Do you like looking at pretty things? I do. Interior design is my heroin, and my Instagram feed is filled with beautiful images, and even though I tend toward the monochrome (with pops of color) in my own home, I’m drawn to the great, colorful feeds of others. Many I’ve found by chance, clicking through users who comment on the popular design feeds, like Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, Domino Magazine and Elle Decor. While those accounts are fantastic, it’s the little known (to me) accounts that make me smile and click the ‘follow’ button. And, while there’s nothing more inspiring than a trained interior designer, it’s the people who are design-oriented, and crushing it on the fly that are my heroes. Here are a few of the beauties I follow:
House of Hipsters Kyla blogs from her beautifully minimalist, carefully curated home in Chicago. I love how she blends vintage finds with modern flare, and there’s always a bit of quirkiness under the surface. I think it’s important not to take decorating too seriously, and have fun, and she definitely does. If you follow her blog, she has a great series called I Make Emily Henderson Cry about her own home decor blunders. It’s brilliant.
Living with Landyn This isn’t purely interior design, as Landyn shares her home decor, as well as cooking, style and beauty. But her aesthetic is gorgeous, and she is so consistent with her color palette of whites and grays, it’s just gorgeous. Her feed is light and bright, and you will want to live in her house instantly. I don’t know what her background is, but she has nailed the art of making a house into a home.
Sarah Sherman Samuel Seriously? ⬆️ Is that not the most gorgeous kitchen shot? Sarah & her husband have been renovating a home, and it’s simply gorgeous. Her Instagram feed is not only decor, but interspersed with personal, travel, lifestyle and fashion – her palette, composition and curation is so poised and refined, she makes everything seem so effortless, all while juggling motherhood. You may have seen this photo all over the internet – that door kills me. They just bought an A-Frame in Palm Springs to renovate, and I can’t wait to follow along.
Alyssa Rosenheck is a Nashville-based interior photographer, and as a photography junkie, I’m smitten. Not only am I checking out the gorgeous interiors, but I’m also studying the lighting, the backgrounds, how the shot is styled, and the arrangement. Her blog is beautiful as well, and worth following for visual inspiration and decor ideas. I so want to live in those pictures.
Grant Gibson is a San Francisco interior designer, and one thing I love is that he takes you behind the scenes, and you can see what goes into designing a room, as well as curating and styling the shot. His instagram include his travels, and I now understand how it is that so many interior designers have an incurable lust for wandering – the inspiration they derive is insane, and you can feel that in the photos. He also has an adorable Westie, Wesley, that makes his way into some photos, and who doesn’t love a dog in a perfect interior shot?
The Inspired Room is curated by Melissa Michaels. What I love about this blog and Instagram is that it isn’t over the top, it’s realistic, and her goal is to share information on creating the perfect home (whatever that may be) for yourself. She shares photos and tips on decorating on a budget, getting out of a decor slump, keeping your home organized, and helping you create a home you love. Add author to her list of accomplishments, she also penned a book by the same name, and another on loving what you have (novel concept, no?)
This is just a short list of my favorites, but I’d love to know what design Instagram accounts you’re following that keep you visually inspired? Comment and let me know – I have a constant need to grow my feed!