Author Archives | LeAnne Bunnell

Fall Decorating

September 9, 2012



Interior Designer LeAnne Bunnell shares inspirational images and ideas for fall decorating!—> Autumn is making an entrance Fall always feels more like the ‘New Year’ than the first of January for me. As summer fades away and children settle in to school days, it’s time to look again to our homes and get them ready …MORE

Family Bathroom | Before and After

March 29, 2012


LeAnne Bunnell elle design bathroom

Mentor LeAnne Bunnell, Principal of elle design, shares a drastic before and after!>> Small dark and dreary.  Not a spot to inspire you at the start of your busy day, right? Especially if your day involves gaining knowledge, building muscle and working out your imagination. This tired bath was in need of an intervention. With …MORE

Guest Bedroom Details Worthy of Conversation

February 15, 2012


Interior Designer LeAnne Bunnell Bedroom

Mentor LeAnne Bunnell, Principal of elle design, shares great ideas to get your guest bedroom worthy of conversation! >> Guest bedrooms are sometimes dedicated spaces for the enjoyment of guests, be they main floor, attic or basements rooms.  Occasionally they do double duty as home offices, craft rooms or play spaces. Regardless where they are …MORE

A New Year – A New Start

January 20, 2012


LeAnne Bunnell elle studio bedroom

Mentor LeAnne Bunnell, Principal of elle design, shares great ideas to get the year of to a great design start! >> 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 …MORE

Holiday Decorating with Children

December 14, 2011


Holiday Christmas Decorating LeAnne Bunnell elle design

Mentor LeAnne Bunnell, Principal of elle design, shares insight into holiday decorating like a pro, a space with children. >> I have children.  And while they are no longer really little, they once were, and I remember being torn between including them in decorating the house, and quietly doing it myself while they weren’t watching.  …MORE

Framing Memories | Art

October 28, 2011



Mentor LeAnne Bunnell, principal of elle design in Calgary , shares tips to framing memories gallery wall style. Interiors should reflect the personality and experiences of the people who live in them. Whether modern and spare, or traditional and layered, incorporating mementos from travel or special occasions brings warmth and character to a home. I …MORE

Kitchen Renovation Part Two

September 20, 2011



In part one of  kitchen renovation LeAnne Bunnell, principal of elle design, set out to address the functional requirements of this kitchen. This time let’s get to the pretty part. Our challenge was staying true to the homes’ style while incorporating the homeowners’ love of modern design. We set out to create a style mix using …MORE

Kitchen Renovations Part One

August 30, 2011



In Kitchen Renovations Part One, LeAnne Bunnell, Principal of elle design shares what doesn’t work and through plans and elevations how she plans to optimize this outdated, non-functioning kitchen, for her clients! A few years ago I was asked by a lovely Calgary couple to assist them with a renovation. I had earlier designed a …MORE

Small Space Decorating with an Open Plan

August 8, 2011



Mentor LeAnne Bunnell, Principal of elle design, shares insight and great tips on small space decorating with an open plan! Small space? Open Plan?  Some tips and hints for your home: We’ve all been there, or want to do it: the walls come down to make a small home feel larger.  Be gone pokey little …MORE

Home Decor Shopping | Paris

June 27, 2011



Mentor LeAnne Bunnell, Principal of elle design, shares the goods and tips on home decor shopping , while in Paris! I was lucky enough to return to ‘the city of lights’ for the 3rd time in 3 years this past April: an unplanned trip without the family entourage. This time I was determined to indulge …MORE