â€œBlue and white china is so classic. Itâ€™s been fashionable for centuries and will always be an iconic element of interior design,â€ says Joâ€™burg botanical artist and fabric designer Kelly Higgs.
â€œMy aunt, interior designer Tessa Proudfoot, taught me to love it as a child and itâ€™s the signature look of my favourite style gurus Carolyne Roehm and Ralph Lauren.â€
Kelly loves to cluster pots of different shapes and sizes together.
â€œI love filling them with flowers, and theyâ€™re the inspiration and subject matter for all of my paintings. All flowers work with blue and white particularly if you stick to one particular colour.â€ Kellyâ€™s best-loved pieces are three small pots she bought from a stall on the side of the road while on honeymoon in Thailand. â€œI love them for their sentimental value, and because the white background is not shiny and clean. It looks aged and the blue is dark and inky.â€