The clouds are rolling over Manhattan and we’re all gearing up for what promises to be the Big One. Now I’m a Southern girl experiencing my first New York winter, so this is all very exciting for me. But we all know the South shuts down at the sight of flurries, so I can’t help it: when I think snow, I think snowed in.
So I thought this would be the perfect time to show you a little preview from Eric Cohler’s Lodge collection for Lee Jofa. If you haven’t been over to the D&D Building, or you’re already under a foot of snow in another state, take a look and imagine yourself curled up on the sofa, roaring fire in the fireplace, glass of cider in hand, watching the snow fall outside the window.
Cohler’s collection was inspired by the great lodges of the world, from the Western US to Tanzania in Africa. He uses texture and pattern to convey a sense of adventure and the romance of travel, but also the comforts of home. I love the upholstered walls, and how the bright blues in the artwork and in the bookshelves compliment the neutral textures and tones in the rooms, and pick up the teal in the curtains. All of the little details in this room create a story of a life that’s as rich and textured as the collection itself.
The Lee Jofa showroom is located on the 2nd floor of the D&D Building at 979 3rd Ave. in NYC, as well as in design centers across the US. For more on Eric Cohler, check out his website. The March issue of Veranda magazine also has a great feature on Eric Cohler and the Lodge collection titled "In the Tradition of the Unexpected."