Matt and I have always seen ourselves as entrepreneurs. We are naturally driven by the challenges and excitement that everyday holds when you own your own business. Over five years ago our scribbled down dream became a reality when we opened the doors as Le Frame Shoppe.
We purchased two old businesses and worked night and day slowly rebranding them as Le Frame Shoppe. We knew what we wanted our shoppes to become but it was going to take a lot of time and dedication. Slowly we started clearing out the spaces and did some renovations, but our vision was still miles from reality!
Our Westmount shoppe is such a cute little spot with a ton of charm from the architect and age of its location. The age, however, worked for us in some sense and against us in another. Old heaters, floors and cement walls were not the easiest to update!
Our Dorval shoppe is a beast! It’s a huge and incredible location, with over 4500 square feet of production facility! We always wanted this spot to match the charm of our boutique in Westmount, which involved lots of planning.
And then came number three! Just over a year ago we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to open another boutique in Beaconsfield. That was the easiest spot to transform because we were essentially starting from scratch with an already established idea of what our brand should reflect. We wanted this space to become the standard for the rest of our shoppes. So we got busy!
Fresh paint and many cosmetic touches in all three locations, plus reconfiguring the boutique section of our Dorval location to really opened up the space and give us some of that charm we were wanting, were essential. But there are some standout décor choices that join our three locations!
We have matching floors in all three shoppes. We love their simplicity and elegance.
Our signature design desk with custom panels boast black frames on a white background, true to our branding colors; a white lacquered moulding to finish off the edges and an acrylic top perfect for working out all the details of your projects! But of course, we had to add a little flare with these fun led lights that glow at night!
Our moulding samples hang within custom frame panels, as do our mat samples, made by our amazing team.
Updating the lighting was another big job in our shoppes. What a difference track lighting makes! As a finishing touch, we have matching chandeliers in every location.
As this year comes to an end it’s hard to put into words how we feel. We are so thankful to all of you and our growing team. We still have some updates to do and have planned some exciting ventures for the New Year, but right now we’re just taking a moment to appreciate all this. We get nostalgic as we think back to where it all began and excited to look ahead and see what the future has in store.