East Coast Design Duo to Open Second Retail Shop in the Sailing Village of Chester, Nova Scotia
May 1. 2014
Nationally recognized East Coast designers Colin Blanchard and Kenneth McRobbie, co-owners of Halifax’s home furnishings shop 31 Westgate, will open a second storefront in the picturesque sailing village and summer resort destination of Chester, on the south shore of Nova Scotia.
‘Seaside by 31 Westgate’ will open June 1st on Queen Street in the heart of Chester village. Both the Halifax and Chester locations feature exclusive offerings from many of the worlds most sought after lighting and furniture lines along with beautiful home wares and accessories collected during Colin and Ken’s travels around the globe.
Blanchard and McRobbie opened 31 Westgate in Halifax in the spring of 2011 to bring the very best in furniture and lighting design to the East Coast. In just over two years 31 Westgate has garnered exclusivity in the Atlantic region for such luxury brands as Ralph Lauren Home, Baker, McGuire, Vanguard, Althorp by Theodore Alexander and Aerin Lauder Lighting, to name a few.
Speaking about why they chose Chester as their second location, Blanchard and McRobbie explain, “Interestingly, so many of our clients have homes in and around Chester. We have come to love the historical vernacular of the area and the type of design work it invites; restorations that honor the architecture, interiors with at mix of classic and contemporary pieces that provide a relaxed yet sophisticated coastal style. We love spending time in Chester and are thrilled to be opening a second shop to showcase our classic look…. This time representing the very best of seaside living.”
In addition to the designer brands, both shops feature tableware, carpets, art, books, accessories and one-of-a-kinds collected during travels abroad. Every item has been meticulously selected for its timeless beauty, its exceptional quality and its enduring value.
31 Westgate Halifax
2698 Agricola Street, Halifax NS
Ph. 902 457-3131
Seaside by 31 Westgate
41A Queen Street, Chester NS
Ph. 902 273-3188
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