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18 interior designers to follow on Instagram for your daily dose of home aspiration

Interior inspiration can come from anywhere. From the buttery pages of your favourite magazine (perhaps a copy of RUSSH Home Issue 02?), to some of the best on-screen interior inspiration and everything in-between. While we are certainly not opposed to more traditional sources, there's no denying the very convenient and powerful role Instagram plays as a portfolio of interior goodness. Especially now that some of the best interior designers are on Instagram sharing insight into their personal and professional spaces.

Whether you're currently in the process of redecorating your home, or are simply looking to liven your feed with a daily dose of aspirational interiors, we've rounded up a list of 18 of our favourite and best interior designers to follow on Instagram.


1. Kelly Wearstler


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Kelly Wearstler is not your average interior designer. If you have dreams of minimalism and conventional styling, she is not your girl. Which arguably, makes her style that much more intriguing. Provocative, unique, and multi-layered, her Instagram account is an overload of colour, form and texture; resulting in spaces that are unlike anything you have seen before. If you're looking for the inspiration or encouragement to branch out with your interior style, you need to follow Wearstler.


2. Steve Cordony

Even if you don't know the name Steve Cordony, there's no question that you would have come across his gorgeous Orange-based farmhouse during your Instagram travels. While many people were preoccupied with creating and styling ultra-modern homes, Cordony made us fall in love with classic, estate living all over again. His feed is a mix of refined elegance – the right amount of navy blue and gold accents that bring a white-washed wall to life. If you're looking for inspiration to move out of the big smoke, Cordony is one of the best interior designers to follow on Instagram right now.


3. Tamsin Johnson


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Australian interior designer Tamsin Johnson is the hallmark for unique, eclectic but well-balanced styling. Her work brings together a contrast in scale – whether that be through the bold use of art or the sculptural nature of the furniture pieces she selects. The child of an antiques dealer, Johnson's Instagram is filled with examples of how antiques, colour, and a touch of quirkiness can be combined to create a unique, but equally refined space.


4. Elisabeth Heier


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Based in Oslo, Elisabeth Heier's Instagram account is Scandinavian design in all its forms. Think clean lines, clutter-free shelves and plenty of white linen. If you want to learn how to decorate your home in a minimalist way that also has impact, her page is the account for you. Besides, who doesn't love simple elegance – especially when it's in the form of floating oak kitchen benches and unique leather occasional chairs.


5. Emily Henderson


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As an interior designer, Emily Henderson's Instagram page offers up an idyllic mix of retro and modern. If your taste in interiors tends to lean more towards mid-century furniture, complimented by healthy print accents and notes of timber; look no further. If you have been hesitant about adding too much colour into your home, her pictures will certainly convince you to paint that feature wall you have been putting off.


6. Ariel Ashe and Reinaldo Leandro


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Widely considered the golden couple of interior design, Ariel Ashe and Reinaldo Leandro – the founders of  Ashe + Leandro – are a must follow. The pair are known for their approach to modern luxury – one that prioritises comfort, function and a unique sense of style. Their Instagram account is an overflowing portfolio of inspiration, curated to perfection and making them one of the best interior designers to follow.


7. Alyssa Kapito

When you land on Alyssa Kapito's Instagram page, you are greeted with airy, tailored, inviting rooms and spaces that look like they should belong in a magazine. Probably, because they do. Always sophisticated and never too over the top, she is a master at making the most of natural lighting and using it to the space's advantage. If you're wanting to create your dream apartment reminiscent of Manhattan's Upper East Side, take you design notes from Kapito.


8. Three Birds Renovations

The women behind Three Birds Renovations are renowned for their ability to transform homes and spaces. Although their focus also stretches into the realm of structural, this trio certainly know how to decorate a home. Specialising in creating the kind of home every Australian wishes they could spend their Christmas holiday lounging around in; you can expect plenty of crisp, white spaces with accents of colour and light timbers. One look at their Instagram and you'll be instantly transported.


9. Phoebe Nicol


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It only makes sense that Phoebe Nicol is one of the best interior designers to follow on Instagram. An interior architect by trade and the co-owner of The Vault – one of the most coveted antique stores in Sydney – it's fair to say that a quick scroll through her account will give you a healthy dose of inspiration. Her style can be best described as elevated minimalism; which means you can expect to see plenty of clean, fresh spaces that feature an unparalleled attention to detail.


10. Alexandra Ponting


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Alexandra Ponting, the Sydney-based interior designer behind AP Design House, grounds her design philosophy in an effortless balance of comfort and beauty. She works specifically with form, light and texture to create spaces that are unique while still remaining timeless and elegant. Her Instagram page is filled with a mix of her own work and images of places and homes from across the globe – providing a worldly source of unbridled warmth and inspiration.


11. Akin Atelier


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Unlike most of the accounts on this list, Akin Atelier is actually a spatial communications practice comprised of architects, interior designers and strategists, led by founding director, Kelvin Ho. So, when you press follow on the company's dreamy Instagram page, you know you're going to get inspiration from all angles. In addition to the residential spaces Akin Atelier creates, they also focus on retail and hospitality – including Totti's in Bondi.


12. Arent & Pyke


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Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke are the founders behind Arent & Pyke – the Surry Hills design studio that seamlessly blends contemporary style with art deco and mid-century touches. The studio's Instagram account is filled with a variety of spaces suited to different interior styles; so you'll never be short of inspiration that speaks to your taste.


13. Where I Would Like To Read

While she's not n interior designer per say – this Instagram account is a carefully curated selection of delectably soothing interiors that make you think "I would like to read there". From cosy fireside nooks, to spacious, light-filled libraries – you'll find a myriad of interiors inspiration for just about every room of the house. And if you like to read as much as we do, making your space curl-up-with-a-book friendly is an important pillar of your approach to interior design.


14. YELLOW by Emily Farrell


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This Instagram account for Emily Farrell's interior design studio based out of Ontario, Canada is gorgeously appointed with intimate photographs that capture the details – textures, fittings, lighting – about their designed spaces. Designing spaces around the intentions of gathering and rest, the studio leans into wabi-sabi aesthetics – earthy tones and materials, minimalist lines and ceramic touches.


15. The Local Project


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Australia's own The Local Project showcases some of the country's premium builds and renovations – from stunning architecturally genius new homes to carefully restored heritage buildings. Through their lens, get unprecedented access to the inside of these homes, and hear from the architects and designers who helped to curate them.


16. Flack Studio


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If you're as obsessed with the interiors of Troye Sivan's Melbourne home or Sydney's Ace Hotel as we are, then you've probably heard of Flack Studio. The award-winning Fitzroy-based interior design studio have already carved out prime real estate for themselves in world of interiors – and are known for their expert use of colours, avant-garde lighting sculptures, and intricate marbles. Burgundy carpets? Akari light sculptures? It's a yes from us.


17. YSG Studio


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Another Australian home we're desperately obsessed with is that of Hamish Blake and Zoe Foster-Blake's Sydney home. The formidable designer behind their bold and whimsical space was YSG Studio’s principla Yasmine Ghoniem. Ghoniem's design philosophy leans into the weird and wonderful – mixing and layering old and new to create textural, colourful havens. If you're looking for interior design inspiration on Instagram that's a little more playful and outside-of-the-box, this is the account to peruse.


18. Clements Design


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The creative minds behind another of our favourite Architectural Digest-featured homes are mother-and-son duo Kathleen and Tommy Clements of Clements Design – the interiors experts behind Kendall Jenner's sprawling Los Angeles home. For the Clements', many of their homes are simply backdrops to feature clients' jaw-dropping art collections, their pared-back rooms offering a more cosy and comfortable approach to fine living. For them, a well-designed space offers an understated elegance, easy glamour and Zen-like simplicity.


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