Immersed in layers of paint on a daily basis, Jennifer Lanne -- principal artist for Dovecote home decor -- has a big crush on color. Constantly creating new canvases, she pays loving homage to nearly every shade under the sun. So it was hard to imagine a single color that could hold a loftier place over all others in her heart. But in fact, there is one hue of highest esteem: shimmering chartreuse.
Found in nature most notably in the early Spring moments following winter, you will see it first on the willows, with the newest grasses right behind. At Jen’s enchanted farmstead, bold chartreuse is a year-round indulgence. Confirming her favoritism, the front door to her 200-year-old house wears a thick layer of green yellow lusciousness. And from there, you will spot it all about: a pair of vintage vases, outdoor urns, a pile of glimmering silk velvet, a Bessarabia tapestry, a velvet burnout scarf, crushed velvet chair, a vintage cuff bracelet from her fave designer Melody Elizabeth, random tassles & trims, even a Free People velvet moto jacket for good measure. And we cannot leave out Baby Jane, newly adopted shelter cat with the chartreuse eyes.
Jen’s go-to chartreuse shades: Frolic/Sherwin Williams (SW6703), Sweet Vibrations/Benjamin Moore (391) & Bergamot/Clark and Kensington (22D-4)