I love reinvention. Whether it’s a “new week, new me” philosophy or just my usual perusing of inspiration for the latest and greatest, I love the initial stages of conceptualisation, the all-encompassing research phase which allows me to devour the newest trends and most coveted ideas. As an interior designer, I try to never repeat myself when it comes to designing a space, and should I ever lack inspiration or doubt my instincts, I turn to these Instagram-savvy interior design experts for visual comfort. If you’re looking for renovation inspiration for your own home and are unsure on where to start, you’ll find that there’s a style to suit every predilection.
Let’s kick off with who’s arguably the biggest interior designer on social media, who transformed her career and love for textiles and has taken it to the next level with her own furniture line, and has become a global fashion icon – oh, and she’s also a busy mum – Kelly Wearstler.
Creativity flows out of this woman from every pore, be it fashion, interior design, furniture concepts or capturing content to put on her ever-growing, ever-inspiring Instagram account. With nearly 2 million followers, we know Kelly is on the “It” list right now.
Josh and Matt
Meet the Melbourne Maximalists who’ve blown up the digital content scene when it comes to DIY hacks and showing off their colourful apartment. These two are taking risks on home creations using paint, sculpting clay and a 3D printer, amongst an array of crafty methods. If you enjoy watching video content, this account is definitely worth a follow!
Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Martyn Bullard is an interior, product and fabric designer adored by celebrities such as Martha Stewart, Winnie Harlow, Tommy Hilfiger and Alessandra Ambrosio. And of course, if you’re an interior design buff, you’ll know that he is famed for designing make-up tycoon Kylie Jenner’s Hidden Ridge home. Filled with pop art, bright colours, shiny lacquer, sparkle and custom furnishings, his designs are not for the faint-hearted. If you have strong main character energy and want to relay this in a home that’s rich with personality and pizzazz, Martyn Bullard’s Instagram is the place to be.
A lover of colonial revival, Miles Redd injects whirlwind patterns into his clients’ homes. With no shortage of love for flourishings and mouldings, this interior designer conjures fun, enlivened spaces with a classical twist to them.
Katie Lockhart Studio
After moving from New Zealand to practice in Milan, Katie has a very worldly view of interiors, often being heavily inspired by a mash-up of Italian and Japanese references. Pure, raw and refined, her designs are for those who love minimalistic spaces with a penchant for natural textures such as wood.
Only having entered the interior design industry in the past couple of years, Studio Reno is at the heart of what all Kiwis love; DIY. This studio primarily focuses on local residential builds and helping everyday people create their dream homes – within a budget. Best to follow if you’re looking for inspiration and subsequent products available to you in New Zealand.
Gracing the covers of Vogue Living, Fiona Lynch has encapsulated the everyday residential buyers’ want for intrigue and interest throughout their home, all based on a neutral palette. Scour through her Instagram feed to find inspiration when mixing materials, tones and a splash of attitude.
Melbourne-born interior designer Tamsin Johnson famously said “good pieces will always be good” and as a prodigy of an antiques dealer who grew up surrounded by beautiful, transcendent pieces, we’ll take her word for it.
Inventor of The Jungalow (jungle + bungalow), Justina Blakeney’s Instagram comprises, quite literally, of lively spaces busy enough to keep you looking.
Lauded by Architecture Digest as a “Dean of Design”, Stephen Shadley is famed for designing many Hollywood homes including that of Ryan Murphy, director and writer of the hit TV show Glee. Shadley also designed TV’s favourite, Friends star Jennifer Anniston’s home in Beverly Hills. With a love for cinematography, it’s easy to see how Shadley incorporates narrative and his love for drama and storyline through his work.