I am a bit of a porcelain proselytizer, particularly of the blue and white variety. My faith lies firmly with the clear blue cobalt of Japanese Seto porcelain, and its more sophisticated cousin Imari, but I am open to decorating with blue and white of any kind, may it be Chinese, Dutch Delftware, English Staffordshire or any other. I preach the gospel often and have converted many to its charms. Sometimes my difficulty lies in convincing others of the true neutrality of blue and white and the undeniable truth that it can work with any color decor and any style of furnishings.
Having had this post living in my queue for months, adding a photo to it every now and then, I’d like to finally share a visual rainbow of the possibilities of color with blue and white porcelain. There are certain designers who could furnish the full spectrum on their own, but I have attempted to present a variety of styles and suppliers. For the most part, I have limited myself to porcelain from Asia and homes from America as it would be easy to trot out the stately homes of Europe and their incredible collections, but not that diverse.
Orange – Mary McDonald
Yellow – Christopher Spitzmiller
Chartreuse Green – Markham Roberts
Hunter Green – Jeffrey Bilhuber
Laquered Cobalt Blue – Miles Redd
Blue Venetian Plaster – Allison Caccoma
Pale Blue – Milly de Cabrol
Lavender – Aerin Lauder
Pink – Mary McDonald
Brown – Ned Marshall
Grey - Grant Gibson
White and Modern -Kristen Buckingham
Rustic Elegance- Cathy Kincaid
Classic – Miles Redd
Glamorous – Daniel Romualdez
Have I converted you?