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19 stylish Instagram accounts to follow for interiors inspiration

Casa Atibaia in São Paulo, Brazil, provides the minimalist Instagram dream for Maison de Sable. Image: @maison_de_sable

If you’ve been staring at the same four walls for months, it’s time to slip inside the eye of someone else’s design mind and get inspired. Feast your eyes on our roundup of the best Instagram accounts to help you do your homework. By OLIVE WAKEFIELD

Lifestyle

Maison de Sable

Somewhere between a Wes Anderson film and your favorite sci-fi movie lie Maison de Sable’s futuristic designs. Conceived by artist Charlotte Taylor, her creations are totally escapist and completely cathartic to endlessly scroll through. Think pastel tones, curved corners and infinity views that will help you break the fourth wall of your own home.

LRNCE

One of the most exciting Instagram accounts from the creative community in Marrakech is Laurence Leenaert’s LRNCE. Her textiles, ceramics and artwork – inspired by the line drawings of Picasso and Joan Miró – are staples on the shelves of tastemakers everywhere. Keep your eye out for snaps of Leenaert’s terracotta-toned adobe-style home, where she shoots her creations against the backdrop of a piercing Moroccan sky.

Gavin Houghton Design

Interior designer Gavin Houghton is the owner of that candy-striped veranda – reposted by countless tastemakers and recreated by countless punters with Ikea’s Sofia fabric. Gavin Houghton Design’s speciality is classic with a twist of eclectic – and the interior designer’s homes in Tangiers and south London are testament to his brilliant eye for pattern and color. Check out his wonderfully quirky ceramics, too.

Gavin Houghton’s candy-striped ceiling and banquette makes a statement in his Tangier riad, while LRNCE’s imposing ‘Terrazzo’ table takes center stage in a stylish Instagram shot. Images: Guido Taroni (from the book Inside Tangier Houses and Gardens by Nicolo Baldissera) / @gavin1966; @LRNCE
A made-to-order ‘Toucan’ bench, pictured on Sister by Studio Ashby. Image: Studio Kix / @sisterbystudioashby

Sister by Studio Ashby

The latest venture from supernova style-setter Sophie Ashby, Sister by Studio Ashby is a line of wildly covetable vintageware, bespoke furniture and art pieces. Here, you’ll find the finishing touches that every room in your house is crying out for.

Pieces

This thoroughly eclectic curation of interiors, arts and culture is the antidote to any scroll slump you may find yourself in. From Monet’s primrose-yellow kitchen to the hallways of the fabled Chelsea Hotel in New York, Pieces has gathered beautiful rooms from history and created the ultimate interiors mood board. Idyllic for anyone looking for inspiration in unlikely places.

Andy Warhol’s “Flowers” hangs above the cast-iron bath in designer Frédéric Méchiche’s bathroom in Paris, as seen on Pieces’ colorful feed. Image: Gilles de Chabaneix / @pieceslondon_
The 1940s kitchen at Flamingo Estate makes for a perfectly charming retro post. Image: Pieter Jan Mattan – @pjmattan / @Flamingo_Estate

Flamingo Estate

This pastel-pink palace was saved from the brink of ruin by interiors legends Studio KO and, sure as pie, every room is a design dream. Visit Flamingo Estate for the daily house tours in its Stories, which tease a peek at the confetti-like terrazzo floors, leopard-print loungers and sprawling views over Los Angeles. Oh, and there is a giant Andy Warhol casually adorning the TV snug.

Abel Macias

Abel Macias’s brightly colored murals have placed him firmly in the tradition of David Hockney and Keith Haring. Based in LA, he has been transforming residential and commercial spaces with his signature bright and beautiful motifs – gaining something of a cult following along the way. For anyone considering a feature wall in their own home, Abel Macias is the perfect inspiration.

Auguri Studio

This interior-design studio has combed through the mythical interior-design archive in the sky and found the most charmingly retro-yet-relevant rooms for all budding renovators to recreate. Designer Giovanna de Bosredon is the visionary behind Auguri Studio and, with clients like the iconic Marin Montagut, you can trust her design references.

François Halard

Monsieur Halard is the OG of interiors photographers, shooting countless famous residences, from Yves Saint Laurent’s Parisian pad to Versailles itself. As lockdown limped on, he turned the lens on his own home, thrilling François Halard followers with a detailed look at the bohemian bliss he inhabits. His mustard kitchen with bottle-green tiles broke the internet (nearly).

A 1970s sideboard by French designer Charlotte Perriand on Auguri Studio. Image: @auguri_auguri
A bedroom bursting with color and Lisa Fine textiles takes pride of place on the Luca Lux Instagram account. Image: @_luca_lux / @lisafinetextiles

Luca Lux

More affectionately known as the Prince of Chintz, Luca Lux is bursting with frills and florals – and you’ll certainly want to steal a bit of each room for your own home. Enjoy his deep-dive into the grandest residences imaginable, where floor-to-ceiling bookcases, sweeping ballrooms and glittering giltware are the norm.

Green River Project LLC

For fans of cottagecore, cabin porn and/or chalet chic, the rustic aesthetic of design studio Green River Project LLC will have you hooked. Founders Aaron Aujla and Benjamin Bloomstein work with native woods, historical textiles and reclaimed resources to achieve the unthinkable: barefoot-luxe in tiny Manhattan apartments. Aujla also happens to be the partner of Emily Bode (of eponymous clothing line Bode) – he decked out Bode’s New York store and their own home in pleasing tobacco tones and unique vintage fabrics.

The London List goes inside a grandiose 18th-century Parisian home, featuring a rock-crystal and bronze chandelier by Hervé Van der Straeten. Image: Guillaume de Laubier / @the_london_list

The London List

Editor Ben Weaver writes a brilliant weekly newsletter covering everything from sustainability in design to spotting future art classics. If you ever need reminding how art and interiors blend seamlessly together, follow The London List. Here, you’ll spot the luckiest rooms in the world – decked out in countless Picassos and Basquiats.

Pepi de Boissieu

Creative director Pepi de Boissieu specializes in theatrical food installations for clients such as Hermès and Camper – but her home in Barcelona is a study in lo-fi luxe. Each room is a soothing palette of neutrals, with enough crumpled linen to last a lifetime. Highlights include her shots of long, lazy summer lunches, complete with freshly picked fruit, and dreamy alfresco tablescapes that you can look forward to recreating come summer.

Florals and colors – and an exquisite Lisa Corti sofa spread – provide an eye-catching Instagram post for Heroldian Journal. Image: Heroldian Art Concepts / @heroldian_journal

Heroldian Journal

The Hamburg home of art consultant Katharina Herold is like a mini gallery, with charming curiosities, ceramics and collectibles aplenty. Every image on Heroldian Journal is a masterclass in how to mix high and low style effortlessly – and, given that Herold’s day job is to source the perfect artwork for a space, you can be sure to see an ever-changing rotation of inspiring pieces in her own home.

The Peanut Vendor

Find slick 20th-century furniture and offbeat objects tantalizingly arranged on this super-chic grid. The Peanut Vendor specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces with a backstory and also owns a showroom in east London, where you can fawn over these magical creations in real life.

Love From Lexi

Lexi Hayman’s miniature cut-outs of the most-Pinned rooms and cult homeware pieces are inspired, not to mention absolutely adorable. See her pixie-sized renderings of Luke Edward Hall plates and Matilda Goad clam shells and try not to smile. With clients like Christie’s and Liberty London, Love from Lexi is one to follow.

Two mid-century designer chairs share the limelight at The Peanut Vendor. Image: @the_peanut_vendor
Saar Manche’s Instagram post of a ‘Sun Rays’ rug by Lorena Canals “reflects a beautiful collaboration of wool and art”. Image: @saarmanche

Saar Manche

Dutch artist Saar Manche’s house in The Hague shows that the simple life is sometimes the most stylish. The snapshots of her minimalist WFH space – with sunlight trickling through the window – is a tonic for any overcrowded mind.

An interiors post from Stacia K.G, featuring an Apple Honey chair by Shiro Kuramata (produced by Pastoe circa 1986) and a chunky terrazzo coffee table by Erling Viksjø. Image @stacia.kg

Stacia K.G

Think of Stacia K.G.’s smart account as the Wikipedia of interiors. Referencing everything from architectural gems to throwbacks of interior magazines and art-filled apartments, her posts are informative, eclectic and pleasingly left-field – exactly what you need when dreaming up something a little different for your own pad, in fact. No surprise then that she runs a successful design studio with a focus on modern yet classic spaces. One for the mood board.

Côte de Folk

New kid on the block Sophie Rowell, aka Côte de Folk, is the interior designer in demand by those in the know. The former stylist and art director has a knack for sourcing superb, one-off pieces and collating images of beguiling interiors – all in keeping with her self-professed “perfectly imperfect style.” She’s the magpie eye behind Laura Jackson’s fabled kitchen cabinet, as well as the delightful vintage linen curtains in Hannah Weiland’s new house. Follow for styling tips, tricks of the trade and dreamy visuals of her own home and clients’.

Sophie Rowell shares an image from a Victorian townhouse in London, where a dividing wall has been knocked through to create a large open-plan space with two separate living zones. Image @cotedefolk

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