Gone are the days of Instagram being a collection of personal feeds featuring family photos and beautiful holiday shots. Today, Instagram offers an enormous supply of inspiration through some of the best creatives. You can scroll through the platform looking for interior trends, reno solutions and décor ideas, and you will find it in droves….

Australia has a collective of ingenious interior designers who are raising the bar and delivering a daily serve of #interiorinspo through their carefully curated feeds. Here are 10 we love.

1. Lauren Li, Sisällä

Lauren Li leads Sisällä, a Melbourne-based interior architecture and design studio. In addition to designing homes with soul, Lauren runs educational sessions for professional interior designers, and is a columnist for The Design Files. She shares images of her work and inspiration with her 34,000 Instagram followers. 

Sisalla Interior Design

2. Alexandra Kidd Design

With an emphasis on style, simplicity, detail and quality, Alexandra Kidd is one of Australia’s top interior designers. After 10 years working with an iconic Australian interior designer on local and international luxury hotels, Alex started her own design studio focusing on residential design, affording her clients the style and detailing of the luxurious hotels for which she had become renowned. She has been featured in House & Garden’s ‘Top 8 Designers to Watch’, and is certainly one worth watching on Instagram.

Alexandra Kidd Design

3. Arent&Pyke

Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke create carefully considered, functional and beautiful spaces that mesh seamlessly with their clients’ lives. Together, the pair boast decades of design expertise and share a passion for creating comfortable and sophisticated interiors. With more than 80,000 followers, the A&P Instagram feed highlights the studio’s impeccable style.

Arent & Pyke Studio

4. Simone Haag

Simone is a warm and welcoming curator of fine furniture, art, objects and lighting. The Melbourne-based stylist aims to transform spaces while enriching the lives of those who occupy them and, if her Instagram account is anything to go by (60,000 followers and counting), she manages just that.

simone haag

5. Alexandra Ponting: AP Design House

Alexandra Ponting’s AP Design House in Sydney’s Paddington is an award-winning multidisciplinary design studio specialising in highly crafted residential and commercial interior design. Alexandra’s work is highly artistic and, through her skilled eye, she offers an exceptional view of antiques and art, and impeccable use of form and texture. The soft tones of her Instagram account are as calming as they are inspirational.

ap design house

6. Claire Driscoll Delmar: Studio CD Design

Whether it’s a residential or commercial project, food editorial styling, merchandising initiative, or advertising campaign, Claire Driscoll Delmar delivers on style and grace. She is renowned for creating “deep emotion and feeling” via her just-right mix of texture, materiality, tone and colour. Her picture-perfect Instagram feed is a regular dose of these attributes.

Claire Delmar

7. Tamsin Johnson 

Tamsin Johnson Interior Design operates globally, with projects in New York, Paris and London, reinventing existing spaces and creating new ones. Her bold use of art and the sculptural nature of the furniture pieces she selects or commissions, manifest a sense of both impulse and precision. A light, cool palette makes her Instagram feed a tranquil space.

tamsin johnson

8. Megan Morton 

Eighty five thousand followers can’t be wrong. Megan Morton is a darling of Australian design, creating gorgeous spaces and vignettes that evoke a sense of joy. Her Instagram feed provides a window into this delightful world.

Megan Morton

9. Caitlin Parker-Brown: Parker Studio

Effortless sophistication is no easy feat, but it is one Caitlin Parker-Brown manages with aplomb. Head of Parker Studio, Caitlin has been delivering thoughtfully curated spaces for more than a decade. A genuine respect for the existing architecture and environment is among her hallmarks. On Instagram, @studio.parker provides a snapshot of the designer’s work. 

parker studio

10. Claudia Stephenson Interiors

She might describe herself as “casual in nature”, yet Claudia Stephenson’s style is anything but. A regular curator of Gourmet Traveller’s Home Edit, the Sydney-based designer is fastidious in-situ, right down to the final flourishes – a decorative bowl placement here, a statement cushion there. Check out Claudia’s Instagram feed, where a foundation of neutrals is peppered with sleek lines and pops of colour.

claudia stephenson

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