Through the Looking Glass
Need some home decor inspiration? Social media sites like Instagram, Pinterest and House offer an abundance of products, interiors and design to reference. Here’s our round up of the interior designers, stylists and interior lovers on our hot list.
Ashe + Leandro
@ashe_leandro With clients including Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber and Coldplay’s Johnny Buckland, New York based design duo Ariel Ashe and Reinaldo Leandro have become the go-to design team for the downtown celebrity set. Their Instagram feed is a visual diary of lush Manhattan warehouse apartments; think high, ornate ceilings, plush velvet couches, contemporary artworks and jaw-dropping lighting features.
@ncinteriors Melbourne-based interior designer Noël Coughlan’s philosophy is premised upon a ‘lifestyle’ approach to her work, created with a lifetime in mind rather than a mere moment and adding layers of personality which tell intricate stories of the people who live there. Her Insta-feed mirrors this approach, with an earthy aesthetic that does not shy away from colour, rich textures and fabrics and influences from countries such as Morocco and India.
Wit and Delight
@witanddelight_ The work of Minnesota-based designer and brand specialist Kate Arends, Wit and Delight is dedicated to showcasing contemporary trends across interior design, architecture and styling. Kate’s aesthetic blends old and new features to achieve a look that is both timeless and homely: think worn Persian rugs on polished concrete floors and modern tiled bathrooms filled with plants and antique brass.
@studioashby A boutique London design firm founded by Sophie Ashby, Studio Ashby has garnered a huge following in just five short years. Unswayed by the passing dictates of fashion, Ashby draws on her love of antiques, colour, contemporary ‘world art’, modernist furniture, photography and her latest discoveries to bring a contemporary richness to each interior. Her aesthetic has that inimitable wow-factor and is certainly very high-end, a must-follow account for aspirational home decorators.
@kitschplease This online store dedicated to vintage furniture operates like a local version of Etsy. They collaborate with Australian makers and vintage dealers, bringing together the best mid-century and boho treasures for your home in a curated online marketplace. Their Insta-feed is suitably whimsical, with stunning antique mirrors, quirky art and wall hangings, rugs and leather couches.
@greenhouseinteriors A curation of leading boutique artists and designers, Greenhouse Interiors is an online store and blog housing art prints, cushions, textiles, homewares and rugs, also offering consulting services for corporates and residential clients. Their aesthetic is playful, fun and colourful and a great ‘go-to’ for home-decorators looking for inspo across a wide range of styling products and pick-me-ups to spruce up your digs.
*This article originally appeared in The Listing Magazine.