I’m back with a new Small Business Spotlight post this morning, and I wanted to share a local Salt Lake City favorite. Foundation Goods is such a charming little local spot I’ve grown to love this past year. They’re just a mile or two from our Tuesday Made office and I like to pop in occasionally during my lunch hour to peruse! While I enjoy shopping in person, they have a pretty awesome online selection for those of you who aren’t local. Click through to read more about this awesome small business and to see my recent favorites!
Founded by designers Caitlin Creer and Bethany Christensen, Foundation Goods opened their doors just over a year ago. They’re a welcome addition to the Salt Lake City design community and I’ve enjoyed shopping their curated finds and watching them grow. All of the images throughout this post are of their shop interior. It’s an industrial space with ultra tall ceilings, a garage style door that is often open during days with nice weather, and charming vignettes styled throughout. They also take on design clients, so you can find furniture, decor, and lighting from their designer lines.
Click directly on my finds to be redirected to the source, or use the numbered links below the collage to shop…
01: cotswold chandelier // 02: sugar pot // 03: buffet table lamp // 04: green linen hand towel // 05: fleur olive pillow // 06: amelia plates // 07: stoneware measuring cups // 08: black bordered tray // 09: gallery light // 10: earthy gray pot // 11: tapered shade table lamp // 12: chaise lounge // 13: leather chair // 14: cara compote // 15: sconce // 16: ottoman // 17: dinner plate // 18: marble spoon rest // 19: soap set
My current favorites reflect the fall season ahead, as I’ve been attracted to those deeper hued colors, muted neutrals, and natural materials- like linen and leather. Which are your favorites?
For my fellow designers or architects, they also have a Designer Trade Program, if you’d like to use them as a resource for clients (or your own home). I believe you can browse their design & fabric library (pictured above) and place custom orders- which is a fantastic resource for furniture & upholstery.
If you’re local to Salt Lake, Foundation Goods is having their first Warehouse Sale this weekend! Caitlin says you can expect huge savings on rugs, accessories, lighting, furniture, linens, tile, pillows, seasonal decor, art, mirrors, and more. There should be lots of great finds with deep discounts, so if you’re looking for something fun to do this Saturday, I’ll drop the information below:
Saturday, September 18th⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Time: 10am – 4pm (or while stock lasts) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3669 W 1987 S⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Building 6 Suite 3669⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Salt Lake City, UT 84120
Is there a small home decor or interior business you love? How about an artist, maker, or designer? Please let me know in the comment section so I can add them to the feature list. I would love to be able to show my support for small business owners here on the blog, share newly discovered online & local shops, and continue to spread the small business love! Be sure to give Foundation Goods a follow on IG as well. As a small business and shop owner myself, your support means the world to us! Whether that’s a simple social media like, a word of mouth referral, positive feedback, or a purchase. It all makes a difference- especially to those of us who have tiny teams… we celebrate all the victories. I’m looking forward to highlighting more talented people in the design & art community as we near the holiday season later this year. I hope these types of posts are as enjoyable for you as they are for me!
PeggiSeptember 15, 2021 at 5:55 am
Good morning! What a fun location! The convenience and necessity of online shopping, especially for those of us who live outside of urban areas, cannot be ignored, but I do miss a leisurely browse through a beautiful store. Their kitchen areas are lovely; the blue reeded drawers and those gray leather stools really catch my eye! From your selections, I especially like the green kitchen towels, the sweet floral pillow and those amazing scalloped Amelia plates (They’re offered in pink!). This post makes me wonder about the shopping scene in SLC. Are there many interesting, small shops? Is there a vibrant downtown or more spread out commercial pockets? Now I’m trying to remember if you’ve done a city guide? Also, my mind says having a storefront is a whole other level of commitment (and headache), but would you ever consider opening Tuesday Made for in-person shopping? We’ve seen some of the wonderful improvements you’ve made to the space, but I don’t have a sense of its layout or accessibility. So many snoopy questions this morning.🤣 Thanks for always getting my wheels turning. Have an amazing Wednesday! I’ve got two insistent pups to feed and a Foundation Goods website to browse.💜
SarahSeptember 15, 2021 at 9:12 am
Good morning, Peggi! It’s definitely fun to duck into stores and shop in person from time-to-time. The shopping scene in SLC is pretty fun! There are lots of decor, design, and vintage shops worth checking out. I’d say we have pockets or areas that are built up / known for food & retail, and others that are projected to grow. There are some great shops downtown in the city center, but we also have pockets in certain districts or areas. Foundations Goods (as well as our Tuesday Made office) is located in South Salt Lake, which is a more up and coming area- which feels a bit more industrial right now. It’s not as popular as other districts (like 9th & 9th area, Trolley Square, Holladay town center, etc) at the moment, but I think in a few years it will be cool. It’s a bit more affordable, in terms of rent. I should work on a city guide. So far, I’ve only shared my local thrift and vintage store guide, but overall shopping could be fun. I also need to work on a Tuesday Made office tour! Things are still 60-70% finished, but I need to find the motivation to finish painting, hang art, and share- because it really is a cute and functional office space for us (myself, Jordan, and Emmett). I definitely dream of having a brick & mortar store someday- even if just for styling purposes and to meet people (hah!), but right now that’s an expensive venture with higher overhead. We’d have to find a new location in a retail area. Right now we just have an office space with a connected garage / warehouse- which isn’t zoned for retail. E-commerce is certainly keeping us busy for the moment, and I’m happy we’re able to connect with more friends across the states and Canada- as opposed to just SLC locals. Anyway, who knows what the future holds… it’s fun to think about! Thanks for the chat to get my wheels turning this morning :) Give the dogs a scratch for me and have a great day!
ColleenSeptember 15, 2021 at 10:47 am
Good Morning Sarah,
Wow! What a stunning store 🤩 and such an incredible kitchen showcasing such gorgeous items. I’m still dreaming of a kitchen renovation and my mind always wanders with beautiful inspiration you have provided this morning. I love this series and the importance of shopping locally and supporting the businesses you love.
All of the goods you have highlighted are stunning and are definitely in my wheelhouse of style, and color. In my neck of the woods I have supported many stores locally over the years but one in particular is a store called “HOUSEWARMINGS” they have been in business for about 25 years and support many local carpenters and artisans. They are husband/wife duo, much like you and Emmett and have had incredible success. I have had many items made over the course of many years but most recently they made my dining table for this house we reside in now. They started small and expanded to a larger store within the last few years. They also offer interior design services too. I love to see a small business grow, especially family owned and I personally enjoy supporting this type of retail structure. It would be amazing to see you and Emmett expand to a brick and mortar store one day. Hope you have a fantastic day and thanks for more ideas to inspire my dream of a new kitchen 🥰
SarahSeptember 19, 2021 at 9:24 pm
Hi Colleen! It’s such a cute place. I love popping in there from time to time. I definitely agree- it’s so important to shop locally and support the places we love, so they can continue to thrive and help our community. Small businesses for the win! I thought you might like the type of items they carry- lots of classic kitchen pieces, neutrals, and timeless items to layer. They do an awesome job curating! What an excellent name for a shop- Housewarmings! I love that. I’m so encouraged to hear that they’ve been in business for 25 years and support lots of local carpenters and artists. That’s our goal. It also makes me so happy to hear they’re also a husband and wife team. That’s special! Here’s to hoping we can last just as long and continue to support our community… what an inspiration they are. I wholeheartedly agree- I also love watching the family owned shops and small businesses succeed and grow. It’s good for everyone! A brick and mortar store would be such a dream come true for me someday. Right now, Emmett (with his math brain) says it’s not in the cards, but maybe in the future :) Everyone here will be the first to know. Haha! I hope you’re having a wonderful fall season so far, and I hope your weekend was awesome! xo
LaurenSeptember 16, 2021 at 9:42 am
What a fun and inspiring shop! I’ll have to add them to my list of places to explore when I’m out visiting the family. I love their vignettes and the collections look very carefully curated. I always appreciate that extra attention to detail when it comes to stores like this. My favorite piece from your roundup is the clove stem buffet lamp! I appreciate local shopping and supporting small businesses. Our town is filled with little family owned businesses like this, and it has been fun to see them branch out and grow. This past few years have been tough on the smaller shops here in Ca, so every chance I get I like to pop in and see what’s new. I’m sure it’s the same out there in Salt Lake. I would love for you to put together a city guide! How fun that would be to plan a family trip based off of your personal recommendations. I always forget about Trolley Square and Holladay Town Center…my reminder to pop over to both next time! Thanks for always being such an advocate for supporting small, locally owned businesses, and introducing us to fresh store fronts to explore (online and in person!). Have a wonderful day friend! Xo
SarahSeptember 19, 2021 at 8:49 pm
Definitely check them out! It’s a cute shop. They do such a great job styling and their kitchen goods are always my favorite. I love that you live in an area with lots of small businesses. I wish we had more in my neighborhood! I also enjoy hearing that you try to pop in and support them often. I know that’s so appreciated. It really has been a tough year for small businesses and with the global supply and shipping issues, it seems like small biz owners will be problem solving well into 2022. I definitely want to work on a city guide! Let me know the next time you’re in town- we’ll finally have to grab that cup of coffee or a cocktail or something :) I hope you had an awesome weekend, Lauren! xox