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Dine By Design East 2015: SURF AND TURF

Jonathan Legate’s space brings the beach inside with coastal-inspired décor and artwork, and rugged textures.

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Photo: Bruce Murray

Jonathan Legate wanted his space to “evoke the feeling of being at the beach.” He achieved the look with woven textures, sea and landscape-themed artworks, nautical accessories, and ocean-blue cabinets. He even had a fan blowing air through the window for added beachy affect. “When the drapes move, you see a glint of sparkle,” Legate says.

Photo: Bruce Murray

Jonathan Legate. Photo: Bruce Murray

Built from a fallen tree, the dramatic table by Amos Wood featured a marble tabletop cut by Nova Tile and Marble into the shape of a tree trunk. Legate reupholstered the vintage 1950s chairs in raffia, complementing the jute carpet underfoot.

A highlight in the space was the surfboard painted with a bucolic landscape by N.S. artist Alan Bateman. “The board was inspired by the room,” Legate says. “It was painted with a landscape scene, the ‘turf,’ like most of the artworks in the space.”

Supplier List
Jute rug: Wacky’s Flooring
Paint and wallpaper: Farrow & Ball via Hue Design
Studio (paint: “St. Giles Blue,” paper: “Aranami”)
Painting and wallpapering: Belliveau Painting
Construction: PBM
Sponsor of Alan Bateman surfboard: Susan Keating-Bekkers
Surfboard: Proskate
Framing and art: Secord Gallery, Studio 21
Bookshelves and window seat: Halifax Cabinetry
Window: Marvin Windows and Doors
Photograph: Ashley Brown Photography
Custom table base: Amos Wood
Custom tabletop: Nova Tile and Marble