Client Carte Blanche Reveal

[youtube] This project was special and unique to us not only because the clients are friends of ours but because they trusted us completely and gave us free reign for the decorating.

Jen an Ian (Dj Illo) bought this new build home in the growing community of Trailsedge in the east end of Ottawa with the intention of making it their forever home. Being a fashion forward and young at heart couple with 2 kids they wanted a house that would finally represent their sense of style. Being longtime friends we had a good idea of what they were looking for.

It was actually Jen's idea to be surprised with a reveal. We advised and consulted on the finishes, the kitchen and other aspects of the home that are hard to keep a secret but she wanted to be kept in the dark on the lighting, furniture, art and decor. It was a little scary but a challenge we were definitely up to! Pulling off a one day reveal took months of planning and co-ordination but in the end, with the help of our trades people and staff it was a success!

Let us know what you think of the reveal video! It's our first foray into video and it was definitely a learning experience but we're planning to do many more so stay tuned.

Before photos and sources at the bottom!


Before photos:




  • Table Pendant: LD Shoppe
  • Island Pendants: LD Shoppe
  • Table: Ikea
  • Stools: Bouclair
  • Teal Vase: Urban Barn
  • Mirror: Bouclair
  • Black Vase: LD Shoppe
  • Hardware: Anthropologie
  • Faucet: Delta

Living room:

  • Rug: LD Shoppe
  • Sofa, Coffee Table, End Tables and Chairs: Urban Barn
  • Art: LD Shoppe
  • Gold table: West Elm
  • Table Lamps: LD Shoppe
  • Ottomas: Bouclair
  • Curtains: West Elm

Dining room:

  • Table: Artemano
  • Chairs: Bouclair
  • Pendant: LD Shoppe
  • Mirror & curtains: West Elm


  • Wallpaper: Hygge & West
  • Mirror & Bench: CB2