Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Ravishing and Reliable Area Rugs

By interior design standards, the area rug is the icing on the cake! 
The must-have ultimate accessory or as we at The Black Goose Design call it, pristine artwork for your floor. Finding the perfect rug with durability and functionality paired with stunning design and beautiful coloring without feeling like you need to "tip-toe" on it, can be somewhat of a challenge. 
Let us introduce you to an amazing rug company 
Dash and Albert. An extremely family friendly rug company that offers diverse, versatile and vivid, high-quality area indoor/outdoor rugs that will complete your home with 
design savvy style.


Often times there is that small feeling of risk placing a new rug underneath your dining table or a high-traffic area. We all hope to avoid attending to every single spill, aiding in preventing any staining or soiling that gorgeous new rug investment. Dash and Albert will put those feelings at ease with supremely-easy maintenance when it comes to their indoor/outdoor rug line.

Here are just a few of our favorites that lend the perfect pop of color and pattern. These rugs are also so soft and welcoming, they are not your typical "outdoor" rug. Every area rug is flawless with pretty, detailed touches. 





There are are so many advantages of placing a Dash and Albert rug in those well-loved high-traffic areas in your home. Not only can it protect your flooring, rugs always will add texture, delightful color and pattern helping to define specific areas in your home.
The capability of these unique rugs are truly amazing, especially when clean up is a breeze! 



Clean, fresh and simply stunning design.

 These rugs are all about comfortable, approachable livable elegance. If there is uncertainty about placing a rug in a space that will get extreme use, The Black Goose Design has the perfect solution with one of Dash and Albert's astounding rugs.


Not only do these rugs have appealing design, they also offer extraordinary benefits when it comes to maintenance. Dash and Albert rugs are scrubbable, hoseable, and UV treated threads help prevent fading over time.
 There are even specific rugs that are bleachable. Yes. We said it, rug and bleach in the same sentence. Now those words are a dream come true!



Prepare to be dazzled, and try not to look away at the same time!
 Dash and Albert has created an amazing video that shows you first-hand just how functional, durable and family friendly these incredible rugs are.
Rug Care


Whatever your design style may be, our expert designers at The Black Goose Design are always delighted to help guide you to the ideal rug that best suits your lifestyle and that will complement your home for years to come.

Designer Tips for Exterior Finishes

 Selecting exterior colors, did your heart just skip a beat? 
Let's face it, the pressure of selecting the correct color combination for the outside of your home can be a challenge.
The Black Goose Design understands the enormous design decision exterior coloring can be. Not to worry, we are here to give you some helpful expert design advice with your pursuit of finding the perfect paint pallet. 
Combining just the right exterior colors will dramatically improve and brighten up your home's curb appeal. We all want that charming "ahhhh" warm feeling when admiring a home, especially when it comes to your own residence.
Whether you are creating an entirely new look to an existing home, or starting a new build, we all want the personality of the home to show through without overdoing. Most importantly, avoiding what could be a costly mistake of selecting colors that were not exactly what you had in mind. Let our talented designers break down the home exterior into three simple parts: the main body, the second body and the accent or trim-work areas.

1. The main body: Start off by determining the main color of your home. This will be the most dominate color  and will set the tone for your home. It is always best to refer and rely on those classic colors. When working with exterior coloring, tried and true combinations will often be timeless and welcoming. Selecting or "pulling" out a color tone from stonework or brick that will be applied to the home can be a good starting point.



2. The second body: The second body refers to a defining architectural element, or when there is a transition in material. Select complementary colors with perhaps a pop of contrast and apply those colors to accent areas. For example, stonework, brick, shake shingles, or hardie board can all be considered part of the second body of the exterior. Tone-on-tone subtle color schemes can be considered as well for a monochromatic look. Be sure to highlight your home's specific architectural details with texture, use various materials to add visual interest and life to the home.






3. The trim: Trim is what cohesively allows everything to come together making the home flow. Think of trim as framing in your home. It should complement the color palette. Trim color should be applied to fascia, windows, eves and any columns. Trim does not always have to be white,using color can add depth, dimension and character. Consider a punch of personality when it comes to your front door and entry area, selecting a different burst of color adds charm and creative curb appeal. This is a perfect place to showcase your design style, do not shy away from color in this area! 




Lastly, experiment with different color combinations. Use the process of elimination to ease and narrow down the decision making.
Gather paint samples and do research on what colors you really like. Go for a little Sunday drive to gather color ideas from existing homes. 
Take advantage of our superior design services to achieve the look of the home you are dreaming of. Our expert interior designers will help guide you to finding your perfect personal color combination and will assure you confidence in creating a most welcoming home exterior.

*disclaimer photos from houzz, Lane Myers Construction, House of Smiths, Architectural Designs, BHG, Homebunch

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Our Most-Loved Lee Pieces

The Black Goose Design has been delighted to share spectacular savings during our Summer Sale going on now through July 30th. 
This month one of our most comfortable and beloved upholstery companies, Lee Industries, is giving back to an amazing organization, Feed My Starving Children. 
Many of our best-loved Lee upholstery products grace our beautiful showroom floor, allowing for the most comfortable selecting experience when it comes to choosing that perfect sofa or cozy chair!
Lee Industries offers high-quality craftsmanship with hundreds of gorgeous durable fabrics to select from. Our expert designers will help guide you to extremely comfortable and ideal upholstered pieces that will suit your every need.










 Many unique frame styles including stunning sofas, comfy chairs, detailed ottomans and even dreamy beds can be paired with many luxurious fabrics. Create a fabulous piece, tailored to your individual distinct design style and  personal functionality.




Take advantage, and enjoy splendid savings by taking $50 off of $100 purchase or more!

*cannot be combined with any other offer.
Limit one per household. Expires July 30, 2016


Lee Industries, an ultra-comfortable upholstery company that manufactures supreme, one-of-a-kind products, is giving back in a big way! The Black Goose Design and Lee Industries have had a wonderful partnership for over 30 years in the design industry. 
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this exciting event.
During our Summer Sale, we will be donating a portion of all Lee sales to 
Feed My Starving Children, an organization that packs and ships nourishing meals to 70 countries around the world.

The perfect upholstered Lee piece will complement your home and grant you the ultimate relaxation in comfort and design savvy styling.
 You will not want to miss these amazing summer savings!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Classic White Kitchen

It is the ever-frequently asked question. When it comes to white kitchens, is this particular design-style trending, or will it be a timeless look for years to come?

Allow The Black Goose Design design experts to elaborate. Think of it this way, the classic white kitchen is like your favorite pair of jeans or denim. They are always in style, yet it is in all the details that will transform the look. Those details will make white cabinets time period specific, or it can be a style that is forever elegant and unchanging.


A white kitchen is just like your most cherished jeans. White is a true classic, enduring the many "trending" styles, keeping clean simple lines allows for those pristine white cabinets to be ageless.


You can still achieve the look of a bright, cheery classic kitchen without using all white. A contrasting paint applied to an island or even to a lower bank of cabinets will give the space a pop of personality. 



Clean and classic lines in the kitchen are key in creating a look that will withstand the test of "trending" times. Keep in mind simplicity when it comes to styling. Crisp white also helps create the illusion that a smaller kitchen can appear larger than its actual size. Let this small trick work in your favor, who wouldn't want to see a larger kitchen space?



White is neutral perfection, fresh, radiant and always classically inviting.
Finish off your elegant white look with the perfect hardware and lighting. Incorporating a variety in metals creates interest and charm. Add a hint of brass for a light sparkle, or perhaps dramatic contrasting black features will set the tone for an enduring timeless look.
Tailor those specific details and accessories throughout this functional space into your personal white kitchen style.


Simple white kitchen design with timeless styling will endure and outlast trends.
Our talented designers at The Black Goose Design will help you achieve your perfect white classic kitchen style that will withstand the test of time, just like those favorite pair of jeans!

*disclaimer photos from houzz, Studio MecGee, Anne Hepfer Designs, Decorpad, Apartmentherapy, Domino

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Lee Loves Giving Back

 Summertime entertaining and gatherings are in full swing!
Now is the perfect opportunity to refresh your home with stylish accents and beautiful furniture pieces from The Black Goose Design.
You will not want to miss this spectacular Summer Sale going on now through July 30th!

Partner with one of our talented designers to customize and create the home of your dreams. Bring home that stunning sofa, cozy chair, or layer that perfect accent rug and accessory piece to your space. 
Our expert designers are sure to help guide you to master planning your ideal home.


Set a soothing summer mood with our favorite chandelier! This little darling is ready to brighten up your beautiful home with soft, ambient lighting. 
Sale $269 Regular $359

Get ready for a bit of Christmas in July!
 We are offering incredible savings of  $50 off $100 purchase or more
 during our Summer Sale! 

*cannot be combined with any other offer.
Limit one per household. Expires July 30, 2016


 Lee Industries, an ultra-comfortable upholstery company that manufactures supreme, one-of-a-kind products, is giving back in a big way! The Black Goose Design and Lee Industries have had a wonderful partnership for over 30 years in the design industry. 
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this exciting event.
During our Summer Sale we will be donating a portion of all Lee sales to 
Feed My Starving Children, an organization that packs and ships nourishing meals to 70 countries around the world.
The Black Goose Design is delighted to extend these spectacular summer savings
 for our amazing clients!