insta files friday: 10 seriously awesome interior designers


extremely cool home makeover: instagram edition

The leaves are a’changing (well, almost), and it’s finally time to begin the long-awaited switch into fall mode. Obviously, you’ll be acquiring some thigh high boots and cozy sweaters, but equally important is making your apartment pretty seeing as you’ll probably be spending the majority of the chilly days indoors. Don’t stress though, we’ve searched far and wide for 10 of the coolest interior designers, armed with lace curtains and mason jars and ready to help you reinvent your space via Instagram! Check out their profiles for all of the fall decorating inspiration a girl could ask for, and be sure to thank us when your room looks like a post on the Free People blog (#goals).

Emily Katz (@emily_katz)

Creative consultant Emily Katz is basically the interior designer we wish was our BFF—seriously, her decorating advice would be sooo helpful. Not only is she a macrame wiz (a hobby we’re all about to take up, like, right now), but she also puts together super dreamy rooms and takes insanely rad pics of them when she’s done, so you can totally live out the dream over Insta.

Candice Leigh (@ohfoxcreative)

You’ll definitely want to follow Austin-based interior stylist Candice Leigh as she bounces around from one ultra-cool design job to the next. And seeing as she posts only the best of her awesome vintage finds, we suggest scrolling through her prof every time before you hit up the flea market—check her out and you’ll totally see what we mean.

Sibella Court (@sibellacourt)

We don’t know how we survived before we discovered Australian interior stylist-slash-globetrotter Sibella Court. Just in case you don’t have time to read one of her many awesome books (we feel you), you can still get your fill of rad boho decor on her site, The Society, or on her Instagram, which is honestly one of the most aesthetically pleasing things, ever.

Haskell Harris McKinney (@haskellharris)

Haskell Harris McKinney is pretty much a Renaissance girl of interior design. She does it all: designing, blogging, magazine editing--you name it. And as lead style editor of Garden & Gun, you can bet her Instagram is jam-packed with some major Southern charm. 

Blair Harris (@blairharrisnyc)

NYC-based designer Blair Harris is probably the first girl you’ll call when you score that Upper East side loft (one day, one day). But until then, her rustic and classically cool vibes can totally serve as apartment inspo that’ll earn you mad style points in the meantime.

Janelle Pietrzak (@janelle_pietrzak)

Between Anthropologie textile artist Janelle Pietrzak and her carpenter husband Robert Dougherty, they can pretty much accomplish anything. From vintage motorcycle repair to welding to setting up a rad textile workshop called All Roads in LA, the pair is a design dream duo. And seeing as Pietrzark posts on Instagram regularly, you can expect a fresh dose of decorating (and life) inspiration on the daily.

Coryander Friend (@cocoanders)

Whens she’s not busy being the creative mastermind behind the Free People-fave Parachute Market in LA, Coryander Friend doubles as a set designer (can you say dream job?). And thankfully, the busy lady still has time to post pics of her crazy travels, genius design projects, and all-around beautiful life on the Gram (insert prayer hands emoji here).

Grant K. Gibson (@grantkgibson)

If you missed his work while skimming the pages of Elle Decor or Harper’s Bazaar, don’t worry, because there’s tons more design awesomeness coming your way from Grant K. Gibson’s unbelievably perfect Instagram. He posts killer photos of his projects in both the before and after stages, plus all his fave (AKA the coolest-looking) city spots in SF and NYC for extra inspiration. 

Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe (@nickeykehoe)

This duo is totally dominating the design game—and the Instagram game. Their art history-inspired pieces, Parisian-cool curating, and major photo skills make for a seriously rad Insta account—oh, and an awesome interior design business of course. Plus, they usually credit the artwork and furniture in their posts, so you’ll know exactly where to buy that ceramic tea set they made you fall in love with.

Kristen Grove (@simplygrove)

Saying that Kirsten Grove knows how to decorate would be a major understatement. She’s a total pro at keeping things clean, simple, and cupcake-cute. We think it’s safe to say that taking her interior design tips will make your space look like it’s basically in the Mayfair filter IRL.

Emily Katz (@emily_katz)
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