8 designers on Instagram you should be following

February 11, 2016

Looking for decor inspiration? Turn to these 8 snap-happy designers who share their love for pattern, texture and color.

1. @AnaMontiel

Fish illustration from Ana Montiel's "The Paintbrush Playbook". Image Copyright 2015 Ana Montiel.

First and foremost an artist, Ana Montiel plays with geometric forms, bold compositions and bright colors in much of her work. A creative force with an artist's curious mind, she applies her talents to illustration, textiles, wallpaper, pottery, gardening and writing – all of which she shares on Instagram.


2. @Nicole.Facciuto.Design

Vintage wooden tobacco basket hanging over modernist wood dresser. Image Copyright 2015 Nicole Facciuto Design.

If you’re looking for a relaxed and friendly West Coast vibe, then Nicole.Facciuto.Design is for you. An interior designer, stylist and HGTV host, Facciuto is a keen observer who offers up a seamless blend of beautifully composed still lifes, interiors and landscapes, interspersed with snippets of family life.


3. @MadelineWeinrib

Stacked vintage blue & white patterned bowls against a blue & white diamond checked fabric. Image copyright 2016 Madeline Weinrib.

New York design entrepreneur Madeline Weinrib shares her passion for centuries-old artisanal traditions from around the world, from Morocco to Uzbekistan. She creates an eclectic but thematically consistent mix of fabric closeups, historical shots and contemporary interiors that is always interesting and entertaining.


4. @AnnaSpiro

Bed headboard made with Suzani textile on blue & white wallpaper. Copyright 2015 Anna Spiro.

An interior designer from Brisbane, Australia, Anna Spiro gives us a picture window into the life of a designer at work, from visiting antique stores to overseeing installations to the final, polished look. In between, we get snippets of family life, exquisite arrangements and still lifes, and enviable beach scenes.


5. @ArrenWilliams

Working on ideas in black ink on white for an upcoming project. Copyright 2016 Arren Williams.

Just coming off a 5-year stint as creative director of a major housewares retailer, Canadian freelance design creative Arren Williams finds himself exploring the art, architecture and crafts of Portugal, his current home. If you love architectural details, bold patterns, colorful tilework, and random curiosities, Williams on Instagram is for you.

6. @GreyAndScout

Black table and chairs against white wall. Image Copyright 2015 Liz Bachman.

 Liz Bachman is a Denver stylist, blogger and self-described interior-design lover. Amongst clean shots of tastefully white rooms punctuated with black accents, bright woods and always a plant or two, you’ll find sweet family photos that reveal a stylish working mom.


7. @EarnestHomeCo_

Cozy black and white checkered socks against white background. Image Copyright 2016 Erin Souder.

An earthy palette never looked so enviable as on Erin Souder’s earnesthomeco_ feed. What she chooses to show us and how she arranges and photographs her subjects tell us a lot about who she is and what matters to her: the pleasures of the table, time for one’s self, and simple, pretty things.


8. @LeslieShewring

Green & white flowers & stems tabletop composition. Image Copyright 2015 Leslie Shewring.

Leslie alternates between shots of gorgeous flowers, artfully arranged food and tablescapes and enviable outdoor scenes from her home base on Vancouver Island and from her travels abroad. Her strong eye for composition and palette have you coming back for more. 



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