Before & After: An interview with Patrick Farren about his first home makeover!

We’d like you to meet Patrick! A client who quickly became a friend to all of us here at Tuck. Patrick lives in a Saint John home with his dog, Ophelia. Patrick purchased the home in November of 2019 and while it had all the features he was looking for, he knew something had to change aesthetically to make it his own but wasn’t sure how to go about doing that.

Which is where we came in! We helped Patrick make cosmetic changes to personalize his home without going through any major renovations. Continue reading to watch a video in which Judith & Patrick walk through the home discussing the changes that were made, the process behind the makeover, and reveal the transformation that took place! And of course, continue to read after watching the video for after photos, details on the furniture and decor used (all from Tuck!), and for more information about the makeover.

Living Room Before

This house ticked all the boxes in terms of the features Patrick wanted but it didn’t reflect his personality. It was like living someone else’s home. 

Living Room After

The first step in this makeover: paint everything Benjamin Moore Oxford White. In doing so, the home became a blank canvas and removed traces from the previous owners. White paint can do wonders for any room. It brightens it, makes it feel open and spacious, and modernizes. 

The next step was to add elements to reflect Patrick’s personal style like the Benjamin Moore Twilight Zone accent feature wall, which serves as a lovely back drop to the new EQ3 Climb Ladder Shelving system (from Tuck), housing his records and sound system. 

Featured (from Tuck): Gus* Modern Parkdale Bi-Sectional in Washed Denim Indigo ($3350), EQ3 Tate End Table ($149), EQ3 Tate Coffee Table ($299), Christiana Myers Spem Reduxit ($110 unframed), EQ3 Tube Floor Lamp ($279.99), Cloudnola Myripristis Clock ($100), EQ3 Nomad Basket Large ($129.99), Navy Ticking Cushion ($69), Haze Cushion ($69), EQ3 Climb Shelving Unit ($933 as shown). 

Featured (from Tuck): Gus* Modern Parkdale Bi-Sectional in Washed Denim Indigo ($3350), EQ3 Tate End Table ($149), Christiana Myers Spem Reduxit ($110 unframed), James Turnbull Winter Solstice ($45), Navy Ticking Cushion ($69), EQ3 Dover Planter Small ($12.99). 

Do you like Patrick’s Gus* Modern Parkdale Bi-Sectional? You can order your very own from Tuck! 

The Gus* Modern Parkdale Bi-Sectional is a classic design that offers premium comfort along with clean, modern lines. The seat and back cushions contain eco-friendly synthetic-down fill, derived from recycled PET plastic. The fill is evenly distributed throughout sewn interior pockets, which provide maximum comfort while maintaining overall cushion shape. The chaise can be positioned on the left or the right side, allowing you to adjust the configuration to suit any room. Walnut-finished block feet are manufactured with 100% FSC -Certified wood, in support of responsible forest management.

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Order the Gus* Modern Parkdale Bi-Sectional from Tuck!  For information and questions, contact us

Kitchen Before

The open concept kitchen & dining room was an ideal layout for Patrick. At first he wanted to replace the flooring, backsplash, and countertops but we assured him that all he needed was some paint. 

Kitchen After

Painting the upper cabinets and walls Benjamin Moore Oxford White with the lower cabinets painted Benjamin Moore Twilight Zone completely transformed the kitchen. The existing flooring, countertops, and backsplash that Patrick was ready to replace have taken on an entirely new look. 

Dining Room Before

Open to the kitchen, Patrick’s dining area was in need of a bit of TLC. Again, simply painting the walls white, bringing in new furniture, replacing the ceiling light, and hanging new drapes was all this space needed. 

Dining Room After

Painting over the wood cabinets in the kitchen meant the need to reintroduce warmth in the dining area which we did using the EQ3 63″ Harvest Dining Table in solid oak (from Tuck). This modern farm house table is perfect for Patrick, who has always envisioned himself owning this style dining table. The Harvest table has the option to add 2 leaf extensions on either side, each one measuring 18″. 

Featured (from Tuck): EQ3 Harvest 63″ Dining Table ($1099 + $100/ leaf extension), EQ3 Harvest Bench Small ($499), Eiffel Dining Chairs Black with Natural Dowel Base ($129), Black Textured Vase ($35), Pitch Candle Holder Black ($13), Aluminium Candle Holder 7″ ($25), EQ3 Sticks Pendant ($109 – $139) 

A big thank you to Patrick involving us in this wonderful transformation and for allowing us to film, photograph, and interview him about the process. All of Patrick’s furniture, decor, and new lights are available from Tuck! If you have questions about anything used in this makeover, please contact us or visit us in store, 122 Prince William Street in Saint John! 

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