Design feeds to follow on Instagram
@alternatepools – 19.8K followers
“In a world where pools outnumber people” – @alternatepools is a trove of aquatic dreamscapes by Austin-born J Lee McClusky. From natural waterfalls to design homes with infinity-pool balconies, this feed features Takei Nabeshima’s über-modern upside-down concrete pyramid pool and a 1950s artificial pond filled with giant water lilies. Its creator believes in the healing power of water as a “natural antidepressant”.
@architecture_hunter – 2m followers
Started by 25-year-old “archi-preneur” Amanda Mello Ferber, @architecture_hunter is an addictive feed filled with the boldest public projects and most covetable private homes, shot by world-class photographers such as Fernando Guerra. Highlights include the colliding white discs of Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar and the ribbon of twisted concrete in Antony Gibbon’s imagined Twine House.
@plantsindecor – 88.1K followers
This account “shares the plant love” in a feed that looks like a glamorised remake of Jumanji. It offers dreamy inspirations for verdant decor in different settings, from hazy Puglian patios covered in ivy to concrete balconies in Thailand filled with tropical foliage plants. Singapore’s humongous vertical garden is a standout, alongside the chic Beldi Country Club in Marrakech and Vienna’s Palm House in the Burggarten.
@geometryclub – 32K followers
Sheffield-based designer Dave Mullen Jr photographs the corners of buildings. “It was while on I was holiday in New York that I realised I couldn’t personally photograph all them,” he says of his very site-specific hobby. The result, @geometryclub, is an open platform showing shots with the exact same composition. A striking series of elegant black and white triangles, his feed conveys all the architectural flair of each façade.
@ihavethisthingwithfloors – 803K followers
Midcentury terrazzo, Indian marble inlays, tiny Turkish ceramics and crab-shaped Byzantine-esque mosaics: @ihavethisthingwithfloors has captured them all – with rigorously matched feet. A global picture diary that celebrates the unorthodox wisdom that we should look down, not up, highlights include snakeskin loafers on exquisitely painted Moroccan tiles and geometric 1960s slates matched with pointed leather pumps.