Calling It: These Are the 11 Best Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram
Published Jan 11, 2019 9:00 AM
Is your Instagram feed these days cluttered with friends you haven’t spoken to since high school, memes that are NSFW, and the entire bachelor nation cast? It may be time to turn it up a notch. After all, top Instagram posts are likely the first thing you see in the morning, so why not feast your eyes on something worthwhile? World news and easy recipe ideas all being good options, here is another content category that your feed could benefit from: interior designers.
These folks aren’t just gifted at putting beautiful interiors together. They have style in spades, they’re avid travelers, they’re art curators, and they see the world in a unique way. Not only will they give you a new perspective on how to decorate your own space, but they’ll also open you up to anything from beautiful hotels to art history to up-and-coming furniture makers and an art of living that’s both aspirational and sometimes surprisingly within reach.
Are you a fan of maximalist interiors or contemporary style? Do you prefer color-filled spaces or all-white rooms? Is your vibe uptown or downtown? We rounded up 11 of our favorite interior designers on Instagram from London to Paris to New York, Sydney, and beyond.
Melbourne-based Flack Studio has mastered the art of more than just interior design—the design firm approaches Instagram with wit and charm. Sharing striking colorful interiors alongside favorite artists, florals, and a healthy dose of doodles (of the canine variety), this account is a delight.
Portland-based interior designer Jessica Helgerson’s Instagram account does not disappoint. Not only is her grid of pastel-hued interiors perfectly curated, but she also uses slide-by-slide galleries to showcase panoramas of some of her favorite rooms—a feature that should be adopted by all.
There are multiple reasons to follow the account of New York City–based design and development firm ASH. For one, its interiors are immaculate, but the firm also specializes in hotel development, so you may catch a glimpse of its latest project before most others—like its recent Siren Hotel in Detroit.
@ashe_leandro Ariel Ashe and Reinaldo Leandro are designers to the stars—their client list includes Seth Meyers, Liev Schreiber, and Jake Gyllenhaal. If that isn’t enough to convince you, just have a look at Ashe+Leandro’s meticulously designed high-end interiors that are full of vibrancy and life. You’ll be instantly seduced.
Brooklyn-based Giancarlo Valle has a unique eye and perspective that is worth a gander. Between his bespoke furniture, his far-flung travels, and his design projects, there is always inspiration to be found on this curated account. The architect is also married to Architectural Digest’s style director Jane Keltner de Valle, so expect a double dose of chic.
London-based interior designer Sophie Ashby continuously stretches her design muscles, swaying from contemporary to traditional with ease and poise. She has designed some of London’s coolest spaces, from high-end residential buildings to her husband’s men’s fashion store, Casely Hayford in Marylebone.
This prolific up-and-coming New York–based designer never ceases to impress—from her multiple residential projects to her own color-filled office. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Tali Roth has carved herself a prized spot on NYC’s design scene. She is one to watch, and her Instagram account is the perfect reflection of that.
Back in Australia, Sydney’s Arent & Pyke Studio’s account is filled with the firm’s striking and colorful contemporary style, while its other account, @arentpyke_inout also showcases the firm’s inspiration: favorite designers, travels, sketches, and more. Both are worth following for the beautiful visual curation.
If all-white interiors are your thing, the perfect account to follow is NYC-based interior designer Alyssa Kapito’s. The firm’s style sways between traditional and modern but always in an elegant cream palette with a healthy dose of black. This is the perfect Instagram account for the color-averse.
@crosbystudios If, on the other end, you love color, give Crosby Studios a try. The NYC- and Moscow-based interior design firm by artist and architect Harry Nuriev is filled with eccentric and colorful interiors with a healthy dose of neon hues. One thing’s for sure: You’ll never look at color the same way.
@jacques.grange Are you a fan of maximalism? Look no further than French designer Jacques Grange’s account. Lush, opulent interiors abound in this iconic interior designer’s universe. Sharing decades of interiors, you can follow the trajectory of his most notable spaces from the 1970s to present. If you need more convincing. his star-studded client list includes Yves Saint Laurent, Aerin Lauder, Princess Caroline of Monaco, and Francis Ford Coppola.
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