Who loves actual popcorn? We do! Who loves popcorn ceilings? Pretty much nobody. Who loves shiplap? Pretty much everybody.
You can probably see where we are going with this. To catch you up to speed, we bought our home in 2016 with the intent of housing our offices and renovating this builder basic suburban home room by room. We barely lasted 6 months with our basement office before it became apparent that we needed to move to a commercial space. After moving into and renovating our new Canotek studio, our personal home dropped on the priority list.
Fast forward a few years and we are more than ready to finally make our house the home we always envisioned. Our plan is to move out for 3 months next year to replace all the floors, the staircase and renovate the kitchen and all baths. Until then we are tackling smaller projects and one of those is getting rid of all popcorn ceilings in the house. We already removed the stipple in our daughter’s room but it remains in all other spaces. Scraping the ceilings can be a messy job, especially when you are still living in the space so we had the idea of covering major areas with shiplap.
Full Time & Part Time: Assisitant Manager, Office Manager, Sales Associates
LD Shoppe is growing again! We are busier than ever with a brand new storefront in Trainyards coming in late 2018. We are seeking enthusiastic and hardworking people to help keep our wheels turning at top speed.
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!
A quick reference is:
King Bed = 9 X 12′ Area Rug
Queen Bed = 8 x 10′ Area Rug
When our #fairfaxnursery2 clients approached us about revamping a spare bedroom in their home into a sweet, welcoming nursery for their coming baby girl, we couldn’t say no. We had such a great experience designing her older brother’s nursery a couple years ago and loved that the clients had a basic vision but otherwise gave us complete freedom to transform the space. We ended up basing the entire space on the one selection they’d made – a modern Scandinavian crib – and went with a modern, Nordic ski themed room.
For this space, they wanted to go in a different direction. The inspiration pictures they showed us were bright, light, airy, feminine, and flowery. They knew they wanted a floral wallpaper and showed us a few pictures featuring popular papers that have made the rounds on Pinterest. We loved the overall aesthetic but were set on doing something totally unique instead of mimicking the dozens of (beautiful) white and pink nurseries already out there.
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
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
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.
Job Posting: Full Time LD Shoppe Assistant Manager
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.
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!
Bilingual (French & English)
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: email@example.com
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 😉
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.
Relaxing in one of these hanging chairs on my front porch (or near a sandy beach) is definitely on my bucket list!
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!
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.
The 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 😉
This little jumper is from a cute little portable store called The Fashion Truck Canadaout of Toronto. You can find them at local events or throw your own little soiree with your friends and get shopping!