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Five Instagram accounts to follow for design inspiration

By 1st March 2018 No Comments


Refresh your interior for spring with creative ideas from these style-setters:

Rita Konig (@ritakonig)

What Rita Konig doesn’t know about home style isn’t worth knowing. The interior designer and journalist, who has been bringing her elegant touch to properties across the UK and the US for the past 15 years, has a following of more than 45,000 on Instagram, where she lives up to her promise to ‘make decorating fun’. Photographs of large-scale projects she has worked on will prove invaluable for anyone starting a scheme from scratch, while her close-up shots of details such as glassware, lighting or plants are ideal for adding the final flourish to a space.

Michelle Ogundehin (@michelleogundehin)

The editor-at-large of ELLE Decoration magazine takes a unique approach to curating her Instagram feed: scroll down and you’ll see one beautiful colourscape merge seamlessly into another, taking viewers on a visual journey from luscious lemon shades to a palette of pale pinks and onwards. As well as finding a colour to suit every mood, you’ll come across must-buy homewares, trends to watch and advice on how to recreate the loveliest looks of the season, all interspersed with a scattering of memorable quotes.

Abigail Ahern (@abigailahern)

 The Dalston home that Abigail Ahern shares with her husband Graham, Mungo the miniature schnauzer and Maude the Welsh terrier is as dramatically decorated as you’d expect from the designer. Join her 75,000 followers on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look inside the stylish abode, as well as endless ideas for your own property, including flower-arranging tips (Ahern stocks a range of realistic faux blooms), suggestions for how to change your décor with the seasons and delicious recipes for those who believe the kitchen is the heart of the home.

Little Big Bell (@littlebigbell)

Better known by her online sobriquet Little Big Bell, Geraldine Tan is a London-based blogger who shares design ideas, interiors trend predictions and practical tips with her 217,000 Instagram followers every day. Whether she’s showcasing her own design collaborations – she has recently styled a series of rooms for Amara Living – offering recommendations for the most elegant way to display your book collection or simply bringing a little good cheer to her audience in the form of colourful snapshots, she’s a constant source of inspiration.

Style by Emily Henderson (@em_henderson)

The Los Angeles-based stylist and author Emily Henderson effortlessly mixes vintage and contemporary influences in her photography, from her ‘modern Victorian’ series – think elaborately patterned wallpaper, sumptuously upholstered furniture and ornate chandeliers – to her light-filled conservatory-style spaces. Her penchant for geometric prints on flooring, walls and rugs means her pictures always pop, and we love seeing the occasional personal shot of life at home with her husband and their adorable son Charlie.

Credit: Tessa Neustadt/courtesy of Emily Henderson


Article written by Frances Hedges

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