Ten pages later I noticed the same light blue vases on the mantle of this room designed by interior designer Mark Williams. They look great there too, contrasted against the white walls and fitting in with the light, casual decor of the room.
(photography by Michael Garland)
In the source guide it appears that they're from Hollyhock. So it makes me wonder, is this a coincidence or a styling addition for the photo shoot? Either way, they look great in both rooms.
Additional thought - In the scheme of things that are going on in the world today, this really doesn't matter, does it?