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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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!

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 03.05.18

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Design: Brook Wagner Design    Architect: Brandon Architects 

Sacha: I’m loving this simple and timeless railing design. When we redo our staircase I think we’ll be going in this direction!

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Design: Jesse Parris-Lamb

Marilyne: I’m inspired by the coziness of the wood, the nude coloured curtains and those bright indigo chairs. Everything seems so calm and balanced.

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Grace: I wandered into Current Collective during my recent travels to San Diego and could’ve stayed all day. The shop itself is bright, airy, and perfectly boho without feeling chaotic or overdone. The concrete floors and painted rafters give it a real beach house feel and the treasures to be found were endless. Cafe/juice bar at the back is the icing on the cake.

 

bathroomDesigner: CM Natural Designs                               Designer: Barrett Oswold Designs 

Natalie: I used to think wallpaper was the tackiest thing ever and would swear I would never use it in my home. That is until recently, when I discovered all the amazing patterns and looks you can achieve by using wallpaper as accents in a room! I love big, abstract florals, so when I stumbled upon these two images, I couldn’t decide which one to choose!

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Addison Model: Trailsedge

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Earlier this year we were yet again tasked to decorate another 3 model townhouses for Richcraft. We were quite excited about this project as we were finally doing a large project in our end of town. We decorated the other 2 models in our more usual styles of rustic modern and mid century modern. Having previously done the Addison model twice before ( Riverside South and Fernbank Crossing ), one of Richcraft’s most popular models in Ottawa. we challenged ourselves to do something a little different. We created a more traditional look with a pallet of soft neutrals, greens and blues accented with tufted furniture and playful patterns. Enjoy!

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Guest bedroom before and after

Here’s a quick before and after of a guest bedroom project we recently finished. This was one of our quickest turnarounds yet. Working on a tight budget, we painted the room a calming off white, re-used and painted old oak side tables and added new lighting, sheets, pillows, custom art and full length curtains. These are just iphone shots, stay tuned for the pro shots soon!Image

Painting Tile Grout

Painting Grout in your kitchen, bathroom or entrance.
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We like a lot of people have the builder style white tiles in the kitchen and entrance with the brown grout. I’m not sure who thought this looked good, but anyway. After we painted the walls in the kitchen and family room white, the grout stood out even more and was frankly driving us a little crazy. So we decided we would change the floors…. then after going through the list of other things we want to do to our home (which grows everyday). We decided to go to plan B and paint the grout!

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We bought the grout paint/refresher from Home Depot I believe (about two months ago) and finally just got around to doing it. I think I knew in the back of my mind it would be a pain in the butt… it did not disappoint. First I tested a spot under the fridge just in case it looked terrible. Once I had done that small section I was under the illusion that it was going to be quick an painless, but that was obviously not the case.

The instructions on the bottle:

  • Clean the surface
  • Shake well before using
  • Spread evenly using a toothbrush or grout applicator (I started with a toothbrush and then went to using a small art paintbrush)
  • Wait 30 to 60 minutes, mist with water and let stand
  • After 5 minutes scrub tile to remove excess colourant (this was a the pain in the but part, you had to scrub it off, but careful enough not to scrub the actual grout, then go around and wash down the all the tile again with soap and water to remove the residue.)
  • Protect from traffic for 2 hours and from water for 24 hrs

When I went to do the entrance I used the art brush again but was more careful to not get the colourant on the tile, and when I did I wiped it up quickly with a wet paper towel. They both took about the same length in time (forever) or 4-6hrs, but it would depend on the size of your floor. You feel like Cinderella no matter which way you do it.

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It was encouraging as I went along to see the progress though, so that kept me motivated. I painted in the evening (as you can see) and woke up and scrubbed the floors in the morning. Use a towel or knee pads for your knees because you will be on them for a while, I also changed positions throughout. I had a movie that I had already seen (because you can’t really look up) on in the background, which helped to pass the time. You can also play music.

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Ta da. Although it was pain staking and my neck was sore afterwards from staring down for so long, it was well worth it. I wish I had done it earlier, because now we comment on it every time we walk in the kitchen.

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Hope this is helpful for anyone looking to do the same thing!

Leclair Decor – Ottawa Interior Design