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Dine By Design East 2014: THE COLLECTOR’S TABLE

Jonathan Legate creates a salon wall to showcase local artwork in his vibrant dining space.

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Photo: Dennis Evans.

Jonathan Legate says his room was all about collecting beautiful things and not being afraid to show them off. With that guiding force, he dedicated one wall to several artworks. “It’s like one big composition, something that’s often called a salon wall,” he says.


Photo: Dennis Evans.

The curating of artwork carried over to the items displayed on the pine harvest dining table (this large table is from Jonathan’s own home). Legate chose handcrafted ceramics and pottery, including intricately carved bowls by Rachel Morouney of Hidden House Pottery.

Underfoot, he went with a rich and colourful vintage Turkish rug. A dramatic painting by Halifax artist Karen Kulyk completed the room.

“The painting is very strong and lush, and I love the subject matter—Karen was inspired by a trip to the Himalayas,” he says. The Collector’s Table chef match: David Woodley of Gio.

Supplier list:
White chairs: Attica
Lighting: Tech Lighting/CSA Enterprises Ltd.
Art, pottery and ceramics: Studio 21, Secord Gallery,
NSDCC, Gallery Page and Strange, Swoon, (pottery:
NSDCC and Gallery Page and Strange).
Slate floor: Hallmark Carpet One
Brick wall: Atlantic Countertop and Hardware/Richelieu
Painting and construction: Belliveau Painting
Paint: Beauti-Tone

For chef Woodley’s recipe for Lamb Corn Dog, click here.

Photo: Dennis Evans.

Photo: Dennis Evans.

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