Melissa: Obsessing over exteriors at the moment as we make changes to ours. I can’t get enough of the black and white look (outside or in). Next up on our house is the roof! It’s in desperate need of a makeover for cosmetic reasons but also it’s in such bad shape it’s going to start leaking soon. Yikes! We are definitely going with a dark charcoal for the shingles and are thinking of doing something like this with the metal only over the garage.
Designer: Life Made Modern
Sacha: We’ve been planning our kitchen renovation recently (Just for fun right now as we’re still saving up) and I came across this design which inspired me to consider a corner storage “garage”. The window positioning here is also very similar to our home and it gives me hope we can move the sink to the island without it been awkward.
Grace: Honestly, every house should have a TV-less sunroom. This one has painted white ceiling beams, brick floors, cozy his & hers chaises, California shutters, and a SWING. So it’s basically perfect. Wondering if I can find this place on Airbnb…
Melissa: If you haven’t noticed, big windows are in! You can’t miss these floor to ceiling beauties!
Natalie: I love the open, bright and neutral looked achieved with this kitchen! The black window frames really compliment the light fixtures!
Designer: Diomede Design
Grace: Good design is as much about knowing what to add as knowing when to hold back, and recently I find myself very inspired by designs that exhibit restraint. I love the simplicity of this kitchen and dining room, and the multi-coloured chairs are the perfect pop of fun and interest.
Designer: Marie Flanigan Interiors
Sacha: Can’t you just picture yourself reading a book in this gorgeous space? Natural materials and shiplap are always a win in my books.
Woodsmith pendant available on ldshoppe.com
Designer: Arent & Pyke
Marilyne: This week Monday inspiration is all about that green tile. Loving how irregular the tiles are and how everything feels balanced by the clean lines of the sink, the plumbing and the vanity.
Melissa: While not a the top of the list the laundry room is definitely one of the spaces we want to renovate in our home. I love the dark cabinetry and can’t wait to have a counter to fold laundry on! This floating farmhouse sink is tempting as well (although we don’t ave the space for it).
Dom: I was surprised to see acrylic used for a canopy bed and absolutely love the look! I also can’t get enough of that hardwood floor and the wood accent wall. The view isn’t bad either!
Eve: I love that Kari used a large scale atom style pendant above a kitchen island instead of the 2 or 3 pendants we’re all used to seeing. The minimal shelf and sleek marble backsplash work as a great backdrop for this focal point. I also am loving the counter stools which are available on LD Shoppe.
Design: Louise Holt Design
Eve: Wood is back in a big way, we’re seeing it in kitchen cabinetry, trim work, even wood paneling is making a comeback. I love the wooden door and casing in this shot, it warms up the grey coloured floors and built-ins and adds character to this newly renovated space.
Designer: Lisa Tharp
Marilyne: This dining room is looking fresh, right in time for spring! We are seeing a lot of oversized pendant over kitchen island lately but it also looks great over a dining table.
Designer: Olivia Brock from Torrance Mitchell Designs
Grace: One of my favourite beauty bloggers, Julia Hengel, and her husband have just completed a year long remodel and moved back into their historic home in Charleston, SC. She hasn’t done an official reveal or home tour on her blog yet, but she posted this teaser photo of the front door late last week and I am SWOONING. This door is what oversized, powder blue dreams are made of. Impatiently awaiting more photos…
Job Posting: Design Assistant
Leclair Decor is growing again! We are busier than ever with many exciting design projects on the go, and we are seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking design assistant to help keep our wheels turning at top speed.
About the Job
Officially, you’ll be Design Assistant. That said, we’re looking for someone motivated who can wear many hats. We’re looking for someone to support our senior design staff, assist the creative team, help maintain the design studio, and take on daily tasks related to LD Shoppe.
Grace: We’re pushing a client on wood beams for a vaulted family room right now and will definitely be showing them this photo of a crisp white family room that is completely cozied up by the wood ceiling beams. They bring down the eye line a bit (which you sometimes want in a family room with extra high ceilings), draws attention to the architectural interest of the vault, and adds so much warmth to the entire space. To me, it’s a total no-brainer! (Honourable mentioned to those side chairs… OMG.)
Sacha: I’m loving the textures in this inviting entryway. Herringbone brick is interesting as well!
: I was reading a design blog
over the weekend that spoke about the comeback of vertical wall panelling. Whether you’re updating existing wall panelling or integrating it in a new design to add texture, I think this dark painted panelled bedroom is a fresh take on the 70’s classic.