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.

 

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

Mel’s Fave Canadian Brands

With it being the month of Canada’s bday we are all about our homeland and all it has to offer! When you visit a local business, you keep more money in your local economy, support local jobs, help the environment, encourage community and invest in someone’s expertise. Win-win! We are taking strides and making a more conscious effort to shop close to home and find ways to support our community.

MelsFaves PostThe grass is greener where you water it, so let’s water those Canadian roots! With so many incredible Canadian Brands to choose from, it’s really not difficult to keep those roots wet and this countries economy thriving. Maybe even a little too easy 😉

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This little jumper is from a cute little portable store called The Fashion Truck Canada out of Toronto.  You can find them at local events or throw your own little soiree with your friends and get shopping!

Some of the Ottawa shops we reach to on the daily for fashion or are currently swooning over are Preloved Ottawa, Viens Avec Moi, Milk Shop and NRML Femme.

For bath and body and makeup, I love well.ca They have so many amazing Canadian brands to choose from like Pure Anada. 

Let me know what some of your favourites are in the comment section below!

1. Planner 2. Love Fresh All Purpose Cleaner 3. Wunder Under Leggings 4. Pure Anada Mascara 5. The Ordinary Buffet Serum 6. Muttonhead Camping Hoodie 7. Matt & Nat Wedge 8. Sage Energy Roller 9. Wild Honey & Rose Candle 10. Pilot Coffee Roasters Heritage Coffee 11. Black Stripe Mug 12. Open Duo Studs

Monday Inspiration – Fireplaces

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Every Monday (or almost every Monday) each of our team members share a photo that’s inspiring them. This week we decided to focus on fireplaces!

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Designer: Unknown (Please comment if you know!)
Sacha: The simple painted out fireplace is gorgeous but it’s really the styling that’s speaking to me. Different size and finish frames are a perfect way to accentuate this typical focal point.

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Oh, Canada!

CanadaDayPostWe’re pretty proud of our true-north strong and free roots around the Leclair Decor offices, which just happen to be situated in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. From coast to coast, Canada is diverse in its landscape, people, cultures and traditions and we can’t help but be inspired!

Whether you’re planning to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend by heading to a cottage or lounging in your backyard with a Ceasar in hand, we’ve put together our top picks from LD Shoppe and beyond to help make your indoor space all the more classically Canadian. Who wouldn’t want a little more of that modern, laid-back style we’re so well known for?

To make this long weekend even sweeter, we’re offering 20% off sitewide at LD Shoppe ALL weekend long. I think they call that killing it with Canadian kindness 😉

 

1. Gladstone Mirror 2. Kingfisher Pendant 3. Float Plane 4. Spruce + Amber Candle 5. Acadia Pizza Board 6. Peykan Gardenia/Birch Pillow 7. Canada Flag Pillow 8. Safari Armchair 9. Oliver Pendant 10. Quiet Coast Candle 11. Flock Pillow 12. 613 Pillow 13. Farmhouse Tray 14. Koda Smoked Kilim Armchair 15. Penny Ottoman in Tobacco Tan 16. Diver Graphic Print

Our Favourite Paint Colours

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Picking a paint colour can be challenging to say the least. There are so many variables that can impact how a colour will look in a space, not limited to artificial and natural light, time of day, furniture, flooring, etc. While we definitely try new colours all the time, it’s nice to have a few favourites we can rely on to work in almost any space.

See our guide below and let us know what some of your favourites are in the comment section.

 

Monday Inspiration 05.07.18

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Melissa: If you haven’t noticed, big windows are in! You can’t miss these floor to ceiling beauties!

 

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Natalie: I love the open, bright and neutral looked achieved with this kitchen! The black window frames really compliment the light fixtures!

 

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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.

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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

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Does this rug make my room look big?

One of the questions we get most frequently is how to size a rug for a room. Like most design questions, there’s no one perfect answer, but our general advice is this: the front legs of all main furniture pieces should be on the rug. Here’s our design team’s take on how to pick the perfect sized rug for your rooms.

Living room

For a large scale living room, where the furniture is floating, there is no excuse for a small rug! Place the front legs of all furniture on the outer edges of the rug or, for a cozier feel, you can actually place all of the furniture inside the outer edges.

Room size: 20′ x 19′

Rug size: 9′ x 12′

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In a medium size living room, we normally opt for an 8′ x 10′ rug. The same rules as a larger living room apply. No ‘coffee table’ rugs please folks!

Room size: 15′ x 11′

Rug size: 8′ x 10′

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