What's Inside Design Ltd.

(780) 710-9128
whatsinsidedesign.com

Services Provided
SPECIALIZING IN:
*Style Consultation
*Colour Consultation
*Lighting Design
*Space Planning
*Product & Finish Selection
*Green Design
*Vision Boards
*CAD - 2D & 3D Rendering

Areas Served
Commercial & Residential

Business Description
Caroline Leclair is a graduate of the Residential Interiors program at the University of Alberta and the Creative Director at What's Inside Design Ltd. As a professional member of the CIDAA (Certified Interior Design Association of Alberta), Caroline lends her creativity and design knowledge to both commercial and residential projects. Blending a client's personal tastes & style with design elements & principles is what Caroline does best!

Certification and Awards
*B.Ed.
*CID, Residential Interiors
*1st place - "Canada's got Colour" Nation Wide Colour Contest - 2012
Location:
Edmonton, AB CA 
Contact:
Caroline Leclair, B.Ed., CID, CIDAA 
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Address
3520 78Ave,
Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada, T6B 2X9 
What's Inside Design Ltd. added 1 photo to ideabook: My personal Reno's
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I say go for it! Black walls and ceiling would look great in your space!!! No crown moulding, or paint it black as well! (You don't want to break up the black)
April 5, 2014 at 10:23pm   
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OUTDATED THREAD! OVER A YEAR OLD. NO COMMENT!
April 5, 2014 at 10:59pm   
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Thank you for the visual! So many people are afraid to paint out their wood! I will be sharing before and after as proof that it can and should be done! :)
April 4, 2014 at 7:17am   
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DeVos Custom Woodworking
Nice change. When you do the backsplash, make the outlet covers out of the same material as the backsplash. That way, you will prevent wall acne, and your outlets will not be so noticeable.
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I am only getting the "before" picture! Would love to see the black. Could you re-post?
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March 30, 2014
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Hi again,
I have to be completely honest!!! In my original response I did the "safe" thing by recommending you stain the wood. The reason I played it safe with my response is because there are many people with extremely strong opinions on this particular subject. However…..I heard you say that you feel like things look "dated"…..and in all honesty, that is in the eye of the beholder. Since YOU are both the "eye" and the "beholder" that sounds to me like YOU are ready for a change! :) Painting both wood and/or brick is NOT a sin!!! ;) If you were to paint this room you would most definitely update your home, and you would still maintain the beautiful textures of the underlying materials. I went on the hunt for a before and after picture for you of both painted wood and brick so you could see the potential.
Feewf! I am so glad I got that off my chest! Honesty IS the best policy! ;)
And yes…I am ready for the firestorm of wood-lovers who are about to freak out!!! ;)
Good luck with whatever it is you choose to do!
Caroline :)
March 26, 2014 at 1:28pm   
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jlynch0314
I found that grey tones in the wall color will complement the oak. I have an oak staircase and my original yellow walls washed it out.
March 28, 2014 at 10:51am     
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derkacs
Please do not paint your brick fireplace or any of the oak trim in your house. The pattern in the brick is georgeous, and the wood has so much character. In no time at all decorating trends will change, and all those folks with houses with white trim, grey walls, and white fireplace surrounds will be yearning for a house like yours. Personally, I prefer warm off-white walls with natural wood, as you have in your stairwell, but it's not my house, it's yours. If you like the way it looks, then it is decorated perfectly.
March 28, 2014 at 12:26pm      Thanked by angiiniowa
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Hi Letsgo,
To answer your question above, they don't have to be smaller, they just can't look like they would "crush" the nightstands. (Visual weight) That's why I recommend a mirror with a minimal frame. (The one I put in the vision board for you is just photo-stock)
March 24, 2014 at 7:14am   
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Jane Davila
So sorry, letsgo4321! Back to your regularly scheduled programming. And Cassie, if you want to start a thread on "best ways to sell fine art" I know that I and probably others would chime in there with ideas and thoughts. Houzz is all about learning and mentoring - we learn from each other and those who know more than we do and we have our eyes opened to new ideas and ways of thinking. Poor letsgo just wants to finish up a bedroom! Which is going to be lovely, by the way, lol.
March 24, 2014 at 3:04pm     
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Jane....What wonderful input!! From what I have seen, Cassie has received a lot of great advice from professionals in several fields, including Designers, Artists, Career Counselors, Marketers, homeowners, concerned Houzzers. She did eventually start her own dilemma a month or 2 ago, unfortunately I believe it has been deleted now. Perhaps she should start another one, she could benefit greatly from the wisdom of individuals like yourself.
March 24, 2014 at 3:18pm     
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I have had numerous discussions with Caroline regarding interior design work. She is always punctual and professional. She offers great ideas and clearly loves ...
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I am an electrician that worked alongside Caroline. She was pleasant to work with. She was mindful of details that made the job run more smoothly such as choosi...
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We hired What's Inside Design Ltd for color consultation and some spatial planning and have have been overwhelmingly impressed! She is extremely knowledgeable ...
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Caroline is a consummate professional. She's creative, she's friendly, and she never has a shortage of ideas. She offers experience, knowledge, and big-pictu...
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Caroline was great to deal with. She was very thorough in her assessment of both our office and home. She was with us throughout the whole process and was ava...
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