It's 2017 and Pantone—the international authority on all things hued—has spoken: Greenery, an invigorating yellow-green, is the official shade of the year. But what's the best way to introduce such a lively colour into your home without overpowering a space?
Follow interior designer Jamie Deck's lead and opt for single objects that pack a big punch. Below, three snazzy design items that work the tint swimmingly.
Ring the alarm
Wake up bright and bushy-tailed with Tivoli Audio’s Albergo clock radio ($299) by your bedside. The punchy, easy-to-use alarm includes all the functions of your standard timepiece, plus the conveniences of 21st-century living.
Think crisp sound quality, two separate alarm settings, and wireless technology that allows you to stream tunes from your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled gadget in a snap. A handy remote offers control at a distance, while headphone and auxiliary ports further ensure you’ll be working the device long after your 6 a.m. wake-up call.
Find it at the Sound Room (2025 West Broadway).
Touches of Greenery meet shades of moody blue in Kate Spade New York's playful tea party pillow ($119.99). Perfect for luxe and laid-back spaces alike, the cushion is crafted from a smooth silk-cotton blend that makes cozying up on the couch all the more appealing. The water-colourlike prints featuring vintage teacups and sporuting greens make a chic substitute for the real deal, too—ideal for self-described black thumbs.
Find it at Bed Bath & Beyond (1740 West Broadway and 200–845 Marine Drive).
A modified iteration of Mexico’s iconic, hammock-inspired Acapulco chair, Innit’s Condesa seat ($399) screams summer. Supple vinyl meets at the perfectly round base to provide surprisingly comfortable support for the body, while a powder-coated steel foundation—available in standing and rocking versions—exudes a modern edge.
Place it on your patio or back-yard deck in anticipation of a season of alfresco entertaining or toss a blanket or a few throw pillows atop to create your new go-to Netflix-binging spot. (Fun fact: Innit’s made-in-Canada model was originally employed as seating at a beachside cinema in Mexico.)
Find it at Vancouver Special (3612 Main Street).