The Chanteloup Planter

Seibert and Rice, makers of beautiful terracotta pots for the garden, have rolled out the interesting ‘American’ line. The American line is a collection of terracotta garden pots created by a variety of top American designers and artists.

One of the designers that was commissioned is famed interior designer Charlotte Moss. I love seeing what inspires designers and how they take the inspiration, internalize it and create something new. Charlotte was inspired by the fretwork of the Pagoda at Chanteloup in France’s Loire Valley. The Chinese fretwork patterns and ideograms that embellish the pagoda, represent love, wisdom, and friendship. I love how Charlotte took this inspiration and worked them into a pretty planter.

chanteloup garden planters chanteloup pagoda from siebert and rice and charlotte moss

Each of the other pieces in the collection is similarly interesting as their creators and well worth checking out. Reading through them all, I am contemplating what I would use for inspiration should I ever be asked to create something like this…..what would be your muse?

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. louise garwood on June 28, 2009 at 9:26 am

    darn i attached the wrong link-sorry-
    here it is….

  2. Susan aka Miss R. on June 29, 2009 at 7:12 am

    I use Seibert & Rice pots frequently in my work. The are worth every penny–yes, they are really frost resistant here. One of my favs is the Guy Wolff ‘Hartford’ pot. Simple graceful lines and casual enough for a country setting yet formal enough to hold it’s own + tons of plants!

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