Looking to refresh your home décor after a year of work and school and everything from home? Look no further for inspiration than local interior designers and home styling enthusiasts who share their expertise on Instagram.
Several of these metro Phoenix Instagrammers, such as Jessica Bui (@the.orange.home) and Robert and Christina of @newdarlings, have racked up hundreds of thousands of followers with their interior designs that bring the colors of the Sonoran Desert into their homes.
Others, such as Cassie Garcia (@neon.be) and Diana Elizabeth Steffen (@dianaelizabeth_), share their do-it-yourself and budget-friendly decorating ideas for making your living space cozier.
Here are eight Instagram accounts to follow for inspiration on how to refresh your home design.
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Bari J. Ackerman of @barij
While florals for spring might not be groundbreaking, Bari J. Ackerman’s bold style resonates on Instagram — she has garnered more than 100,000 followers on her account, @barij, with her colorful interior design shots.
Ackerman is “an artist, author, designer, home décor expert and founder of the floral-filled Bari J. lifestyle brand” whose use of bold floral fabrics is perfect for “rebellious maximalists,” according to her website.
Where to find them: https://www.instagram.com/barij, https://barijackerman.com.
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Cassie Garcia of @neon.be
Blogger Cassie Garcia of @neon.be shares her Phoenix lifestyle, including what she’s been cooking lately and the things she keeps in her nightstand, with more than 350,000 followers.
She also posts the latest home décor hacks she has learned, such as how to make window treatments that look high-end on a budget and how to make a low-cost trellis for your garden. Her style uses muted colors and indoor plants that are almost an ode to the outdoors.
Where to find them: https://www.instagram.com/neon.be, http://www.neonbe.com.
Chanté Fox of @chantefox
Chanté Fox shares her love for her family and interior design on her account, @chantefox. Fox often updates her followers on the latest developments in her renovation projects on her Instagram Stories.
She and her husband, Cody Howard, share details of the progress of their homes under construction across Arizona on their shared Instagram account, @chiselbuilt. According to Fox’s Instagram, they are currently “living nomadically for an undetermined time while we remodel our new house.”
Where to find them: https://www.instagram.com/chantefox.
Diana Elizabeth Steffenof @dianaelizabeth_
Blogger and thrifter Diana Elizabeth Steffen’slove of vintage is apparent in the photos she shares of her latest decorating endeavors on her account, @dianaelizabeth_.
She describes her style as “grandmillenial” on her website and explains, “I also believe in saving up for quality, the item you won’t want to replace in a few decades that may become a future heirloom, and living a beautiful lifestyle that you can afford.”
Where to find them: https://www.instagram.com/dianaelizabeth_, https://dianaelizabethblog.com.
Jenelle Lovings of @ablackgirlinwestelm
Interior designer Jenelle Lovings, a self-described “West Elm connoisseur,” shares her latest design inspiration on her Instagram account, @ablackgirlinwestelm. Many designs feature a neutral color scheme, for those looking for a more muted and minimalist space.
Lovings specializes in creating “spaces that imbue luxury and quality that are accessible,” according to her website.
Where to find them: https://www.instagram.com/ablackgirlinwestelm, https://www.jenellelovings.com.
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Jessica Bui of @the.orange.home
Jessica Bui is known as @the.orange.home — “an orange house with an orange tree” in Scottsdale — to her 125,000 followers, with whom she shares her latest home updates and décor tips.
From backyard transformations to hallway makeovers and DIY home improvement projects, Bui inspires followers with her “desert dweller” style that uses oranges and neutral colors. Her parents, “DIY dad” and “green thumb mom,” sometimes make appearances on Bui’s account, too.
Where to find them: https://www.instagram.com/the.orange.home, https://theorangehome.blog< /a>.
Liz Roth of @desertdecor
The name of interior designer Liz Roth’s Instagram account, @desertdecor, says it all. More than 340,000 followers stay up-to-date on Roth’s Phoenix home renovations and stylings.
Some of Roth’s recent posts show her updates to her backyard patio, which include an outdoor rug, firepit, chairs and end tables.
Where to find them: https://www.instagram.com/desertdecor.
Robert and Christina of @newdarlings
If you are looking for interior design inspired by the Sonoran Desert, look no further than one of the most well-known Instagrammers in Phoenix, @newdarlings.
Valley residents Robert and Christina started blogging in 2013 to document their move from New York to Arizona. Now they’re known to more than 450,000 followers for styling their Phoenix home with indoor plants and orange- and brown-toned decorations and furniture.
“Our home became a reflection of the desert, filled with earth tones and displays of local makers,” they explain on their blog.
If you want to recreate the couple’s interior design, they share the furniture and décor they use in their home on their blog.
Where to find them: https://www.instagram.com/newdarlings, http://newdarlings.com.
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