Ten design feeds to follow on Instagram

Marianna Giusti squares up to a world of interiors and architecture inspiration

@accidentallywesanderson | Image: Danielle Messler

@accidentallywesanderson – 952K followers 

Cinephiles Wally and Amanda Koval, fascinated by “beautiful places that could have been taken from a Wes Anderson movie”, have tracked them down in @accidentallywesanderson. From the Frankfurt underground to Alpine resorts via art deco trains and outlandish lighthouses, the account offers landscapes and interiors captioned with details on the sites that look like they’ve come straight out of The Royal Tenenbaums

@brotalism | Image: Kev Paris

@brotalism – 15.1K followers

Created by Berlin-based creative strategist Benjamin Gredeson, @brotalism pairs “bros” with brutalist architecture, and depicts everything from skaters in Romania’s trade union building to backpackers sunbathing outside the Habitat 67 housing complex in Montreal. Gredeson – who features on the feed, posing by the Barbican – describes it as an ode to the urban landscape and street culture.


@versaillesadness_ – 114K followers 

If Marie Antoinette had edited an interiors magazine, this would be its Instagram account. Calling itself the “largest community dedicated to palaces”, it offers voyeuristic peeks into the world’s most ornate atriums and halls, including the leopard-tiled Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi in Palermo and the velvet-brocade apartments of Napoleon III. Its selection of plush interiors is curated by Antoine Bn, “chasseur de palais”.

@versaillesadness_ | Image: Kevin Mu

@sarah_balineum – 14.1K followers

Sarah Watson – the mastermind behind Balineum bathroom decor – makes no apology for her obsession with all things tiled. From Memphis-inspired colour-blocking to bookmatched marble walls and from monochrome bathrooms to kitchen sinks, she leaves no surface un-Instagrammed. Margherita Missoni’s basin and Samantha Todhunter’s walk-in shower box in black-and-white zigzag stone are standouts.

@sarah_balineum | Image: Memphis

@alternatepools – 19.8K followers

“In a world where pools outnumber people” – @alternatepools is a trove of aquatic dreamscapes by Austin-born J Lee McClusky. From natural waterfalls to design homes with infinity-pool balconies, this feed features Takei Nabeshima’s über-modern upside-down concrete pyramid pool and a 1950s artificial pond filled with giant water lilies. Its creator believes in the healing power of water as a “natural antidepressant”.

@alternatepools | Image: Takei Nabeshima

@ihavethisthingwithfloors – 803K followers

Midcentury terrazzo, Indian marble inlays, tiny Turkish ceramics and crab-shaped Byzantine-esque mosaics: @ihavethisthingwithfloors has captured them all – with rigorously matched feet. A global picture diary that celebrates the unorthodox wisdom that we should look down, not up, highlights include snakeskin loafers on exquisitely painted Moroccan tiles and geometric 1960s slates matched with pointed leather pumps.


@plantsindecor – 88.1K followers

This account “shares the plant love” in a feed that looks like a glamorised remake of Jumanji. It offers dreamy inspirations for verdant decor in different settings, from hazy Puglian patios covered in ivy to concrete balconies in Thailand filled with tropical foliage plants. Singapore’s humongous vertical garden is a standout, alongside the chic Beldi Country Club in Marrakech and Vienna’s Palm House in the Burggarten.

@plantsindecor | Image: Änta Golubeva

@geometryclub – 32K followers

Sheffield-based designer Dave Mullen Jr photographs the corners of buildings. “It was while on I was holiday in New York that I realised I couldn’t personally photograph all them,” he says of his very site-specific hobby. The result, @geometryclub, is an open platform showing shots with the exact same composition. A striking series of elegant black and white triangles, his feed conveys all the architectural flair of each façade.


@architecture_hunter – 2m followers

Started by 25-year-old “archi-preneur” Amanda Mello Ferber, @architecture_hunter is an addictive feed filled with the boldest public projects and most covetable private homes, shot by world-class photographers such as Fernando Guerra. Highlights include the colliding white discs of Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar and the ribbon of twisted concrete in Antony Gibbon’s imagined Twine House.

@architecture_hunter | Image: Antony Gibbon Designs, @antonygibbondesigns

@michelleogundehin – 66.6K followers

“Delving deeper than decor to the space between home and wellbeing”, @michelleogundehin is an all-encompassing design feed featuring wall paints, tiles, textiles, ceramics and furniture alike, by interiors writer and presenter Michelle Ogundehin, all delivered in a changing colour palette. Her posts are harmoniously curated to match her mantra – as reflected in her book Happy Home – to “harness the power of home for health and wellbeing”.



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