We rounded up some of the most inspiring home and living feeds on Instagram and Pinterest. Are you following them?
For the many who once relied predominantly on monthly magazines for interior design inspiration — who pored over pages with steadfast focus and a thorough eye in advance of the weeks-long hiatus before the next issue — social media is something of a revelation. Thanks to platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, inspiration is not only available instantly, it’s also available constantly, in immense quantities, replenishing without end. Wonderful as this is, the scope and scale of what’s out there can also be overwhelming. So to help navigate, we’ve selected 20 Instagram and Pinterest feeds to follow for all the best in interior design. True to the Etsy spirit, they’re unquestionably unique, consistently creative, always and altogether inspiring.
1. Anne Sage
Anne Sage, author of the book Sage Living: Decorate for the Life You Want, provides plenty of inspiration to do just that. Peruse thousands of pins in categories like “Windows + Doors” and “Reading Rooms + Libraries," and get started stat.
While all of ceramicist (and Etsy shop owner) Mike McDowell’s 44 Pinterest boards are well worth a view, “Hand Made Home” — which pairs images of soothing spaces with those of handmade decor — is a gem on its own.
3. Laure Joliet
> A photographer with a focus on “living things and lived-in spaces,” Laure Joliet produces interior imagery for clients including The New York Times, T Magazine, Freunde von Freunden, and more.
A photo posted by Laure Joliet (@laurejoliet) on Jan 6, 2016 at 5:05pm PST
> Seattle-based interior designer Brian Paquette shares glimpses into past projects and those still in progress; through it all, his friendly spirit shines through. (“I’ll probably hug you when we meet,” his bio reads.)A photo posted by Brian Paquette Interiors (@brianpaquetteinteriors) on Jan 19, 2016 at 1:40pm PST
Curated by Lucy Feagins, The Design Files Pinterest account boasts 38 boards rife with daydream-worthy content (not a shock coming from the editor of one of Australia’s most beloved blogs).
6. Studio Jake
Interior designer Jake Harrison pins a patchwork of art and interiors, destinations and finest design details. (Especially stunning: his “spectrum” series, which organizes decorative delights by color.)
7. Kate Arends
> These days, you’d be hard-pressed to come across an article about design inspiration that doesn’t include a nod to Minneapolis-based Kate Arends. Her site, Wit + Delight, reaches a million fans each day; her Instagram is the picture of unpretentious polish.
A photo posted by Kate Arends (@witanddelight_) on Jan 27, 2016 at 4:01pm PST
> Though devoid of the desserts its name suggests, Jersey Ice Cream Co.’s Instagram feed is full of tasteful indulgences of a different sort. Dig in, devour, and design away.A photo posted by Tara Mangini & Percy Bright (@jerseyicecreamco) on Nov 12, 2015 at 7:58am PST
> Those with wanderlust, be warned: You may experience the urge to book a plane ticket after scrolling through stylist Sibella Court’s Instagram. Awash in tranquil hues and images of the ocean, it gives followers the impression of being far away — in the best way.
A photo posted by Sibella Court (@sibellacourt) on Feb 24, 2016 at 12:40am PST
10. Cotton and FlaxAcross a dozen or so interior-themed boards, Erin Dollar compiles spaces that would make ideal backdrops for the playful textile goods (like dotted drink coasters and geometric patchwork pillows) that she sells under her own label, Cotton and Flax.
> Having expanded to 13 cities since its launch in 2012, Homepolish (which offers interior design services by the hour) fills its Instagram with images from finished spaces nationwide.A photo posted by Homepolish (@homepolish) on Feb 24, 2016 at 8:15am PST
> Nashville’s Benjamin Vandiver combines snaps of his work with inspiration from a variety of select sources to create a thoughtful feed that’s stately, but never stuffy.
A photo posted by Benjamin Vandiver (@benjaminvandiver) on Feb 9, 2016 at 9:59am PST
Victoria Smith’s eye for a modern bohemian aesthetic attracts over half a million visitors to her blog per month. Her Pinterest account, with entire boards devoted to floors and frames, bar carts and butterfly chairs, reflects the same free-spirited sophistication.
14. Hurd & Honey
It’s no surprise that wood furnishings factor heavily into the “Home” board curated by this Dallas-based husband-and-wife team, who specialize in reclaimed-frame mirrors, chalkboards, shelving and more; the understated and impactful color palettes and accessories they collect on top of it all are an added bonus.
15. My Paradissi
> Luxuriate in the light of Cretan designer and architect Eleni Psyllaki’s sun-splashed feed, a bright blend of sea, sky, and scintillating spaces.A photo posted by Eleni (@myparadissi) on Nov 26, 2015 at 1:39pm PST
Designer Morgan Satterfield draws on her “desert dweller” lifestyle to fill 20 boards (including a collection of exquisite exteriors) with an airy, no-fuss elegance that’s unequivocally California.
17. Fellow Resident
> With a focus on both lives and living spaces, Fellow Resident publishes profiles on modern gay men that allow readers a look into an eclectic selection of dynamic dwellings, from London to Los Angeles (and beyond).
A photo posted by Fellow Resident (@fellowresident) on Feb 21, 2016 at 2:11am PST
18. Lonny Magazine
Stuck in a design rut? Let Lonny come to your rescue with 86 boards devoted to floor-to-ceiling inspiration.
19. Emily Katz
> Macramé fans, look no further. Emily Katz delivers scores of textile-rich shots, infused with the warmth of the west.A photo posted by Emily Katz (@emily_katz) on Feb 14, 2016 at 2:03pm PST
> Start scrolling through MyDomaine’s picture-perfect Instagram and you may just find it’s near impossible to stop. With a variety of interiors that suit numberless styles, it’s brimming with life — and chock-full of chic.
A photo posted by MyDomaine (@mydomaine) on Feb 20, 2016 at 7:17am PST