While I’m trying to decrease the amount of time I spend mindlessly scrolling, perusing interior design Instagram accounts is one of my favorite ways to decompress in a way that leaves me feeling inspired and refreshed. Whether you’re all about the ultra-clean lines or love the rich décor, there are endless accounts on Instagram waiting to give you all the inspo you need for a total home refresh, a little update on a nook in your home, or even just for daydreaming about your future dream home.
There are a lot of stylists and designers showcasing their work online, but what sets apart the best interior designers on Instagram is their ability to make even the most unique and fanciful trends seem timeless. There’s something about taking in the perspective of a designer with a good eye for detail that opens up the imagination to new design possibilities.
If you’re someone who has been devoted to the all-white-everything trend, you just might get inspired to add a few bold patterns and colors to your space. Obsessed with vintage? You might be surprised by a newfound desire to mix classic pieces with a few bright and modern details.
Take a peek at 19 best interior design Instagram accounts we can’t get enough of—and why we love them.
Feature image by Nicole Franzen for Athena Calderone of EyeSwoon.
Joyce Downing Pickens | @jdpinteriors
Queen of dynamic neutral palettes, Joyce Downing Pickens seamlessly mixes modern and traditional for interiors that feel fresh, yet timeless. While you won’t find a lot of bright colors here, you’ll find an abundance of ways to make earthy neutrals shine brightly with thoughtful styling and lots of layers.
Arent & Pyke | @arentpyke_inout
This Sydney-based design studio is incredibly dynamic. Find simple Scandinavian design, minimalistic modern vibes, and museum-like old-world charm all on one feed.
Athena Calderone | @eyeswoon
I drool over literally everything Athena Calderone posts. Her home nails proportion, scale, and texture like none other! She perfectly hits the eclectic and polished vibes I’m drawn to, all while effortlessly incorporating vintage and antique pieces that read totally refined. One quick scroll proves that neutral on neutral can still be rich and layered.
Joanna Lavén | @joannalaven
Head over to Joanna Lavén’s feed a mix of curated inspiration images and her own swoon-worthy work. Think modernist posh interiorscapes, rich textures, and clean airy palettes. We can’t stop drooling over the above @studiomackereth kitchen, which she shares via @dactylion_design.
Sarah Sherman Samuel | @sarahshermansamuel
Los Angeles–based designer Sarah Sherman Samuel nails playful, yet feminine, with a touch of polish. Her style is totally relevant without being too trendy and incorporates the perfect touch of patterns, colors, and geometric shapes to create spaces that are fun and fresh. (You have to check out her renovation of Mandy Moore’s house.)
Alyssa Kapito | @alyssakapitointeriors
Earthy tones abound in soft linens and wood with a hint of onyx. Alyssa Kaptio always hones in on clean lines, milky palettes, and rich textures.
Natalie Myers | @nataliemyers
Fresh and clean with a laid-back vibe, Natalie Myers delivers inspo that feels totally achievable. Her hashtag #scandifornianstyle says it all.
Marlene Zeiner Borthen | @mdezeiner
With an Instagram feed that mixes real-life work with inspo shots, Marlene Zeiner Borthen curates spaces that feel artful, yet livable. Her feed shows quirky shapes intertwined with a restrained, yet impactful, use of color. We can’t get enough of this kitchen by ACV Interiors.
Apartment 34 | @apartment_34
Erin Hiemstra’s interiors are a beautiful mix of bold modern pieces with timeless classics. Her work is perfectly restrained without fully teetering into minimalism.
Jake Arnold | @jakearnold
Moody and romantic without feeling overwrought, I turn to Arnold’s designs when I want to step a little bit outside my comfort zone.
Erik Garcia from Maison Trouvaille | @maison_trouvaille
If you’re looking for a little Los Angeles inspiration, look no further than Maison Trouvaille. The look is a little bit beachy, a little bit city, and very chic.
Brady Tolbert | @bradytolbert
I love to turn to Brady Tolbert’s account when trying to find design inspiration that is as functional as it is stylish.
Leanne Ford | @leannefordinteriors
You’ve probably seen Ford on TV (she is one-half of the hit HGTV show Restored by the Fords), but I’m partial to her warm, soft, and dreamy Instagram content. Her ability to tell a story in a living space one of the best interior design Instagram accounts around.
Design Files | @thedesignfiles
Looking to add a pop of color or a bold accessory piece? The Design Files has got you covered with bright and eclectic design inspiration that never goes over the top. Ahh, Aussie design never fails me.
Tali Roth | @talirothdesigns
Roth’s eye for details keeps us coming back to her Instagram account for design inspo time and again. I can’t get enough of her use of color and patterns in otherwise neutral spaces. It’s not an easy balance to strike and she pulls it off every time.
Montana Labelle | @montanalabelle
Between her eponymous shop and her gorgeous interiors, we simply can’t get enough of Labelle’s work. She seamlessly mixes vintage and modern pieces to create timeless, liveable spaces.
Tigmi Trading | @tigmitrading
If you’ve been searching high and low for the perfect rug then look no further than Tigmi Trading’s Interior design Instagram account. Hand-loomed rugs and thoughtfully curated objects abound to help inspire your mise en scene.
Colin King | @colinking
When it comes to King’s work, it’s all in the gorgeous details. He highlights the importance of nuance, light, and spatial awareness in interior design. His Instagram account is a gorgeous reflection of that understanding.
Elisa Baran | @elisabaran
If you’re into muted colors and unexpected texture, then this is the interior design Instagram account for you. We guarantee you’ll add more than one image to your #saved folder.
This post was originally published on April 7, 2020, and has since been updated.
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