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Let’s be real: You can never have too many objets

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A chair and lamp sit in front of built-in wooden shelves, which are filled with sculptures, art, and other objects.
This modern Denver home warms up a neutral palette with organic ceramic pieces.
Morgan Rachel Levy

This week we revisited seven of our favorite ceramic-filled residences from our weekly home tour series, House Calls.

If you’re looking for simple ways to spruce up your home decor (it is a new year, after all), joy-sparking ceramics are a great way to bring texture and color into your space. Whether you choose an assortment of colorful pieces, or opt for a sleek monochrome look, these sculptural wares are also versatile enough to serve as a functional piece or something a bit more decorative.

We’ve pulled out a few key pieces from three homes so that you can create a delightful ceramic display of your own in the new year. (Note: In some cases, they’re similarly styled items).

A kitchen with light blue wall and green window trimming. The window sits above the sink and between two white shelves filled with cups, bowls, and dishes. Heidi’s Bridge

Take an eclectic approach

Stationery designer Jesse Levison’s LA home illustrates how an unabashed love of color and pattern can manifest joyfully around the house. Here, in the kitchen, the baby blue wall with avocado window trimming helps tie together the sprinkles of color found across an eclectic collection of ceramic wares on the shelves and counters, from vibrant tall vessels to gridded mugs and bowls to a series of decorative tiles.

An open living room features a beige sectional sofa facing a modern gray fireplace. A blonde wood wall of cabinetry stands on the left, where gray shelves hold white sculptural objects. A large opening leads to the outside on the right side. Morgan Rachel Levy

Embrace the irregular

While this new construction in Denver leans heavily into modern with clean lines and a neutral palette, furnishing choices help create a gentler, warmer vibe. “I’m very attracted to things that are handmade or that have an organic feel to [them],” said owner Cate, who was formerly a commercial interior designer in Australia. Case in point: the range of irregularly-shaped pottery and sculptures comfortably nestled in built-in shelving around the home.

Vases and other assorted objects sit on a metallic surface. in the distance is a window and a grey concrete wall. Carmen Troesser

Go distinct and decorative

With ample space and extra-tall ceilings, this remodeled loft conversion had room to shape ceramic objects into dramatic displays. As seen in the lead image of this story, a black-framed shelf above the lighter kitchen cabinets curates a museum-like collection of assorted wares. And in the image directly above, another corner of the loft home takes a more avant garde gallery approach, showing off a few satisfyingly mismatched objets on a polished table.