FINDING THE EXTRAORDINARY IN THE EVERYDAY
VALUING THE ART OF MODEST LIVING, AND EMPHASIZING
the sublime poetry in ordinary, everyday things. Joy is found in the essentials
of life, turning to forgotten values of comfort, function and tradition. The
vocabulary speaks of indigenous products, an earth-conscious perspective,
and minimal style where each piece is as chic as it is functional.
There is an emphasis on fundamentals which, when put together with
thought, make the ordinary special. Handmade goods, artisan foods, native
craft and ancient global manufacturing techniques influence this story.
However, simple and essential doesn't mean pedestrian. Meaningful design
becomes more important when the mantra is less is more. Purity also becomes a priority, removing the distraction of over-design to allow true form and tactility to emerge. History, emotion, spirit and soul are celebrated once again.
Things we love, whether they are everyday objects or
precious mementoes / comfort food / simple ingredients
tomatoes from the vine / produce from the farmers' market
the darkest chocolate / the best coffee in a favorite mug
sitting on the porch at sunset / the smell of fresh cut grass /
a neighborhood cookout / a warm blanket / beautiful handmade
ceramics and pottery / still life paintings / pieces that have the
mark of the maker / objects with a worn beauty / slow food /
slow design / slow living
Please contact our Forecasting Team if you would like more information about the color swatches presented in Perspectives, including paint and Pantone® color matches.
- Updated classics that echo timeless design:
the right navy, a deep midnight, the perfect
camel, dove gray, earthy browns
- Accents in high design colors include
classic winter red, persimmon, and
- Comfort and simplicity are key
- A-line skirts, duffle coats, the perfect white shirt, lambs wool cardigans, a simple sweatshirt, satchels, lace-up shoes and a good belt
- Thick knits, non-seasonal, organic and sustainable textiles
- Arts and Craft, Bungalow, Cottage and Adirondack style are wonderful settings to showcase the Honest story.
- Basic but beautiful, classic and uncomplicated, styles pared back to their purist and most refined form.
- A renewal of all that has gone before. Found objects and second-hand treasures are incorporated to lend interior spaces a sense of soul or history.
- Low profile, modest products that have a feel-good factor, performing simple functions with ease and efficiency.
- Celebration of the artisan, appreciating little imperfections and quaint irregularities that in design are the mark of humanity.
- Décor and interior objects will have a utilitarian feel, with visible functional details and a dependable color palette.
- Circular seating emerges as a fresh shape encouraging communal gatherings.
- Textured sisal or wool carpets and rugs and accessories made of woven natural fibers or pleated leather add soft lines and a tactile element.
- Honest and 100 percent natural. Sturdy and the stuff of life – wood, clay, metal, stone, leather, suede, wool, cotton.
- Weathered fieldstone, sandstone flagging, honed or leathered finishes on monochromatic countertops such as limestone, travertine, quartz, traditional masonry techniques, local materials.
- Matte finishes
- Pickled washes
- Coarsely planed
- Galvanized metal
- Tumbled smooth
- Heavily leathered
- Translucent surfaces
- Unglazed terra cotta
- Lightly brushed