Vase In Your Space!

Make the flowers in your room bloom by putting them into decorative vessels.

By Chris Ong        12 April 2021

If you have flora – whether it’s a bouquet or just a few stalks – you must know they need more than just water and sunlight to look extra fresh and lovely. For a flower, its beauty is best viewed both in the eye of its beholder (that’s you) and in its holder (a.k.a. its container). Bring out the pretty in your petal posies while zhuzh-ing up your nesting place with these 8 “vanity pots”. (And speaking of pots, see here for our pick of planters and pots to start your plant parenting.)

Crate&Barrel Faye 12” Cream Terra Cotta Vase
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Faye 12” Cream Terra Cotta Vase, $89.95, Crate&Barrel

Clean and minimal; the cream/off-white glaze and simple bottle shape give it a timeless elegance. Yet, organic and earthy; the painted beige rings on its rim and base hint at its terra cotta material, and its pleated design (that remind one of paper, seed pods and folded brollies) provides visual and textural interest. 100% perfect; it’s “the One” for modern countryside and Japandi themed homes.

Available at Crate&Barrel, 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #04-21/22, 238801,


BoConcept Balloon Vase (2)
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Balloon Vase, $95, BoConcept

You can leave it empty because this piece sure looks “designer” enough to stand on its own. Coming off as a cross between a glass sculpture (it’s actually made of glass with a polyresin base), fishbowl, candle stand and – as its name suggests – balloon, its rounded form and dusty yellow colour makes it the perfect accompaniment for dried flowers, that is if you intend to use it as intended, a vase.

Available at BoConcept, 290 Orchard Road, #04-01/02/03, Paragon Shopping Centre, 238859,


Kartell Shibuya Vase
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Shibuya Vase, $260, Kartell

Famed French designer Christophe Pillet linked up with the equally famed Italian design company Kartell (it makes all kinds of plastic furniture) to come up with the Shibuya line of mix-and-match bowls and vases. Moulded in transparent PMMA (more commonly known as acrylic glass) with a removable perforated lid (so you can turn this vase into a bowl in one quick move), it comes in many tri-coloured variations. Pick this one in Orange/Violet/Smoke, and a few other coloured ones, to give you even more permutations to suit the palette of all your different rooms.

Available at SPACE Furniture showroom, 77 Bencoolen Street, 189653,


Urban Outfitters Poppy Vase
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Poppy Vase, $72, Urban Outfitters

A scalloped rim and flared base, two delicate side handles, and pretty, seemingly hand-drawn artwork of hands and flowers; this is a how a ceramic vase is made elegant, delicate and also vintage-y enough to hearken back to the innocent days of fields and flowers.

Available at Urban Outfitters


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GODTAGBAR Vase, $15.90, IKEA

No, this is not a re-purposed milk jug – it’s actually inspired by classic Scandinavian vase forms. Each white and blue ceramic piece is handpainted, which means whichever one you buy, it will be one of a kind.

Available at IKEA stores, multiple locations,


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VANLIGEN Vase/Jug, $27.90, IKEA

And no, this is also not a milk jug. Oh, wait, according to IKEA, it is both a vase and a jug! Great for those who want to use this deep navy, glazed and grooved stoneware pitcher in the morning to pour milk for the family (don’t worry – it’s approved for food contact and dishwasher safe), then use it after to stick in some lilies (just remember to wash out the milk).

Available at IKEA stores, multiple locations,


Hermès Delta Vase
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Delta Vase (Large Model), $4,800, Hermès

If you are the kind who can afford fresh air-flown exotica to be placed in your family living room every day, then you need (and have the spare cash for) the right luxury accessory for your precious blossoms. Introducing the 32 cm-tall Delta vase in sepia from French luxury house Hermès that’s made from Murano glass and comes in a wicker holder detailed with the luxury brand’s signature bridle leather details. Très chic!

Enquire at Hermès boutiques for availability, multiple locations,


Ferm Living Vulca Mini Vase
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Vulca Mini Vase (in agave), $21.35, Ferm Living

One person’s fugly may be another’s au naturel, such as in the case of this stalagmite-like vessel. Finished with a reactive glaze (colours vary between each individual piece so each is unique), this organic-looking vessel only stands at 5.5 cm, which means it can only hold that one special bloom-of-the-day. It’s small enough to place in little spaces (such as on your bookshelf or thin windowsills), or to group up with other models in the Vulca series to make your own quirky “rocks and flowers” collection.

Available at Finnish Design Shop


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