Minimalistic interior designs make for wonderful photos, but the real challenge lies is turning these designs into actual livable homes. These instafeeds are proof that color and patterns in home décor can be just as aesthetically pleasing as minimalistic designs and also be highly functional. If you’re looking to add some color and personality to your home, make sure to follow these Instagram accounts:
@amberinteriors With ten plus years of experience in design, California native Amber Lewis brings an eclectic and modern attitude to her highly personalized designs. Lewis’ instafeed showcases her design philosophy: chic should be comfortable, inviting, and cool. If you look closely, most of her instafeed utilizes greenery to provide warmth to her sleek spaces.
@lexiwestergard_design According to this Arizona based interior designer, homes can be both functional and beautiful. Lexi Westergard is special for her unabashed use of patterns. From pillows and curtains to bathroom floors, these patterns add character and personality to interiors. She describes her aesthetic as clean, bright, and fresh.
@sun.soul.style Christina Higham is the master of colorful patterns. Her design philosophy is that your environment is a reflection of your state of mind. Through her uses of vibrant textiles and modern pieces, Higham translates personalities and styles into beautifully decorated homes. Check out her work and blog here.
@janeledgerinteriors Home stylist Jane Ledger adds depth to simplistic, minimal interiors with her eye for layering different textiles and linens. She uses greenery and flowers help balance the warm and cool tones of her monochromatic interiors. Ledger’s beautifully-positioned flat lay pictures are sure to spark your inner interior designer.
@jonathanadler Jonathan Adler is a potter, designer, and author who launched his namesake brand to pursue his love of pottery. His design philosophy is that a home should make you happy. He also believes that colors cannot clash and that minimalism is a bummer. Adler’s Instagram stands out for its avant-garde approach to interior design.
@fiona_michelon_stylist Based in Sydney, Australia, Fiona Michelon is a freelance interiors and product stylist. Her interior designs have been featured in magazines such as Home Design, Real Living, and Woman’s Day. Michelon’s Instagram features soft toned interiors paired with cozy textiles, with the occasional photo of her lovable puppy.
@em_henderson Emily Henderson’s interior design experience is no short list. From winning HGTV Design Star to being Target’s home spokesperson, to launching her own LA-based design company, Henderson has become quite the celebrity in the interior design world. She believes that a room is soulless without something vintage or antique. To her, objects should be functional, beautiful, or sentimental, and if it can be all three, then that’s design magic.