It’s happening! This Saturday’s “Oh, hello spring!” launch at Tuck Studio. Join us!

All week our studio has been closed as we’ve been working around the clock to switch the studio from the winter collection and transform it into a lively spring-themed one!  We are so excited to be partnering with Benjamin Moore (Jacqueline MacKinnon), Sandra Miller Floral Designs. and Shaw Contract Group who are helping us incorporate gorgeous new wall coverings, stunning succulent and floral centrepieces, and the most impressive new flooring to grace our space in years!  We’d like to send a very warm thank you out to Rodney Legace of Legacy painters who came in to help us with the hanging of the wallpapers and repainted the entire studio for us.    We encourage you to read on to catch a glimpse of what is in store for you on Saturday!  Mimosas will be served, 11:00 a.m sharp!

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Part of our new spring designs includes these beautiful (origami-like) ravens from France, designed by Benoit & Rachel Convers made from sturdy fiber slab, polypropylene (26 x 12 x 43).  They come in 3 designs (limited quantities)




Other decor items for the home include:

Gorgeous new design objects from 18 Karat add a glamorous  touch to our spring collection!

These nesting bowls contrast a matte white porcelain exterior with a luxurious gold, silver or grey enamelled interior. The grey versions are also food safe making them sumptuous serving bowls. Three sizes 7″dia x 4″h, 10″dia x 6″h, 14″dia x 7″h.   We have several other complementary serving bowls in the collection as well!

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We are especially excited to introduce these new Flamma Votive Stakes:

These oversized glass orbs create a magical glow when lit with a votive candle. Stake them along a pathway to create a romantic walkway or in planters to set the mood in an outdoor seating area. They are best used with sand to create an even surface for the candle. Two sizes 6″dia with 24″stake, 8″dia with 36″stake.

Have you seen the beautiful lights in Shadow Lawn’s new Restaurant, The Robertson yet?  If you have, you’ve likely admired the beautiful lights.  We are the exclusive dealer for these lights and they are now available for your home!  We have 8 different designs, including gorgeous feather lights from VITA lighting, Denmark.

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Our new furnishings include this statement dining table (white marble with brushed gold stainless legs) along with this handsome black high polished  stainless steel high black coffee table.

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In our textile collection we will be introducing 9 new cushions of poems by Robert Moore, with lines pulled from some of his poetry collections.  Each cushion is custom made locally by Tanya Owen.  This poetic collection launches on Saturday.




In addition to the above, we introduce some pillow cases that get right to the point.  Leave a message for your partner or see what’s waiting when you wake up. Each side of this set of two pillowcases features a different word: ‘love’ and ‘f*ck’ on one, ‘me’ and ‘you’ on the other. Just don’t forget to arrange them accordingly when your mom pops by. Hand printed in Toronto.

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And for a colourful injection of fun decor we have a whole lot of “POP” for your home!

Chilewich Indoor/Outdoor Rugs along with new Oh chair colours in Surf Blue and Jasmine Yellow!

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Upcoming Event: Join me for “Dine + Design” luncheon at The Robertson!

Grab a friend or two and join me at the Shadow Lawn Inn’s new ‘The Robertson’ Restaurant!

I’m looking forward to chatting about interior  design and giving a few tips to help you with your own spaces. A Q&A will end the session so feel free to bring your questions!

For reservations call Mary Ann and/ or Jamie at the Inn:  847-7539

Tickets limited.
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On the Menu:


From our friends at Le Ferme du Diamant and La Bergerie aux Quatres Vents
with dried fruit and roasted nuts


Served with your choice of:
whipped greek yogurt, chives, chorizo oil, butter roasted pumpkin seeds
glogg poached pear, snow white chevre, roasted cashews, dried cranberries, maple vinaigrette


Before & After: The Marco Polo Cruise Terminal gets a refreshing new look!

The Marco Polo Cruise Terminal has secured its place as one of Saint John’s most popular event venues. It has ample space and great views of the harbour but there was one recurring issue clients had with the space, the decor. The terminal had a colour palette that made it incompatible with the decor of many of the events it hosted.

Emily Teed, Venues Coordinator at Port Saint John, said “Our clients have told us that the existing colour was hard to work with. We wanted to act on that feedback, and give them a more neutral space – but we also wanted to blend in with the surroundings of our neighbourhood in an historic but also contemporary way.”

With that Emily and the team at Port Saint John reached out to us here at PUNCH INSIDE.  We had a vision for the new colour scheme, which included enhancing the wood paneling, polished concrete floor and blue ceiling that was already in place. The new design would reference that of bright and airy Scandinavian airport terminals that mix white with natural textures of wood, concrete and glass.


The wall colour was dark and dated and was not the simple backdrop clients were looking for.

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With the new colour scheme, the terminal is now has a minimalist backdrop which will accommodate a wide variety of event décor styles, and result in better on-site photography. It will also create a soothing, modern environment for cruise passenger reception.

Above is our colour scheme for the Marco Polo terminal.
A: Existing ceiling colour. The new palette had to work with this shade, since it wasn’t changing.  (Major Tom:  (procraft)
B: All columns, the wall area above the wood in the main foyer, and all window/door trim in that area too. (Wrought Iron 2124-10 Benjamin Moore)
C: The wall area in the back entrance, washroom hallway areas. (Deep Silver 2124-30 Benjamin Moore)
D: Wall area and trim above wood in the main terminal area. (Oxford White CC-30 Benjamin Moore)

“It’s no secret that I am an ambassador of white in design,” says Mackin.  “But it really is a great fit for this project. In large spaces like Marco Polo terminal, colour needs to be downplayed. When the building is in use, it’s full of visitors and guests. The focus should be on what’s happening in the room, or on the beautiful views of our harbour and cityscape – not on the walls.”




Painting: Tim Desmond

Be sure to book your next event now!

Thank you to Port Saint John for this opportunity to enhance their beautiful terminal.