The best Kiwi Instagrammers to follow for home design inspiration
Social media is a great place to share ideas and get inspired, and for interior design enthusiasts Instagram has become this and so much more.
The highly visual site allows "grammers" to give a sneak peek or behind-the-scenes look at their day-to-day lives.
Marketing-savvy designers are using Instagram as a visual tool to promote their skills and products, but there are also a group of emerging accounts which document interior projects over time, intermingled with life, colour, pattern, texture and the everyday.
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For those contemplating or planning a renovation project, Instagram can provide ideas, suggest companies to follow and use, and most of all offer motivation and inspiration.
So here are a few of our favourite accounts, and why we like them.
Katrina and Guy are self-confessed 'newbies' to the new build process, designing and building their Canterbury home from scratch on the weekends. Guy has a knack for DIY and Katrina captures the process with beautiful imagery. They are currently in the finishing stages with lots of interior details to swoon over.
The relatively new account for the New Zealand building website of the same name, buildme.co.nz. With a focus on new architectural builds, this account inspires through structures with a healthy dose of interior details. It's also a good reminder of their latest posts so you can pop over to the website for their full articles if you like what you see.
If you follow Michele here on Stuff, you will know the Powles-Winton family are nearing the end of their year-long build journey. Michele has a knack for combining new fresh design with an eclectic style, including a penchant for colour and builder know-how.
Named after her daughter Eliza, Dawn's Instagram account charts a journey from the family home in West Auckland to where they currently reside, in an East Auckland schoolhouse. With lots of styling ideas on how to make a house a home, Dawn is constantly on the hunt for new treasures and has a fantastic knack for display and design.
Watch as Jessica Whiting, creator of the Auckland Fair, embarks on her own grand design. This account will be a visual feast of gorgeous styling, true to her own style, as she builds in the beautiful northern town of Mangawhai.
The personal account of Homestyle editor Alice Lines is jam-packed with behind-the-scenes imagery of a design-led life. Here you'll find plenty of interior design motivation as well as travel, food and general life goodness to inspire the beauty in the everyday.
Contributor Tina Stephen is creative director of roomie.co.nz