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).
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.
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.
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.