12 Interior Designers You Should Be Following on Instagram
Feeling uninspired by your Insta-feed? Look no further than our favourites to infuse chic style, flawless composition, and hilarious captions into your daily scroll. Follow these 12 style-setters all the way to the Land of Oz.
The son of the famed late decorator David Hicks and brother of equally talented designer India Hicks, British gentleman Ashley Hicks is as blue-blooded as they come—and did we mention he’s an author, architect, interior designer, and furniture designer? His Instagram feed brims with shots of the stunning English countryside, jaw-dropping historic spaces, and super-graphic, totally classic interiors that will keep you scrolling for eternity.
The photographic goodness of Nashville-based designer Benjamin Vandiver—whose clients include Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton—marries his Southern roots with California cool (he has clients in LA and NY, too). Whether he’s taking us with him to the custom showroom, unveiling a new project, or taking a Sunday snap of his sofa, he always gives us something to covet.
Interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn brings us relentless entertainment with his self-deprecating captions and his hysterical accounts of what it's like to be a city guy living in the country. Inside looks at his installation days and his impressive north Georgia mountain house remodel are a constant source of can-do inspiration, and almost everything he produces is custom, which is just, well, boggling.
Betsy Burnham, one of the West Coast’s most beloved interior designers, gives followers a glimpse into her design life along with business partner Max Humphrey. In addition to her stunning pattern mixes and install-day sneak peeks, Burnham’s followers also get an amazing dose of fashion as her personal style is almost as vivid, tailored, and edgy as her interiors.
Young, Seattle-based designer Brian Paquette has a fresh eye and a relaxed, sculptural, edgy style. Whether he’s snapping a pair of futuristic lamps he’s picked up for a client, revealing a sneak peek of a new project, or capturing decaying architecture around town, his images are always beautifully composed with a cohesive, desaturated palette.
The Instagram feed of home goods store and interiors firm Cafiero Select is our guilty pleasure when it comes to eyeing unique vintage pieces, handsome fabrics, and artful arrangements of accessories. Scroll through the firm’s feed and you’ll feel like you just opened a Pandora’s box of decorative gorgeousness.
A traditionalist with a flair for colour and modern accents, interior designer Nick Olsen makes us smile with clever captions, hilarious pop culture throwbacks, and too-chic-for-words decorations—be it in his own projects or all the old-school New York haunts he visits.
The former creative director of the original Domino, Sara Ruffin Costello is hysterical and sarcastic, not to mention supermodel gorgeous and mother to three beautiful kids (who appear in many of her snaps). A New Orleans transplant from NYC, Sara is constantly sharing amazing images of the gorgeous historic interiors and gardens of NOLA, as well as other picturesque destinations from her sophisticated travels.
NYC-based designer Sasha Bikoff has a distinct eye for bold, edgy, contemporary furniture, décor, and art, and her Instagram feed is brimming with her intriguing antiques fair finds, thoughtfully curated vignettes, and over-the-top inspiration images. We can’t wait to see what she turns us onto next.
Interior designer Joshua Greene of Hernandez Greene brings us gorgeous geometry in unexpected places, perfectly styled vignettes, and arresting architecture in his beautifully ethereal feed. We hope someone has trademarked whatever filter he’s using because it’s totally inspiring.
Boutique NYC interior design firm Tilton Fenwick’s fresh take on traditional interiors is certain to turn even the most die-hard modernists into fans of updated classic styles. Plus, watching the firm become a household name through its line of fabrics for Duralee and upholstery line for Target makes you feel like you're joining them on their amazing journey to the big league.
Textile designer Zak Profera has a beautiful, exotic style, and unsurprisingly, his Instagram feed is a source of pattern perfect. He rolls out fresh new patterns and unique colour schemes on the regular, all the while finding adorable ways to work his dog Shinji into most of his snaps.
Who are your favourite designers to follow on Instagram? Tell us in the comments. And while you're at it, make sure you're following Domaine on Instagram, too!