While physical distancing restrictions are lifting province wide, we are continuing to offer virtual home consults! If you’re unable to schedule an in person home consult with us, please consider a virtual consult as an option. Continue reading to learn more about this service and scroll down to fill in our contact form. 


What is a Virtual Home Consult? 


Safely ensconced in your smartphone or iPad, we can walk through your home and Judith will make recommendations and advice to help you make your space more warm, welcoming, and beautiful. TUCK has a proven track record when it comes to offering expert advice on room layouts, furnishings, lighting, art, flooring, and paint choices. Hey, it’s what we do.


“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 

What is The First Step? 

1. Well, for some of you, you might have to get over your fear that this is somehow going to be a ‘technical nightmare’. Au contraire! (If you’re reading this you obviously know how to use the internet; the rest is child’s play.) Once you commit to a timeslot, our fabulous Tuck team will send you an email with the confirmed date and time of your virtual consult, along with simple instructions on how to make this happen. We use Google Hangouts, an easy and secure way to video chat. Don’t have a Google account? No problem! The link will still work for you!


2. Schedule it (see info below). Yes, it’s just that easy!

How Much Is a Home Consult? 

Home Virtual Consults are $160/ hour.

About Judith 

Creative Director & Founder of Tuck Studio | Tuck Interiors

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

Follow Judith on Instagram: @judithmackin where she shares what inspire her, photos of her friends and family, as well as ongoing projects. 


Once we jump on the screen together, you and I will walk through your home, focusing on the areas that require attention. During the consult, I’ll give you helpful tips and advice on how to improve each room, and I’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have along the way.

The amount of information, direction, and advice you can receive within an hour is really quite amazing!

In order to get the most out of your consult, we recommend doing the following five things to prepare for your consult:


I. Make a list of questions, organized by room.
II. Take time to walk through your home on your own, identifying where you think change is necessary.
III. Pick out the things that you really like and probably 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 me understand your style and needs.
IV. Identify how you envision using each area of your home.
V. Think about budget. It doesn’t need to be detailed or accurate, just what you hope to spend.


Actually – it’s six things!


VI. Finally, remember to be concise. It’s only an hour! Don’t try to spread too much into that hour.


These simple preparations will help to ensure you get the most out of your hour. Remember to have a pen and paper ready to jot down any notes. (If you’d prefer to record on your phone or camera, that’s perfectly fine as well!)


What’s Next, Before A Home Consult is Finished?

Nearing the end of your consult there will be an opportunity to discuss next steps to get your home to where you’d like it to be. If you feel that you require further assistance and planning, you can choose to hire Judith and Tuck Interiors for additional services. There is no pressure to continue the relationship, or we are completely happy to take the relationship to the next step. 

After the of the Initial Home Consult, What Additional Services Are Offered? 

Some additional services we provide are listed below. If you decide you’d like to continue working with us, we’ll put together a quote for our estimated fees prior to beginning any work so you know exactly what to expect. 

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

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. 

Tile Selection

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. 

Contact us using the form below to book your virtual home consult! 

After we confirm a date and time for your virtual consult, we’ll send along an invoice. The consult is officially booked once we receive your payment of $160.00 plus HST. The invoice will be sent to you and you can pay by credit card over the phone by calling (506) 647 7469, or e-transfer sent to [email protected].

When you’re officially booked, we’ll send you instructions on how to join the video call on the date and time of your consult.

brewer bathroom Jeff & Laura Brewer minimalist spa like interior white marble

See What a Home Consult Can Do For You 

Each of the projects featured below began with a home consult!