With these accounts, inspiration is literally at your fingertips.
Jeremiah Brent is known for his thoughtful, earthy designs.PHOTO: COURTESY OF JEREMIAH BRENT
Whether it’s boho-chic or ultra-minimalist, knowing your ideal design aesthetic is the first step in turning a ho-hum space into your dream home. For a jolt of inspiration, we’ve rounded up ten interior designers whose real-world talent translates to the small screen—we’re talking about Instagram, of course. Give these accounts a follow and start double-tapping the looks you’d love to re-create.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Named one of the top interior designers in the world by Architectural Digest, English decorator and television personality Martyn Lawrence Bullard has masterminded everything from the glamorous Residences at Seafire on Grand Cayman to whimsical Moorish interior accents at the Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara. His Instagram feed is an endless stream of bold, geometric patterns and bright pops of color—just the inspiration you need to plan your next project.
Up-and-coming interior designer Dani Arps is making waves in the New York City tech community by designing chic, industrial offices for notable startups like Venmo, Contently, and Gilt. Distinguished as one of the Curbed Young Guns, which recognizes emerging talents who challenge the status quo of the design industry, Dani routinely posts behind-the-scenes looks at her newest projects—as well as the sleek, stunning end results.
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Day One Agency is a project where I get to grow with the company since this will be the third space I’ve designed for them. I’m taking this as an opportunity to give them a fresh look that refers to their past spaces without mimicking it completely – for example, this beautiful #artwork is actually acoustic tile and is a look I can potentially tweak and reuse in the new space! #designtips #startuplife
In 2017, Jeremiah Brent debuted Nate & Jeremiah by Design with his husband and fellow interior designer, Nate Berkus. The show follows the couple as they turn hopeless renovation projects into stylish spaces and raise their daughter, Poppy. Follow Jeremiah’s Instagram for a mix of earthy looks, design tips, and adorable pics of his family (including the couple’s son, Oskar, who was born last spring).
Joyce Wang Studio
Hong Kong–based interior designer Joyce Wang of Joyce Wang Studio specializes in luxury residential and hospitality interiors. She has overseen trendy, high-end designs for clients such as The Landmark Mandarin Oriental and Mott 32 in Hong Kong. Joyce’s Instagram reflects her hip design aesthetic with close-up shots of nesting tables, chandeliers, and her Flint decor collection, which is crafted by third-generation terrazzo specialists in Italy.
Los Angeles–based Kelly Wearstler first burst onto the design scene in the 1990s, when she founded her eponymous design firm. Dubbed “the presiding grande dame of West Coast interior design” by the New Yorker, Kelly’s glam yet playful style makes her the go-to designer for celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Gwen Stefani, and Ben Stiller. She also designs fabrics, wall coverings, lighting, and more—all of which can be glimpsed on her whimsical, colorful Instagram feed.
Bobby Berk is not only a cast member on Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot—he’s also a super-talented interior designer in his own right. The Los Angeles–based star helms Bobby Berk Interiors + Design, which oversees modern, minimalist interior design projects (think modern farmhouse and mid-century modern vibes). Bobby’s affinity for minimalism is apparent in his Instagram feed, where he posts photos of understated decor as well his Queer Eye castmates and husband.
HGTV host and best-selling author Emily Henderson specializes in down-to-earth, vintage-inspired designs on a modest budget. From modern, feminine aesthetics to bohemian bungalow makeovers, her designs are accessible and cozy. Her Instagram feed includes design tips, trend notes, and decorating how-tos. If you love one-of-a-kind looks that are actually attainable, this is the design account for you.
Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone are the dynamic duo behind home and interior design firm Consort. In addition to designing interiors for celebrities and luxe clients, Consort sells custom furniture, vintage pieces, and handmade decor. Follow this feed to see the latest and greatest products in their store—including throw pillows, brass hand sculptures, and surfboard wall hangings—as well as all kinds of interior inspiration.
New York City–based designer Alyssa Kapito creates elegant, original interiors that focus on clean lines and gorgeous textures. From a complete gut renovation of an Upper East Side pre-war apartment to a chic beach house in nearby Bellport, Alyssa blends masculine furnishings like leather furniture with feminine elements like playful wallpaper. She regularly implements ivory rather than white to create a richer, more pronounced look, and her Instagram feed is an eye-catching medley of understated yet timeless designs.
Anyone who loves bold, colorful decor should give Jungalow a follow. With a deep-rooted affinity for color, pattern, and plants, founder Justina Blakeney routinely designs whimsical spaces with boho-chic flair. The Los Angeles–based designer turned her eccentric style into a wildly popular business that sells furniture, wallpaper, baskets, and more.