5 instagram accounts that have me super inspired

From time to time I am asked where I get inspiration from.

Well, nature, is always and forever first.

Second is some weird mix of imagination/creative ability that comes out either when I’m a. in a crunch for time or b. when I’m laying in bed or driving alone in a silent car.

A more tangible answer, though, is INSTAGRAM. It is like a perpetual feast for the eyes.

I follow a random assortment of feeds that breaks down something like this:

70% home decorating/bloggers
10% real life friends + family
10% lettering + fine artists
5% ballet dancers
5% fashion

See? Kind of random.

I’m quick to follow new feeds that peak my visual interest and equally quick to unfollow when the photos no longer inspire. That sounds mean and I don’t mean to, I promise. I just love using instagram as a personal way to indulge my aesthetic-loving eyes and gathering inspiration. Sometimes that changes depending on season, projects I’m working on and trends.

Case in point: A year ago, I was all about clean, white, bright spaces and my instagram feed (both in what I followed and what I posted) reflected that.

Currently, I’m inspired by simple interiors with a mix of white and deep, moody hues. It kind of makes sense because this is the direction we’re taking our new house and so my eye is drawn to other spaces that are doing similar things.

If you look at the most recent images I’ve posted on instagram, you can see the theme.

Lots of deep, saturated grays and blues mixed with white (and lots of greenery because I just can’t stop).

Here are five instagram feeds that are particularly inspiring to me right now and continue to push me to add more color to our house:


Ginny works with another design-crush Emily Henderson and has this perfect mix of traditional and modern. Her use of blues and natural wood tones is what I’m especially drawn to.


This sweet family is building a home, painting gorgeous art, building furniture … and I’m pretty sure I like every single photo.


The designers behind this company create the most classic, simple, elegant kitchens. I love a white kitchen, but more and more I’m being drawn to not-white ones and deVOL knows how to do them beautifully.


I don’t recall how I came across this account, but I can tell you that when I did, I spent way too long scrolling through all of their work. Every room is classic with little pops of personality (a perfect combination in my book).


Cathy and her family recently moved to an old farmhouse in Eastern Washington and it’s been fun watching the rooms come together. Her style is a great mix of vintage and traditional mixed with rustic farmhouse.

I’m throwing in one more of my favorite instagram accounts for good measure.

It has nothing to do with interiors, and yet is still utterly breathtaking and I look forward to each new photo.


I literally can’t stop staring at this photo.

So those are my top six to follow right now … do you have any favorite instagram accounts that inspire you?

P.S. you can hang out with my on instagram @jonesdesigncompany

17 Responses to 5 instagram accounts that have me super inspired

  1. Pamela January 8, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

    I love social media for inspiration. Your new home is beautiful and I look forward to watching you put your design into it. Also, I love the beautiful landscape and nature photos on Instagram by koolaid_looke

  2. Amy Barnhart @HandandHartDesigns January 6, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    Thanks! Love finding new sites to explore!

  3. Claudia January 5, 2017 at 9:11 pm #

    Ooooh, I see why you love Jonathan Taylor Sweet’s photos. Amazing! I’m not on Instagram but lately I’ve been looking at a lot of accounts that are public and enjoying them very much. Spending too much time though … it’s like Pinterest. Addictive.

  4. Sheila Pearson January 5, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

    Thanks for doing this. I’ve grown to really dislike social media for the most part lately, but I still love Instagram. I enjoy your feed and I have a few favorites – one of which is @catinfrance — dreamy… I follow a local friend and photographer @mattaddingtonphotography for his beautiful Minnesota pictures. @lifeingrace is a good one too, love Edie!

    Also, the above commenter, Kim Bailey @irishmanacres, is a favorite of mine. She has a unique decorating style that I just love!


    • Sheila Pearson January 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

      Gah! My Instagram name is @shepearson Feel free to follow me if you like forgetful people ?

  5. Monica January 5, 2017 at 10:58 am #

    Love this post! I too have some faves on instagram that just make me happy with pretty images and inspirational messages. Of course I LOVE your instagram!! In addition, here are some of my favorites.

  6. Paulette January 5, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    You are my favorite on IG.
    I love your honesty, faith, and how you share deeply.
    You are an inspiration!

  7. Emily@boxwoodclippings January 5, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    Loving the direction of your new home and saturated palette, we can’t believe how quick you are working your magic! Your feed is always a favorite!

  8. Emily@boxwoodclippings January 5, 2017 at 10:49 am #

    Loving the direction of your new home and saturated colors, we can’t believe how quick you are working your magic! Your feed is always a favorite!

  9. Evelina Snell January 5, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    Love these! 2 of my favorites: @artifactuprising (they also make your photos look amazing the way they print them – cards, flats and photo books). I can get lost in every single photo they post – kind of reminded me of the last one you posted. @thiswildidea – a man and his dog – the most incredible photos!!! Hope you check these two out ;) Love your blog and style – very different from my own – I love saturated color in my home which is mostly red, white and blue. Thanks for your posts – I always look forward to them. Happy New Year!

    • emily January 5, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

      Thank you for the suggestions! I do follow Artifact Uprising and will check out thiswildidea

  10. Anna January 5, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    These are just goals!

    Love your blog! You just got a new follower! ♥ Keep up the good work!

    With Love,
    Anna || Fuzzword

    • emily January 5, 2017 at 10:22 am #

      Thanks, Anna!

  11. Colleen January 5, 2017 at 7:58 am #

    Oh my love affair with instagram has no end either. I could get lost for hours!
    Thanks for the suggestions!

    And I can’t for the life of me understand why Pantone picked the fake unnatural greenery over a deeper more natural green. Maybe come spring we’ll understand!

    Stay warm my friend!

    • emily January 5, 2017 at 10:23 am #

      I so agree! Deep, saturated greens are so much prettier!

  12. Kim Bailey January 5, 2017 at 6:00 am #

    You would love my obsession on Instagram: foxfiremountainhouse , I truly want to move in! And my girl LaurenLiess just moved to a dream home (I’m sure you already follow her), but everything she does is just lovely and so inspiring. I also have enjoyed your more moody pics and style direction in your new home… Keep em coming!! ~Kim @ IrishmanAcres

    • emily January 5, 2017 at 10:23 am #

      Lauren Liess is genius. I will go look at foxfiremountainhouse now!

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