Top 10 Instagram interiors inspiration for August

School holidays are in full swing, and the juggle is real. I’m in flat-out planning mode for London Design Festival, Cersai, and Maison & Objet plus some exciting styling projects on the horizon (I’ll let you know more soon) – all when I can find a spare minute or two between play dates and ferrying to and fro to Summer Camp.  I’m trying to schedule my M&O route to get the maximum number of key brands for the fewest steps. You might be laughing, but with 3000 brands it’s no joke. One of the ways I research brands these days is via social media, there is a treasure trove of Instagram interiors inspiration especially as it’s such a visual channel. I thought for August’s Instagram interiors inspiration I’d share some of the accounts that I think have fantastic feeds full of design loveliness. The ones you’ll coo over and possibly also probably wonder how practical they are if you have kids, pets or work for a living. But that’s the point of Instagram, a little escape from the day-to-day into visual nirvana.

Are you even an interiors fan if you don’t follow the design musings of Kelly Wearstler on Instagram?

Dorothée Meilichzon has designed some outstanding hotels such as Hotel Bachaumont, a 4-star hotel in Paris, Hotel Paradis also in Paris, and the Henrietta Hotel in London, to name a few of the recent ones. She has an eclectic aesthetic with a retro vibe and insanely creative mixing styles and patterns. Her feed is an Instagram interiors inspiration wonderworld.

The always creative curated feed of Ettore Sottsass by New York-based Raquel Cayre is full of colour and form, the feed often features Memphis and Bauhaus inspired architecture and sets. One of my Instagram interiors inspiration go-to’s for mood boarding.

📷 @pancrazi via @mirandamakaroff ❤️

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A big dose of wanderlust alongside architecture and interiors inspiration from the Barcelona based Interior Design Studio Katty Schiebeck Studio.  Curators Ruben Ortiz & Katty Schiebeck share retro interiors with a 70’s vibe and some of the nicest exotic destinations who’ll want to visit, on their feed Somewhere I Would Like To Live.

#tfduralee 2️⃣!! Hitting @duralee showrooms in July! More in stories.

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Designers Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham are lovers of colour and pattern, and I love a hit of their design studio Tilton Fenwick in my Instagram feed. They have a wallpaper collaboration with Hygge and West and a fabric line with Duralee. Plus Elle Decor included them in their 2018 A-list of the top 100 interior designers.

Good morning from our kitchen sink! (OK I took this photo at 2pm yesterday but you know what I mean 😉). We’re off on holiday tomorrow but the house won’t get lonely – I’ve decided to use the time we’re away to get some decorating/DIY (Delegate It Yourself) jobs done without small noisy people getting underfoot. The Pink House Husband says it’ll be useful to have the kids out the way too. I think he thinks he’s being funny 🙄. So I’ve given keys to various carpenters/painters/plasterers and they’re going to come in and sort some stuff out while we’re sheltering from the London heatwave in Portugal (literally never thought I’d go on holiday to very-nearly-Africa to COOL DOWN but it’s going to be about 3 degrees hotter in Sagres – the south-east tip of Portugal – than it will be in London next week). Here are the decor changes I’ll be coming home to next weekend: * Much pinker/peachier @mypainthouse walls in my family room * bookshelves installed in the family room and painted bright green * a wicker hanging chair from @housecurious hanging in the kitchen/dining room by the bi-fold doors (this one’s a decor dream come true – I’ve always wanted a hanging chair) * the painted wooden oar I won at university trimmed (because it’s too long for the room) and hung on brass brackets in the sitting room, above the door * our bedroom door hung on the opposite hinges (boring but v useful as we will have more usable space in our small bedroom) So as much as I’m excited to go to @martinhal again (we went 3 years ago and it was the first time we actually felt like we’d had a proper holiday since having kids), I’m already excited about coming home. 😊 #schoolholidays #delegateityourself #kitchendecor

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Possibly the most Instagrammed colourful kitchen on the planet from Emily Murray of Pink House Living. The former journo and influencer, microblogs on her Instagram daily and always has me in stitches. It’s part comedy act with a huge dose of interior design savvy, and she also has a collaboration with Sofa’s and Stuff.

Kate Watson-Smyth the uber-talented author, journalist and blogger behind Mad About The House, is possibly the nicest most knowledgeable person you’ll come across at an interiors gathering in London. Her feed is packed with shots of her own home, styling she’s created for brands and also remarkable design finds. Her eponymous book Mad about the House: How to decorate your home with style is a fantastic read for anyone embarking on their own redesign or renovation project.

The mother and daughter-in-law duo behind Green and Mustard have a shared love for interiors. Their curated feed of mid-century, boho and modern styling shares real livable homes (albeit the Instagram styled version) with design by interior designers and home decor brands.  Sally and Anna seem to be constantly researching and share their wonderful finds several times a day.

The boutique-interiors studio based in Sydney, Arent & Pyke showcase their work on Arent Pyke Studio feed and a mix of their work and the work of designers that inspire them on Arent Pyke in out. It’s Instagram interiors inspiration to prove colours can clash and prints can mix.

Valentina Ullberg travels as much as I do, if not more! She curates My Interior Details sharing her own styling with the most fantastic interiors from around the globe. Definitely on my daily Instagram watch list.

Below is a bonus inspiration for anyone in need of some wanderlust this summer. The totally non-interiors FOMO feed that is the great Hello Emilie. It’s full of beautiful wanderlust that will have you looking up holiday destinations before you can count to three. It is, however, a great feed for palette inspiration.

If you’d like to see my previous Instagram inspiration posts take a look here.

Moment like these…wild horses of the Namib Desert.✨✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These horses have roamed the vast plains of the Namib Desert for over 100 years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Their origins date back to WWI when they were originally believed to be abandoned to the desert extremes. Over the years they have learnt to follow the water sources and adapt over time to the harsh environment, forming family groups, recalling their natural ways and regaining their freedom as wild animals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The concept of ‘wild’ is something I am trying to educate myself more and more on. It’s such an in-depth, complicated & heartbreaking issue in this part of the world, so I would love to hear your thoughts. x

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1 Comment

  1. August 8, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Thrilled to see one of our images in this post of Scottish Crafter Rachel Henderson’s home, with the Orla Kiely wallpaper!

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