Design Ideas We’re Stealing From Instagram

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While scrolling through the depths of Instagram, we often come across an image that, simply put, resonates well with our eyeballs. Although we're not always proud of our feed-diving tendencies, there is a bright side to said indulgence: ideas.

Innovative design and creative inspiration fill our feeds daily. We believe we've done our research on the 'gram; yet, the sheer amount of content makes our favorite accounts a bit more difficult to find. Our solution? A curated list of top ten design ideas, triggered by and sourced from our favorite accounts. Here's to your next weekend project!

Color Sorting

Between the books we collect and the tables we set, there's always an opportunity to color organize. Although it may seem elementary to arrange things in rainbow order, color coding is an age-old design trick recently conveyed by home decor concept shop, Consort.

The design resource seeks to "fill a white space in the decor market, offering fashionably edgy home goods with a heightened sense of style."

Going Green

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Also known as the author of NYT's best selling book, The New Bohemians, Justina Blakeney highlights the importance of greenery and plants in any room. The Jungalow conveys Blakeney's work and design mantra, in which she states, "...I believe in recycling. I believe in diversity. I believe in creativity. I believe that design can save the world. Decorate wild!"

Earth Tones

LA-based designer and art director Sarah Sherman Samuel wears many hats. Her studio offers art and surface design, custom content creation, e-design, and art direction.

Needless to say, Samuel has an eye for interiors and color pallets, often opting for shades of green when it comes to furniture and upholstery. Earth tones have a special way of cooling down a room, and we're all for it.

Artisan Accents

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Based in Byron Bay, Australia, Pampa is a marketplace for artisan-made woven textiles and goods. The company strives to preserve Argentina's indigenous resources and to protect the tradition of nature-inspired dyes and patterns. Each collection Pampa features is named after the landscape from which it was made.

Indigo Incorporation

Amber Lewis is a quintessential creative female entrepreneur. After starting her career as an assistant at a small interior design firm, Lewis launched her LLC — Amber Interior Design, Inc.

Her team is small but talented, often incorporating bohemian touches and natural elements — most notably indigo pillows, throws, and upholsteries.

Future Feels

David Alhadeff, owner of design store Future Perfect, seeks to find the intersection point between craft and design.

Each piece featured on The Future Perfect's Instagram page has a "strong conceptual basis," which provides story and purpose behind the object. Modern pieces such as these ceramic stools by Reinaldo Sanguino retell the story of a room from an artful angle.

Cut A Rug

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Frances Loom launches new rugs every Thursday at 11 a.m. EST, and we're floored by each antique drop — pun intended.

Kelly Vittengl, founder of the New York/London based company, sources Frances Loom's rugs from flea markets everywhere. Her rug edit offers a perfectly curated mix — ranging from Persian to Turkish descent — all impeccable designs that are sure to make any space feel complete.