Wednesday 9 April 2014

Who to follow on Twitter if you love... interior design

Social media is a great way to connect with influential people. The world of interior design has a huge number of brilliant minds at work around the world, many of whom use Twitter to share their thoughts, ideas and impressions. We’ve put together a list of twenty interior design accounts that are sure to inspire you by following them on Twitter. If you want a piece of daily cuteness to go with your design inspirations, make sure to check out our posts on the top 20 cat and dog Twitter accounts to follow.

MadAboutTheHouse @katewatsonsmyth

Kate Watson-Smyth is a well-known journalist and writer, probably most famous for her articles in the Financial Times and The Independent. She tweets photos regularly – often involving a cat – but our favourite is this perfectly distracting video about procrastination.

House to Home @housetohome

House to Home is one of the most popular interior design magazines in the UK. Most of the content on the Twitter feed covers high-quality room design with a definite country theme. We’re impressed with the multimedia resources this account tweets, such as this great video on jam jar lanterns.

Barbara Segal @NoirBlancDesign

Barbara Segal is principle of Noir Blanc Interiors, a US-based interior design company that specialises in luxury interiors, coastal living and yachts. Barbara also started the Interior Designer Chat Twitter account – more on that further down the page.

Design Milk @designmilk

Design Milk is a well-regarded modern design, architecture and art blog founded by Jaime Derringer. He runs the Twitter account – it’s constantly being updated with stuff like this 3d printer or these clever keyrings. Check out sister site Dog Milk for a unique canine angle on the design world.

Apartment Therapy @AptTherapy

‘Saving the world, one room at a time’ – that’s the tag-line for this brilliant Twitter account. Perfectly stylish in every way, the artefacts posted here form a parade of top-notch modern design. This ticks all our boxes – quirky, inventive and useful.

Decorex @Decorex_Intl

Taking place at Perks Field and The Orangery Kensington Palace this year, Decorex is a high-profile luxury interior design event. Its Twitter account reflects this, posting some brilliant photos from Decorex events and elsewhere.

Rohini Wahi @RohiniWahi

Describing herself as a ‘trend forecaster’, Rohini Wahi edits popular interior design blog and has been featured in Easy Living, The Telegraph Magazine and Elle Decoration. Rohini regularly tweets inspiring interior designs and useful ideas, including this one about her newfound (and weather-inspired) appreciation for PLATTA decking.

Interior Designer Chat @IntDesignerChat

This Twitter feed offers a weekly Twitter conversation for interior designers, architects and other members of the industry. Using the hashtag #IntDesignerChat, it enables people to come together in one conversation every Tuesday from 6pm until 7pm ET.

Leslie Carothers @tkpleslie

Leslie Carothers is the CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, which provides a number of social media solutions for the industry. You should follow Leslie if, like her, you’re a huge fan of furniture, fabrics and fun.

Interior Design @FineComposition

This Hawaii-based outfit picks out some great interior design blog posts. Taking these from all over the sphere means that there’s something for everybody on this account, from interior design to fantastic architecture.

British Institute of Interior Design @BIIDtalk

If you can get past the page design (by far the least snazzy we’ve encountered) the Twitter feed of the British Institute of Interior Design brings on-topic material as well as relevant news from around the industry. Follow them for discounted tickets to the BIID Conference 2013. @easyartuk

Easyart sells art in the UK. It’s a great place to start thinking about adding canvas to your own home – if you’re serious about interior design, it should be on your list. They’re great at staying current, as this World Book Night post demonstrates.

Instyle Decor Uk @InstyleDecorUK

This frequently updated feed should definitely be part of your daily browse, as should the associated Pinterest page. Posting mainly Hollywood luxury, this account is a great tool to help stay on-trend.

Katie Treggiden @coadg

If you like numbers, follow Katie Treggiden’s Twitter account. She’s an accomplished blogger (she runs and anybody who’s familiar with her work will recognise that she’s fond of numbers painted onto things – there are always quirky numerical relics on her feed.

The Design Trust @TheDesignTrust

This is a great, all-encompassing design account. The Design Trust enables professional designers to start successful businesses, and their website is a great resource for those entering the industry. The Twitter feed is constantly updated and promotes thought-provoking design.

Vanessa Brady @vanessabrady

Vanessa Brady is the director of the Society of British Interior Design. She tweets regularly and with gusto on a variety of design-related topics, often with an economic sustainability vibe. We liked this poignant tweet.

CH Interior Design @ChristinaHaire

Christina Haire is an influential player in the interior design world. With 25 years in the industry and a passion for antiques, Christina posts relatively infrequently. Follow her for gems such as this cheerful article on movie interiors.

Interior Design Pro @DesignProNews

This striking red glass hallway is just one of the awe-inspiring interior designs dredged up on the Interior Design Pro Twitter account. Follow @DesignProNews if you’re an interior designer on the hunt for inspiration – these guys have plenty of it.

Kelly Hoppen MBE @IMKellyHoppen

This is the verified account of renowned British designer Kelly Hoppen MBE. She posts great ideas – like this Spring tip – and news from around the industry. She also appears on Dragons’ Den, the popular entrepreneurial programme.

Sabrina Soto @sabrinasoto

The design for this Twitter feed ranks among the best, but that’s not why you should follow Sabrina Soto. Combining good taste with practical advice, Sabrina delivers tips like this one to a grateful audience.

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