A Mid-Century Makeover! Shawn Hingley’s Before & After Reveal!

Shawn’s home makeover is near and dear to our hearts for a few reasons.

a) Shawn took an average bungalow and transformed it into a mid-century inspired gem.
b) He was making a fresh start in a home with his three daughters and knew exactly what he wanted.
c) He had many parts of the house design already figured out long before he engaged us, so our role was really just to decorate this incredible new space with his own furnishings, décor and art mixed in with a few new recommendations from Tuck! Yes, please!

Featured: Photo of Shawn Hingley enjoying his new Living Room. Photo by Kelly Lawson

Often people think that by hiring our team, you have to hire us to do the entire project. This is simply not the case. As noted above, Shawn had the major parts of kitchen, bathroom and bedroom design completely figured out before he got in touch with us. We also knew that he is an avid collector of MCM (Mid-Century Modern), and with that, we had the role (and wonderful opportunity!) of mixing some of his own furnishings in with our recommendations!

Tearing walls down, replacing windows, and generally exercising a great eye, Shawn has managed to turn this house into a family home full of light, space, and comfort for him and his three daughters.

Kitchen Design, Install, and Countertops: Nathan’s Custom Cabinets
General Contractor: Shane Hachey & Shawn’s own employees & crew 
Electrical: Joe Furrow
Painting: George Richard
Fireplace Supply & Install: Fireside 
Living Room Fireplace Design: Judith Mackin & Tuck Interiors 
Tile (backsplash & fireplace): B&N Flooring. Design by Heather Attoe 
Interiors & Styling: Judith Mackin & Tuck Interiors 
Furniture, Lighting, Area Carpets, and Accent Decor: Tuck 
After Photography: Kelly Lawson
Botanicals, plants & vessels designed by and provided by Oksana Posatska at Galbraith Florists

A big thank you to Shawn for including us in this makeover! 

Living Room



Shawn is a big music lover and concert go-er! As a result, he had some great poster art from Pearl Jam and The White Stripes, boasting strong graphics and vivid colour. Knowing these would be incorporated into his home, we restricted the furniture and décor to neutral fabrics, finishes and restrained tones. Also, because of all the natural light, plants were a must!

Our brand partner, Gus*was the perfect fit for Shawn’s home because of their mid-century aesthetic.

Featured: Gus* Modern Truss Chair, Gus* Modern I-Beam Accent Table, Gus* Modern Quarry End Table, Gus* Modern Quarry Coffee Table, Loren LQ-06 Red / Multi 7’6″ x 9’6″. (Tuck). Plants & Botanicals from Galbraith Florist

Featured: Gus* Modern Halifax Chair Tartan Shadow, EQ3 Peggy Side Table Quartz (Tuck).  Media Console from Shawn’s collection. Plants & Botanicals from Galbraith Florist

We especially love the Gus* Truss chair for rooms like this because the back of the chair has a beautiful ash wood grain; it’s as beautiful to view from the back as the front! Click here to learn more about the Gus* Truss Chair and see the other available fabric options. 

Featured: Gus* Modern Jane Bi-Sectional in Totem Storm, Lori Harrison Silkscreen Cushions (Tuck). *The Gus* Modern Jane Bi-Sectional has been updated since this makeover. Check out our post: The New Gus* Modern Jane 2 Bi-Sectional  to learn more! 




As mentioned, we had no role in the kitchen design, so we are happy to toot someone else’s horn – and WOW – we are swooning over this stunning kitchen!  The work by Nathan’s Custom Cabinets is truly a work of art!  We simply added a bit of lighting, seating and décor to finish it off.

Featured: Satine Counter Stool Walnut, Harper Pendant Black & Matte Gold (Tuck).  

Featured: EQ3 Coast Marble Holders



Featured: SLAB Wood From the Hood Custom Dining Table w/ Acrylic Base Designed by Judith Mackin (Tuck). Chairs are from Shawn’s collection. 



Design-wise, this room was essentially a blank slate. All we had to work around was the fireplace, which was perfect!  Shawn had the gorgeous MCM console and coffee table and the side chair and we simply just added more Gus*, plants, lighting and décor to complete this den! 


Featured: Gus* Modern Adelaide Sofa in Velvet Mercury, Joline Table Lamp, Lori Harrison Silkscreen Cushions, Loren LQ-07 5’0 x 7’6″ Area Carpet (Tuck). 

The coffee table & console is from Shawn’s collection. 

Featured: Gus* Modern Embassy Chair in Saddle Black Leather (Tuck). Modernica Casestudy Planter and plants from Galbraith Florist

Featured: Lily Side Table in Brushed Gold (Tuck). The chair is from Shawn’s collection. 



Again, Shawn already had all the furnishings, wall treatments and bedding, we just tweaked by adding some lighting and décor!  The plants by Oskana make these two rooms come alive!

Featured: Klippan Marrakech Wool Blanket (Tuck). Bed and end tables are from Shawn’s collection. 

Featured: EQ3 Bowl Table Lamp, Chilewich Kaleidoscope Placemat (Tuck). 

Featured: Oryx Mirror Gold Leaf Finish (Tuck). Chest of drawers is from Shawn’s collection. Plants and pot from Galbraith Florist

Featured: Gus* Modern Lightbox (Tuck). The chair is from Shawn’s collection. Plant and pot from Galbraith Florist



Featured: Succulent arrangement from Galbraith Florist. 

Featured: Vertical Garden from Galbraith Florist. 

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