Greenery gets grand treatment in these zesty items for home

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      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.


      Tivoli Audio

      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).


      Kate Spade New York

      Green party

      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).



      Summer swing

      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).

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