5 must-follow Kiwi Pinterest-ers
Since its meteroic rise in the early years of the decade, Pinterest has emerged as the go-to tool for interior stylists and visual scouts alike.
Pinterest offers a digital space where you can 'pin' images to create a collage or mood board – no glue necessary. Socially, you can share your images with others, and in turn be inspired by their pins and boards.
Kiwi's have taken to Pinterest with gusto, and as a result we are seeing more Kiwi content and interiors that relate to the New Zealand sensibility - think pared-back (simple) beach houses and livable scandi-style barns.
Here are five up-and-coming New Zealand Pinterest-ers to follow for visual inspiration:
1. Foxes Blog (AKA Jessica Whiting)
Jessica admits to pinning first and thinking later.
"It's really a matter of browsing, there isn't a strategy behind it! If something catches my eye and I like it, it goes on a board. It's a great way to see your style if you aren't sure what you like."
She uses her boards for both business and pleasure; bookmarking for home styling ideas, as well as promoting her personal blog.
"I joined because I loved the idea of a visual book marking system for everything I stumbled across on the internet."
2. Talesat Sea (AKA Sarah Walden)
Sarah Walden, creator of Tales at Sea Blog, is a self-confessed Pinterest addict.
"Pinterest has the ability to inspire creativity and imagination through visual imaging, and the ability for sharing is huge. I love it!"
Like many Kiwi's, Sarah creates boards of DIY ideas for her first home and uses it to research and promote her new typography company. She prefers Pinterest over other social media sites.
"It's not flooded by an overload of sponsored ads and leaves you in the driver's seat to choose visually what you want to see."
3. MintSix (AKA Talia O'Connor)
From styling interiors, magazine features, home renovating and directing a successful homeware company, Talia has a fantastic eye for gorgeous images. Her visually beautiful boards are well curated, with inspiration for homeowners and interior enthusiasts.
4. Noted & Co (AKA Ange Keenan)
A recent devotee, Angela first gravitated towards Pinterest from Instagram, and often affiliates her Instagram feed with favourite Pinterest finds.
Noted & Co boards are jam-packed with stripes, monochromes, and pared-back homes.
"I am relatively new to Pinterest; joining only after recently purchasing an older styled home which was calling out to be renovated with nordic/scandinavian inspired design and interiors; my boards from then have continued to grow!"
Pinterest is the perfect platform to plan projects and bookmark ideas from the web – and Angela's boards are a perfect place to start dreaming of your next interior project.
"Pinterest motivates, inspires and organises ideas for upcoming or current trends. My boards are always evolving, showing a journey."
5. Made from Scratch (AKA Rachael McMahon)
With a staggering 86,000 followers, Rachael McMahon, from Made from Scratch, takes Pinning to the next level – a professional media consultant by day, she pins beautiful, inspiring images with a strong focus on dreamy, bespoke interior styling and homewares.
- Contributor Tina Stephen is Creative Director of www.roomie.co.nz