Social media, of any kind, these days is tough. The number of times you are assaulted with headlines you only thought you’d read in The Onion has quadrupled, and I sense it’s really taking a toll on all of us. One of the upsides of all the noise in the news is I’ve returned to seeking out inspiration and solace on my social channels. I scroll through these apps in spare moments of my day to catch up and gain some perspective. Instagram, though, is by far my favorite social channel for collecting home decor inspiration and finding new artists and designers to follow. And since Instagram’s Collections feature launched, it’s been even more addicting. I follow thousands of influencers, designers, and all-around inspiring people on Instagram but there is a handful that stand out in my mind as go-tos for a little interior design pick-me-up. I figure it was about time to share my top 10 accounts you should follow for home decor inspiration, so I rounded them up all in one place for your viewing pleasure. But I’d also like to hear your recommendations! Is there anyone you love and think I should be following? Let me know in the comments below! I’m always on the hunt for my latest interior obsession.
Studio McGee immediately came to mind when thinking of accounts I am constantly oogling with design envy. After doing an interview with them, I become even more obsessed and now have a deeper understanding of how they create these fabulous spaces. The wife-husband duo has styled hundreds of interiors and each one is better than the next! Studio McGee is all about livable spaces that pack tons of personality while still being unfussy. Sound like your cup of tea? Give them a follow!
Amber Interiors has serious design chops with an Instagram account that’s 10 out of 10. When I’m feeling stuck or uninspired with a design of my own, Amber’s page is my go-to. She’s got a room for every style and every vibe. And in addition to all the interior envy, she has a beautiful shop for all of your decorating needs. Chances are, Amber Interiors has what you’re looking for.
If Emily Henderson’s name doesn’t sound familiar, it should (HGTV Design Star, anyone?!) Emily’s an all-star in the interior design community– and for good reason. She has a spot-on eye for style, color, and pattern that is second to none. Her Instagram page is chock-full of home decor inspiration for every room in your house, each one more nuanced and daring than the next.
Maybe I’m biased as a fellow Minnesotan, but Patti Wagner is one of my favorite remodelers here in the cities. Her home and projects have a perfect balance of warmth and restraint that’s totally charming. Her use of texture and thoughtful accessories is definitely something to take notes on for your next big or small home reno. She also posts some exterior shots that’ll have you thinking about buying a new house.
Struggling to maximize your small space? Or just need some fresh ideas? The Tiny Canal Cottage is calling your name! Whitney and her family of three live in a 400 square foot cottage in Venice, California that looks anything but cramped. Her light-filled space and travel snaps are major interior goals. A cute bonus are the pictures of her adorable pups and baby boy!
Co-founder of photo studio Light Lab LA and neutrals-master, Anne Sage has one of the most aesthetically pleasing Instagram accounts around! She has some inspiration on her page for everyone, from restaurant interiors to nurseries to retail storefronts. And it’s all perfectly curated. Anne and I have been internet friends for years and its so fun to see her style evolve and grow, especially as she remodels a home with her new husband!
Looking for a dose of boho dreaminess? Justina has you covered. Her spaces are a dream made in color and textile heaven that’s such a fabulous break from neutrals and minimalism. If you need some ideas for incorporating texture into your home or want to get more comfortable with color, Justina is your gal! I wish I embraced color and pattern with such gusto.
A cohort of Emily Henderson’s, Ginny Macdonald knows her way around a space! A native Brit living in the States, Ginny brings worldly design sensibilities from across the pond. Her interiors are luxe but still approachable– a perfect combination for people who want a bit more than bland IKEA furniture. Ginny’s Instagram page is my go-to for inspiration on injecting character into any home.
I’ve waxed poetic about Frances Loom time and time again, but I honestly can’t get over her rugs or her Instagram! Kelly’s page is all about color and print– two of my favorite things in home decor. I’m always majorly inspired by how she manages to integrate vintage pieces into any home and make them cohesive.
Cassandra is a jack of all trades and has a knack for pattern and pops of color. There’s nothing boring about her Instagram page. From tips on incorporating tropical wallpaper to picking patterned tiled, Cassandra knows what she’s talking about. She’ll also give you serious inspiration for your next vacation– wanderlusters beware!
Top image via Emily Henderson; rest of images courtesy of linked accounts
BY Kate Arends - November 14, 2018
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.