The right kind of wallpaper, ideal table lamps, a perfect combination of striking cushions that will bring out the beauty of your sofa; planning your interiors can be a herculean task. Catalogues are restrictive, and Pinterest is a great platform for mood boards but doesn’t always give the right out-of-the-box ideas. So if you’re craving design inspiration to give your homes the perfect makeover, then follow these designer’s Instagram accounts for stunning decor ideas.
Architect and interior designer, Shroff’s body of work explores multi-disciplinary aspects of design. Having studied architecture at Cornell University, and with masters at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Shroff has carved a niche by using different forms of Indian embroidery and building an interplay of fabrics in his creations, especially furniture. He has worked with brands like Christian Louboutin and Jaipur Modern. From aerial views of Mumbai to his installations at leading hotels like Leela Palace to his whimsical window displays for Hermès, his feed is lively and full of fresh decor and design ideas.
This interior designer has lent her inimitable touch to the homes of actors Kangana Ranaut and Irrfan Khan. Her Instagram will give you a sneak peek into colourful aesthetics; images of ceramics in striking hues, Indian antiques, and art by the likes of David Hockney. One look at her creations and you’d know that nature is at the heart of Gupta’s work. A rich palette – a mix of earthy tones and striking hues – is an inseparable part of her design language. She is also the founder of The Orange Lane, a design firm providing artistic interiors solutions, and Peacock Life, a decor brand with a range of artisanal products.
Known for his eclectic prints and vibrant colour scheme, Mehta infuses different elements of India in his work. Veering away from fickle trend cycles, he has given traditional Indian prints, such as the paisley and the elephant, a psychedelic twist. With his label India Circus, Mehta retails cool, contemporary lifestyle products – from furnishings and wall art to furnishings and ceramics. Travel inspires Mehta’s work, and his Instagram feed is a testimony. From picturesque Rajasthan to the busy streets of Mumbai to the ruins of Petra in Jordan, if you want to see how your travels can find expression in your home, this is the account to follow.
If you are on a lookout for something understated and effortless, Vazirani’s work will interest you. He launched the Ravi Vazirani Design Studio in 2010, and since then has been designing spaces for some of the leading names in art and cinema, including Karan Johar. A self-confessed art collector, Vazirani often seeks inspiration from old-school paintings and photographs. For him, design is an intrinsic part of life, and his focus on the easy and practical confirms that. It’s all about contrasting neutrals, old-school photo frames, and a dash of greenery. Looking for minimal and tasteful decor inspiration, this is one of the decor Instagram accounts to follow.
A graduate in interiors and architecture from Parson’s School of Design, Shah’s roster of clients includes Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Abhishek Kapoor. His work is defined by well-lit spaces, clean lines, and thoughtful use of colour, with a practice that’s rooted in Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese philosophy of ephemeral beauty. From installations at Tate Modern to Henry Cartier Bresson’s photography to highlights of his European holidays, Shah’s feed feels like a mosaic of ideas.
Designing penthouses in Upper East Side and Long Island, Gilbane’s clean aesthetics has lured some of NYC’s most well-heeled. Her work embodies the quintessential New York aesthetic infused with jewel tones, ikats, and animal prints. Her Instagram feed is a direct window to her inspirations and life. Pictures of beautifully upholstered furniture, illustrations of Karl Lagerfeld, and rich rugs interspersed with images of unwinding with her family. Needless to say, one of the coolest decor Instagram accounts to explore.
Syd and Shea McGee launched their studio in 2014 with a simple aim to provide their clients with design solutions. Their design philosophy is characterized by ample white spaces, quirky pillows, minimalist wooden furniture, and a neutral colour palette. The same can be seen on their Instagram, which can easily act as a guide for home decor enthusiasts. Be it transforming a kitchen, a swanky bar at home, adding character to the humble pantry or dining areas, there are cues for everything.
Australian blogger Geneva Vanderzeil is a multifaceted interior design enthusiast who, through her website Collective Gen, gives DIY solutions for living space. We won’t say it is just another design website, but it specialises in home and kids friendly decor/design solutions. Think kids cacti gardening, creating simple fridge magnet games, designing wall hangings to even creating bucket hats and linen tops. And just in case you were looking for a travel guide to some of the world’s most scenic locales, it’s here. We’d say, a website which is a one-stop solution to a lot of lifestyle conundrums.
Established in 1998, the Ajay Anand (AA) Living Store is a design enthusiast’s paradise. Located at Nepean Sea Road, Mumbai, the store for nearly two decades has housed some of the best quality bed and bath textiles, rugs, and accessories. Keeping classic design at its core, the store features products that are the result of ethical trade practices. From exquisite napkin rings, fairy lights, to a variety of rugs and cushions, the expansive list of options won’t disappoint you. It is now being headed by DIY design enthusiast Rohina Anand Khira, as its CEO; one of the hautest decor Instagram accounts to follow.
When you are a multi-talented duo, there are various ways you can explore creativity. And this is just the case with Joey Zehr and Kate Albrecht, the dynamic duo behind YouTube channel, Mr Kate. From giving a makeover to kitchens, living spaces, stairways, and even kids nurseries to suggesting easy hacks, their channel has it all. Struggling with a toddler, on how to create a backyard garden to keep him busy? Head to their channel, and you will be surprised with their vast range of ideas.