I love modern French heritage design, and I’m excited to show you this beautiful lilac ceramic shell called ‘Cup Coquille’ designed by Aurélie Richard for Faiencerie de Charolles.
Faiencerie de Charolles is a renown French masters of earthenware design house, since 1844.
At a diameter of 44cm, my lilac Cup Coquille with its simple yet striking design, really commands attention.
I’ve decided to use mine as a centrepiece decor on top of my fireplace. This shell art is part of Faiencerie de Charolle’s “Deep Botanic” range. It’s an ode to nature, and I presume a way of connecting our exterior worlds with our interiors.
Aurélie Richard, as the art director of this collection, has succeeded in rejuvenating classic historic pieces with colour.
This Cup Coquille comes in a varied palette of pigments, from Indigo, to peach, mint and lilac. The colours are all so considered and happy.
I love how I’ve been able to use the shell as a centrepiece to create this Transitional design styling around my Victorian fireplace. A mix of modern and period, infused with pretty pastel hues.
What do you think of the styling? What colour shell would you pick?
If you love this shell piece, then you will love all the other design items made by Faiencerie de Charolles. Do take a peek around their beautiful site.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this post and I will be back pretty soon with more design.
Have a lovely day.
( All photography and styling are copyright of Geraldine Tan, editor of little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post but all views are my own).