Design Dozen: 12 Gorgeous Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following (Plus 5 Fun Snapchatters)

published Jul 28, 2016
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There’s no shortage of stunning photography on Instagram—but sometimes, sorting through all the selfies and brunch pics to find the true gems gets tiring. So for all of you design-lovers out there, we’ve compiled a list of must-follow accounts that are capturing inspiring interiors, colorful DIYs, and the lushest floral installations we’ve ever seen. And if the spontaneity of Snapchat is more your style, we’re throwing in five creative Snapchatters whose live feeds of their projects and travels we can’t stop streaming.

Follow Apartment Therapy on Instagram & Snapchat!

Inspiring Instagrams:

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Follow Tara Mangini and Percy Bright, the brilliant couple behind the traveling home design company Jersey Ice Cream Co., as they move from house to house remodeling older homes and making them beautiful. They incorporate a mix of salvaged and antique pieces into their designs, creating an aesthetic that is timeless, romantic, and steeped in history. Trust me, you’re going to want to move into every single one of their projects.

If your Instagram feed could use more Cali vibes, add LA-based design firm Amber Interiors. The sun-filled, laid-back, yet stylish spaces Amber Lewis creates will put you in a West Coast frame of mind.

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The Insta of the incredible interior design company Homepolish—which has a team of hundreds of designers tackling everything from decorating to renovating—has us ohh- and ahh-ing over the stunning “after” photos to their projects.

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Meredith Wing, the illustrator behind MooMooi, shares her charming fashion illustrations, embellished with botanicals, such as the poppy skirts above. The mixed media #SomeFlowerGirls are a delightful addition to any Instagram feed.

Follow New York City-based interior designer Benjamin Vandiver to see his latest refined-yet-relaxed designs, as well as spaces that inspire him.

Stylist Emily Henderson‘s inspiring work is proving to us day after day that beautiful and affordable are not mutually exclusive. Her happy, colorful styling, interspersed with photos of her adorable family, makes for Instagram gold.

I seriously can’t stop staring at A Beautiful Mess‘s color-soaked Instagram. Just like the blog, the account documents sister team Elsie Larsen and Emma Chapman’s homes, DIY projects, and recipes—all in stunning color.

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Gorgeous styling, luscious recipes (cardamom and rose iced latte, anyone?), and wish-you-were-there dinner parties combine to make Local Milk a personal favorite. Beautiful lighting and a subdued color palette contribute to the dreaminess of the photos.

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Watching interior stylist Jennifer Harrison‘s Instagram is like stepping into a world of impeccably curated vintage finds, plants, and rich textiles. Her effortless bohemian aesthetic hits all the right notes.

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Welcome to floral fantasy land. Putnam & Putnam, a NYC-based husband-team floral design company, creates the most spectacular arrangements and installations. My favorites are the images of interiors overrun with blooms, like the nook above from a shoot in Brooklyn.

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Sibella Court, an Australian interior stylist with a whimsical home store called The Society Inc. in New South Wales, posts the latest additions to her store (like the porcelain fortune cookies above), along with rooms she’s transformed.

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The husband-and-wife photography team behind the blog House of Brinson shares shots they’ve taken of incredible interiors and mouth-watering recipes. (Bonus: Looking for one more Snapchat to follow? Theirs is both beautiful and informative, providing peeks into historical homes and their current projects.)

Snapchat Stars:

Oh Joy (Snapchat name: “ohjoy”)

Designer Joy Cho of the blog Oh Joy shares her stylish finds and latest projects. The cutest part? Her adorable daughters playing modern-day dress up with Snapchat filters.

Studio DIY (Snapchat name: “StudioDIY”)

With a tagline like “Make Life a Party!” Studio DIY founder Kelly Mindell’s Snapchats live up to expectations. Sneak peeks at her studio, fun photoshoots, and oodles of colorful craft supplies make this Snapchat a DIY-ers dream come true.

Will Taylor / Bright.Bazaar (Snapchat name: “Will Taylor”)

Watching the world through interior designer Will Taylor of Bright.Bazaar‘s perspective is like suddenly developing a very keen sense of color. He never fails to point out an amazing palette or an inspiring architectural detail along his journeys, delivering it all with humor and some on-point emojis.

Erica Domesek / P.S.-I Made This

Erica Domesek, the creative mastermind behind the blog P.S.-I Made This offers her Snapchat fans daily glimpses into her crafty, colorful world. But what really shines here is the food: I watched her bake a pie with a bikini-shaped crust, and today she went to a party at Tori Spelling’s where there was a cake made out of sushi and coffee served inside cookie cups. Basically, she’s living the life—and you’re going to want to watch.

The House that Lars Built (Snapchat name: “houselarsbuilt”)

Brittany Watson Jepsen from the popular DIY and lifestyle blog The House That Lars Built loves sharing her projects and thoughts with her Snapchat following. She always captures life’s little moments, like a close-up of some gorgeous blooms.