Ahh! After months of planning behind the scenes, the day is finally here! This is a true passion project for us - a seed that has been growing for a long time now - and we are so excited to finally announce our first ever… drumroll please…. Leclair Decor Living Room makeover!
As most of our audience knows, we love our city and we’ve always aimed to grow our brand as a proudly Ottawa-based business! Since starting Leclair Decor in 2011, and later LD Shoppe, we’ve always hoped that someday we’d be able to use our business as a platform to give back within our community. We have loved hosting our Night Markets as a space for other Ottawa-based small businesses and love that our store, in general, has been so warmly received as a place of inspiration and community!
We’ve had something in the works for a while now and are so excited to finally announce that this fall we’ll be teaming up with local partners and sponsors to give back to one Ottawa family in a big way: The Leclair Decor Living Room Makeover!
We’ve assembled a team of trades and sponsors to help us create a beautiful, inviting gathering space for a deserving family in our community and our team is ready to get to work on a beautiful design. Now we just need to find the right family. If you, or someone you know, has a story of perseverance and/or community giving to share and is deserving of this living room refresh for themselves and their loved ones, we want to hear from you. Our hope is that this makeover will serve to brighten a local family’s life by transforming their main living space and making it feel a little more like home.
1. The home must be in Ottawa or surrounding area (45 minute drive).
2. The homeowner, whether that’s the family themselves or their landlord, must be on board with light upgrades in addition to redecoration (light fixture changes, paint, etc.). No structural changes will be made.
The complete Leclair Decor full-service design experience - for free! We’ll assess the existing room, come up with a design plan, and then work with our partners and trade sponsors to execute our vision and bring the new space to life. The chosen family will be asked to vacate the home on reveal day to allow our team to set up the space and surprise them with their new living room at the end of the day.
The Living Room Refresh giveaway is subject to the following conditions:
Media Release: The chosen family must sign a media release form which allows photo & video content to be published across all of our social media channels.
Carte Blanche: The chosen family must be comfortable with allowing our design team free reign with regard to the design itself. The final reveal will be a complete surprise.
Blank Slate: The chosen family must be comfortable with a ‘blank slate’ approach to their living room makeover. No existing pieces will be incorporated and we expect to paint and change/ remove existing light fixtures.
Timeline: The timeline is not yet set in stone. We are aiming for initial engagement in October 2019 with intent to reveal early 2020.
To nominate yourself or others, please prepare a short video (5 mins or less) introducing yourself and outlining why you (or your nominee) are deserving of the Living Room Refresh. You can submit your video and provide a little more info by filling out this application.
If you are a business owner, artist, maker, or vendor who would like to contribute to this project, we’d love to hear from you. We’d love to feature some locally made artwork & decor in this space.
We are bursting at the seams with excitement over this project and can’t wait to get started! Stay tuned!