11 Instagram Accounts to Follow If You Love Flowers
Though your Instagram is often overwhelmed with selfies and #ootd postings, it is, without doubt, an amazing source of inspiration and offers a special peek into the world of some very creative individuals. With this in mind, we thought it only fitting to indulge ourselves in one of Instagram's most unapologetically beautiful niches—that of the bloom-obsessed, flower arrangement-creating, floral-foraging community. From professional florists prepping weddings to expressive artists making us see flowers in entirely new ways, these are 11 of the best accounts to follow.
From what we can tell, Maurice Harris is a floral designer with a point of view. With a unique, and brilliantly entertaining, affection for anthropomorphizing his arrangements with the personalities of various very rad ladies, Harris’s work is beautiful, bold, and utterly engaging.
Flower farmer Erin Benzakein is a self-described “flower-obsessed nut” whose Washington state farm is home to some of the most enchanted natural light— and ginormous blooms the size of small childrens’ faces—we have ever laid eyes on. With a penchant for creating fluffy, irreverent bridal bouquets and a clear love for what she does, Benzakein is a dream to keep up with.
Just outside of ceramicist Frances Palmer's studio is an abundant garden that looks like something pulled from the pages of Alice in Wonderland. Dinner-plate dahlias, zinnias, sunflowers, and tomatoes interweave, making for an account bursting with beautiful colour and texture. No frills here, just floral goodness.
Blogger and interior designer Justina Blakeney is worth following for a myriad of reasons, not least among them the gorgeous documentation of her love of flowers. Blakeney’s recent foray into creating whimsical portraits from flower and plant clippings (#facethefoliage), and longstanding #bloomsonblack series, make us want to take apart every bouquet. If you want to look at flowers in a whole new light, tune in.
Photographer Lani Trock is undoubtedly a romantic. Her daily “Good Morning, I love you” posts often ruminate on flowers she stumbles upon in nature and the magical light cast upon them, and her #flowersforthemoon series captures moody blooms in the wild. Trock’s unconventional eye and relationship to nature will undoubtedly inspire.
Los Angeles-based floral studio and founder Kristen Cassie’s Instagram feed documents her process, many trips to the local flower markets, and her wild, romantic Moon Canyon arrangements. A longtime and consistent DesignLoveFest collaborator, Cassie’s feed is sun-drenched and bursting with colour.
Ja Soon Kim’s kaleidoscopic nature-based art is a feast for any colour- and pattern-lover’s eyes. Filling the entire frame with clipped petals of orchids, daisies, foraged wildflowers, and more, we can just imagine Kim knee-deep in flowers, meticulously arranging each detail just to create her stunning, living canvases.
Vancouver-based Sophia Hsin treats flowers much like a painter would paints. Blooms, singular petals, and leaves come to life to spell out words, encircle a perfect cup of coffee, or drift up to the sky. Hsin is boundlessly creative, and we’re always excited to see what she posts next.
Floral artist Lili Cuzor lists “wildflowers, plants & magic” in her Instagram profile description, and those three words ring true in her ethos and subject matter. With a particular love for foraged wildflowers from around the Los Angeles area, Cuzor highlights imperfection and detail to uniquely delicate yet striking results.
Taylor Tomasi Hill didn’t always “do” flowers, but she’s certainly a natural. Following an illustrious career in the fashion industry and continued regard as a trendsetter, she’s begun her second act. We love following her chic projects and regular visits to NYC’s Chelsea flower market.
Floral designer Yasmine Mei's eye for storied romance elicits a dreamy sigh in all who scroll past her arrangements. Bonus points for the fact that Mei has an enviable collection of vintage frocks that often play sweet supporting roles to the bouquets being photographed.