Italtile’s personalised eclecticism

As society continues to recover from the locked away years of COVID-19, there has been a rise in personal awakening inspired by thought leaders like Maya Angelou, Eckhart Tolle, and Bréné Brown, fostering confident self-expression through Personalised Eclecticism in interior design.

Granted, eclecticism has been around for many years: an aesthetic that borrows, mixes and matches different periods, cultures and materials to create a unique and highly decorative look. But, the trend has gathered momentum, and 2024, according to Melanie Ewing, Chapters Interiors CEO and Italtile’s interior design trend hunter, will be the year we see décor that puts character and stories first.

“We’re going to see more highly personalised spaces and rich colour palettes. Spaces will be more eclectic as people find the courage to use what they have – like antiques and sentimental, nostalgic pieces passed down from generation to generation – alongside contemporary and modern items ranging from the bespoke to the everyday, all living in harmony and singing beautifully together. Interesting art and unusual ‘objets’ will join personal collections, gathered along the way, from weekend junkshop trawls and auction finds, to beach holiday pickings, exotic booty from overseas trips and handcrafted treasures from “Sho’tleft” adventures in other parts of South Africa.”

Interior style evolves as ordinary and extraordinary elements blend, celebrating individual expression and personality. Italtile’s eco-chic offerings provide luxe ways to enhance your space with unique stories.

For example, if you’re an avid nature lover, always discovering new hiking trails or spending hours in your garden, or even if you have memories of a summer picnic in the countryside, Italtile’s exquisite Sunwood Jardin 08 Wallpaper Print Tiles will resonate deeply with you. Lush garlands of floral graphics in soft blues, greens, and golds will create the perfect backdrop for a space filled with nostalgic treasures.

Sunwood Jardin 08 Wallpaper Print Tiles

Have you ever fallen in love with the almost sacred simplicity of an American Shaker kitchen? Or been seduced by the faded elegance of an English Country Home? Whether it was during a holiday, honeymoon, or a dream yet to be realised, you can bring those old-world vibes into your pantry, wet room, or kitchen with a deep bowl Shaws Shaker Sink from Italtile’s exclusive, limited-edition collection by Shaws of Darwen in Lancashire. Each sink is handcrafted, signed, numbered, and dated by artisans whose skills have been passed down through generations.

Perhaps Italtile’s Portofino Porcelain Tiles will evoke memories of a boat trip in the Med. Maybe the Vita Sole Mix Luc Gloss Glazed Porcelain Tiles will take you back to an unforgettable paella lunch in the shade of lemon trees in Spain. Or perhaps you’ll choose the sleek Nobili Levante Chrome Sink Mixer as a nod to the Cordon Bleu cooking course you took.

Portofino Porcelain Tiles

Explore an Italtile showroom near you, or browse their online for inspiration. Embrace a style that resonates with you, casting aside conventional rules. Their design-certified sales assistants will curate your interior to match your personality and taste.


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