Dr. Jeff Sheppard, a chiropractor practicing in both Saint John and Rothesay, moved into his new home in Quispamsis just over a year ago. Since then his main focus has been updating the home’s exterior and interiors which turned out beautifully. However, by his own admission he felt parts of the interior decor and furnishings could use an injection of design savvy. Jeff called upon the help of Punch Inside and with some cosmetic changes and the addition of modern pieces from Tuck Studio, his living space has gone from traditional and somewhat ordinary to fresh and inviting.
The living room was functional but lacked direction in its mantle decor, and the entrance way was crowded by a large piece of furniture that had become a catch-all for the family’s belongings as they came through the door. Doc, the family dog, made this seat his bed!
The dining room was suitable but lacked vision. A wine chest, built by Jeff’s father, was by far the room’s strongest feature and we decided to draw upon that piece to ground and inform the new furnishings we’d pick for the space.
All photography by Christiana Myers
A large mirror creates a focal point for the living room and modern accessories add character without looking cluttered. Mirror by Umbra, Asymmetrical Candle Holders by Umbra Shift, vases by 18 Karat, and “Bank in the Form of a Pig” by Harry Allen for Areaware all from Tuck Studio.
By adding height through the new centrepiece and storage to the entryway has made it more functional and given it greater presence, not to mention that it makes for a much nicer view when entering through the front door. Wilson End Table by Gus* Modern, vase by Roost, through Tuck Studio and floral arrangement with artificial succulents by Sandra Miller Floral Designs.
The Dining Room is now a dynamic and welcoming space, perfect for entertaining. After entering through the french doors, guests are invited to sit in Lucent or Ray Dining Chairs at the Kirin Live Edge Dining Table. The centrepiece features a vase by Darren Emenau with a floral arrangement by Sandra Miller Floral Design, and is set between Distortion Candleholders by Areaware. Filament Bulbs add interest and warmth to the existing light fixture and the large artworks by Suzanne Hill anchor and energize the space. White blinds replace the the heavy drapes, opening up the room and allowing natural light to shine in. All furniture and accessories provided through Tuck Studio. (with exception of Light Fixture)
We very much enjoyed working with Jeff on these few simple updates for his home. Thanks Jeff!