From Instagram Stories to the new Instagram Album, the social media platform continues to change the way we share our lives and memories. More than that, it has turned on its head the way we consume content and seek out inspiration. It wasn’t that long ago when we were poring over magazine editorials to ogle at delicious home decor photo spreads, whether it was to soak up ideas on how to do up our own dwellings or just for some much needed aesthetic pick-me-up. These days, feature walls and sumptuous light-flooded interiors are in abundance at our fingertips, thanks to a plethora of design-centric Instagram feeds and hashtags. Interior designers and decorators have also found new ways of engaging their audience by sharing their inspirations and behind-the-scenes snapshots. Here are the best Instagram accounts, including some from Singapore, that are completely worth lapping up.
Orlando Soria is a creative director at Los Angeles-based interior design collective Homepolish, and the mid-century modern aesthetics on his Instagram feed are not short on droolworthiness. More than liveable interiors peppered with touches of whimsy and humour though, it’s Soria’s hilarious musings on everything from childhood memories to colour schemes that truly makes this a must-follow.
Sweden-based Londoner Niki Brantmark owns a blog that rounds up delectable Scandinavian design from all over the interweb. From the beauty of Swedish spaces to delectable luxury chalets with mountain panoramas, go here to get a load of daily inspiration and to sniff out new design trendsetters to stalk.
If you love colour, succulents and lush tropical fronds, you can’t go wrong with the tasteful explosions of bright hues, bold patterns and bohemian eclecticism on designer and artist Justina Blakeney’s Instagram feed. Decorate wild is the name of the game and you’ll be hankering to liven up colourless interiors in no time.
Los Angeles-born Dabito turns his graphic design-trained eye to decorating with great impact. His New Orleans home is a mesmerising of colour and details that have been lovingly put together, with none of those showroom vibes that make eclecticism contrived. Also a founder of creative studio Old Brand New, Dabito’s work across the industries of art direction, photography and brand partnerships also ensures a constant supply of eye candy on his Instagram feed.
Interior designer and architect Eleni’s feed combines chic, whitewashed interiors with sublime photos of Crete and Greece. Incredible blue skies, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches prove the perfect foil to stark, minimalist homes.
Homegrown design furniture company prides itself on high quality artisanal pieces that are as gorgeous as they are functional. Besides getting a glimpse of how Commune’s understated furniture is used to perfection in lush interiors, you’ll also get first dibs on happenings, such as a recent free consultation event with eight interior designers that the brand hosted in its store.
An independent concept store, Noden’s dedication to mid-century and vintage Danish design furniture is on full display at this account. Fans of Scandinavian interior design and clean interiors made warm with wood and plush, interesting textures would do well to have a look this way.
This new outfit specialises in a curation of unique artisanal houseware from all over the world. No one could ever accuse you of drinking out of utilitarian IKEA cups when you have one of the lovely specimens from Hotel&Home cradled in your hands. Scroll through if you appreciate how fine homeware elevates eating and drinking from mere sustenance to an experience, or if you enjoy imaginative, eclectic pairings of ceramics from different parts of the world come together in harmony.