in my home {caroline swift}…

whilst giving our decor a bit of a refresh recently, it became readily apparent to me how much ‘stuff’ i have accumulated…

& so was born the notion of a nifty column idea…

so today here’s the first of my in my home series where, from time-to-time, i’ll share with you a few of the truly delectable pieces i’ve found in my wanderings through the world of design & which have actually made it home with me…

i’d like to kick the series off with the work of ceramicist caroline swift

caroline swift_large spoons

i’ve always had a fascination with porcelain: the fact that it’s so fragile in appearance & yet so surprisingly robust…

add to this its simplistic beauty, the sculptural forms it lends itself to & the way it interplays with light & it’s one of my favourite decorative finishes…

caroline’s work showcases all of these aspects beautifully…

caroline swift_vase

a former knitwear designer for benetton, caroline now works her magic predominantly with unglazed porcelain {best for showcasing its inherent beauty}…

her range includes delicate vases etched with poetry…

caroline swift_spoons

perfectly-formed porcelain spoons {too good to use}…

caroline swift_bowl

& sweet, organically-shaped bowls…

& the thing i love almost as much as the individual pieces themselves is the way caroline’s work is presented: delicate artworks perched atop neat rows of iron nails, their smooth & crisp contours juxtaposed against a distinctly industrial backdrop…

it’s a look i instantly want to replicate in my own home…

caroline swift_porcelain leaves

i am the proud owner of a strand of caroline’s porcelain leaves…

not only are they beautiful to look at, but they make the most magical tinkling sound whenever the breeze hits them…

& though i’m yet to find the perfect spot to house them in my current abode, in my new home there’ll be a suitably rustic backdrop dedicated solely to showcasing their splendour…

images via: caroline swift

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8 thoughts on “in my home {caroline swift}…

  1. Caroline’s work is incredibly beautiful! The photo of the delicate beauty of the porcelain spoons hanging on old thick gauge nails is perfect. Happy new week S xx

  2. Those leaves are porcelain? You’re joking. They look like feathers! I bet the tinkling is so soothing and delightful when the wind hits them. Can’t wait to see them in situ in your new home. What’s the status on that??

    • yeah, i’ve been a little bit crud on the house reporting front, right!?! but the leaves sure are beautiful!

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