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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 Most of the fixtures were out of date or not giving us the desired effects.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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singlewhitebloke wrote:
What's the exact colour of the rug
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augustinao
where did you get the rug from?
September 25, 2013 at 8:54AM   
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jlyoung8 wrote:
Photos above couch - First off, I am so impressed with your story! Are you a designer? I have similar colors and taste. Where did you find the pictures above the couch?
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Leclair Decor
I believe it is available in leather. It is from www.eq3.com
March 10, 2013 at 7:23PM   
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mpadro
Hi there! I emailed you yesterday to purchase your prints. My name is Michelle :) looking forward to hearing from you!
September 2, 2013 at 1:09PM   
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clovelly1 wrote:
Need help for mixing French Provential with modern. - Where might I find the arc lamp?
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February 11, 2013 at 7:40PM   
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Jun Ouyang wrote:
I like the table lamp. What can I get it from?
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Leclair Decor
It was available at Bouclair but has since been discontinued.
November 5, 2012 at 4:10PM   
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Jun Ouyang
Thanks to let me know. It turns out the place I have needs a floor lamp more than a table lamp, and I found something similar in IKEA.
November 5, 2012 at 6:23PM     
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erikamarie24 wrote:
Cubes - Hi! Do you mind sharing where the cubes are from? Thanks!
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jonz_89
WHAT COLOR ARE THE WALLS?
November 11, 2013 at 9:25AM   
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Marjo V
Nice living space. Can you provide the dimensions of this room?, thanks
December 10, 2013 at 8:10PM   
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iambcurry wrote:
Love it!!! - What color are the side tables? What is next to the wall art on the right; an extension of the window or what? Thanks.
   Comment   July 18, 2012
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Leclair Decor
We painted the Side tables, Willow by Benjamin Moore. There are two windows to the right of the couch as well as an arch lamp that reaches from beside the couch to over the coffee table.
February 11, 2013 at 7:54PM   
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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this side chair! Where can I find it? Thank you!
August 27, 2013 at 12:28PM   
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njohnson07 wrote:
What is the name of the accent chair and what colours can it come in?
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Leclair Decor
Hi, the accent chair was purchased from Canadian retailer Home Sense. Unlike other retailers, they don't have a catalog and just receive random pieces every week.. Therefor we don't have much info on this item, sorry!
July 6, 2012 at 12:46AM   
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popop22 wrote:
can you please tell me where to find those pictures? I absolutely love them!
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Leclair Decor
Hi! The framed posters are one of a kind art pieces that we designed ourselves! We are however interested in selling them. E-mail us at leclairdecor@gmail.com if you are interested! Thanks!
May 22, 2012 at 5:14PM   
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shaggy_kp wrote:
What is the paint color on the walls?
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Kelly Porter
Try Aloof Gray 6197 by Sherwin Williams.
October 6, 2011 at 9:25AM   
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melissaleclair
The wall colour is Benjamin Moore AF-685 Thunder
October 10, 2011 at 9:15PM   
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debleavy wrote:
Can you please tell me the source of the living room chair?
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melissaleclair
The living room chair is from Homesense
October 10, 2011 at 9:16PM   
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debleavy
Thanks!
October 11, 2011 at 5:55AM   
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Ada Hajaj wrote:
Can you please tell me what brand the coffee table is, or where was it bought?
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Michiko Fuller
That's the Zurich coffee table from Structube.


September 30, 2011 at 10:16AM   
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Ada Hajaj
Thanks! It is so sad they don't deliver to US!
December 1, 2011 at 4:25PM   
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stet_190 wrote:
Lovely red glassware - I am also from Ottawa. Where is the red glassware from?
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Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: A Modern Romance in Ontario
The living room and joined dining room are the first main rooms visible when entering the house, so Melissa and Sacha spent quite a bit of time playing with its layout. A mix of ottomans, a small sofa, and a plush chair provide the perfect amount of seating. Art by Sacha — who is also a graphic designer — was designed for this room. Floor lamp: Spina lamp from Structube Couch: Hugo Sofa from EQ3Chair: HomeSenseOttoman: JYSKCoffee table: Structube
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Feel free to combine many grays in a single space. This living room features walls in Benjamin Moore's AF-685 Thunder and upholstery in three different shades.

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