Cachepots seem to be one of those accessories that gets lost in the shuffle of home decoration. While terra cotta pots are perfectly nice, isn't it a bit more fetching to sheath a plant in pretty porcelain or chic ceramic? And what better way to display your Spring Easter Lilies and azaleas.
Most cachepots tend to be more traditional in design although you can find more contemporary versions. (Tiffany & Co. used to sell some terrific Elsa Peretti orchid pots that have unfortunately been discontinued.) And you're not limited to delicate materials- Mecox Gardens has some great wooden cachepots, seen below. You can even use a wicker basket.
Now, if all of this seems like a lot of trouble for nothing, you could go the route of C.Z. Guest and display your plants in their ubiquitous plastic green pots. This act of defiance might be daring, but I don't think it's quite so elegant.
Magenta Knowle Cachepot by William Yeoward, available at Lux Bond & Green
"Jardin" cachepot from Tiffany & Co.
Turtle cachepot from Mecox Gardens
Lowestoft Rose Cachepot by Mottahedeh, available at Neiman Marcus
Larkbeare cachepots from William Yeoward
Elmwood cachepots from Mecox Gardens
C.Z. Guest said "To heck with it!"- so she displayed her ivy topiary in a green plastic pot!
(Image at top from House Beautiful, 12/02)