April 16, 2024


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Interior Designers You Should Be Following on Instagram

Interior Designers You Should Be Following on Instagram

From seasoned interior tastemakers to up-and-comers, these accounts supply ample design inspiration.

If you’re a fan of beautifully designed, streamlined interiors, then Instagram is the place for you. Brimming with both seasoned and up-and-coming designer accounts alike, the platform supplies ample amounts of design inspiration from the convenience of your phone. “Instagram reflects the very nature of design itself by exemplifying the point that inspiration can be found anywhere,” says Nina Magon of Contour Interior Design. “It is also a great communication tool to share and retrieve information about design.” Looking to ensure that your Instagram feed is always filled with inspiring (and useful) design details? We rounded up a myriad of our interior designer accounts to start following stat, if you aren’t already.

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Sheila Bridges

Named “America’s Best Interior Designer” by both Time and CNN, New York City-based creative Sheila Bridges, above, has been designing luxe, patterned-filled residences for over 25 years. Famous for creating her Harlem Toile De Jouy wallpaper, Bridges’ Instagram account provides a solid mix of colorful, tailored interiors and gorgeous home décor offerings from her product line. Follow: @harlemtoilegirl

Paloma Contreras

A former high school Spanish teacher, Paloma Contreras originally launched her interior design blog, La Dolce Vita, as a creative outlet. Ten years later, the beloved blogger has turned her penchant for design into a full-time career, and she has earned a massive following as a result. Her Instagram is packed with images of the elegant, streamlined spaces she designs and ideas for recreating them at home. Follow: @palomacontrerasdesign

Forbes + Masters

Known for their bold, eclectic spaces and keen eye for color, Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters are making major waves in the design industry. The duo behind Atlanta-based interior design firm Forbes + Masters has an account is brimming with images from their bespoke projects, as well as tips and product recommendations for scoring a similar look. Follow: @forbesmasters

Nina Magon

Handpicked by designer Nate Berkus to appear on NBC‘s hit show American Dream Builders, Nina Magon is best known for designing refined, modern interiors with lots of luxe details. As Creative Director of the Houston-based design firm Contour Interior Design, she creates sumptuous spaces that are sure to liven up your feed. Follow: @contourinterior

Rayman Boozer

Originally from Alabama, Rayman Boozer first made a name for himself in the design world when he opened Apartment 48, a New York City-based home décor store designed to look like an apartment. The store has since evolved into a full-blown design firm; he creates highly coveted colorful, yet curated interiors, and has the Instagram feed to prove it. Follow: @apartment48

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Caitlin Murray

A favorite of both interior design lovers and fashionistas, Caitlin Murray—and her firm Black Lacquer Design—is known across the globe for her elevated, color-soaked style. True to form, her Instagram account is filled with snapshots of the warm, inviting spaces she designs, which are teeming with hip details such as iridescent bathroom mirrors, bold accent walls, and eye-catching artwork. Follow: @blacklacquerdesign

Breegan Jane

Los Angeles-based mom and designer Breegan Jane first honed her design skills by staging rooms as the creative director
for a luxury yacht company. Today, she spends her days outfitting the interiors of the rich and famous, as well as revamping spaces on HGTV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition—which you’ll find plenty of behind-the-scenes sneak peeks from if you follow her on personal account. Follow: @breeganjane

Carmeon Hamilton

A self-proclaimed “modern bohemian,” interior designer Carmeon Hamilton believes in creating spaces that are both beautiful and environmentally sound. She launched her design firm, Nubi Interiors, in Memphis, Tennessee, to bring her stylish, eco-friendly aesthetic to the masses, and boasts an Instagram account overflowing with images of sleek, houseplant-filled spaces to boot. Follow: @carmeon.hamilton

Darryl Carter

Internationally beloved for his elegant interiors and sophisticated furniture and lighting designs, interior designer Darryl Carter has been creating timeless spaces with modern details for over two decades. His feed is filled with shots from his beautiful, antique-filled spaces, including his Tudor-style home near Washington, D.C. Follow: @darrylcarterdesign

Danielle Fennoy

Danielle Fennoy, the woman behind the boutique firm Revamp Interior Design, has earned a reputation for transforming small New York City apartments into colorful, light-filled spaces with thoughtful details. Every bit as charming as the rooms she creates, her Instagram account features inspiring snaps of her work, including color-blocked bookshelves, periwinkle-painted kitchen cabinets, and lots of patterned wallpaper. Follow: @revampnyc

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Vanessa Deleon

If you watch a lot of design shows on television, chances are you’re already familiar with interior designer Vanessa Deleon. In addition to creating custom spaces that have been featured on the likes of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing and HGTV’s Design Star, the Art Deco-loving designer regularly provides design expertise via Instagram—which is why you should follow her as soon as possible. Follow: @vda_designs

Frances Merrill

If you love modern interiors with bold textiles, then we have the interior designer for you. Frances Merrill, who helms the Los Angeles-based studio Reath Design, has a feed filled with clean-lined spaces infused with strategic pops of color and pattern. Both minimalists and maximalists will appreciate her team’s work. Follow: @reathdesign

Steven Gambrel

Best known for his highly customized, structurally-savvy spaces, New York City-based designer Steven Gambrel earned a degree in architecture at the University of Virginia before venturing into interior design. Almost 25 years later, he’s made sophisticated interiors with elevated coastal and country-inspired furnishings his business, which you will find in plenty of photos of when you follow him. Follow: @stevengambrel

Young Huh

Beloved by international tastemakers and design enthusiasts alike, Young Huh is known for her fresh, but refined interiors. Follow her on Instagram if you’re looking for color and pattern inspiration—particularly tiled backsplashes, statement walls, and floral window treatments and textiles. Follow: @younghuh

Amanda Lindroth

When you can’t take a vacation, following Amanda Lindtroth on Instagram is the next best thing. Brimming with images of woven rattan style outdoor peacock chairs, coastal pattern-filled tablescapes, and of course, palm trees, her Instagram will mentally transport you to sunny Palm Beach in seconds. Follow: @lindrothdesign

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Jessica Helgerson

Based in Portland, Oregon, Jessica Helgerson creates colorful, eclectic interiors that are rich with art, textiles, and décor accessories. Filled with behind-the-scenes snaps of the warm, light-filled spaces she designs, her Instagram is a lesson in the value of ambience and mood lighting. Follow: @jhinteriordesign

Lauren Liess

Based in Great Falls, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., Lauren Leiss is the powerhouse behind Lauren Liess & Co. and the blog Pure Style Home. Known for designing rustic, modern farmhouse-inspired spaces, her Instagram offers firsthand glimpses into her cozy, country-style interiors. Follow: @laurenliess

Justina Blakeney

If bohemian-style spaces teeming with houseplants are more your speed, then give Justina Blakeney a follow. The beloved designer and blogger behind Jungalow, her account supplies a solid mix of bold textiles, eclectic interiors, and of course, lots of leafy greens. Follow: @justinablakeney

Tiffany Brooks Interiors

If you aren’t already in the know about Chicago-based interior designer and television personality Tiffany Brooks, then now’s the time to smarten up. Since launching her design firm in 2007, she’s gone on to design a slew of notable residential and commercial projects across the globe, earning her the coveted position of host and designer of HGTV’s Smart Home. Follow: @tiffanybrooksinteriors

Corey Damen Jenkins

If sophisticated, maximalist-minded interiors are your thing, then check out Corey Damen Jenkin’s Instagram. With saturated colors, vibrant prints, and animal skin upholstery, the Detroit-based interior designer’s aesthetic (and feed) is equal parts eclectic and preppy. Follow: @coreydamenjenkins

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Courtney McLeod

Modern glam lovers rejoice: We found the designer for you. Courtney McLeod of Right Meets Left Interior Design in New York City has an account overflowing with elegant, contemporary art and textile-filled spaces that are sure to inspire your own home. Follow: @rightmeetsleftinteriordesign

Mark Cunningham

If accessible, but fashion-forward spaces speak more to your style, then look no further than Mark Cunningham for inspiration. The go-to designer for comfortable, curated interiors, Cunningham worked at Ralph Lauren for 15 years before launching his namesake design firm in 2005. Follow: @markcunninghaminc

Heide Hendricks

As co-founder of Hendricks Churchill, Heide Hendricks has earned a reputation for crafting warm, but casual interiors filled with comforting furnishings. Along with swoon-worthy shots of the spaces she designs, her Instagram is filled with images of the textiles, landscapes, and people that inspire her work. Follow: @hendrickschurchill

Thomas O’ Brien

Based in New York City, Thomas O’ Brien is the interior and product designer extraordinaire behind Aero Studios and the beloved design boutique Aero, Ltd. Follow him on Instagram for behind-the-scenes shots of his design sketches and custom furniture pieces. Follow: @aerostudios

Nickey Kehoe

Based in Los Angeles, Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe launched their namesake design studio and boutique in 2004. Their Instagram account is filled
with the eclectic artwork and textiles that inspire their designs, as well as shots of their dreamy, coastal-cool interiors. Follow: @nickeykehoe

Brian Paquette

If you love relaxed, industrial style spaces, consider following Brian Paquette on Instagram. The Seattle-based interior designer has a knack for minimalist-minded spaces with clean-lined silhouettes and natural textiles that are simultaneously warm and modern. Follow: @brian.paquette_