The Etu Home Colorblock vase is everywhere lately. This super popular vase is quite an investment, but is it worth it? I bought one and today I’ll tell you what I think.
If you’re a home decor fan and you follow a few designers or home decor shops on Instagram, chances are that you’ve seen this vase popping up all over the place. It comes in three different sizes and they’re all very on-trend right now. I have to admit that I absolutely love them and kept finding myself feeling like this would just be the perfect vase for so many styling situations for our photography and styling business, Art & Spaces. Eventually after about 6 months, I caved and ordered one. I don’t normally hesitate when making styling purchases like this, but this particular vase is quite an investment, so now that I’ve got my hands on one, I thought I’d put together a little review for you. If these vases have been catching your eye too, hopefully this will help you feel like you’re making an informed decision when it comes to your vase purchases. 🙂
About the Colorblock Vase
This is what I would call a large vase or a focal point vase. Any of the three sizes are suitable to stand alone on a table or kitchen island, but not so big that they should be on the floor and can’t be used alongside other pieces of decor. The shape of these vases are based on old mason jars and the glass vase itself is handmade from recycled glass. The thing that makes this vase special is its “perfectly imperfect” nature. You can really tell that it’s handmade and that gives it a lot of character and beauty when you compare it to a more basic mass-produced vase.
The white colorblocking is done in a high gloss finish and it’s quite thick and doesn’t scratch off easily the way it would if it were just a thin coat of paint.
Where to Buy the Etu Home Colorblock Vase
This vase is available through so many different home decor shops, because it’s just so popular and everyone wants to carry it! I’ve found it on the Brooke and Lou site, as well as through Scout and Nimble. I’m in Canada here, so I chose to buy from a Canadian company that I love that carries the vase, Rainsford Company. The manufacturer is a great choice, too, if you’re in the US, but if you’re in Canada, you’ll do better on shipping and duties if you order from a shop in Canada.
How to Use the Etu Home Colorblock Vase
This makes a great large-scale piece for a kitchen island or a kitchen table and it can hold larger branches, a simple bouquet of blooms, or stems of greenery from the flower shop equally well. I’ve also seen them used on a shelf without anything in them and they make a great graphic addition to any shelf situation. If your budget is unlimited, I once saw three in a row on a top shelf and that really made quite a nice statement. These vases have the ability to look classic and a little old-fashioned while also feeling very fresh and modern, so they really can fit in with pretty much any decor style. Keep in mind, the one I’m showing here is the white, which is the most popular, but I’ve been seeing a black version around that’s really striking, and there are some different soft colors available as well, which are neat for more seasonal decorating situations.
I have visions of using mine this summer to give a little modern update to mixed bouquets from the garden, which can look kind of old-fashioned in not the best way sometimes in my opinion. At least when I do them. 🙂 I’m also hoping to use them for armloads of hydrangeas in July and August, a big bunch of beautiful dahlias from my favourite local flower farm in September, brightly coloured branches of leaves in the fall, cedar and mixed evergreens at Christmas… I could go on. Lots of big plans for this vase around here!
So is it Worth it?
I purchased this vase mainly to use in styling rooms for the designers that I work with and I think the spaces that they design definitely deserve the real deal. If you work in an industry where you work with rooms that will be photographed and shared, or if you’re an influencer who shares that type of content, investing in the vase will definitely pay off and you’ll get a ton of use out of it. It’s just so versatile and always looks sharp. If you’re someone who gets a lot of satisfaction out of owning the “real thing” and you know you’ll get a lot of joy out of seeing it in your home every day, again, it will be totally worth it. This is truly a beautiful piece and not something that will end up sitting in a cupboard somewhere making you feel guilty. If you’re someone who loves the thrill of a good deal and you just want to play around with this trend for a few weeks and see how it looks in your home, I really don’t think you’ll be too disappointed if you pick up a cheap vase and just tape off the bottom and spray paint it. There’s definitely a time and place for a “cheap and cheerful” solution every now and then. 🙂
Find the vase here:
From Rainsford Company in Canada
Have you seen these vases around? Have you fallen in love with them the way I have?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.