Unleashing the Potential: Before & After of a Lively Living Room!

New City, New Home, New Possibilities!

Sometimes you just need a satisfying "Before & After" to kick-start your day! Join us as we take you on the journey of Steve and Kathleen's living room transformation. Having just moved here from Toronto with their two kids and pup, these two were ready to embark on their new adventure! This adventure involved not only exploring a new city, but exploring the decorating potential of their new home! They quickly discovered that the best way to do this was to book an in-home consultation with Judith!

The Before:

Judith met with Steve and Kathleen in their Rothesay home and couldn't wait to help them realize the potential of their space! The living room was a blank canvas with great bones to work with! But it was time for the new owners to put their stamp on it to help make their house feel like their home.

The After:

After getting to know Kathleen, Steve, and their family, Judith presented them with furniture and decor that was suitable to their lifestyle. Keep reading to find out the five changes Judith made to transform their space. Now, time for the dramatic reveal! *Cue drum roll, please!*


Featured: Gus*Modern Myles Cabinet, Christiana Myers' Spem Reduxit, Belmont Gatsby Glasses, All available to purchase through Tuck Studio.

Here are the five changes that Judith made to transform this space:

1.     Initially, the clients thought they would need to install new built-ins. However, Judith suggested something less predictable and more creative - a gorgeous wallpaper that stretches across the feature wall, layered with beautiful hand-made solid mahogany shelves on top, adorned with thoughtful decor. Tip:  Bring the wallpaper across horizontally, eliminating the tall 'tower' look in the centre of the room and allowing the feature wall to be balanced.

2.     Judith kept the colour palette to greens, blacks, and natural elements while sprinkling touches of gold throughout. To create a cohesive look, it's important to be bold in your main furniture choices and keep the rest of the palette fairly neutral. This also provides room for a lovely pattern, such as wallpaper!

3.     Instead of filling all the lower built-ins with books and knick-knacks that can make a space look cluttered, Judith got creative and raided Steve's woodpile in the backyard. She filled one half with wood and the other half with faux greenery to keep everything balanced and give an organic feel.

4.     Original art is always a must! In this room, we chose Christiana Myers' black & white silkscreens, which complemented the room's William Morris-esque bold wallpaper.

5.     Kathleen and Steve are a lively and energetic couple who enjoy having friends over and sharing a drink or two. To keep the party going, we suggested a small bar set up in their living room! Tip: Try to keep unsightly bottles and brightly colored labels out of sight to maintain a more sophisticated and elegant atmosphere.  Cheers!

Kind Words:

"We still can’t believe this is the same space! We are forever grateful to Judith and the Tuck team for transforming a blank canvas and empty house into our forever home! After spending time and getting to know us well during the consultation process, we throughly enjoyed the collaborative efforts from design selection to implementation of the creative details,  making this space our own. Looking forward to our next project together. " Steve & Kathleen

Looking to TRANSFORM your space? Cut out the guess work and book Judith for a one hour in-home or virtual consultation!
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