5 NYC Instagram Accounts for Design Inspiration

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Instagram is more than a source of entertainment — it’s also a source of endless design inspiration. Many NYC-based creatives maintain accounts that offer gorgeous images you can translate into fun ideas for your own space. Here are a few faves.

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Popular photo-sharing app Instagram is more than a source of entertainment — it’s also a source of endless design inspiration. Since so many designers, bloggers, and other creatives maintain active accounts, Instagram is especially useful when looking specifically for design ideas. Many NYC-based users offer gorgeous images you can use as a starting point when it comes to gathering inspiration for your own space. Here are some notable examples.

Heather Clawson

Heather Clawson is a book author, designer, and the blogger behind Habitually Chic. She resides on the Upper East Side of New York, and her Instagram account reflects the most charming aspects of this neighborhood. She posts pictures of the beautiful old architecture, the gorgeous front doors and stoops, her own classic and elegantly decorated apartment, and more. There’s plenty of New York City design inspiration to be drawn from Clawson’s account.

Katie Armour

Katie Armour is co-founder and editorial director of the online publication Matchbook, and her Instagram account is just as charming as her magazine. Until recently, Armour lived on the Upper East Side and posted many beautiful images of this area. With her recent move to Brooklyn, Armour’s Instagram has become a place to see images of the borough through her design-oriented eyes, and there is much to marvel at in her feed, from lovely florals to adorable coffee shops and stunning restaurants.

Matchbook Magazine

Naturally, you’d expect Matchbook’s Instagram feed to be just as charming as Armour’s — and this is definitely the case. Armour and her editorial partner Jane Lilly Warren (who both reside in New York City) curate the magazine’s feed, which is chock-full of charm and inspiration. Warren’s style is more on the preppy, Palm Beach side, providing a great juxtaposition to Armour’s edgier sensibilities. On Matchbook’s feed, just as in the magazine, you’ll find gorgeous scenery, interiors of charming shops and businesses, and fabulous vignettes. There are also fantastic glimpses behind the scenes of Matchbook’s photo shoots in NYC and beyond.

Kapito Muller Interiors

Kapito Muller Interiors is a New York City–based interior design firm whose Instagram is full of fun design inspiration. You’ll get a peek at the fabrics and color schemes that the firm’s designers are using in their projects, as well as a look at the pretty vignettes that the two style, and glimpses of their gorgeous work spaces. The two women who run the firm have incredibly fresh, feminine taste, and it’s very inspiring to get a peek into the minds of a great interior design team.

Note To Sarah

One last must-follow Instagram account is Note to Sarah, which showcases the photos of NYC-based Sarah Tolzmann. Each one of Tolzmann’s posts is like a pretty little piece of art, whether it’s a shot of her stylish apartment or a beautiful Central Park scene. Seeing New York City through Tolzmann’s eye is both a treat and an inspiration.

Overall, Instagram has a lot to offer when it comes to interior design inspiration. It can be fun to follow people who live in your city, allowing you to see the city’s neighborhoods from a fresh, new perspective.

Image Source: Instagram/Katie Armour

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