With most of us now at home, a lot of our attention has been focused on two things: Our living space, and Instagram.
For many of us, a part of keeping ourselves productive and staying busy involves upgrading our home offices and living areas; some of are even transforming their homes. With this circuit breaker in place, it’s normal to feel down-spirited, and anxious about Singapore’s COVID-19 situation, particularly when you’re constantly bombarded by bad news. For when you need an escape and want to stay positive, hit the follow button on these interior designers’ Instagram accounts. They are chock-full of beautiful photography, providing you with inspirations to revive your space. We’ve got a mix of style sensibilities here for those who love colours, minimalism, art, and the popular pared back Scandinavian style.
“If your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it,” goes the Jonathan Adler brand philosophy. In 1999, Jonathan Adler kickstarted his home furnishing line after he debuted a ceramics collection five years prior. He was a star in the making, and now has over 25 brick and mortar stores all over the world, 1000 wholesalers, and a thriving online business.
Known for his “luxe and liveable” style, his Instagram is a bright, and eclectic ode to colourful glamour. Adler, in particular, has a penchant for geometric accents.
Any fan of bohemian decor will be well-acquainted with Justina Blakeney. The Instagram account of the founder of the Jungalow — a design movement that combines colours, patterns, and plants — resembles a visual celebration for the eyes.
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WE FEEL YOU. Sh*t is BANANAS right now! We’re feeling particularly grateful to be surrounded by plants in our homes these days. Plants care for us while we care for them. They add beauty, serenity and a *very* welcome distraction from all dis. Also they clean the air yay. So, if you’re in a position to do so, support your local plant shop!! Many small plant shops, like our local favorite, @foliacollective, are offering curbside pickup and deliveries to help make your home more plantastic during this insanity. Why not drop your local plant shop name in the comments, and include the city so we can crowd source a little plant shop directory. Feel free to promote your own plant shop in the comments too! Let’s help small businesses, AND get more jungalicious. Win, win. 🙏🏽🙏🏽👌🏽👌🏽👍🏽👍🏽💚🌿🌱🌵☘️
For maximalists, the clashing prints, mish-mash of global accents, and bright array of colours is a godsend. But if you’re not a fan, Blakeney’s interiors will inspire you to bring plants and memoirs of your vacations into your living space.
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Contemporary art, and handmade interiors are the hallmarks of Pierre Yovanovitch’s designs. The French interior designer began his illustrated career after a menswear design stint at Pierre Cardin. Today, Yovanovitch channels his haute couture leanings into his interiors.
His works are defined by voluminous proportions, curves, and 20th century influences.
Swedish interior designer Joanna Laven doesn’t believe in trends. Yet, she creates them. Her Scandinavian style is defined by a clean and balanced colour palette. For Laven, vintage furnishings are a must.
Simple, timeless, and tasteful, Laven’s works, along with the design inspiration she posts, are like a soothing balm for chaos on your feed.
The first thing you should know about India Mahdavi is that she designed Sketch’s Gallery restaurant, which still remains an Instagram sensation for its distinct blush pink decor and eclectic artwork.
The Iranian-French designer’s Instagram is a wonderland of colours, both royal and pastel, with rich combinations of textures, and putting together sumptuous fabrics with a playful irreverence.
Minimalism, simplicity, and functionality — and the heavy use of natural, organic materials — make up the backbone of Scandinavian design. Scandinavian Homes is a soothing space for anyone with a love for clean aesthetics, and white near-empty spaces decorated with a muted touch.
Ryan Korban is a name that’s familiar to many people in the fashion industry, as he has worked on several high-profile projects for luxury labels like Balenciaga and Alexander Wang. Korban describes his aesthetic as “classic luxury, old-world romance, and urban cool”.
His signature style takes on a modern and sleek approach accented with wow moments. As a millennial, photographs of his interiors are deliberately shot with the Instagram generation in mind — think striking symmetry with eye-catching details.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Singapore.