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

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!

LD Shoppe Labour Day Sale!

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!

Here are some of our favs being used in our Constance Bay Project.

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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

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.

 

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.

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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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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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Personalize Your Home!

Personalize Your Home.

Does your home reflect who you are and your taste? It Should.

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You don’t have to have expensive style, a well put together space can look like a million bucks to you, if it’s done properly. Nate Berkus thinks the key to design is personalization and we would have to agree with him. A room designed with the inspiration of a certain style, mood and colour, with hits of personal touches will make the all the difference to the space. If you have neat pieces you have collected over the years, you may just need to shine them in a new light to really be able to appreciate them, or buy new interesting pieces that say something about who you are.

Another key is to never buy sets of anything, especially large bulky dark furniture it may overwhelm the space. If you mix and match pieces that coordinate with the theme of the room, but aren’t matchy matchy it makes the space so much more interesting and unique. You want people to walk in and feel comfortable yet wowed by how great the space looks and how much it reflects you as individuals.

Don’t always shop at the same stores. If your buying everything from one store, your home will look like it’s straight out of the showroom. While in theory that isn’t such a bad thing, it doesn’t give the space a homey personal feel. It also doesn’t really act as a conversation starter if everyone knows where all your furniture is from. You want people to be curious and ask questions. “Oh where did you find this?!”

Check out locally owned stores, antique and vintage shops, as well as new stores you wouldn’t normally go to. You can even get your DIY on if you check out thrift stores and Kijiji for items that may need a little TLC, but have great potential!!  Expand your horizons and open you mind to new possibilities. There are so many options now a days for all budgets. If you are a savvy shopper there are lots of deals to be had, and great pieces to find.

You can mix old and new and you can definitely mix pricey items with inexpensive pieces. Mixing textures and colours is also key. Use white and dark pieces to contrast each other, as well add wood for warmth, and silver or gold pieces for cool contrast. Find inspiration through pictures and plan out your space. Then be on the lookout for certain pieces and in no time your space will come together !!

Obviously if you have no vision at all, we would be more than happy to help out. We can do an initial consultation to get you started and be on you way, or we can take on the project!

Just send us an email with any Questions to leclairdecor@gmail.com

You can also find inspirational pictures from us on Instagram