I’m not quite sure how this happened, but I let a YEAR slip by without sharing a Trend Alert post. I professed my love for drip rails last August, and apparently didn’t catch any notable trends worth sharing between then and now. I decided to bring this series back after spotting a trend that doesn’t seem to be fading anytime soon… sculptural vases. Actually, in addition to vases, there are vessels of all types featured throughout this post: bowls, planters, urns, pots, and of course vases. I tried to source a variety of styles at lots of price points. Click through for a BIG roundup of my favorite sculptural vases and inspiration for styling them.
Vases and sculptural vessels are one of my favorite styling objects. They look great styled on built-ins, can stand alone as a centerpiece, and are also functional for displaying florals and greenery. I scoured the internet and found so many beautiful options!
Click directly on the vessels below to be redirected to the source- or use the numbered links below the collage to shop…
01: small vase // 02: etched vase // 03: round vase // 04: lined planter // 05: stoneware vase // 06: salton vase // 07: pedestal bowl // 08: stone bowl // 09: double handle vase // 10: urn // 11: ribbed vase // 12: ruffled vase // 13: glass vase // 14: sagrada pots // 15: cog pots // 16: large vase // 17: portland vase // 18: footed vase // 19: well vases // 20: handle vase // 21: bow vase // 22: white vase // 23: black vase // 24: hibiscus vase // 25: pedestal vase // 26: aged urn // 27: geometric vase // 28: apex vase // 29: chalice vase // 30: huron pots // 31: ander vase
I like to style vases alongside busts or other decorative objects for a layered look… like you’ll notice on the pedestal, pictured above in our basement media room. I also enjoy playing with contrasting forms- geometric versus organic, masculine versus feminine, etc.
Another functional way I use vessels is for candles. You’ll notice #28 from the roundup pictured above. These were citronella candles I poured last summer. Once the candles run out, I refill them, using the vases time and time again.
Vases and urns make amazing shelf styling objects because they provide a nice shape break from a seas of linear books. I enjoy adding some curvature to a vignette for balance, and vessels are an easy way to do that.
I’d love to hear your favorites from the roundup! Do you enjoy styling with vases? They’re not just for flowers and greenery! Have you noticed this sculptural vase trend I’m talking about? I really like it!