Statement Vases for Spring-fresh Blooms
These eye-catching vases are the perfect homes for market- or garden-fresh bouquet.
The joy and delight of fresh, artfully arranged blooms is unparalleled. Whether you go for a large head-turning arrangement as a dining table centrepiece or pick a few stems in a bud vase to brighten up your bedside table, flowers in full bloom never fail to enchant, surprise and charm. And once you’re back from the local florist or market with a whole bevy of options, what you choose to display these precious gifts from Mother Nature in is nearly just as important. To enhance and celebrate those stunning tones, sculptural stems and delicate petals at their very best, you’ll need a stunning, sculptural or delicate vase to house them in. Glass or ceramic, vibrant or more on the subtler side, the garden variety of vases can be just as overwhelmingly beautiful as the blooms you choose to exhibit. Read on to see some of our favourite statement vases to suit any style or occasion.
Australian design legend Dinosaur Designs have long taken the realm of resin to new heights and this pretty-in-pink number is no different. With two openings, you could showcase multiple complementary blooms for a unique display, perfect for a dining table centrepiece. This statement vase’s fruity, marbled pink-and-white colour is ideal for anemones, daisies and ranunculus.
$140, Dinosaur Designs
A bud vase is an ideal floral home for a single precious bloom, adding a big hit of happiness. This handmade statement vase from Jones & Co may be small in stature, but more than makes up for that with its cheerful squiggles of freeform colour on a sensuous shape. You could even grab a cluster of these vases in different finishes for a sweet, sunny display. Try popping in a sprig of lavender, spider orchids or billy buttons in your bud vase of choice.
$28, Jones & Co
Who better to know what flowers should be displayed in than a talented florist? Melbourne-based conjurer of happy bloom arrangements and awe-inspiring installations Hattie Molloy has collaborated with industrial design studio Nicole Lawrence Studio to produce a powder-coated aluminium statement vase made for flower-power displays. A vivid, graphic piece, team it with gerberas, tulips or even kumquat branches.
$280, Nicole Lawrence Studio
For a show-stopping statement vase, Lucie has you sorted. Cast in Marloe Marloe’s tactile Lava and Stone glaze on the outer surface and countered by a gloss finish on the inner surface, the stacked geometric piece showcases a brilliant combination of form, texture and interest with or without blooms. We can see it being home to Geraldton wax, cherry blossoms or a magnolia branch.
$320, Marloe Marloe
With its curvy urn shape handcrafted in terracotta, Darcy is a timeless beauty. Making a graphic statement of its own without blooms, the ochre tone of the vase lends itself to be perfectly matched with eucalyptus branches, waratahs and paper daisies.
$69, McMullin & Co.
The internal coloured sphere of this modernist statement vase is what sets this glass piece apart from the rest. The simplicity of its cylindrical shape with a smart pop of harmonious colour lends a playful nature to floral displays, making this streamlined vessel the ideal home for colourful dahlias, poppies and delphiniums.
Measured folds expressing the precision of pure line and definitive form, the quiet minimalist nature of this geometric vase from Studiokyss is made by hand in Sydney. The brass material will oxidise over time, lending a beautiful unique patina that gives this piece an artful quality. Place a few chosen stems of sculptural statement blooms such as orchids, kangaroo paw or king protea.
Travertine is stealing the style spotlight at the moment and the monolithic, minimalist vase makes an impact. The simple cubic form casts the irregular texture of travertine into view. Pop flannel flowers, gum leaves and hellebores for a timeless vignette of natural beauty.
$220, Coco Republic
With the positive power of flowers to display at home, statement vases are essential in delivering this particular optimism with style. From different materials and styles to complement your blooms of choice and your decor at home, one of these vases will fit the bill. For more details on bringing covetable style into your place, check out our guides some of the best local designer brands and online vintage furniture dealers.
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