Ever a favourite source of inspiration, the social behemoth that is Instagram is replete with lifestyle and design trends. It’s continually current – discussing what’s happening in the world as it happens – as well as hinting at changing attitudes and trends to come.

This past month, we’ve been inspired by the return of subtle autumnal tones (think caramel and mole); fashion’s turn to stand-out style; and the understated beauty of works in progress (the new Manolo Blahnik boutique at Saks looks incredible). Discover August’s Instagram design trends and how to use them at home. Go on – be inspired!

Autumnal palettes

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Image Credit: @iamgalla, @mysuburbanfarm, @hgdstudio

Whilst the end of summer may be a time to lament, the arrival of autumn is reason enough to celebrate! The seasonal threshold brings with it a whole new vibe. We’ve spotted a tonne of muted palettes from @iamgalla, @mysuburbanfarm and @hgdstudio which remind us of pumpkins, falling leaves and acorns – all part of autumn’s bounty.

A stylish cushion or cashmere throw in any of these hues wouldn’t just be stylish this season but throughout the year as well.

Black & gold

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Image Credit: @homeontherunway, @designdaredevil, @kimkardashian

As if by sheer fate, as soon as our Black & Gold edit went live, the internet went wild about Kim Kardashian’s (@kimkardashian) newest look. The glittery-eye-shadow-with-matching-brows duo certainly caught our eye as did this moody bathroom (@homeontherunway) and fireplace decor vignette (@designdaredevil).

Experiment with black and gold at home by incorporating new accessories, accessorise a black room with golden touches or create a bold Art Deco scheme.

Glossy green

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Image Credit: @archdigest, @ad_magazine, @davidcollinsstudio

Green is one of the most calming yet under-utilised hues in interior design so we were pleasantly surprised to see it popping up in such vivd hues – especially combined with glossy statement tiling. Architectural Digest (@archdigest) took to its Instagram to highlight this Carl D’Aquino kitchen whilst the magazine’s French equivalent (@ad_magazine) paid tribute to the commanding Portuguese Pavilion – first created for the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition. An equally admirable reminder of this @davidcollinsstudio project from last year was bittersweet as this month marked just over two years since the respected designer’s passing.

Take note – this autumn is set to be a big season for green with new additions from AERIN coming in a fabulous malachite tone. Watch this space.

Show-off fashion

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Image Credit: @britishvogue, @balmainparis, @lanvinofficial

Show-off fashion is in the air just in time for next month’s runway shows according to Sarah Harris (@sarahharrisuk), Fashion Features Director at British Vogue. Her embellished Manolo Blahnik boots are proof that opulence is back as is the heavily adorned fabric of Balmain’s (@balmainparis) H&M collaboration and Lanvin’s (@lanvinofficial) Fall/Winter 2015 collection.

Translate the look into your home with beaded cushions, tasseled curtain ties and encrusted jewellery boxes.

Classical styling

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Image Credit: @homeontherunway, @ryankorban, @verandamag

Classical styling is a favourite of respected designers such as Barbara Barry (@barbarabarryinc) and Suzanne Rheinstein for forever but it seems that it’s coming into vogue for newer interior talents too with designers like Ryan Korban (@ryankorban) gushing over its inherent elegance. Veranda Magazine (@verandamag) recently hosted #weekendwithwindsor – a takeover by interior designer Windsor Smith (@windsorsmithhome) which charted her classical style – and this pretty powder blue upholstered Louis dining chair (featured on @homeontherunway) is positively stately.

Works in progress

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Image Credit: @jawdaandjawda, @ritzparis, @saks

Not only have we been waiting months (years?) for the currently closed Ritz Hotel (@ritzparis) in Paris to reopen after its extensive renovation, we’ve now taken to stalking its Instagram account for daily play-by-plays of the goings on within the hotel’s hallowed walls. We love this snap of a craftsman hard at work in addition to this colour scheme by J A W D A AND J A W D A (@jawdaandjawda) and Saks Fifth Avenue’s (@saks) sneak peek illustration of its new Manolo Blahnik boutique. We’ve got to admit – there’s something pretty exciting about the wait.


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Image Credit: @stevengambrel, @ryankorban, @jeffleatham

Be still our beating hearts – these stairways have got us all in a flutter. Whether the traditional design in Steven Gambrel’s (@stevengambrel) new project; the gracefully curving design accompanied with monochrome marble admired by Ryan Korban (@ryankorban); or the absolutely heavenly Four Seasons Paris wedding staircase by our favourite flower artist Jeff Leatham (@jeffleatham), we’re looking at staircases in a whole new light this month.