20 Mar What we’re loving at Tuck: Happiness writes White

We’re starting off the week with inspiration from our team. In case you missed it, last week we shared our homage to black, “Black will always be the new black. This week, we’ve done a 180 and turned to white for our inspiration!

Happiness Writes White

Our co-worker Joshua jokes by saying he could be completely happy living in a white box.  Truth be told, he’s not joking:  he is completely drawn to an all-white space, as minimal as he could possibly get in terms of colour and clutter. 

We know Joshua isn’t alone!  Almost unequivocally, our residential interiors end up with some degree of white wall.  We’re drawn to the possibilities of the clean lines and the opportunity to allow art, furnishings, and decor to pop on this white ‘canvas’!  We often recommend Benjamin Moore CC-30 Oxford White, and that you paint the ceiling, walls and trim the same colour.      


a. Benjamin Moore Oxford White CC-30

b. Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White CC-20 

c. Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65

d. A Breathtaking Makeover in White

This was an article featured on HGTV of our client’s home makeover, done entirely in white. Take a look through the photos of the project and you’ll see the different layers of white and how the project turned out! 

e. TU225  Darren Emenau ($90) 

  • TU 225 – 5”l x 5”w x 6”h

Tuck is pleased to carry a number of Darren Emenau’s one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces. These porcelain, stoneware and earthenware pieces — known for their distinctive “crackled” surfaces — are fabricated from clay dug by Darren himself. We have a number of Darren’s pieces in various shapes, colours and sizes, so be sure to pop by Tuck and see our entire collection! 

f. JF Fabrics Magique Wallpaper 5102 91W6311

This fresh wallpaper is perfect for the upcoming spring season. It features matte flowers on a sheer background and is absolutely stunning. We installed this wallpaper on the wall of our old location for our spring launch in 2015.  See the rest of our 2015 launch here

g. Lori Harrison White Noise Print ($90 unframed)

“Over the course of a year or more, while working on my laptop in coffee shops around the city, I overheard many conversations and was struck by how personal yet universal they are. I imagine that similar conversations play out every day in gathering places everywhere.”

This piece captures these “conversations overheard” and reproduces them in a continuous stream of text that entirely fills the approximately 19” x 25” page. All 1,182 words.

This treatment is called blind deboss (letterpress) which means that the type is literally pressed into the paper, without ink. The effect is that, in some light, the piece looks like a blank sheet.  In other light, the words emerge — to be either read or appreciated as a texture.

h. Umbra Trigg Tabletop Vessels – (S/2 $50)

The geometric base lends an air of modern edge. Use with plants or on a desk to hold stationary. Comes as a set of 2. Also check out the Trigg Wall Vessels, which are also available through Tuck. Get them in white/gold or copper/concrete and in small ($35) and large ($40) sizes! 


i. Gus* Margot Sofa (pictured in Oxford Quartz – $2450)

The Margot Sofa epitomizes modern elegance with graceful arms, French-seam detailing, and loose, luxurious cushions that give a look which is both timeless and contemporary. Every sofa includes two sets of cylindrical steel legs, allowing you to choose between a brass or black finish to suit your style. The seat and back cushions use a unique, eco-friendly synthetic-down, derived from recycled PET plastic. The frame is constructed with kiln-dried 100% FSC®-Certified hardwood.

It’s available in a variety of fabrics and two leg options! 

Also, Tuck Studio is the exclusive brand partner for Gus* Modern for New Brunswick and we accept layaway (with no interest!) on your terms! Just ask us!

j. Remodelista:  A Manual for the Considered Home

Take a look at the review written by Tuck’s Judith Mackin on this book, featured in the Telegraph Journal! This book is all about designing with white elements and we’d recommend that you give it a read. Here are a few photos of the book’s contents: 

k. EQ3 Coast Marble Coasters (S/4 $20)

Set your drink down on this set of coasters made of solid marble. Don’t forget – they’re available in black or white. 

Anything you’d like to share?  Drop us a line or let us know! 

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