A collaborative project is exactly what Ange Dean of Land Studio East and Jamie Burnside of Herringbone Design Studio were looking for when they eagerly signed up to take part in this year’s Dine by Design East. Paired with Jennie Dobbs and Chef Sandy Cooley of Morris East, the designers are excited to be a part of the Oct. 30th Gala.
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Taking part in the project has been a plus for the entrepreneurs, allowing them to connect with new suppliers and forge new relationships. “We both saw this as a great opportunity to get involved with the design community,” says Jamie.
Making the 10’x10’ space work will not be easy for the duo, but they are looking forward to the challenge. Their concept for the space is a “contemporary spin on beachy Nova Scotia design,” according to Ange, principal landscape architect with Land Studio East.
Adds Jamie, founder and CEO of Herringbone Design Studio: “We want to pay homage to the East Coast lifestyle while using modern lines and concepts.”
The women are designing the only outdoor room in the showcase. They plan on incorporating reclaimed wood, sailcloth, plants reminiscent of sea grass and other natural elements into their space, creating a room for chic outdoor dining.
Ange and Jamie are thrilled to be paired with Jennie Dobbs, owner of Morris East, and Chef Sandy Cooley of Morris East.
“We are very excited about our food this year as the menu goes outdoors. Land Studio East and Herringbone Design Studio have done an incredible job creating a gorgeous, modern outdoor green entertaining space and it was so much fun playing with the menu to find foods which fit outdoor entertaining. At Morris East, we change our menu with the seasons, so trying to make our pizzas a little elemental with Land Studio East and Herringbone Design Studio was a fantastic fit for the kitchen,” says Jennie. Morris East now has two locations: on Nine Mile Drive in fast-growing Bedford West and on Morris Street in downtown Halifax.
Ange and Jamie are counting down the days until room installation can begin. “I’m excited to see what the other designers have come up with and engage in that dialogue,” says Jamie.
“Normally I don’t build stuff–I design it, but don’t build it. It’s a good opportunity to actually get down and build stuff. I think you’re a better designer when you can,” adds Ange.