Inspiring Interiors Instagrams & WIN Two Tickets to Grand Designs Live!


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Gone are the days when I pore over Instagram to look at fancy handbags and luxury beauty. I'm not sure if my taste has changed or I've just grown up a bit, but looking at interiors inspiration is my new thang - who doesn't lust over a £800 desk from West Elm in the wee hours of the morning?! Don't answer that...

I follow some seriously beautiful Instagram accounts so, as I'm such a kind soul, I've compiled my favourites to get your thumbs reaching for that follow button and undoubtedly beefing up those Pinterest boards. All we've got to do is believe, people, and we'll all get that roll top bathtub, promise!

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@schmasonnen - Germany-based Schirin is a lifestyle and interiors blogger, and her Instagram was a gem I discovered on the Explore page. It's one of those accounts I wish I could climb through my phone and into her house (lucky for you Schirin, technology isn't quite there yet) because it's so perfect. Expect pops of pastels, wooden details and the first time you'll ever think 'shelf goals'.

@nor_folk - Photographer, designer and shopkeeper Fiona has an eye for those minimal Scandi details so many of us has come to love in recent years. I particularly love her living room, which optimises clean-chic with an almost all-white palette and touches of grey. Her son is also really, really cute, too!

@plantsindecor - Bringing Pinterest to Instagram, this account for the green-fingered among us collates the best of indoor plant styling (yes, that's a thing). Beyond your typical cacti and succulent shots, I love a pop of green foliage in a neutral room and how so many of the photos depict plants as the room's focal point. I just really love plants, okay guys...

@marijke_schipper - It's pretty obvious Marijke is a stylist and interiors designer as soon as her Instagram account loads. This account plays to my girly side with bold coloured florals proving to be a key theme, and more permanent pops of colour making appearances through the interiors of her home. Love!

@kate.lavie - How could I do this post without mentioning this Glaswegian beauty? Well known on the beauty and lifestyle blogging scene, Kate's taste in interiors is perfection. Gallery walls, a pastel pink sofa, and fluffy rugs aplenty, I adore her Instagram. She also has a very cute cat called Mouse (LOVE) and a new fluffy kitten called Tiny Tim!

And, if you want even more inspiration to spruce up your living space, I've got two tickets to Grand Designs Live, CLC World Resorts at London's Excel Centre up for grabs! All you need to do is comment below with why you'd love to go to the show, popping your email address along with it so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner, and follow me on Instagram @kirstiepickering by April 25th at 7pm when I'll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Grand Designs Live is showing at London's Excel Centre from April 29-May 7, and the prize will allow entry for any one day. Entrants must be over 18 years old and a UK resident. Follow CLC Resorts on Twitter here.


  1. I would love to win for some inspiration for my new home and for the future!!!

  2. It'd be great to win so I can see the Grand Build Hall as I've always wanted to build my own house one day!

  3. Who doesn't love discovering new home brands and products you wouldn't on the high street?! Would love to win tickets :-) xx


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