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Our selection of must-follow Instagram design accounts have been carefully selected to provide you with the ultimate design fix. This shortlist encapsulates everything from quirky film-inspired architecture, opulent tablescapes, quintessentially English countryside arrangements and contemporary, clean-lined interiors. Discover Decorex’s top selections here.
Accidentally Wes Anderson @accidentallywesanderson
Cinephiles are well acquainted with the weird and wonderful aesthetic of filmmaker, Wes Anderson, who’s been nominated for multiple Oscars. He is revered for his striking visuals, which often materialise in flamboyant architecture, satisfying symmetry and unexpected angles – usually presented in a cool pastel palette. This Instagram account is full of photography that is reminiscent of Anderson’s style. Explore a wealth of kitsch castles, remote huts in snowy landscapes and other aesthetic delights. Followers of the account are encouraged to submit their own Anderson-inspired photographs, which tend to be accompanied by interesting blurbs about the featured buildings, interiors and items.
ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Rose Uniacke @roseuniacke
London-based interior designer Rose Uniacke has a built up a dedicated fanbase who regularly flock to her beautiful showroom in Pimlico. Her Instagram account is no different. Uniacke is renowned in the design world for her ability to form calm, balanced, refined interiors. Her style is elegant and understated, with quality and craftsmanship taking the lead in her design choices. Being a designer of many talents – she creates interiors, furniture and products, whilst also selling antiques – her work is brimming with a timeless appeal. Uniacke’s Instagram feed reflects her varied output. Join us by marvelling at her shots of covetable fabric samples, stunning furniture and interiors, which are all shared alongside her signature #ruininteriors hashtag.
ROSE UNIACKE COLLECTIONS
Hill House Vintage @hillhousevintage
Paula Sutton, the beauty and brains behind Hill House Vintage, uses her much-loved Instagram account to document her life nestled away in her English country home – Hill House. The captivated audience she has managed to cultivate is nothing short of extraordinary. Sutton draws inspiration from the traditional era to create some of the most awe-inspiring interior motifs. More than being just another interior account to follow, Sutton’s infectious personality and zest for life seeps into her imagery and gives you a much-needed boost. Her posts are accentuated with charming personal anecdotes that make you feel as though you are one of Sutton’s closest friends – how we wish that were so.
PAULA SUTTON: HILL HOUSE VINTAGE
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Pooky Lights @pookylights
If lighting is your kryptonite, then look no further than Pooky Lighting. Always managing to create a balance of subtle elegance and invigorating colour, their simple forms are easily adapted for different home spaces. Being a previous exhibitor at Decorex’s interior show, we are well acquainted with their charming designs. Managing to use pattern in a way that is striking but not invasive, Pooky’s Instagram page will have you brimming with ideas and ready to redesign your interior scheme. From clusters and pendants to chandeliers, we can’t get enough of their unique offerings.
POOKY LIGHTS COLLECTIONS
Justina Blakeney @justinablakeney
Justina Blakeney is an L.A.-based artist, designer, and author who's known on Instagram for her patterned prints, flowing fabrics, and uplifting room arrangements that usually involve deep blues and whimsical greens. Author of the New York Times best-seller The New Bohemians, she believes that good design increases our quality of life and that creativity is the key to creating an amazing home environment. Blakeney has become synonymous on Instagram with brightly coloured textiles and jungle-inspired interior designs. Prints represent a huge part of her style, in fact, Blakeney’s wildly popular collections of home décor pieces, stationery and textiles are now sold online at Jungalow.com.
JUSTINA BLAKENEY DESIGNS
Tom Faulkner @tomfaulknerfurniture
It is easy to understand why interior designers head for Tom Faulkner’s showroom. For those that are avid followers of contemporary design, Faulkner’s Instagram is a digital representation of this, and one of our ultimate accounts to keep an eye on. His page captures modern furniture in a combination of materials including metal, glass, marble, timber and leather. As a brand, Tom Faulkner has developed a reputation for producing modern day design classics that appeal to designers from around the world. His creations have a distinctive characteristic and are usually sculptural in appearance. Delve into this world of fascinating shapes that work together to form flawless interior spaces – you won’t regret it.
TOM FAULKNER COLLECTIONS
Fiona Leahy @fionaleahydesign
Fiona Leahy has carved herself a solid reputation for assembling opulent and flamboyant tablescapes that encapsulate Hollywood glamour, modern chic and playful, modern accents. Above all Leahy is known for her maximalist style, which is why we can’t get enough of her Instagram page. The interior designer uses her flare for detailing, floral art and Seventies kitsch to extraordinary effect. With a daring taste of colour and pattern, Leahy is known to merge animal prints with lavish adornments in a way that’s sophisticated. Having received huge praise for her work in the Telegraph and other publications, Leahy has become a hit the world over.
FIONA LEAHY TABLESCAPES
If you are interested in contemporary design, read our catch up with talented maker, Karlyn Sutherland where she discusses her inspired work with glass.