19 Jul Today’s blog post on HGTV.ca – DECK DESIGN 50 sq feet of pop, funk & unique decor.

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Written by Judith Mackin


Photo:  Sarah Tapley (click on picture above for high resolution)

The increasing number of us living in condos or garden homes, or otherwise downsizing, has meant much less space for outdoor living.  And while we’ve come a long way from the cheap, white plastic furniture that was so much a fixture of our backyards and porches a couple of decades ago, so much of the outdoor furniture available to us suffers from a certain sameness.

For this HGTV.ca blog post, my co-worker Sarah and I thought it might be both fun and instructive to do a 50 square foot deck set up comprised entirely of items we sell in our studio, TUCK, here in Saint John.  In recognition of the fact that you can’t all jump on a plane to visit us, we’ve put together sourcing where you can purchase all of the items we used.  We think the injection of strong but complementary colours, together with the use of various textures, shapes and sizes, make for a unique and refined deck design, the perfect spot to kick back.

One of our favourite moments in this deck vignette comes courtesy of the white ‘FLUX’ chairs from Amsterdam.  When not in use, they can be folded up into a large envelope for easy storage.

Here’s a source breakdown of all the items you see pictured:

If you are in the greater Saint John area you can pop in and purchase these from us at TUCK STUDIO.

From top left , clockwise to centre
1. Chilewich –Skinny Stripe utility mat (indoor/outdoor) in Bright Multi.
2. Pony Rider’s ‘Take a Hike’ Cushion
3. Twist Productions- HAUS Planter in Coral
4. Marimekko Hauki Paper Napkins
5. Swaine Street Woodworking Round Butcher Block with Anchor
6. Artecnica Kaktus Aluminum Indoor / Outdoor Stool
7. IHANNA HOME Wood/Wood/Wood Natural Coffee Cups
8. Normann Copenhagen Turquoise Light House
9. Pure White Flux Chairs and Flux Seat Cushion
10. Areaware -Fauna Pico Fox

Judith Mackin is founder and creative director of Punch Inside, an interior design firm in Saint John, New Brunswick. She also owns TUCK STUDIO, a design and decor studio which opened last fall. Follow Judith @judithmackin@tuckstudio

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