Guest Blogger: Lobster & Swan

We've teamed up with interior and lifestyle blog, Lobster and Swan, as they share their favourite ceramic interior styling tips with us in this guest post


Interior Design Ideas

Ceramics are something I have been getting more and more excited about over the last few years. Their tactile nature and the skill that goes into making them really excites me. We have been sourcing a growing collection of vintage and new pieces for our home. These new ceramic finds, along with some styling ideas in sorbet tones, will lighten up your home for summer and encourage you to enjoy your living space.

Be visually extravagant, even if it's just for you...
We like to serve food on a mixture of different style plates and large platters - perfect for sharing when friends come over. We have an abundance of mismatched cups for tea and coffee and we're always on the lookout for new patterns and shapes. I have thing for handleless cups at the moment.

Mix modern & traditional...
I love to combine old with new, as seen with the ASA cake stand, which has given the traditional stand a modern makeover with clean lines and a copper finish. For indoor lighting use classic pendant shades with contemporary materials - these overhead Bell shades by Normann Copenhagen look like pottery but are actually aluminium.

Movable displays...
We have also gone mad for vases and vessels to fill with freshly cut treasures from our garden. With the garden in full bloom it has been wonderful to cut our own flowers and bring them indoors to enjoy. I love how interior accessories like these can be moved around the home to give any room a fresh feel and new look. I am majorly coveting the Moooi Ming Vase - the delicate raw finished edges are just so beautiful and the Lene Bjerre Adrienne Vase with its gold zigzag pattern.

Lobster and Swan Houseology picks

Soften hard edges...
To soften the often stark or rigid structures of ceramics, I love to add coloured and decorative textiles. The intricately woven detail on Gandia Blasco Canevas Flowers Natural Wool Rug resembles oversized cross stitch and adds an extra handmade element to a living space or bedroom. For a sweep of zesty happiness I love the Designers Guild Sienna Citrus Throw, its stone-dyed linen has a textured effect rippling with subtle colour variation. No chair, sofa or bed is complete without cushions and I always seem to lean towards anything in a scrunchable crushed linen.

Go off piste...
Not strictly ceramics but I have found some amazing pieces that are influenced by my pottery favourites. Furniture with geometric details, like the Tonon Structure Steel Chair, reminds me of textures seen in pots and planters recently featured in interior pages. Pair them with softer textiles to add a splash of colour and movable layers of texture to any room.

Lobster and Swan - textiles

With thanks to Lobster and Swan

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