Susan Gordon Pottery + Harper Harris Design Studio Collaboration
One day when I was visiting Susan in her beautiful studio drooling over all the gorgeous pottery (as usual), she mentioned to me that she frequently gets asked “What size bowl should I buy for my dining table?” With my experience in Architecture and Interior Design, I knew that I could help!
Today I will walk you through several options to style a standard rectangular dining table. The main factors to consider when deciding what to purchase are scale, quantity, and color.
As a general rule when styling, odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye. Why? When there is an odd number of items, one will be placed in the center of the grouping by default, creating symmetry and a focal point.
One, three, or five bowls would be great for a rectangular dining table. Just remember that the more bowls you have, the smaller they will need to be in order to keep the scale appropriate. See the diagrams for exact quantify and sizing examples!
The fun part! Susan has so many gorgeous color options for her pottery. It’s almost impossible to decide. (One of each, please!) Of course, the existing décor in your dining room as well as your china and linen patterns should be considered so the pottery you select doesn’t clash.
We were lucky enough to use some of Ami a Vie’s gorgeous new linens as an example of how to complement linens with Susan’s pottery. I think they work beautifully together, and the possible combinations are endless! Don’t you agree?
All that to say, if you have a neutral room (or even if you don’t), don’t be afraid of color! Color is back in a big way and I am here for it! Which is saying a lot since I personally tend to gravitate toward neutrals all day long. But nothing looks better with neutrals than a fun pop of color. Accessories and décor are such a great way to introduce color in a non-intimidating way because it is not permanent! So, pick something that you love and that speaks to you and you can’t go wrong.
STYLING YOUR POTTERY
Once you have your gorgeous Susan Gordon Pottery set on your table the way you like it, you can begin to dream about how to use them to their full potential! Flowers are an obvious choice, and always classic. I love to use different types of flowers in the same color palette for texture and interest.
Other possibilities for filling your pottery are fruit, moss balls, and of course, FOOD! Did you know that you can use Susan Gordon Pottery for serving your favorite dishes? All of the tableware and serveware are finished with glazes that are lead-free and non-toxic. Imagine a family style meal with the dishes lined up down the center of your table filled with meal components to fill your plates. Fabulous!
Thanks for reading, and Happy Shopping!
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