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Personal Home Tour

We are a young newly wed couple who decided to ask for cash gifts at our wedding so we could decorate our new digs. We received the keys the morning after becoming Mr & Mrs Leclair, and to this day we have yet to take a honeymoon. Both of us had a brewing passion for modern interior decorating that needed to be fulfilled. Our previous 1 bedroom apartment was a great warm up but the real challenge was ahead. We received generous gifts to get us started but after the wedding, closing costs and a few unexpected costs we were left with a fairly conservative budget to work with.

First up was painting. None of the existing loud colours in the house were really to our liking. So started the giant task of painting every single wall in the house. Oh, and throw the garage and front entrance doors in there also. Thankfully Melissa works at a paint store so we were able to receive a few free cans and some really good deals on others. Quick shout out to Benjamin Moore and Pittsburgh Paints reps. After accomplishing this feat (with the help of family & friends) we decided a few walls needed some punch. A little wallpaper you say? Why not.

Next up was lighting. Most of the fixtures were out of date or not giving us the desired effects. With the help of our handy uncle Rob, we changed every single fixture in the house and out. A few have actually been changed twice. Always a learning curb, right? We splurged on a few pendants from specialized shops but most have been big box store purchases to keep us on budget. Don’t worry, when we strike it rich we’ll have Moooi pendants galore.

After the hard (wasn’t that bad) labor came time to pick furniture pieces to fill out the house. We had ordered most of the big ticket items before the move but we still needed to find the filler pieces. Had a great time driving around town and meeting local shop owners. After most of the furniture shopping was complete we had next to nothing left over for art and a lot of empty walls needed some love. Most of the art in the house are pictures we took ourselves, had printed locally and mounted in Ikea frames. We also headed down to the local art supply store and bought a few canvases on sale. Using left over house paint we created some large bold abstract pieces.

A year has now passed since we first got the keys and we’re, mostly done. Being home owners now, we also realized that we’ll never actually be done. There’s always something to improve upon. Melissa’s office hung in the balance of our undecided minds but after a recent retro chair purchase we’ve been re-inspired. That room is coming along nicely and we should have pictures up shortly. Most of what we’ve done are cosmetic changes. We still plan on upgrading the kitchen, upstairs bath and replacing the old carpets for some swanky hardwood floors. All in due time.

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kgregg98 wrote:
Where did you purchase the side table lamp? I have been looking for something similar. Thanks!
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It was purchased from Bouclair.ca but we don't believe that model is available anymore..
March 24, 2013 at 11:30AM   
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melham wrote:
Cubes - Where did you get those affordable cubes?! Thanks.
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JYSK.ca
March 18, 2013 at 2:06PM   
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i love those those cubes too
September 19, 2013 at 4:41PM   
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Olivera wrote:
Colour - What is the paint colour?
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This is Benjamin Moore - Thunder.
February 11, 2013 at 7:36PM     
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champicd wrote:
Love the art work! could you please tell me where it was purchased?
   Comment   September 28, 2012
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Thanks for the interest champicd! The art was actually by us! We will be offering our own Leclair Decor prints soon at our own online store, but if you are interested in them sooner, feel free to e-mail us. leclairdecor@gmail.com
September 30, 2012 at 1:09AM     
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mynameisalicja wrote:
Where did you purchase the thick branches n the vase? - I love the thick and natural look of those decorative branches, where were they purchased? Do you what they were specifically called?
   Comment   September 25, 2012
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Never would have thought it. Thanks for the reply! Hopefully I'll be able to find some at my local Walmart.
September 29, 2012 at 10:28PM   
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Janelle Bosek
they're bamboo, right? I just cut some down from my backyard and I'm hoping they dry out to look like these: http://www.readyaimrenovate.com/blog/diy-bamboo-vases-in-8-easy-steps
April 29, 2013 at 6:50PM   
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Melanie Stinson wrote:
Where are those curtains from?
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Hi Melanie, the curtains are from JISK.
September 5, 2012 at 1:48AM   
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cferns wrote:
What is the dining room wall? Wallpaper? please give specifics-you did a great job, love your look!
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Thank you! The Dining room wall is wallpaper! It looks textured but it's not. It's from the Design by Colour Series which is available at Home Depot, as well as some independent Dealers and possible online. I believe it was in the Taupe book.
February 11, 2013 at 7:52PM   
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galilealucero09 wrote:
Where did you buy the large clear vase?
   Comment   February 26, 2014
Jay Zee wrote:
Wall paint - storm vs. thunder - Hi I love your house! The colors are very harmonious and elegant. I saw that you used to have BM storm on the walls, but now you have thunder? I can't tell much of a difference, but thunder seems a little lighter? I am trying to decide between the two colors. I already got a sample of the storm, but not the thunder.
   Comment   June 18, 2013
catladymom wrote:
would also like to know the dimensions of the living/dining area.
   Comment   April 12, 2013
annsroom wrote:
Can you give the approx dimensions of this beautiful area? Thank you!
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The joined living/dining rooms make up the couple's favorite space. "Since they're both the least-used rooms, they stay nearly picture perfect all the time, and they feel great walking into," says Sacha. "Some people might not agree that some of their least-used rooms are their favorites, but hey!"Pendant: GLOBE from Structube

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