Instagram has become the social networking site for the visually oriented, like myself. I suffer severely from the shiny object syndrome and Instagram is my therapy.

Strictly a mobile platform, Instagram affords users the opportunity to engage with visual content and move on to the next shiny object quickly. And as an interior designer, I rely on Instagram every single day as a source of inspiration for my work.

Although Instagram’s user base is made up of mostly 20 somethings, it’s super easy to navigate, with plenty of eye candy to keep me happy as a clam for hours. And for personal use, I find it to be more efficient than Facebook and there’s not a lot of room to prattle on and on about nothing.

Today I am sharing with you five interior design Gram-ers whose posts I await with anticipation. While there are many designers with great content, I’ve selected five whose style is relatable and translate-able. And, although I’m probably old enough to mother these talented young designers, they keep me relevant and in-the-know about the latest trends in interior design. And I thank them for that.

Enjoy & Have a great weekend,


P.S. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram. We post lots of shiny objects.

1. @studiomcgee. Relatively new to the design world, this Utah based husband and wife team, Shea and Syd McGee, truly have the midas touch. Since 2014 they have been creating transitional spaces with modern elements and understated color stories that are beautifully accessorized and merchandised to a tee. And they are so generous about sharing their product sourcing list. Most of what you see is available in their online shop. Worth checking out. Be sure to watch the videos too.

2.@joannagaines. You may know her as the Queen of Shiplap (she kind of is). Another husband wife duo, Joanna and husband Chip are the founders of Magnolia Homes in Waco Texas as well as the stars of HGTV’s hit series, Fixer Upper. She specializes in vintage farmhouse style but can pretty much do anything.

3. @pencilandpaper. Also a husband and wife team based in Nashville, Gen and Benjamin Sohr have a style that is creative, eclectic, a little Southern, with a hint of modern. Their projects are filled interesting and creative vignettes. I love to follow along and so will you.

4. @elementstyle. Boston-based interior designer and best selling author (Elements of Style), Erin Gates, not only has great style, she’s pretty darn funny as well. Her design style is classic yet updated. I look forward to clicking on her “Fashion Fridays” feature found on her weekly blog. Go check it out.

5. @beckiowens. Orange County, CA-based Becki Owens creates crisp, clean interiors that are based on traditional design style with a super fresh vibe. And she offers great styling tips on her blog.

“I was about to take over the world, but then I saw something shiny.”

– Anonymous



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