Scrolling through a series of daily shares in little squares has become the norm for most of us. Whether you’re after some morning motivation, a dose of daily creativity, or some interiors inspiration for your boudoir, you can guarantee you’ll be able to source it on the much-loved social media platform.
From food to fashion to decor and design, there are endless accounts to inspire and influence Instagram followers in their droves. And as the second-ranked traditional social network in terms of active users, just behind Facebook, a reported 4.1 billion people use Instagram every month, which means that – unless you have ample hours to play with – navigating your home feed can be a bit of a minefield. Whether you like new-age decor or a more traditional look, there are a wealth of design-focused Instagram accounts that will stimulate anyone with a penchant for all things house and garden. And from a Melbourne-based stylist to the finest of furniture businesses, here are seven accounts that everyone should add to their follow list.
A lifestyle, interior and travel photographer based in Australia’s stunning Southern Highlands, Abbie Melle draws inspiration from time spent living in both Australia and the UK. She says of her love for photography and styling, ‘weekends were filled with trips to the countryside or national parks, exploring, walking and being taught to notice and observe those beautiful things around us that might otherwise have gone unseen.’ Beautifully fusing storytelling with photography, her account captures the joy of seeking beauty in the small moments.
LA-based celebrity blogger, interior designer, and TV personality, Emily Henderson is known and loved for her skill of crafting refined interiors with a bohemian edge. Perfect for anyone wanting a pop of colour in their feed, her account is filled with bright and vivid spaces that are vibrant and full of her signature energy.
As one of Australia’s best-loved bed linen collections, the Bed Threads Instagram account is a beautiful sight to behold. Fusing picture-perfect images of the type of stylishly unmade beds you’ll only ever see on Instagram, with beautiful interiors and stylish artwork a-plenty, the Bed Threads account gives seriously good boudoir.
An Australian Interior Stylist, specialising in styling coastal, mediterranean and relaxed luxury spaces across Australia. Crystal believes that every home should be relaxing and peaceful, boost happiness, increase productivity, enhance our wellbeing and reduces stress. Her grid combines relaxed luxury with natural materials and textures, and is the ultimate definition of boholuxe.
Melbourne-based Lynda Gardener has a portfolio of some of the most beautiful design destinations under her belt. As a stylist, decorator, retailer and all round creator of beautiful spaces, Lynda’s aesthetic is wielded through layers of rustic, antique and modern design details, creating the perfectly balanced blend of old and new. Her Instagram account perfectly portrays her skill of bringing objects together in an aesthetically pleasing way, but in her signature style of creating tactile and emotive spaces. Cosy, snug and homely, follow Lynda for some seriously covetable interiors inspo.
Sibella Court is an interior & product designer, creative director, author, globetrotter and content creator. With a black book collated over a 20+ year styling career, that includes blacksmiths, sign-writers, scenic painters, architects, antique dealers, pickers, artisans, dyers, weavers, landscape designers, horticulturists and builders, her Instagram account is stylish and stunning in equal measure and a must-visit for anyone with an inclination for interiors.
Pop and Scott
Partners in life and in business, Poppy Lane and Scott Gibson have been running Pop & Scott since 2012 — a stunning furniture and homewares business based in Melbourne. With Poppy’s background as a florist, along with Scott’s natural skills as a craftsmanship, the pair are a match made in Instagram heaven, creating new designs and refining old ones. Visit their account and while away an afternoon perusing their impressive collection of furniture, homewares, lighting, and pots, and try not to fall madly in love.