Client Carte Blanche Reveal

This project was special and unique to us not only because the clients are friends of ours but because they trusted us completely and gave us free reign for the decorating.

Jen an Ian (Dj Illo) bought this new build home in the growing community of Trailsedge in the east end of Ottawa with the intention of making it their forever home. Being a fashion forward and young at heart couple with 2 kids they wanted a house that would finally represent their sense of style. Being longtime friends we had a good idea of what they were looking for.

It was actually Jen’s idea to be surprised with a reveal. We advised and consulted on the finishes, the kitchen and other aspects of the home that are hard to keep a secret but she wanted to be kept in the dark on the lighting, furniture, art and decor. It was a little scary but a challenge we were definitely up to! Pulling off a one day reveal took months of planning and co-ordination but in the end, with the help of our trades people and staff it was a success!

Let us know what you think of the reveal video! It’s our first foray into video and it was definitely a learning experience but we’re planning to do many more so stay tuned.

Before photos and sources at the bottom!


Before photos:




  • Table Pendant: LD Shoppe
  • Island Pendants: LD Shoppe
  • Table: Ikea
  • Stools: Bouclair
  • Teal Vase: Urban Barn
  • Mirror: Bouclair
  • Black Vase: LD Shoppe
  • Hardware: Anthropologie
  • Faucet: Delta

Living room:

  • Rug: LD Shoppe
  • Sofa, Coffee Table, End Tables and Chairs: Urban Barn
  • Art: LD Shoppe
  • Gold table: West Elm
  • Table Lamps: LD Shoppe
  • Ottomas: Bouclair
  • Curtains: West Elm

Dining room:

  • Table: Artemano
  • Chairs: Bouclair
  • Pendant: LD Shoppe
  • Mirror & curtains: West Elm


  • Wallpaper: Hygge & West
  • Mirror & Bench: CB2

Baby Evelyn’s Nursery


We’ve decorated many rooms over the years but no other room garnered us more attention and positive feedback than our son Hugo’s nursery, so when we found out we were expecting again we knew the pressure would be on! Our friends and family constantly joked about it too!

After finding out the sex of our expected October arrival we decided to go full blown girly on this one. Our home is currently overrun with trucks, trains and planes from our 2 year old son so we wanted to make sure our little lady would have her special place in our house.

Since our children are so close in age we didn’t have the option to do any hand-me-downs so we had to start from scratch. Which is fine, because we wanted to do something different this time anyways! We started by scraping the ceiling of the existing builder popcorn to a smooth finish. We then added crown moulding and a ceiling medallion for the light fixture. We debated possibly doing the wallpaper on the ceiling but it had been done numerous times before so we decided to frame it with moulding for a different look.

As with anything, sometimes things take a few tries. Our first idea for the dresser was to buy a traditional french vintage dresser and paint it a pale pink which we did. After having it in the room for a few weeks we really started to noticed how bad the drawers were and even after cleaning it and painting it, it still strongly smelt “old”. Even though we liked the way it looked we quickly grew apart from that thing and ended up buying the matching dresser to our crib. It took some time to arrive but when it finally did it was an “ahhhh..” moment. It felt right. We still ended up changing the hardware on it to brass handles and oh so pretty knobs we found at Anthropologie.

Many of you have already asked about the ceiling fixture. Unfortunately it was from one our suppliers but they discontinued it shortly after we ordered it for her room. I know right, bummer!

After our expecting post on Instagram we were fortunate to have a few brands reach out to us to be part of the new nursery. The first was Babyletto who make the crib and dresser from Hugo’s nursery. They helped us this time with the Trapeze glider you see below. It’s sooo comfy, we love it! The second was a local maker GenWoo who graciously provided us with the beautiful tassels over her dresser!

So, that’s it! The only thing we have left to do is replace the old carpet which is mostly hidden under the 8×10 rug when we move forward with more renovations in our house. Hopefully soon!

Source list is at the bottom of the post and if you have any questions, we’d love to answer them!


Melissa and Sacha

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  1. Rug – LD Shoppe
  2. Glider – Babyletto
  3. Crib & Dresser – Fab Baby Gear 
  4. Lamas – Pottery Barn Kids 
  5. Curtains – West Elm
  6. Rod and pillows – Tonic Living
  7. Side Table and floor lamps – West Elm 
  8. Wallpaper – Hygge & West 
  9. Paint Colour – Benjamin Moore
  10. Knobs – Anthropologie
  11. Pouff – Maison Simons
  12. Juju Hat – Oldworldshoppe 

Photography: Sacha Leclair


From our family to yours, happy 2017! 

We have so much to be thankful for in what 2016 brought us. A new baby girl, a new house, new amazing employees and our best year of Leclair Decor yet! Thank you all for supporting our little family business and following along on our adventure and most importantly, thank you to our amazing clients for believing in us. We’re truly grateful to have been able to grow so much in the last year.

And with that, we wish you all a happy new year!

Photos by Scott Wilson