Cover Image, Branca Interiors
Is there anything better than mindlessly scrolling through Instagram and drooling over interiors until the wee hours of the morning? No? Just us?
Whether you’re standing in line or waiting for a cab, bookmark this blog post to discover our favorite interior designers on Instagram. With all these new designers to follow, you’ll have gorgeous interior content to devour for the rest of your life—never mind a ton of inspiration for your next project.
This Rome-born interior designer posts everything that catches her eye—from interesting color palettes to quirky art to inspiration from her travels. She also isn’t shy about posting her works in progress, which are just as fascinating as the finished room. In an interview with Tory Daily, Branca said she loves Instagram because “when there’s beauty, you want to record it, you want to savor it.”
Amber Lewis is on every list of “best designers to follow on Instagram” for a reason. Her photos are clean and bright, giving us a glimpse into a world filled with only stunning design. Lewis also owns a brick and mortar interiors shop showcasing her California eclectic style.
This Orange County-based interior designer has a checkered history. She’s designed model homes, ran a staging business and is now focused on residential design. “From kitchen makeovers, to new builds, I’m passionate about the environments I create,” she says on her lifestyle blog. “Simple, clean and elegant are words that inspire me every day.”
Benjamin Vandiver is the founder of a full-service interior design and lifestyle brand with studios in both Nashville and New York. He was named “One to Watch” by Architectural Digest and we personally love to watch what he’ll post next on his mostly-minimalist but no-less inspiring Instagram account.
Dabito is a graphic designer with one of the best eyes for interiors we’ve ever seen. You’ll find him snapping inspiration shots of residential design, cafes, hotels and more. He’s a self-described “eclectic bohemian,” and his design studio, Old Brand New, perfectly captures the sentiment of that phrase.
Who doesn’t miss the days of the physical Domino magazine? God knows we do. The good news is, you can follow them on Instagram and still catch glimpses of their favorite interiors, plus the occasional delicious-looking recipe.
You can’t talk about design and the internet without bringing up Grace Bonney, the woman at the helm of the ever-so Design*Sponge. Bonney posts constantly, sharing photos of her home life, rambling farm house, and interior inspiration. She’s also active in the comments, chatting up her nearly 800k followers. Now that’s social media engagement.
Grant Gibson’s Instagram account is not only pretty to follow, but is beautiful as a whole. Every one of his photos features a thick white frame, which gives his entire account a minimalist feel. This bicoastal designer has been featured in Elle Decor, who said, “His work is always eclectic, livable and easy on the eyes.” On his account you’ll find snaps from his travels as well as inspiring details from his everyday life.
This Brooklyn-based husband and wife duo “embrace all the wonderful diversity in the design world” in both their interior and editorial work. They’re the brains behind AphroChic, where they share design inspiration and their own services. They’re also brand ambassadors for IKEA.
Acting as the official Instagram account for the Portland design team at JHID, Jessica Helgerson is known for her architectural perspective. She uses decor to highlight the best of a space, primarily the original features in historical buildings.
Jonathan Adler, if you haven’t heard, is the potter, designer, and author behind the iconic brand. With 28 stores worldwide and over 1,000 wholesale locations, you’ve probably seen his stuff. His philosophy: “Build a timelessly chic foundation, then accessorize with abandon.” The brand’s Instagram account is chock-full of furnishings, decorations and knick knacks, combined to create some of the most colorful and inspiring spaces on Instagram.
Bohemian designer Justina Blakeney lives in a home called “The Jungalow,” which she’s turned into a vivid online brand. The designer, artist and author believes “Creativity is the key to an amazing home,” and scrolling through her Instagram feed will give you the burning desire to place potted plants all over your house.
An interior design studio based in Los Angeles, Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe share minimalist, yet somehow still bohemian, interior shots. Their LA store houses a growing collection of vintage pieces, accessories and international finds. Self-described as “hunter-gatherers of good taste,” their Instagram feed is an extension of their ever-changing range of whimsical objects.
This husband and wife design team live in Nashville, focusing on a stunning combination of residential, retail and commercial design.
This building and interiors firm may not have the most Instagram followers, but they have the most impressive portfolio. Having worked together for a decade designing Hollywood film sets, the pair “took their first steps away from film when they were asked to design a home in Los Angeles.” Personally, we think their work at the High Line Hotel in NYC is utter perfection. You’ll want to scroll through their feed forever. We just wish they had more updates to share with us.
New York interior designer Ryan Korban calls himself an “Arbiter of taste.” We can’t disagree. He’s known for mixing luxury, old-world romance, and urban cool into everything he does. His Instagram account, however, is a healthy balance of gorgeous designs, luxurious travel snaps and the occasional selfie.
Will Taylor’s bright Instagram account feels like a family summer vacation at the beach. Maybe it’s the pops of vivid blue in every photo or his cute poses in front of colorful walls. Either way, we love scrolling through his adventures in design, style and travel.
Who are we missing? Let us know your favorite designer Instagram accounts in the comments!