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
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.
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.
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.
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