Master Bedroom Rugs

I know it seems a little off the cuff, but layering an area rug in your carpeted Master is completely acceptable. Richcraft_ASHMOREbed1-10

A few of a fav’s in this photo include the oh-so-comfy Birdies Slippers to slip on once you roll out of bed. The lush and incredible soft Chevron Rug to take your cosy oasis to the next level. The Seagrass Wall Baskets adding a soft yet playful vibe to the space and the uber-functional and stylish Cylinder Wall Sconce.


A typical room would take an 8×10. In a larger space, you can opt for a 9×12 if you’re wanting to really cosy up the space or add extra visual impact. Our motto: bigger is always better, but always measure. Always double check you are buying the correct size for your space!

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A quick reference is:

King Bed = 9 X 12′  Area Rug
Queen Bed = 8 x 10′ Area Rug

The Dining Event

This week is all about Dining Rooms at Leclair Decor! We are going to give you some tips and tricks on how we like to style our dining rooms. What goes into the process and how we bring it all together. To top it off we will be running a 15% off Sale on everything in our Dining Room section! Use code diningevent15

Stay tuned to our insta-stories for additional tips!


Richcraft Beechside Model – Riverside South

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We wanted to switch it up and infuse a little colour into this open concept main floor. Adding the teal not only gave a little personality to the space, it also made for visual separation allowing it to feel cozy in an open floorplan. We grounded the space using a large 8×10 White Fables rug. This not only adds contrast between the chairs and floor, it also softens the room. Every layer counts when putting together a wow space! Pairing the softer elements, like the Nicholas pendant with the more masculine pieces like the Ethan Chair make for a well-balanced space. This could easily be a softer more feminine room by doing one oversized mirror and a fabric light grey or cream chair. The playful wall display creates a fun atmosphere in the space. Don’t forget to mix it up! Mixing your metals and your woods in not only allowed, it’s encouraged! The floors in this home are quite grey. To warm it up we added hits of gold and warm wood tones like the Viveka Table !

 


Richcraft Ashmore Model – Trailsedge

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One of our fav’s the Ashmore Dining room wows with its abundance of natural light and spacious size. It’s modern architecture lead the way for the furnishings to follow suit. Black and white played a big part in the overall design (a fav of ours obv!) and was the driving force behind all of our selections in this space. The oversized abstract Urban Faces art not only added to the style of the room it also helped to balance out the large windows. Chandeliers are oh so important (the jewellery of the room so they say) and this Atomica lighting fixture suits the space perfectly! The black Ripley dining chairs were an easy choice, as their open mid-century design adds visual appeal from every angle. The large 8×10 Barkley rug frames the space and adds that much-needed contrast between the table and the flooring.

 

We Are Hiring: Assistant Manager

We're Hiring
Job Posting: Full Time LD Shoppe Assistant Manager

About Us
LD Shoppe is growing again! We are busier than ever with many exciting things on the go and are seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking assistant manager to help keep our wheels turning at top speed.
About the Job
Officially, you’ll be the Assistant Manager. That said, we’re looking for someone motivated who can wear many hats and take on any tasks that come their way. We’re looking for someone to assist the manager and ensure operational tasks and procedures are successful as well as opening and closing routines are completed, all while keeping the customer the centre of everything we do.
About You
We’re looking to hear from you if you:
  • Are a reliable, motivated self-starter (taking initiative is huge in this role!)
  • Are comfortable working in a supporting role (we are all about a fun team vibe!)
  • Can communicate effectively (chat it up!)
  • Have a great attitude and eagerness to learn and grow within the company
  • Understand style, design, and love to be creative
  • Are detail oriented and can keep things organized!
Assets:
  • Bilingual (French & English)
  • Photoshop experience
  • Excel experience
  • Shopify experience
  • General knowledge of computers and mobile devices.
  • 2 years Retail and customer service experience!

About the 9-5
Our Assistant Manager will be working in our design studio/store on Canotek Rd. in the east end of Ottawa. You should expect busy work days that are never quite the same. This position is a supporting role with lots of opportunity for growth within the company for the right candidate. Every day is different (which we think is awesome!), but your main duties will include:
  • Learning the systems to assist with the coordination of shipping and receiving.
  • Learning the systems to assist with stock and general inventory management
  • E-commerce site maintenance including product uploads and quality control
  • Bring your muscles as you may need to move boxes and furniture from time to time.
  • Creating social media content would be helpful if you’re up to it!
  • Store maintenance (organizing samples, merchandising, pricing & warehouse, etc.)
  • Thrive in a team environment as well as show leadership capabilities.
  • Of course the most important be uber helpful with all our wonderful customers!

This role demands a person who can wear many hats and take initiative to get things done wherever needed. Our company is multi-faceted, taking our team in many different directions every day, so you’ll need to be a ‘yes’ person who can roll with the punches and embrace challenges. Above all, you have to be a team player. We leave egos at the door here and get stuff done as a team. We’re happy to teach you if you’re ready to learn and grow!
Hours: Open availability but Tuesday – Saturday to Start, 9-5 or 10-4 (Sat)
Wage/Salary: Based on experience.

 


Send resume, cover letter and a link to a social media account to: melissa@leclairdecor.com

Our New Fave Pretty Picks

We’re always on the lookout for new and inspiring pieces to bring something special to each of our clients’ homes. Here are a few of our current favourite pretty pieces that we may or may not have added to our own shopping carts 😉

PrettyPicksPost1. Argyle Sconce Light 2. Brunswick Armchair 3. Audrey Cabinet 4. Burano White Leather Sling Bar Stools 5. Thornton Stripe Pearl Grey Pillow 6. Ophelia Ivory/Multi Rug 7. Oh Deer Mural Wallpaper 8. Outdoor Hanging White Chair 9. Porcelain Basketware 10. Shell Duvet

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by Anewall

The hand illustrated digital design of this wallpaper featuring cute deer, white bunny rabbits and floral illustrations is sure to bring whimsy and intrigue to any space. We love it for a nursery or children’s room or play space.

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By Serena & Lily

Relaxing in one of these hanging chairs on my front porch (or near a sandy beach) is definitely on my bucket list!

LD Shoppe Labour Day Sale!

We are just as excited about the long weekend as you are, so we are sharing the love! We are running  20% sitewide sale until Tuesday! Simply use code LABOURDAY20 at checkout to save those big bucks! Get ready to Shoppe! Additionally, to the online sale, we are having a showroom sale with up to 50% off floor models! Come on in and visit us this Saturday from 10-4!

Here are some of our favs being used in our Constance Bay Project.

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Westmount Project Progress Round 2

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March is going to be a busy month as we wrap up the renovation and get this place ready for our clients to move in. They are understandably eager to get out of their tiny rental and into the house, and we can’t wait to welcome them home.

Mud Room – Before 

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This cozy little space on the side of the house will be a key space for the kids to come home to after a busy day at school. Our goal is to have it feel stylish, welcoming, and most importantly functional and organized (i.e. baskets and hooks for school bags and outdoor wear).

Breakfast Room – Before 

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Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 4.01.38 PM.pngThis window! We fell in love with this room after seeing how much light pours through the skylight and this absolutely show-stopping library window. This room is situated off the kitchen and will be one of the most used rooms in the house, so we want it to be stunning, of course, but also family friendly and functional.

Here’s a snapshot of our initial design ideas for this space. Buffet is from LD Shoppe. Table Lamp is from LD Shoppe. Vases From LD Shoppe. Wallpaper is from Milton & King. Table is from LD Shoppe. End chairs from Serena & Lily. Dining chairs from Serena & Lily. Area Rug is from LD Shoppe.

Entryway – Before

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The main entrance was encased in smoked mirror, and while I’m sure it was fabulous in its day, the look was a tad 80s for this 2018 family. It will see a new life with a dramatic black door and fun wallpaper, ready to welcome any guest passing through and set the tone for the entire house.

Powder Room – Before

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The powder room is small on space (note the funky corner sink) but not on charm, and will be freshly wallpapered, accessorized, and photo ready in no time!

Living Room – Before

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With its architectural charm and classic good looks, the formal living room is the cherry on top of this cake. To accentuate to its grandeur, we’re adding a fresh coat of paint, new window coverings, decorative moulding, and a centred pendant over the seating area.

Main Floor Den – Before

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This little gem, otherwise known as the main floor den, is nestled off the main living room and will be a more cozy, casual oasis for snowstorm snuggles and movie watching.

Dining Room – Before

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The dining room will welcome you as visual dessert. We’re going for a slightly more modern feel in here but the room will be anchored by a classic trestle dining table. We can’t wait to see the oversized custom light fixture we designed for over the table!

Staircase – Before

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The foyer and stairwell are literally the heart of the home in this house, but the existing setup is pretty underwhelming. It’s getting fresh statement lighting, a brand new staircase, and floor-to-ceiling wall mouldings. Transitional spaces can sometimes have the most impact and should always be given just as much love as main rooms.

Photography by Dom Rioux | Vision Board by Grace Doyle | Post by Melissa & Grace

Westmount Project Progress

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2018 is already shaping up to be our busiest year yet, and we are so excited about the the opportunities and milestones it holds. One of the special highlights this year is our Westmount project, a renovation and from-scratch decor job in a century home nestled in the one of Montreal’s most scenic neighbourhoods.

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The clients are a creative couple with precious twin daughters. They chose the house for it’s unique character and chic charm, very well suited to the family. So while the house is grand and fairly traditional (in the best way), they really want to bring it into this century and create a space that feels current and cozy. Our aim is to brighten and modernize the entire home while staying true to its historic appeal.

Note: Grace is the lead designer on this project so you’ll see her “pensive work face” throughout the photo’s! 🙂

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Lighting up your Kitchen

 

You may know that your kitchen needs to be well lit for function sake (pot lights are an obvious and great choice for this), but what about style and adding a little wow factor. Enter pendants and ta da you have yourself a lit kitchen! I know it may seem like a ‘duh!’ moment to some, but you would be surprised with how often this is overlooked. The importance of the real jewel of a home. Lighting!

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