Instagram time is a daily ritual for many people in the design community who find inspiration and just plain entertainment from scrolling through endless vignettes, rooms and gardens.
“Instagram is like having a wide-angle lens on culture today. It is a people connector through imagery,” says New York designer Charlotte Moss. She enjoys discovering “what others think is beautiful, humorous, inspiring or thought provoking.”
This column is the second in our series featuring favorite feeds of influential people in the design world: decorators, bloggers, editors, entertainers, shopkeepers and dreamers.
Check out the feeds of Moss and four other stylish people, as well as the accounts that they look to for their daily design fix. At the end, you’ll find one of my favorite Instagrammers.
Los Angeles interior designer, author and home furnishings designer recommends:
Artsy (@artsy), a database of the world’s leading galleries, museums and artists
“Design is falling in love over and over again,” Wearstler says. “Artsy covers everything inspiring in art and design today, bringing new emerging artists and designers into the spotlight along with timeless art-world stories. It’s a visual feast.”
Aerin Lauder (@Aerin), style and image director at Estée Lauder and founder of Aerin
“Born into American beauty royalty, Aerin Lauder delivers her own brand of aspirational all-American goodness,” Ourisman says. “Impeccable floral arrangements, picture-perfect place settings and portraits of the beauty heir make up this must-follow account.”
The HouseBeautiful editor in chief recommends:
Photographer and designer Martyn Thompson (@martynthompsonstudio)
“A top interiors photographer, he has a textile biz, too. In both he’s known for capturing a beautiful mess,” Donelson says. “His posts are a great contradiction in my stream, which is filled with perfect moments.”
An editor at Better Homes & Gardens and extreme hoarder of beautiful things recommends:
English architectural, interior designer and author Ben Pentreath (@benpentreath)
“This is classic English style at its best,” Ross says. “There are beautiful gardens and flower arrangements with an easy, relaxed casualness. This super-talented architect sees the beauty in it all.”
The New York interior designer and author recommends:
Foodie, fashionista and author of books about New Orleans Deb Shriver (@debrashriver)
“Media maven Deb Shriver is a self-proclaimed jazz hound and photo buff,” Moss says. “Her honesty, her wicked sense of humor, her down-to-Earth Southern-ness and her intelligence make her Instagram entertaining and thought-provoking.”
Now here is one of my own (@jurakoncius) favorites:
Phyllis Trevor Higgerson is a decorator and blogger who lives in New Hampshire and Rhode Island and fills her feed with a calm, fresh New England style. The charm of her cottages, landscapes and architecture from her travels is far from the urban jungle.