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painted plant pots from toast and honey studio in red tones

The Best in Designer Plant Pots from Toast & Honey Studio

I’m yet to meet a person who isn’t absolutely obsessed with designer plant pots. You know, those gorgeous handcrafted pots that feature bold tones, pretty patterns and sublime shapes. I might not be the best green thumb in the world, but Lord knows I adore me a stylish pot to house my plants in. And I know you do too!

On that note, I gotta tell you about local brand Toast & Honey Studio, who are absolutely killing it on the plant pot front. With a range that’s both broad and beautiful, I thought it time I find out how the creative mastermind behind the brand, Maria Karandasios, comes up with these dazzling designs.

red and black designer plant pots from toast and honey

Designer Plant Pots from Toast & Honey Studio

Toast and Honey Studio was born in 2017, a few years after Maria decided to step away from her role in architecture to get a better work/life balance; spending more time with her family and focusing on her creative side.

Founding a studio that specialises in pots, artworks and plywood decor, Maria has created a cohesive collection in her online store that’s quite modernist in its design aesthetic.

It’s actually her architectural background that influences the brand’s designs, but Maria tells me that inspiration often also comes out of left field.

“Sometimes it’s simply looking at the shape of my pots and trying to come up with a design that would be complimentary to their curves,” she explains. “Recently my two-year old was painting a picture and the brush strokes she used inspired me to try something new!”

pink plant pots from toast and honey studio

Maria’s Fave Designs from the Range

As I mentioned earlier in this post, the range in the Toast & Honey online store is so broad. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a design you’re not keen on, as there’s a colour palette to suit every home’s interior design scheme.

While I’m absolutely obsessed with the Sorbet and Venice pots in the collection, Maria tells me that she’s drawn to a few other designs due to their playful nature and inspiration source.

“I love the Geneva pot as I think it looks great in black. It was also inspired by one of my favourite architects, Frank Lloyd Wright,” Maria says. “I also really like the Cosmopolitan pot; there’s something quite playful about it”.

ombre painted plant pots from toast and honey studio

It Takes a Village to Raise a Business

With two girls, Erin and Maya, and her husband Jonathan by her side, Maria has created an amazing brand. It’s a business that not only reflects her individual passion for bold design, but it’s a product range the public can’t get enough of.

Any creative business can be tough to get off the ground, take it from me. But in many cases, it’s even tougher to keep it going. Thankfully, Maria has the support structure she needs to ensure the brand continues to flourish for years to come.

Jonathan not only works his own job outside of the biz, but takes care of tasks like web development and project planning for Toast & Honey. It’s this support that helps Maria focus on the creative side of the business. And as you can see from the images of her work in this post, it’s a pretty amazing undertaking.

designer plant pots from toast and honey in terracotta white and gold

Every Pot is Made to Order

When it comes to creating the designs for her designer plant pots, Maria explains that every single one is made-to-order. I love that each pot is unique and one-of-a-kind, don’t you?

“Once I have an idea for a design, I sketch it on paper,” Maria tells me. “There may be a little bit of editing and I finally test it on a pot. Usually I’ll have the exact colour to try in mind. And usually by this stage, I’m pretty happy with the design.

All pots are made to order. This means that I don’t actually have any already made in the studio, each one is specifically made for each customer”.

If the images in this post have your heart racing as much as mine is, you gotta jump over to the Toast & Honey website and shop away. There’s nothing better than supporting a local creative doing amazing things in business.

Chris Sig


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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100 Responses

  1. The sorbet pot in pink is my fave! If I don’t win it, I’m planning on purchasing it and putting a small olive bush in it. The perfect combo to put at our front door of our new home : )

  2. Too hard to choose one pot….however i love the softness of the pink sorbet (def a pink girl through & through). I have been following Toast & Honey for a while…love the posts & every pot you produce. Am hoping my hubby is buying one for Mothers day!!

  3. It was so (!!) hard to choose. But there’s just something about the curve of the line on the Venice Pot design that appeals to my creative heart. The calm sweep .. I think it would look fabulous beside the front door of your new family home, welcoming family & friends inside.

  4. I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all who have entered. I have absolutely loved reading your comments!
    What a wonderful insight to which designs you love and why.
    Thank you for all your kind words, they mean so much.
    GOOD LUCK to everyone!

    Maria xxx

  5. It’s very difficult to pick a favourite, but I love the pink Venice pot! It’s classic and contemporary at the same time, I like that the design is subtle and yet the colours and curved line on it will enhance any space it sits in. All the pots are beautiful and would add something new to every room

  6. Anything mint coloured will fit into my decor amazingly. The Sorbet Pot in mint really catches my eye. Love all these pots!

  7. Love them all but especially love the Warrior Pot in mint and black. I’d happily take them all home and fill them with tropical greenery!

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