The weather might be getting cooler but Instagram and its trends are always hot. Interested in what caught our eye this month? Here are a few Instagram design trends we loved.
The advent of December is sure to put us all in the festive spirit but November has done its fair share of prepping us for the big event with nostalgia-inducing festive decor. Doorways are bedecked with wreaths wrapped up in opulent ribbon (we love this one by Two Inspire You featured by Town&Country (@townandcountrymag), staircases and trees overflowing with sparkling baubles are given the attention they deserve and handsome mantles are swathed in laurel garlands. Fashion and lifestyle blogger Peony Lim (@peonylim) has become known for her classically pretty style so it’s no surprise that a collaboration with Chamboard Channel and Refinery29 produced this time-honoured festive arrangement. Over on Veranda’s (@verandamag) feed, a traditional panelled hearth is brought to life with vibrant greenery and a roaring fire.
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SHoP (@shoparchitects) has become a firm favourite of recent weeks and this tower studies proves why as the maverick firm gives a masterclass in the beauty of the grid. Land, sea and air interiors specialist Winch Design (@winchdesign_wd) plays with clean geometric lines in a recent London penthouse hallway whilst Architectural Digest (@archdigest) focuses on a network of marble and brass in a bathroom featured in the December issue. Jonathan Adler’s Puzzle range offers an easy way to get the look at home.
Ever since our private tour of the stunning Grand Central Terminal (@grandcentralnyc), our fascination with celestial bodies, constellations and star maps has multiplied exponentially. Not only are they used as functional charts, these diagrams amaze in their intricacy and other-wordly mystery. Which is exactly what inspired this textile from fabric house Schumacher (@schumacher1889), scattered with delicate star-like beads. Saatchi Gallery’s (@saatchi_gallery) feature on Ed Fairburn‘s work goes a step further, highlighting these star-punctuated designs as interesting, not-so-blank canvases.
The worlds of fashion and interiors collide when it comes to the development of unique and avant garde textile design. The ever-impressive Balmain (@balmainparis) delights with folds in a three-part feature on a pleated Fall/Winter 2015 skirt; Carrie Hayden (@carrie.hayden) contemplates the undulating layers of Iris van Herpen; and Maison Gerard (@maisongerard) showcases Israeli designer Ayala Serfaty’s dreamy works. The work is continued in the interiors realm with pioneering designers by brands like Fameed Khalique, Evitavonni and Aiveen Daly.
When winter’s cold comes and Mother Nature takes some time off, a home can feel bereft of the pleasure of fresh florals. So a trend towards x-ray florals has come as a welcomed addition. Valentino’s right hand man Giancarlo Giametti (@privategg) wished his followers a Happy Thanksgiving with this vignette featuring a duo of Irving Penn photographs. And in true Benjamin Galopin style (@galopine), the fashion editor of CR Fashion Book posted this photograph by one of his inspirations, radiography photographer Steven Meyers. Fragrance house Illuminum London (@illuminum_london) posted this spotlight on a diaphanous wild tobacco leaf used in their heady aromas. Suddenly Mother Nature doesn’t seem on a hiatus after all.
The esmeralda marble staircase of Sexy Fish, London’s new celebrity hot spot, got us thinking about Carlo Scarpa – the inspiration behind the restaurant’s effortlessly striking architectural feature. And it seems we weren’t the only ones.
Fashion’s Roksanda Illicnic (@roksandailincic) and architect Rafael de Cardenas (@architectureatlarge) were on the same train of thought with their geometric posts of Scarpa’s iconic Brion-Vega Cemetery – a private cemetery dedicated to the founding family of electronics company Brionvega which Scarpa is buried adjacent to. Mixed media artist Richard Caldicott (@richardcaldicott) referenced a Venetian Scarpa detail. Perhaps it was the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the designer’s death on 28th November that prompted the homage but, whatever the reason, his work continues to inspire the design world’s most celebrated figures.
Whilst attending The Salon Art + Design fair in New York, Architectural Digest’s editor Margaret Russell (@margaretrussell) waxed lyrical about the incomparable design knowledge of Nina Yashar of Nilufar Gallery who featured a spheres and fringe Lindsey Adelman installation in her stand. Almost simultaneously and across the water, T Magazine (@tmagazine) caught our attention with a snap of design company Bocci 79’s stunning staircase installation in its new Berlin design laboratory and exhibition space. And in another staircase, NYC Pembrooke & Ives display a modular arrangement of falling spheres, posted by Stark’s Creative Director Ashley Stark (@ashleystark), which spans three floors of a New York development.
Read last month’s Trends of Instagram here.