TUCK TURNS TWO BECAUSE OF YOU! Celebrate Saturday Sept 20th 2014.

****Please note that the studio will be closed this week in preparation for the new fall collection ‘reveal’ for this exciting event on Saturday:


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Thank you for adventuring ‘Into the Wild’, year after year. We invite you to join us for our two year anniversary to help us celebrate this milestone.

The centrepiece of Saturday’s event will be the revelation of the studio’s fall collection. We haven’t strayed too far from the woods, but this season we thought we’d add a little soft glam incorporating elements of copper, pale pink, blacks, whites and, of course, wood.

Celebrate with us from 11am to 5pm Saturday September 20th, 2014.

Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.

Added Bonus: every guest’s name will be entered into a draw for a $100 gift certificate.

Please join our event page here:

Here are a few sneak peeks of our new fall collection.













Cathedral Place collaboration complete! “Ode to Audrey” revealed.

A few weeks ago we announced a collaborative design project we were undertaking with Cathedral Place, the new uptown contemporary apartment complex on Golding street conceived by owners John and Gail Rocca.  (You can read that post here.) As promised, we were going to design a space with mid century-inspired furnishings and styles as a tribute to Audrey Hepburn, after whom the one bedroom apartments were named.

Our mandate, obviously, was to choose pieces that would work well in a one bedroom, open concept apartment.  What follows, documented through the lens of Kelly Lawson, is our take on ‘Ode to Audrey’.  All design by PUNCH INSIDE.  Furnishings and lighting provided through TUCK STUDIO, unless otherwise noted.

Living Space:

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All Photography by Kelly Lawson

As you walk through the front entrance you are greeted with pops of colour and compact furnishings.  The Sectional is designed for several configurations and the Citrine Cube can be used for either an ottoman or an extra seat when company visits.  Furnishings: Gus*Modern Halifax Chair in Laurentian Onyx, Gus*Modern Spencer Loft Bi-Sectional in Totem Pebble, Gus*Modern Light Box, Gus*Modern Jasper Cube in Laurentian Citrine – all from  (Tuck Studio) Ceiling Pendant – Artecnica Shayk Light, Candlesticks – Areaware Distortion Candleholders in White,  Pig – Areaware Harry Allen Bank in the Form of a Pig in White – all from  (Tuck Studio)

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We chose to hang the consoles off the wall so as to appear as  if ‘floating,’ which gives an airier sense to the room.  The bold artwork can be replaced with a TV (but why would you?!)   Saint John Water Artwork by Chris Lloyd(Tuck Studio), Pillows – Mod Pieces Triangles Pillow in Turquoise and Equilibrium Pillow in Jet Black (Tuck Studio)

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We chose fabrics, materials and colours that work nicely with the custom built modern cabinetry by Christoph Malinowski; lots of greys, whites, with strong bold pattens in moderation.  Custom Kitchen Cabinetry by CM Woodcraft  Trolley – Normann Copenhagen Block Table in Dark Grey (Tuck Studio),  Pillow – Mod Pieces Equilibrium Pillow in Jet (Tuck Studio), Tea Towel – Ferm Living Black and White Triangle Tea Towel (Tuck Studio)
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We decided to paint the half wall to frame the table and give the dining area its own identity.  We placed the table directly against the wall and placed only two chairs for daily living.  Extra chairs can be added to the table when company arrives.  Dining Table – Gus*Modern Sudbury Rectangle Table in Walnut (Tuck Studio), Chairs – Nuevo Charlie Dining Chair in White (Tuck Studio)
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A more detailed view of the table with pops of accents/decor.  Yellow Banana Bowl by Harry Allen (Tuck Studio), Toma Duo Glasses and Plates, Cup and Saucer – Jason Miller Seconds (NFS)  Table Runner – Karim Rashid Wallpaper
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Here is the view from the dining area showing the light from outdoors.


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The bedroom is surprisingly roomy,  easily allowing for a queen-size bed.  Queen Duvet cover Summer Triangles by Society6. Ceiling fixture – Artecnica Globe Pendant (NFS)
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Desk Lamp – Nuevo Nova Table Lamp (NFS); Desk – Gus*Modern Junction Desk in Walnut/White, (Tuck Studio), Chair – Nuevo Charlie in White (Tuck Studio)
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Nuevo Arturo Lounge Chair in Black (Tuck Studio)
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We decided to use the actual half wall as a headboard of sorts and used decals to suggest a headboard.  Pillow – Mod Pieces Triangle Pillow in Jet (Tuck Studio), Wall Stickers – Ferm Living Mini Triangles Wallstickers in Black (Tuck Studio)  Below you can see there is a lot of storage space!
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Shower Curtain – Smith and Corona Shower Curtain from Society6.com, Wall Stickers – Ferm Living Mini Triangles Wallstickers in Black, Vase with flowers – Normann Copenhagen Kontur Vase in White (Tuck Studio), Wall Hook – Normann Copenhagen Sticks Hooks nature (NFS)

 Design Boards Created by Joshua Hayes

Below are our design boards for the space!  It’s always fun to see how they all come together in the actual space.

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Exterior of the unit.

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Exterior of the unit.
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Waterloo Street.

Additional photography by Kelly Lawson.

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Faux Succulents – Sandra Miller Floral Designs.
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Holder with Succulent – 18Karat 3″ Facet in Amber (Tuck Studio), Paper Napkins – Ferm Living Mr. Napkins (NFS)
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Planter – Sandra Miller Floral Designs.
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Candlesticks – Areaware Distortion Candleholders in White (Tuck Studio); Saint John Water Artwork by Chris Lloyd(Tuck Studio)
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Pig – Areaware Harry Allen Bank in the Form of a Pig in White (Tuck Studio); Saint John Water Artwork by Chris Lloyd(Tuck Studio)

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Floor Tiles – Flor tiles in Heaven Sent in Pink and Suit Yourself in Slate.
Chair – Nuevo Max Dining Chair in Orange (Tuck Studio)


West Coast Dweller meets East Coast Dwelling!

I had the privilege of meeting my client just prior to Christmas of last year. She had just moved here from Vancouver to take an on new position in the media industry. She had looked at several houses and decided on one in Millidgeville, on Yacht Haven Lane.

The house was then under construction by A.E. McKay builders and, happily for her (and me!), the house was about 80% complete so there was time and opportunity to make changes.  And the changes we wanted featured clean and modern lines, minimalist layout, and white, airy spaces.

Two of the most dramatic features of this property are the natural light and the views.  She has the good fortune of waking up and seeing water from her back and front windows.  Her house is literally built between two bodies of water.

Above: View from the client’s window. Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving

Our role was to offer suggestions on paint colours, wallpaper, lighting and decor, furnishings and materials and to incorporate what belongings she had brought with her into a cohesive design.
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
For the entrance we chose a modern tile (stacked), with a simple seat for keys or for sitting to zip up boots.  The walls throughout the entire house are our signature paint colour (Benjamin Moore Oxford White CC-30), accented with a wallpaper from Farrow and Ball.
The ceiling fixture, of Swarovski crystal, belonged to our clients parents’ collection.  Due to its age, the fixture needed restoring, which was done by Richard’s Service Center on Waterloo Street.  Featured above: Stool - Pise Line from 18KARAT (Tuck Studio).  Porcelain Tiles – Floor Fashions Ltd.
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
As you leave the entrance, directly to your left is the client’s dining room.  We recommended that she keep her glass table but paint the base from dark brown to Oxford White -CC30 to match the walls.  We then paired the table with six dining chairs and added a splash of wallpaper and a dramatic sculptural light.
Featured Above:  Light fixture:  String White Light from Nuevo (Tuck Studio).
Wall Paper: Design: Crivelli Trellis from Farrow&Ball.
Chairs:  End – Ray, Central – Max both from Nuevo (Tuck Studio)
Flooring:by Floor Fashions Ltd.
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Featured above: Wall paint colour: Benjamin Moore Oxford White CC-30 Placemat: Silver Dahlia from Chilewhich (Tuck Studio)
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving

The double parlour leads your eye toward the back of the home with a fireplace and a feature grey wall for visual interest. Still life on the right hand wall is from her parent’s collection and its by Frances-Anne Johnston, whose works are now sold at auction by Roberts Gallery. 
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Featured above: Grey Felt Chair: Patrik Lounge Chair from Nuevo (Tuck Studio)
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Featured above: LC2 Petit Modele , black leather Two Seat Sofa designed by Le Corbusier
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Featured above: Sofa: Trudeau in Cabana Husk from Gus*Modern (Tuck Studio).
Coffee Table: Hull Coffee Table from Gus*Modern (Tuck Studio)
Floor Tiles:  Rake Me Over in Bone from FLOR
Living room collage
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Featured above: Top image: Hull Coffee Table from Gus*Modern (Tuck Studio) Middle Left Image: left to right Printed Letter Pillow from Pi’lo (Tuck Studio), O Fortunati Pillow designed by Judith Mackin made by Nicole Tarasick (Tuck Studio). Middle right and bottom left images: Wooden bowl is by David Meade, and book collection- client’s own. Bottom right image: King Street Pillow by Kelly Lawson (Tuck Studio)

Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Featured above: Counter Stools: Graph Stools from Gus*Modern (Tuck Studio)
Accent wall and stair colour is Behr Mined Coal UL200-2. A  The painting on the grey wall is by B.C. artist Druh Ireland and is called “I am Down on my Knees”, a tribute to those who went before her and inspired her. Our client supported an organization called Coast Mental Health when she lived in Vancouver, and bought it an one of their fundraising events.  Three pendant lights above the counter: Bright Side Lights designed by Rich, Brilliant, Willing in White Satin from Artecnica (Tuck Studio).

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Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Featured above: Countertops: Carrera Marble from Take it for Granite, Sussex Corner, NB.
Backsplash from Floor Fashions Ltd. The backsplash Subway tiles were stacked, not staggered for a more modern look.
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Featured above: A copy of a Ray Lichtenstein given to our client from her friend.  Client’s red distressed cabinet.
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Featured above: Mirror: Lucy Backlit Mirror from Lumidesign (Tuck Studio)
Faucet and Hardware:  Emco Corporation  Plant: Atlantic Superstore
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Featured above: Ceiling Fixture: From West Elm. The painting in the bedroom is by B.C. artist Wayne Leidenfrost and it is called “Irises”. Client’s bed and night stand. Accent Pillow (on the bed) is a Lansdowne Pillow by Kelly Lawson (Tuck Studio) Eames Lounge and Ottoman from Chandler Sales

Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Featured above: Porcelain Hexagon Tile from Floor Fashions Ltd.
Hardware and bathtub from Emco Corporation.
Ceiling pendant: Norm 03 by Normann Copenhagen (Tuck Studio)
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Featured above: Hardware and Faucets from Emco Corporation 
Wall Sconces from Eurolite (Tuck Studio)
Client’s side table
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Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Photo: Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving
Another beautiful view to leave you with from the client’s back window.

For more photos, please browse through the album below (all photos by Hibiscus Studios/Jennifer Irving).