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Gallery House has a wall of ceramic vessels

Ten homes filled with pottery and decorative ceramics

A mid-century home renovation in Canada and an oversized thatched-roof home in Ukraine feature in our latest lookbook highlighting 10 homes with interiors that make use of pottery and decorative ceramics.

Ceramics were a focus at this year's Milan design week, where French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec created an installation that featured pastel-hued ceramic sculptures.

Luxury brand Off-White also unveiled a collection of ceramic homewares for the design week that was informed by architecture and the natural world.

In this lookbook, we have highlighted a number of projects from the Dezeen archive that centre on decorative ceramics and pottery – including floor-to-ceiling shelving adorned with pots and vessels as well as open-faced cabinetry filled with ceramic kitchen and tableware.

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen's archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks residential bathrooms, bedroom balconies and French doors.

K916 and K907 by Thisispaper Studio
Photo is by Maja Wirkus

K916 and K907, Poland, by Thisispaper Studio

Thisispaper Studio designed this holiday apartment in Warsaw with an interior scheme that boasts a minimal, stark look.

Furnishings and cabinetry were organised sparingly throughout the home. A narrow, rectangular shelving unit was lightly populated with a collection of vessels, ceramics and objects, which juxtaposes against the home's restrained interior.

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House for a Ceramic Designer by Arhitektura d.o.o
Photo is by Miran Kambič

House for a Ceramic Designer, Slovenia, by Arhitektura d.o.o

House for a Ceramic Designer is a low lying concrete home that was designed by Slovenian practice Arhitektura d.o.o. It features a number of living spaces that are connected to the owner's ceramic studio.

Arhitektura d.o.o lined one of the rooms with steel shelving units, which have been used to display ceramic works, much like the walls of a gallery. A wooden desk was oriented toward floor-to-ceiling windows that stretch across the entirety of the garden-facing wall.

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Canadian Mountain House by Scott & Scott

Canadian Mountain House, Canada, by Scott & Scott

Canadian studio Scott & Scott brightened up the interior of this mid-century home near Vancouver by incorporating a minimalist interior scheme that features wooden surfaces, white-washed walls and exposed cabinetry.

A collection of ceramics, tableware and vessels sits within and on top of exposed cabinetry, work surfaces and shelving, adding a rustic look to the home.

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 Home of the Arts by i29
Photo is by Ewout Huibers

Home of the Arts, The Netherlands, by i29

Located in a former industrial area in the north of Amsterdam, i29 designed this apartment to include double-height shelving units, bespoke glass vitrines and plenty of storage space to display and accommodate the owner's book and art collections.

Ceramic ornaments and sculptures were placed within the highest point of the open shelving, which stretches from ground level to the Amsterdam home's mezzanine first floor.

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 Shkrub by Sergey Makhno
Photo is by Serhii Kadulin

Shkrub, Ukraine, by Sergey Makhno

A large thatched-roof tops this home in Ukraine that was designed by architect and designer Sergey Makhno for his own family. Makhno looked to Japan when creating Shkrub, incorporating Japanese design and architectural elements throughout.

In the living room, floor-to-ceiling shelving built from salvaged wood has been lined with Makhno's own ceramic collection, mimicking the form of a nearby sculptural fireplace.

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 The Box by Bamesberger Architecture
Photo is by Graham Sandelski

The Box, US, by Bamesberger Architecture

Titled The Box, this home is located in the town of Valparaiso in Indiana. The home was designed with a focus on the views overlooking its surrounding wetland.

Its wood-lined interiors were created to reference the building's untouched, natural surroundings. Doors were removed from wooden cabinetry and shelves in order to display collections of baskets, pottery and books.

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Gallery House by Neil Dusheiko
Photo is by Tim Crocke

Gallery House, UK, by Neil Dusheiko

Architect Neil Dusheiko renovated and extended this north London home, built for his own family, adding a large kitchen and an extra bedroom.

The kitchen was extended across the home's former side alley and fitted with rows of skylights that adjoin oak-lined storage walls used to display an assortment of the owner's ceramics, glassware and pictures.

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Shed showroom by Raina Lee and Mark Watanabe
Photo is by Mark Watanabe

Shed showroom, US, by Raina Lee and Mark Watanabe

Hidden in the garden of Lee and Watanabe's Los Angeles home, a stilted plywood shed was built to house a pottery showroom for ceramicist Lee.

Much like the wooden-clad exterior, the interior was lined with plywood while shelving and furnishings were crafted from scavenged wood and adorned with Lee's ceramics, which fill the walls and floors of the shed.

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Photo is by Masao Nishikawa Setagaya Flat by Naruse Inokuma
Photo is by Masao Nishikawa

Setagaya Flat, Japan, by Naruse Inokuma

Untreated plywood and cement smeared over concrete cover the interior of this Tokyo apartment, which was renovated by Naruse Inokuma.

The kitchen has an open-plan design and has been organised around a single row of cabinetry that houses its sink, oven and appliances. Two rows of shelving were placed above the sink and work surfaces and used to display sculptural tableware and ceramics.

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Airbnb apartment by Position Collective

Airbnb apartment, Hungary, by Position Collective

Hungarian firm Position Collective renovated this studio flat in Budapest, incorporating furniture and storage systems that cater to temporary Airbnb guests.

An oversized wooden pegboard stretches across one wall of the studio apartment, crossing the bedroom and kitchen, and holds a number of decorative objects, paintings, books and vessels.

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This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen's image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing French doorshomes with terraces and children's bedrooms.