Thursday, April 28, 2016

Designer Tips for Selecting a Sofa

Get ready to sharpen those pencils and take note from our expert designers for selecting the ideal sofa for your home! When it comes to selecting a sofa for any space, it is best to consider it an investment. We all want to make the correct choice in selecting size, style, and comfort in a piece of furniture that will be used on a daily basis. Avoid those costly mistakes, and allow us to ease the selection process by partnering with our experienced designers. The Black Goose Design carries high-quality, durable and the most comfortable upholstery. Our interior designers are delighted to share some expert design advice on selecting that perfect sofa for your space.



Ali: The one piece of furniture in your home that gets the most use is typically the family room sofa. I cannot illustrate enough, a well-constructed sofa is worth the splurge! If you skip now and go with a lesser sofa, you will be purchasing another one in a few short years time. It is best to purchase a quality sofa from a trustworthy company. At The Black Goose Design we can assist you navigate the lesser quality sofas from the super-star sofas! 
For a sofa that will get daily lounging use, you will want to look for a deeper cushion, around 41 inches. You will see and feel the difference in cushions with depth. Also, pay attention to details. A classic sofa will not have an unusual shape, scrolled arms or legs, or a "loud" fabric. Timeless sofas are constructed with classic clean-lines, neutral fabric and brings beauty to the other pieces in the room. 
Be sure to allow for adequate clearance around your sofa, enabling others to walk comfortably to the sofa. A general rule for coffee table placement is to have at least 16-18 inches of clearance between the table and the furniture surrounding it.



Ellie: I love a classic sofa. My tips would be to sit in a lot of sofas beforehand and make note of what you like or dislike about your current sofa at home. This will help you to make sure that you get the correct comfort, depth, height, and cushions that will be best suited to your liking. 
Select a durable, classic fabric that will withstand time. I would personally select something neutral, allowing smaller accents to be the statement in the room, so you do not tire of the fabric and love the longevity of your sofa.

Lisa: With sofa selection, buy what you love, not what is trending (unless you love what is trending!) Colors and styles will continue to change, and at a rapid pace. I have always admired a quote, "Be true to what you love, because nothing that you truly love will every be out of style." Select what style you really like and are drawn to.
Purchase what is comfortable. Sit in a number of pieces and discover what dimensions and type of cushion that is comfortable for your body type and the way that you will be using your furniture on a daily basis.

Randi: My favorite way to start talking about a sofa is by asking the client, "who are you as a sofa?" Often times they are unsure, but they do know who they are not! The client may list the things they did not love about their previous sofa, and this allows for process of elimination to take place and to help narrow down the sofa selection. You have to think about function as well as design. How will you use the sofa? If you want to snuggle in for a movie, a sofa with a short seat and low back would most likely not work. Remember what will work best for you and your individual space.

Denise: Sofas are very functional and versatile. They allow for additional pieces to be partnered with them such as a pair of chairs or an ottoman. When placing a sofa in a room if the space allows, float the sofa in the space with a console table placed behind the sofa, and pair with some table lamps. This gives visual height to your sofa, and also produces a soft ambient glow.
The Black Goose Design has the most comfortable and well-constructed sofa companies, I would recommend sitting in many styles, selecting one to suit your particular needs.

Michelle: It is a good idea to consider size of the sofa. Measure and tape off the area you would like the sofa to be placed. Do not forget to account for tables and other furniture in your room. Do your research on upholstery fabric and decide which suits the needs for you and your family. Sofa styles can vary so be sure to choose one that expresses the personality of your home and the people living in it. When it comes to color selection, and you possibly have a fear of commitment with color, stay neutral. Bold color and pattern, especially in a large piece of furniture are not for the faint of heart. Remember, you can always get the color you need with additional throw pillows, rugs, and draperies.


Make your sofa selection experience a breeze at The Black Goose Design! Our talented designers will complete your home with gorgeous, functional design and guide you to that timeless sofa.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Enjoy Our Splendid Spring Sale this Week


Enjoy savings up to 40% off our gorgeous in-stock and
 custom upholstery pieces during our splendid Spring Sale, going on now through April 23rd!
Let our talented designers guide you to the best in-home design and
 create the perfect master plan for your home.

 Breathe new life into your space, spring is the ideal time to complement your home with a stunning sofa and a pair of cozy chairs.
The Black Goose Design has the most comfortable, high-quality upholstery
 to brighten any area of your home.




There is no better way to refresh your home during this welcome season than with unique furniture pieces and upholstery from The Black Goose Design. 
With our Spring Sale quickly ending, you will not want to miss out on these 
amazing savings!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Decorating the White Way

The many shades of crisp white color can make up a pristine pallet of beautiful home design. The numerous variety of white hues all may be different, but the end result will always be the same, fresh, bright, clean and airy. Our gorgeous showroom floor is filled with stunning white and neutral combinations that will be sure to inspire and delight.



Brighten up any space with light neutral fabrics. If you are thinking white may be lacking personality pop, think again. 
Fabrics with a monochromatic feel and subdued pattern will infuse your space with an open-air feeling and still keep character, resulting in stunning design.





Incorporate soft, organic texture within your space. This is a must when working with white.  By layering with different textures, the overall look will remain rich and interesting. The texture creates visual interest and will instantly ground the space with a delicate touch.



Anchor your fresh, white look with accents of small splashes of color.
Keep color simple to create a cohesive look when working with white and neutral options.


White naturally reflects light, allow this effect to work in your favor. This may give your space an added boost of bright to your home, contributing just the right amount of highlight.



It is the perfect time to freshen up your home 
 with unique and gorgeous furniture during our Spring Sale going on now.
The talented designers at The Black Goose Design will guide you to
 decorate the "white" way and capture the essence of gorgeous home design.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Our Exclusive Home Tour: Part 2

Welcome back to part two of the exclusive home tour of one of our wonderful clients. 
The extremely-talented interior designer Leslie, has taken this home and made it a dream come true for her client. Every design detail was perfectly executed resulting in functionality and luxurious interior features.


A grand entry opens up into a stunning living space and music room, complete with a plush rich blue mohair ottoman, detailed with antiqued-nailhead trim,
 custom made by European upholstery.



This handsome office space is filled with texture and sophistication. The fireplace was custom painted to create the effect of metal surfacing. Chevron patterned chairs flank the fireplace, a cozy invitation for the perfect reading spot.


A rich, detailed coffered ceiling complements
 this unique brass lighting fixture.

Any guest would be filled with delight to stay in this darling upholstered linen and metal bed from Hooker Furniture, complete with fluffy down bedding from our beautiful bedding line.

Tucked in a quite corner is the sweetest nursery. Soft, adorable lighting features mixed with a pop of vibrant orange, bring all the details to life. How darling is that little fox, all ready for some serious snuggle time?


This comfy chair was a must...just look at that charming fabric!

The steel ceiling in the basement steals the show! 
Fabricated by Blake Karrington, every piece was carefully installed piece by piece,
 a true work of art.
Blake also created the custom factory light for the pool table, keeping an industrial feel throughout the basement gaming area.




The custom made drop-leaf table by Millcreek Furniture expands to accommodate  additional gaming and guests. Functionality meets beautiful form, complete with detailed dramatic metal riveting along the base of the table.

Pass the popcorn please! With state-of-the-art technology and sound blended together with the plush comfort of luxurious leather theater seating,
this space makes for the ideal home-entertainment room. 
The walls were painted in a dramatic dark hue, framing in the amazing architectural 
sound feature.



The curvature movement on the ceiling, accentuated by a deep blue paint, just may be the perfect inspiration for physical activity in the home gym. Bright colors in throw pillows, and custom bench seating overlooking the home court, will get anyone's heart racing!


Elegant, dimensional tiling from Ann Sacks, gives this bathroom an amazing focal point with gorgeous texture and pattern. 

This endearing bathroom, with soft pink flamingo wallpaper, made us all blush! Such charm and personality is poured into every inch of this darling space.



There is no place like a home where each unique interior design and detail are poured into every inch of it, making this home an exquisite personal haven. 
Leslie captivated her client's personality,
 all while mixing beautiful design with functionality. 
There really is no place like home.