Since 2008, Judith and the incredible team at Tuck Studio and Tuck Interiors have helped makeover the interiors of hundreds of homes in Atlantic Canada (and the odd few in America), and have over 50 commercial projects under their belt, including restaurants, bars, dental practices, start-ups, and medical offices. Her work has been featured in the Globe and Mail, HGTV, Slice TV, W Network, East Coast Living Magazine, Maritime Edit and Progress Magazine to name just a few. Along with an abiding commitment to service and value, key to Judith’s vision is a focus on Canadian furniture companies, original art and, not least, any reason to share a celebratory beer or a good glass of bubbly with her clients!
“As a child, every Saturday morning I’d lock myself in my bedroom, re-arrange all the furnishings and toys, then pass out a score sheet to my parents, who would dutifully assign me a mark in the various categories (Is the arrangement of board games too linear?). Thus was my passion for interior decorating lovingly fostered. Not much has changed. Only now I do it for clients and I have a store full of lovely things from which we both can choose.”
– Judith Mackin
– Make a list of questions, organized by room.
– Take time to walk through your home, on your own, identifying what changes you’d like to see.
– Pick out the things that you really like and probablay don’t want to change about your home. It’s easy to say what you don’t like, but selecting things you do will help Judith understand your style and needs. It’s AOK to want to keep certain things.
– Identify how you envision using each area of your home.
– Think about budget. It doesn’t need to be detailed or accurate, just what you hope to spend.
Floor Plans & Concept Drawings
We offer creative space planning to maximize the rooms in your home. This service can include floor plans and concept drawings to demonstrate layouts and intent.
Paint Colour & Wallpaper Selection
Recommendations for paint colours, wallpaper, or other wall treatments throughout your home. Through Tuck we represent Cole & Son Wallpaper & JF Fabrics wallpaper!
Project management can include things such as coordinating with trades, maintaining a schedule, and keeping track of deliveries.
Lighting & Furniture Selection
We’ll present you with an easy to understand and ready to purchase furniture, lighting, and decor package, customized to your needs and style. No shopping required!
Kitchen & Bath Planning
If you’re making over a kitchen or bathroom, we’ll happily assist with the layout, material recommendations, and more plus we’ll work with your contractor or builder to bring the dream to life.
We’re proud to represent Ceragres Tile at Tuck and can make recommendations on tile sizes, colours, finishes, and patterns to perfectly suit any room in your home.
Just did a VIRTUAL DESIGN CONSULT with Judith Mackin and it was incredible!!! So easy, and more valuable than I could have imagined. I left the meeting with 3 pages of ideas. Loved that she 1) understood the look we wanted and suggested easy changes to realize big effect, 2) that she knew the era and style of our home immediately (I didn't), and suggested ways to accentuate those features, and 3) there were moments of complete SURPRISE + DELIGHT where she would offer an idea I could never have dreamt up. We did three rooms (living, family, entryway) in one hour, and I am over-the-moon excited to get started on her ideas!!!" - Tracy & Rory Bell
“Thandi Restaurant had the opportunity to work with Judith Mackin of Tuck Interiors on our bar renovation. Judith incorporated the existing elements creating a warm classy cosmopolitan atmosphere. Judith researched Ken’s Punjabi roots thus the name; the Santara which means orange in Punjabi. Judith added beautiful orange fixtures ,copper accents, bamboo counters, enhancing the beauty of this historic building. It was a privilege to work Judith on this project . Saint John is a better place because of the talented individuals like Judith Mackin”
“I feel very lucky to have chosen Judith Mackin’s TUCK INTERIORS to help me launch my own company – The SJ Psychology Centre. I was unexpectedly thrust into the role of entrepreneur, and given a short timeframe to get my business up and running. I have always known Judith has great style, but I did not appreciate the full breadth of her talents. Judith provided “value added” services in every sense of the word. She took great care to get to know me and my business (i.e., psychology). She was able to think about branding and design issues from multiple perspectives including clients, staff, and referral sources. She was respectful of my modest budget. Her choices are not only beautiful but they “work”. For example, my colleagues and I are thrilled with our copious storage for files, books, and testing materials. Judith was exceptionally generous in terms of sharing her entrepreneurial wisdom with a rookie like myself. I am also impressed by her broader commitment to the entrepreneurial and arts communities here in Saint John. The end product is nothing short of inspirational to myself, my staff, and my clients.”
“The first time we set foot in Judith’s own home we knew we wanted our own home to have the same impact on others that Judith’s had on us. Judith was able to give us just that, while still keeping our house true to us. She showed us where to spend and where to save in order to get the most out of our renovation. But of all the money we spent Judith was by far the best investment of all. We can’t wait to have her touch on the rest of our home.”
“Judith worked with my spouse and me to completely re-imagine and re-design our home living space. From furniture and fixture selection to paint colours and hardware Judith transformed our Victorian-era home into the most enjoyable space in the world to spend time, relax, work or entertain.”
“Judith introduced us to a new way of thinking about our space. Beyond decorating and paint colours, great design should flow consistently from your personal style. She worked with us to identify that style, and create an interior that uniquely reflected us. There are a lot of options and decisions to be made when it comes to home design. It’s easy to pick what’s trendy or what you see in magazine or displayed in a store. The value of working with Judith is she pushes you to think about what you truly want for your space, and helps source the items to create it. With the client in mind, the product is always an original. ”
Our experience with Judith was wonderful! Judith is a very talented designer, decorator. She turned our space into a warm, airy and beautiful area, that we just love more and more! Judith was wonderful to work with and her energy and enthusiasm is contagious! We look forward to working with her again and would recommend to all! A delightful experience working with Judith!
My husband and I hired Judith and her team to help redesign our newly purchased house including the living room, sun room, dining room, front entrance, and master bedroom. To say we were pleased with the final outcome and service we received is a huge understatement. Judith went above and beyond to help us create the perfect space for us. She somehow managed to incorporate design elements that catered to both my husband and I - at times no easy feat! Her design has also improved the functionality of our home tremendously. I would recommend Judith and her team to anyone looking for help with the design of their home. We wouldn't hesitate to hire her again and in fact, we are currently working with her on the design of our nursery.
When Judith Mackin first visited our home, she immediately noticed that our dark, lack luster home did not reflect our personalities or interests. We admittedly needed a lot of help creating a home that we could be proud of that reflected who we are as a family. After meeting with us, Judith created a plan to transform our home from drab to fab. At first, we were apprehensive, but we knew that Judith was an expert and we trusted her vision. She completely transformed the main level of our home including the entryway, living room, kitchen and family room. She brought in color and prints that we would never have been able to come up with on our own. It was important to us to include our kids artwork, some family photographs and pieces that are meaningful to our family. Judith was able to include all of these features and create a beautiful home that features many of the things we value. We are thrilled with the outcome and would highly recommend Judith and her team.
We hired Judith and her team, to help us with the renovation of our cottage and design suggestions for a guest cottage we were building. From the moment of initial contact with Judith, she was responsive and made us feel very comfortable with her approach. Judith is extremely passionate and talented and delivers inspiring results. Not only did our project result in warm and comfortable spaces, Judith went well beyond the typical designers scope of work, by making very practical recommendations during the construction phase. This resulted in a more efficient and beautiful space. Judith meets all the requirements of being an expert in her field. Great designs, wonderful products, expertise, exceptional customer service during and after the sale and a competent team to execute on the plan. We love our space and look forward to working with Judith again.
My experience with Judith Mackin has been amazing! I have enjoyed working with her on both my home and business. I receive endless complements and enjoy my new spaces immensely. The combination of her creativity and personality makes you feel at ease and the final result is always incredible! I would recommend Judith to anyone who needs a fresh look for any size project!!
After ten years of business, we needed to freshen up...what was in store for me, I could have never imagined. The restaurant industry is like fashion, really comfortable and delicious fashion...who better to go to – Tuck Interiors - with Judith Mackin. We began the journey and from the first meeting to the last light bulb hung, Judith's keen eye oversaw it all (and her involved hand actually laid down some paint), the detail was second to none, the functionality is superior and the end result, as I have said many times, we're over the moon with excitement. It has maintained what we have built in feel and taken us to a whole new level of design. We are absolutely thrilled with not only the result, but the great journey of understanding design and its function.
I hired Judith to help me choose finishes and furniture for my newly constructed home. I honestly can’t say enough good things about Judith. First and foremost, she knows her stuff: she has a real eye for design and the elements of light, flow and colour. She is committed to quality on any budget and can stick to the vision while being flexible when necessary. She is creative and collaborative: several of my vendors and tradespeople mentioned to me how easy she was to work with. Judith worked with me as a partner: she understood my needs and left room for me to express myself, while gently pushing me to step out of my comfort zone and tactfully nudging me away from potential mistakes. Her passion, energy and great sense of humour made it a real pleasure to work with her. I highly recommend her.
Over the moon, fantastic reaction from our family and friends to our new design, but more importantly it works for our family. Great atmosphere with an all round uplifting feel. Well done Judith, we all had a blast working with you.
“This woman is world-class! The most visually imaginative, aggressive, caring, warm, blunt, direct, driven, and confident entrepreneur I’ve known. I have hired Judith and I have worked with and for her and she is professional, meticulous, and thoroughly human in everything she does. She is the ingredient that would make me say yes to any project she is involved in. She is my friend and one of the people that makes me love our city. Hire Judith Mackin (if she’s available).”
“It is no secret that Judith is the go-to person in New Brunswick for all things interior. In fact, she raises the design standard – Judith is a visual design artist. She is a hard working entrepreneur, she appreciates details and knows how to combine her knowledge of design with what is meaningful, purposeful and suited to the everyday lives of her clients. Asking for her help to stylize my home and business was a no-brainer and has definitely been an investment that demonstrates invaluable return time and time again. I enjoyed the process of recreating my space with Judith as much as I love and take pride in the final product. ”
“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Judith and her team. We put our faith in Judith and we believe the redesign turned out beautifully. She did an incredible job of blending the history of the inn with a contemporary new design. We are thrilled with the results and most importantly our sales have increased significantly. We highly recommend Judith to anyone looking for assistance in interior design and marketing.”
Judith Mackin’s set design and article were so thorough, so poignant, so apropos. Thanks!