Things have come a long way in the world of interiors since Instagram hit the scene. Opening our eyes to not only the hottest brands but interiors influencers, tastemakers and even hashtags that have gone stratospheric – be sure to check out #ihavethisthingwithfloors for some serious floor porn.
So we’ve handpicked 11 of our favourite accounts to inspire your next home renovation, spur you to restyle your coffee table or just mindlessly scroll.
If you’ve ever lusted over grandiose bookshelves, perfect print clashes or bedrooms that marry the luxe of a hotel and the homeliness of, well, home, Salvesen Graham are the interior designers to follow. The London-based duo have an impeccable eye when it comes to colour, print and texture. Be sure to check out some of their collaborations – we’re obsessed with the Salvesen Graham x Jennifer Manners scalloped rug – as well as their Insta feeds.
Paying homage to art and design, this Instagram account will make you want to give up your London apartment for something a little more Beverly Hills – we can dream. Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer during the 20th century whose huge portfolio of work spanned furniture, jewellery, glass design, lighting, home objects and more. The feed, which is actually curated by Raquel Cayre, is one to follow if you’re a fan of surrealist interiors and design – think a psychedelic colour palette, ‘60s sci-fi shapes and mind-bending staircases.
Room On Fire’s feed is the place to scroll if architectural porn is your thing. Think rugged concrete mixed with natural Scandi-inspired materials, great sweeping walls, light-filled spaces and homes that put Grand Designs to shame.
Award-winning design studio Lotta Agaton Interiors is the perfect stumble-upon for lovers of Scandi design. Lotta triumphs Swedish design and a muted colour palette, mixed in with fashion imagery and fonts. This feed will leave you wanting to strip everything back in hope for a more ‘Hygge’ life.
Selency is essentially a posh flea-market, providing a place to buy and sell second-hand furniture and goods. The French brand lusts over vintage and pre-loved pieces and is an education in the art of styling and sustainability.
The Insta feed of design duo Ruben Ortiz & Katty Schiebeck will leave you wanting to book a plane ticket to anywhere but Blighty. From Venetian palaces at sunset to power pink Ibizan interiors, this is as much a space for travel inspiration as it is design.
Interior designer Sophie Ashby is the bright young star of London’s interiors scene. Her feed is full of her own work which marries together her love of antiques, colour, contemporary art, modernist furniture and photography perfectly. Her vibe is definitely more is more, but it works. Sophie peppers her Instagram with a few personal photos too, from holidays to life with her (also impossibly) cool husband, fashion designer, Charlie Casely-Hayford. Ultimate couple and home goals.
Hands up if you’re a fan of a pineapple ornament, statement wallpaper, neon light or gallery wall? Us, too. Lucy Barlow, Founder of interiors studio Barlow & Barlow and general London cool-girl, has a way of taking some of the hottest interiors trends and making them super chic rather than just another Instagram fad. Her style breaks the rules, takes risks and we’re here for it.
If you’ve spotted many an Instagram influencer with a rattan or scalloped edged lamp shade of late (trust us, they are everywhere), they are probably from designer Matilda Goad. Her home accessories collection has been featured in just about every interiors mag and the products themselves are well on their way to becoming cult classics. Follow her feed for ideas on table scapes, sprucing up neglected corners and styling with blooms. We’re big fans.
If you’ve ever lusted after the interiors of top restaurants and clubs like Annabel’s, The Coral Room or The Ivy, you have Martin Brudnizki to thank. The Swedish interior architect and product designer is regarded in the interiors world as an absolute genius and some of his work has become the most ‘grammed rooms in the world. Case in point: the Annabel’s loos.
Blush pinks, cool slate greys and touches of metallic are the palette of choice on Tol’Ko’s feed. The mood is seriously expensive, with high-end fittings, bespoke furniture designs and plush textures. It will have you wanting to up sticks to a more impressive abode immediately – you might have to win the Lottery first.
“Build a timelessly chic foundation, then accessorise with abandon” are the wise words spoken by NY-based designer Jonathan Adler. His use of jewel tones, plush textures and whimsical products – be sure to check out his humbug-hued jars that say things like ‘Prozac’ and ‘Gluten’ – have made him a favourite with interiors aficionados. His recent high street collaboration with H&M was a sell out. If you managed to get your hands on a piece – lucky you.