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Ready for the ’80s? You’d better be if you want to redecorate this year

Five décor and design trends to inspire a stylish but cosy refurb for 2021

Julia Freemantle

1. Something personal

A point of view has increasingly become indispensable when it comes to craft and décor accessories. Perfect is passé. Personal is a must. Whether it’s a strong narrative, or a one-of-a-kind shape, the pieces that will be most in demand are those that form a talking point, demand attention and add gravitas to a space.

The best genre to see this trend play out in is via the wave of beautiful statement ceramics and objects being produced locally. Think organic shapes, touchable texture and an interesting backstory. Your go-to artists right now are the likes of Ceri Muller (, whose intriguing pots are arresting and endearing all at once, and celebrated ceramic artist Andile Dyalvane ( whose new iThongo collection — made up of vessels and seating — explores the strong symbolism and sense of ceremony embedded in his Xhosa heritage...

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