Here’s what I love… new starts

Here’s what I love… new starts


It’s around this time of year that many people take stock not only of their lives and health but also their homes.  Along with self-improvement there is an emphasis on de-cluttering, organizing and tackling that long awaited home project.

At ‘elle design’ we receive many calls in Spring in that regard and we welcome the opportunity to initiate projects for existing and new clients. They range from from refreshing an existing space through décor changes to full-blown renovations and additions.  Some big, some small.  Some seemingly straightforward to some complex and involved.  We love ‘em all!

Here are some ways to give your home a fresh start this year:


Give a purpose to an existing unused space.

Need a music room?  Craft space?  Home office?  Carve out a corner of a large space or dedicate an entire room to your needs.

Heck, it’s real estate you already have so make the most of it.


We adored creating the craft area and a music room for one of our favourite clients here in Calgary.

craft room - design by LeAnne Bunnell Interiors, elle design


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Add built-ins to make your life easier.

Let’s face it: we all need more storage. But storage for storage sake is not always best.  Give some thought to what and how much you need to store.  Consider size, and shape, and find a spot where it’s best to keep it.

Millwork built to accommodate your specific needs is always money well spent.


mudroom - design by LeAnne Bunnell Interiors, elle design

the ‘landing pad’

This mudroom project in Calgary by elle design was designed  to fit in as much function into a small space as possible. The client was thrilled with the new landing zone and increased closed door storage.


Treat yourself:

The master bedroom often is the last room in a home to be ‘finished” and it’s  left behind because it’s not a ‘public’ space. If you close the door, you can forget its even there.

However, where you lay your weary head at night is one of the most important spaces in a home.  It’s where you gather yourself together in the morning to face the world and shut that same world out at night to rejuvenate yourself.

You deserve a refuge from the fray.




elle design master bedrooms

We love these master bedrooms that we took from plain Jane (no offense to all the Jane’s out there) to restful retreats


Contact us if you have an unloved or underused space in your home that we can help transform to ease your daily life.  We’d love to hear from you!

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  • Warm neutrals are on our list of spring trends this week… can you guess the others? Hint: Pastels and tulip bouquets *aren’t* on the list... 💐 
See more of our team’s picks on the LBI blog this week. Swoon!
  • This week, the lovely ladies at LBI are happy to share some of our favourite style finds for spring! Sorry, no bunny and egg paraphernalia here… ...just some effortlessly classic styles you can love much longer than a season. We’ll say yes to that 🙋

As usual, it’s all on our blog... Go, go go!
  • Saturday feels: ⠀
Fresh flower leftovers from yesterday’s shoot⠀
Art small from a client/friend, sitting out to remind me to get it framed⠀
Favorite candle and my ring from last year’s trip to Montréal ⠀
Books. Always books. ⠀
It’s a good day. ⠀
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  • Our second gilded mirror for the week! This powder room might be different from the master bathroom we shared yesterday, but it has a cheerful character all of its own.
You can see the full project on our blog this week… as fun, beautiful and unique as the lovely people who live here. 🖤
  • I’ve shared this stunning scene with you before, but we think it deserves an encore… and this time you get to hear the story behind it!
Check out our blog today to see more of this gorgeous design reveal 😍