Crafting a reaffirming oasis in a cold, dark world.
Hancock & Moore Novella Sofa (top), Braiding Chair (left) and Brandi Chair.
It’s never too early to start thinking spring—especially when we can conjure it inside, in the cozy warmth. These pieces from the semi-bespoke designers Hancock & Moore and Jessica Charles riff on the Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year, Greenery, a “zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring.” Or money. We’re all thinking it, given the climate. But the dollah-dollah bill’s closer to Pantone’s Treetop shade, y’all. That doesn’t mean, however, that the air of contention that shrouds everything anymore wasn’t part of the consideration. “We know what kind of world we are living in: one that is very stressful and very tense,” Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, told The New York Times. “This is the color of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature. It speaks to what we call the ‘re’ words: regenerate, refresh, revitalize, renew. Every spring we enter a new cycle and new shoots come up from the ground. It is something life affirming to look forward to.” Manifested in furniture like this that would skew edgy even if it was upholstered in a penny loafer shade of leather, yeah, it’s a deep breath of fresh air, but it’s also a little rock ‘n’ roll, which is an attitude that could serve us all well long beyond this interminable winter. —Scott Edwards
From left: Jessica Charles Hug Chaise, Ronnie Chair and Lucy Ottoman.
Photos courtesy Hancock & Moore and Jessica Charles