. Sometimes, you have to listen to your heart. Your life might be going in one direction, but something is pulling you in another. Don’t ignore that. Following my heart and establishing a design career has made me so happy. I love being a part of the team here at The Black Goose Design!

design services in the salt lake area 

Thanks, Kylie. We’re so happy to have your talents and warm personality on this team.

Stop by and meet Kylie at The Black Goose Design soon. She’s full of fresh ideas and happy to help you bring some new life to your space.

Fall and Holiday 2022 Trends from the Las Vegas Furniture Show
Wednesday Aug 10 2022 by Stacey Beyer

Hello, VIP! Here’s your backstage pass to the Las Vegas Furniture Market. Members of our team at The Black Goose Design joined buyers from our Mill Company sister stores — CF Home Furniture & Design, Down to Earth, and Layers Bedding — for a trip to Las Vegas, where we got to check out the very good things coming to stores near you soon. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of our trends and even an early glimpse at some of the Christmas looks you can expect!  

Las Vegas Furniture Show 


The colors keep getting warmer and warmer. We adore the comforting shades you can expect to see more of in the coming weeks and months.

Fall 2022 colors 

home decor trends for 2022



It’s all about playful. From bright shades to happy patterns, the calm neutral look is about to meet its match with lively hues and moods on the horizon.

playful interior design

 brightly colored living room

wall art styles to try in 2022


Here in Utah, where four unique seasons can do a number on home fixtures and features, we love our wool. For one reason, it’s durable. For another, it’s easy to clean. So you can bet we were excited to see so much wool in the works!

wool trend 

We’re delighted to offer even more in-demand wool, including these welcoming rugs.

rug looks to love

new area rugs for 2022 


Sure, it’s still summer, but we’ve got our sites set on the upcoming holiday season. The halls are about to be decked in some gorgeous new looks. Here’s a quick sneak peek of one of the favorites making our Nice list.

 holidays 2022

From market to store, you can expect to find these looks and more coming to The Black Goose Design before the year is through. We get new pieces in all the time, so stop by often to get first dibs on your must-haves. Until then, we'll leave you with the stuff sweet dreams are made of — a few gorgeous beds that have us ready for a satisfying slumber!

bedding trends for 2022 

 how to place pillows on a queen bed

 must have bedding

High Point Furniture Market Recap and Upcoming Trends
Wednesday Apr 13 2022 by Stacey Beyer

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!

Highpoint Furniture Market 

Market Must #1: Warm Meets Cool

Whether you’re on Team Warm or drool for cool, the upcoming color schemes should make you smile. We saw gorgeous warms like red and rust being paired with calming greens and blues. These winning rugs from Surya are prime examples.

 2022 color trends

new rug designs for spring 2022

Market Must #2: Traditional Timelessness

Sometimes “traditional” is associated with heavy, dark, and large pieces. Not the case with these beautiful pieces.

 classic end table

What We Love About the Traditional Trend

  • Prove classic and classy can still be light
  • Pieces you can have in your home for years to come
  • These looks blend beautifully with numerous design styles and looks

classic kitchen furniture 

the Black Goose Design goes to market 

Market Must #3: Neutral Fabric

One of the best things about working with the vendors we do is the wide world of customization made available to you. You have so many gorgeous choices in upholstery with pieces like these from Wesley Hall, so even if you aren’t sure about a neutral finish, you can come in and shop our huge assortment of swatches to find your perfect finish!

Wesley Hall

sectionals for 2022

 upholstery to try in 2022

Market Must #4: Dedication to Detail

From fancy frames to intricate fabric finishes, the subtle but impeccable details spotted on our favorite pieces prove it pays to invest in quality brands. We’ll leave you with a look at a few more of our must-haves!

Break up the solid routine with a fresh pattern on a favorite accent chair!

detailed fabric trends

The fringe takes this Wesley Hall ottoman to the next level! 

home design in 2022 

We adore the placement of these Wesley Hall chaise pieces and the detail in the upholstery!

unique furniture placement 

Thanks for joining us on this spring 2022 market recap. Stop by The Black Goose Design for more fresh looks for spring! 

Our Go-To Ottoman and Why
Wednesday Mar 23 2022 by Stacey Beyer

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


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: Mmmmm… waffles… No, it’s not the delicious name that makes this pattern our go-to. It’s the fact that it offers a beautiful blend between the two aforementioned tufts (plain and diamond), creating a pleasing transitional design.



This is far from a one-size-fits-all ottoman. In fact, you can customize it to nearly any size you’d like.


You can even make it into an eye-catching bench!


While we’re firm believers that it’s hip to be square, we are also all about the round option!



Whether you opt for leather or another fabric, you’ll swoon at the photo-worthy finish. Choose from any number of fabric or leather options and find the perfect material for your space.

Fabric Finish

Leather Finish


image: Lindsay Salazar


Adding another customizable feature, you can select from various leg styles, including tapered and round, casters and no casters.


Adding to the leg love, you can also choose your wood finish.



Time to choose your finishing touches. You have various welt choices, including a bias welt, a leather welt, and more. (Learn more about welts here.) The following is an example of a fabric ottoman with a leather welt. What a striking combo!

image: Lindsay Salazar

If adding hardware, you’ll find Lee has many nail heads to consider. You also have stitching selections, buttons, mitering, and even bands to consider. We love the fabric band paired with the leather top on this round design! 

Who knew one small furniture piece could pack such a BIG punch? Stop by The Black Goose Design in Midvale, Utah today and see this Lee Designs beauty for yourself! You really oughtta, man. (Sorry. Couldn't help ourselves.) But, seriously, you definitely want to come by and check it out soon! :)

2022 Trend Alert: Back to Our NATURAL Roots
Wednesday Jan 26 2022 by Stacey Beyer

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!

 Designing with Natural Elements

image credit: Four Hands


  1. 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.
  2. There’s a big trend toward simplification, and embracing elements naturally found around us represents getting back to our roots.
  3. Mother Nature provides looks that are calming, and evergreen. Shades of blue and green create a calming effect, have mass appeal, and look great all year long!

2022 Design Trends

image credit: Four Hands

image credit: Loloi


Here are a few of the MANY ways nature-inspired looks are appearing in interior design:

  • Natural woods
  • Earth tones
  • Greens (real plants and artificial options)
  • Plant-based textures (bamboo, rattan, etc.)
  • Feathers and grasses
  • Stone

Hooker Furniture

image credit: Hooker Furniture 

From rocking the rattan to singing the blues (and greens!), now’s a wonderful time to thank Mother Nature for the organic wonders adding warmth to our homes. Which natural look is your favorite?

image credit: Loloi

Adding a few new natural pieces to your surroundings is a great way to welcome spring (or at least get a jump on that beloved season!). Stop by The Black Goose Design, located in Midvale, Utah, and find an organic option to adore today! 

Four Hands Furniture

image credit: Hooker Furniture 

Heartfelt Holiday Traditions
Wednesday Dec 22 2021 by Stacey Beyer

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!

 ways to make the holidays meaningful


My favorite Christmas tradition is getting together with my whole family on Christmas Eve for our holiday dinner party. After dinner, we give a homemade gift to the person whose name we drew on Thanksgiving. We’ve been doing this for 10 years now, and it’s amazing how creative we have gotten over the years! I love this not only because it’s a very heartfelt way to give, but also because it gives us a chance to see what we’re capable of doing when we give ourselves the time. —Sam Atkinson

family gift exchange ideas

 give the gift of handmade gifts

Every Christmas Eve, after our family dinner, we would drive around the neighborhoods and parks to look at all the lights. My parents would let us sit on their laps (not something we’d get away with these days LOL) and bring hot cocoa. It was a great way to end the night before Christmas! —Rachel Corbett

 things to do at Christmas with family

My favorite Christmas activity is to decorate trees!  It’s a big family tradition accompanied by hot chocolate and popcorn.  And then I decorate clients‘  trees also, just to spread the fun and joy!  So many trees, so little time! —Del Reanne Lucas-Wilson


I’m a coastal at heart, so I love incorporating that seaside vibe into my holiday decorating. Here, you can see that sneaky little elf of ours decided to take a trip on our sailboat one year. He was always a fun tradition. My adult kids still ask about him every year. —Denise Johnson

 elf on the shelf

Growing up, my dad would spend the majority of every December asking my siblings and I what our most memorable moments of the year were. He would then create homemade ornaments out of clay to represent those moments so we could look back and reflect! After Thanksgiving, we would haul up the ornaments from all the previous years and decorate our tree. As we took each one out, we’d reflect on all the memories they held. Once Christmas Eve came around, we would go out to dinner, go home to play cards, and receive our new ornament for that year! —Madi Johnson

handmade ornaments to represent the year

Christmas traditions... So many come to mind! Making gingerbread houses, Nutcracker performances, and ski trips, to name a few. My favorite, though, just happens to overlap with my birthday. I often hear friends tell me how much they dislike celebrating their birthday in December, but I love it!! After all, it's the most wonderful time of the year! On (or near) my birthday, my family and I will go out to dinner to celebrate. We then bundle up and walk Main Street to see the fun Christmas Window displays. We really enjoy Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake; it has the most beautiful Christmas lights and Christmas music playing. And we always stop at the "Giving Machines" to make a donation.  

This meaningful Christmas/birthday tradition has made lasting memories with my family! —Monica Woodland

the giving machine 

downtown salt lake holiday lights

My family’s Christmas tradition is to get a real tree. We have two little girls who are making the tradition more and more fun every year. We let them pick the tree and then take it home and decorate it together as a family. —Georgia Kendall

 tree farms in utah

holiday traditions

Thanks for joining us on this stroll down Memory Lane. Wherever you find yourself this season, we hope you’re enjoying traditions of your own with the ones you love. Happy holidays!


Your friends at The Black Goose Design

2022 Color Trends and the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year
Wednesday Dec 8 2021 by Stacey Beyer

With a new year comes new colors to crave. Some are subtle variations on timeless favorites, while others are new to the spectrum of must-have hues. Let’s take a look at the shades coloring our world at The Black Goose Design going into 2022, starting with Benjamin Moore’s 2022 Color of the Year…

October Mist (1495)

 2022 Color of the Year

image credit: Benjamin Moore

Here’s what they have to say about this earthy elegance: 

“Our annual celebration of color is the result of a yearlong exploration into design, art, fashion, cultural and environmental influences around the globe. From Benjamin Moore’s library of over 3,500 colors, we carefully curate a Color Trends palette that balances modern-day relevance with long-lasting appeal. At the center is one special hue that defines the palette—and the moment: the Color of the Year.”


Well said and great work, Benjamin Moore! Ready to see the rest of the carefully-curated palette? Let’s do it!


Gloucester Sage

 Benjamin Moore

image credit: Benjamin Moore


Pale Moon

brighten up a home with color 

image credit: Benjamin Moore


 Warm bathroom tones

image credit: Benjamin Moore


Farrow & Ball Curated by Liberty

In other color news (is there any better kind?), two of our favorite brands, Farbricut (Liberty fabric) and Farrow & Ball, have joined forces to bring us paint AND prints in colors that coordinate! The happiness gets even better. We carry Liberty fabrics at The Black Goose Design, so you can come in and select your favorites, knowing there’s a paint to pair it with. Here are a few of the stunning examples of this partnership!

how to design using blue 

 image credit: Farrow & Ball

bedroom color trends 2022

image credit: Farrow & Ball

Farrow and Ball Liberty

image credit: Farrow & Ball

Thanks for chatting color with us today! It’s one of our favorite topics and aspects of design. Have questions about how to add a little more color to your space? Call to schedule a paint consultation. Whether it’s the Color of the Year or simply your go-to fav, we want to see it and help you find your perfect solution! 

Fall 2021 Colors to Love
Wednesday Sep 22 2021 by Stacey Beyer

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!

 The Black Goose Design

image credit: Wesley Hall

Hues are going deep with rust red, burnt orange, and rich shades of burgundy, blue, and green.

trend forecasting 2021

fabric by Highland House Furniture

 on-trend color combinations this year

image credit: Highland House Furniture

autumn color trends

fabric by Highland House Furniture

These cozy colors pair perfectly with leather. Good news! We have some fabulous leather pieces on order that should be arriving just in time for the holidays.

best looks for your home this season

image credit: Four Hands

Peter Jacobs chair

image credit: Wesley Hall

leather sofa

image credit: Bradington Young

 leather looks to love in 2021

image credit: Highland House Furniture

Fall is all about layering. Like your favorite sweater, a decorative pillow can add just the right amount of warmth to your home. We have many new styles to choose from that definitely say "fall."

fall 2021 decorative pillow trends

accent pillow designs 2021

Sweater weather is here. Time to cozy up your home with some inviting autumn shades. Stop by The Black Goose Design and grab a few new pieces today. 

living room looks for 2021

image credit: Wesley Hall

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Wesley Hall Furniture
Wednesday Jul 14 2021 by Stacey Beyer

You’re in for a rare treat! We’re taking you on a behind-the-scenes tour of one of our favorite furniture brands — Wesley Hall. Remain seated, please. Permanecer sentados, por favor.


Okay, so it isn’t THAT kind of ride, but you're in for a thrill if you appreciate hand-crafted quality and made-in-America tradition.


Members of our team at The Black Goose Design were lucky enough to visit the Wesley Hall factory in Hickory, NC, recently, and we’re sharing just a few of the MANY highlights.

 Wesley Hall Furniture

Welcome to Wesley Hall!

If you know quality furniture, you know the name. Wesley Hall has been a family-owned business for generations (currently in their fifth generation making high-end upholstered products), crafting top-of-the-line sofas, ottomans, beds, bar/dining options, sectionals and chairs. They’re a locally-owned business that always makes quality the top priority!

 Wesley Hall Bed


This made-in-the-US furniture keeps your wellbeing in the forefront of all it does. From springs made from recycled goods and coated with organic, lead-free materials to toxin-free, fire-retardant materials, you can expect the best! Of course, the way our Wesley Hall pieces sell, we already know you’re a fan. Here’s a client favorite, the Hartwell Chair.

Wesley Hall Chairs 

And here’s what the same chair model looks like in the process of being hand crafted.

how a chair is made

Step by Step 

So much goes into every Wesley Hall piece produced. From the rolls and rolls of fabric to the many patterns to numerous artisans, it really is an impressive process with many moving parts and contributors.

handcrafted quality

pattern gallery

This "Our Story" quick flick describes the process best. In a nut shell…

  • Attended
  • Engineered
  • Finished
  • Hand Tied
  • Cut
  • Sewn
  • Crafted
  • Upholstered
  • Detailed
  • Perfected

“Generations of tradition. Classic made current. We are Wesley Hall.”


Wesley Hall factory tour

Eight-Way What, Now?

Clearly, attention to detail is in every step of the time-intensive process. Of course, a little elbow grease is also involved. Have you ever heard of an eight-way hand tie? Wesley Hall sofas and sectionals are actually suspended so the springs can be tied eight ways, giving you a universal sit, no matter where your fav spot happens to be. This added (and BIG!) step keeps your springs in place so you won’t find yourself with a pit or springs that move around on you. Who knew an eight-way tie finish could be the ideal outcome? (See it in action here.)

8 way hand tie 

Why Wesley?

Okay, so this question is a bit redundant at this point, but these gorgeous chairs should seal the deal. (If nothing else, it will delight our fellow furniture nerds!) See the way the intricate pattern lines up from section to section? That's what hand-engineered, hand-cut, hand-sewn quality gets you. Pretty cool, right? 

hand crafted chairs

made in america

The Tour Continues

We’ve done business with Wesley Hall for decades, but we still felt like kids in a candy store seeing where the magic behind some of our favorite furniture happens. We hope this back-stage look at your beloved pieces leaves you appreciating all that goes into them even more (if that’s possible). Now that you've seen the factory tour, take a virtual showroom tour here to see the latest and greatest from Wesley Hall. When you find your next obsession, give us a call and we'll see that it gets to you. Happy touring! 

The House That SHE Built
Tuesday Apr 27 2021 by Stacey Beyer

What happens when a group of driven, talented, smart women put their minds to something? Magic! The House That SHE Built is our proof!

 Saratoga Springs, Utah

What started out as an empty lot is transforming into a show-stopping home of one lucky family’s dreams in the Oakwood Homes Wander Community in Saratoga Springs, Utah. 

 A woman's touch

It’s a project bringing together talented female professionals to complete every stage of the home-building process, from the moment the first plans were drafted to the day the last landscaping touch is completed.

On this fab female team — our very own Randi Smith and Denise Johnson from The Black Goose Design!

 The Black Goose Design team members

“I have always loved construction and design,” Randi shared. “It’s in the fiber of who I am. I love being able to use my experience and talents to help others design their dream homes.”


“I’ve been in the field of design for over 20 years and have worked on every aspect of building a house,” Denise added. “But being a part of this particular project is extra special. I’m so proud of the work everyone is doing and the hearts behind that work!”


The House That SHE Built truly puts the heart in the art of homebuilding. The proceeds from the sale of this beautiful two-story home will continue to create opportunities for women, with support going to women-run businesses and charities, as well as a scholarship program.

 women at work

“The scholarships will account for 60% of the total prof and will be awarded to women pursuing construction management related degrees and trade school programs.” –UtahPWB.com  



Such skilled trades as excavation, plumbing, and engineering (to name just a few) are often thought of as “a man’s world.” Of course, we know this to be false. Women are key players in every aspect of home building, but they ARE underrepresented. The House That SHE Built hopes to change that by creating more opportunities for females and shining a brighter light on these in-demand careers.


Plus, women bring unique and valuable perspective to home design, simply based on the fact that they can often see a home’s functionality and needs differently than their male counterparts.


“The home design is centered on functionality for a family, from a woman’s unique perspective. The design does an excellent job of providing for the individual needs of the family by incorporating elements such as a children’s play area downstairs and a serene master retreat, while also including opportunities for the family to gather together and create memories.” –UtahPWB.com

 tiled shower

SHE is skilled. SHE is capable. SHE deserves every opportunity to share her gifts with the world as SHE makes it a better place. Nothing against the talented, hardworking fellas out there. We need them! They, of course, bring much to the table, too. This project is just a shining reminder that there’s room and need for all kinds, backgrounds, experiences, and genders in this (and every!) field!



Save the date! The House That SHE Built will be in the 2021 Utah Valley Parade of Homes. It’s your opportunity to see the grand unveiling and the stunning results of Randi and Denise’s labor of love. With the amount of time, effort, thought, determination, strength, and creativity we know went into every single stage of the home’s development, we know you’re in for an inspiring treat! In the meantime, you can learn more about this noteworthy endeavor on the Utah Professional Women in Building website.

home exterior shot 


We’re so honored that The Black Goose Design was invited to be a part of this memorable experience. Our team beams with pride as we observe the work Denise and Randi are doing with the other brilliant minds on this project. And we aren’t the only ones recognizing their dedicated contributions. They were just featured on The House That SHE Built Instagram account (which is totally worth following, BTW!). See Denise’s spotlight here and click here to read what Randi had to say.

 kitchen being built



The House That SHE Built is about more than building a home. It’s about building up women in the field of construction, where they’re currently severely underrepresented. Show your support through a financial contribution or submit a quick note on their website if you wish to be a part of it all

 installing a brick wall in the home

“We are always looking to add to our team and network of contributors for The House That SHE Built!” –UtahPWB.com  

 entryway ideas

Our hardhats are off to all who are involved with The House That SHE Built. We can’t wait to see the end product at the Utah Valley Parade of Home this May 2021. We hope to see you there!