Like jewelry, home accessories are an easy way to play with style – punctuating the aesthetic of any space or guiding the statement in a different direction. And our extensive selection of ceramic collections makes it easy to mix, match and perfectly express yourself.
Because the handcrafted vases, jars and pots are all based on authentic designs passed down from generation to generation, there are plenty of complementary combinations. Here are just a few for inspiration.
MIX & MATCH #1
Blue Ming And Coral Ming
For classic elegance, you can’t go wrong with blue-and-white ware and designs that date back to the Ming Dynasty. But what if you mix in a second collection with the same traditional motifs in a different, but equally vibrant, color? You immediately create a look that feels fresher than a monochromatic display.
MIX & MATCH #2
Blue Ming And Deep Indigo Ming
Or maybe you’d rather bring a bit more depth to your space. A collection with a blue, rather than white, background, like Deep Indigo Ming, will draw out the richer shades in both collections, producing a look with layers and dimension.
MIX & MATCH #3
Greenwich Tortoise and Song Beige
Collections that have sleeker, yet centuries-old, designs are ideal for layering traditional warmth into a transitional space. Here, the Greenwich pieces showcase ancient shapes with a contemporary, glossy tortoise shell finish. And while the Song Beige collection is true to its Cizhou roots, this style has a crisper, cleaner aesthetic – with bands of floral motifs – that lends itself to simpler transitional decor.
MIX & MATCH #4
Vert de Chine and Song Noir
Ready to really mix things up and create an eclectic focal point? Make your vase display a study in contrasts. Here, the Vert de Chine collection’s dimensional reactive glaze softens the distinctive and graphic black-and-white design of the Song Noir pieces. Yet the collections feel united thanks to their shared (and time-honored) shapes.
MIX & MATCH #5
Greenwich Tortoise and Blanc de Chine
For a vignette that’s thoroughly modern yet stays tethered to tradition, consider combining collections with clean, organic shapes and understated finishes. Here, profiles drawing from the Han and Ming dynasties are reinterpreted with high-gloss glazes and minimal embellishment.
Of course, mixing and matching collections is only half of the fun. Play with the shapes and heights of the vases, jars and pots to create an arrangement that’s truly tailored to your space. Then finish the look with an array of decorative accents, artworks or books to further showcase your style.
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