"We wanted to bring [lighting] lines not represented to Halifax," says Colin Blanchard
, who with partner Ken McRobbie
, have decades of combined experience in interior design consulting and lighting. Their new place, 31 Westgate
(2698 Agricola Street, 457-3131, at the corner of May) joins two other recently opened north end interior design and retail studios, Nelson & Co
(5881 Almon Street, 444-6050) and Kevin Muise Interiors
(2063 Gottingen Street, 405-8455).
Besides a continued consulting service, Blanchard and McRobbie's 31 Westgate will offer a variety of exclusive lighting design options, from brands including Ralph Lauren Lighting, Barbara Barry and Thom Filicia.
Their soft opening is May 16, with a grand opening planned for mid-June. For more information on the business, check out 31westgate.com.