Design by Truros Jonathan Legate featured in Canadian Home & Country

Colin MacLean
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TRURO - Fans of the home decor magazine Canadian Home & Country might have noticed a local connection when they picked up this month's copy.
A room designed by Truro-born designer Jonathan Legate graces the front page of this month's issue.
"It's quite a feather in somebody's cap in this business," chuckled the 36-year-old.
Legate, currently of Halifax, had been waiting for the issue to be published ever since a photographer for the magazine snapped pictures of his work more than a year ago.
Although the interview for the accompanying article was only done recently, he had no idea when his story would be published or on what page it would appear.
The last thing he was expecting was to be on the front page, and was more than a little excited when he picked up his first copy. He and a one of his employees rushed out to the nearest newsstand and cleared them out of the issue.
After that he started "handing them out like you would hand out cigars after your baby was born," he laughed.
Legate also expects the publicity will be a great benefit for his business. He's already received calls from some customers who've expressed their appreciation for the light green bedroom on the front and the other photos inside the magazine.
The home featured in the article is located just outside of Halifax and is a show home for a new neighbourhood.
While he was designing the home's interior (which took upwards of a year of work) Legate was going for a specific look.
"A young feeling but with a country flavour."
Legate and his company designed the entire house from top to bottom. They even had some furniture built specifically for the project.
But Legate thrives on the hard work, especially because he's doing something he loves.
"It's something I can't imagine not doing," he said.

Geographic location: Halifax

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