We are inspiration junkies. If you look at our iphone photos you will see an embarrassing amount of screenshots of images that inspire us that we've tucked away until we find the perfect space to reinvent that idea. If you are anything like us at CZI, you too have a long list of home design blogs, magazines, or instagram accounts that keep your inspiration levels way up. These are the design instagram accounts we find ourselves going to again and again and I assure you there is no shortage of inspiration among these very talented designers!
Studio McGee is located in Salt Lake City Utah. It was created by husband and wife Shea and Syd McGee. What started out as a small business quickly blossomed into one of the most popular interior design firms in the nation. Their love of bright and clean colors is what motivates this couple to design such beautiful spaces.
Studio McGee is one to follow because in addition to their instagram account, we absolutely love their website and blog! They have amazing photographers and do a great job continually updating their website with their latest projects. They have a good range of project styles in their portfolio and they often share sources and design tips on their blog!
REDO HOME AND DESIGN
Redo Home + Design is a small, close knit, all female design group who work out of Nashville, Tennessee. Christine spent three years working with these ladies while she lived and Nashville. Mitzi Maynard is the lead designer and boutique shop owner. Mitzi and her group of designers have their own design clients but also collaborate to create fun and chic spaces.
Redo Home + Design is one to follow not only because Christine loves this group of designers work, but she also love these woman. When Christine lived in Nashville, she spent three years designing alongside Mitzi and Lori Paranjape and grew immensely as a designer. Mitzi knows Highpoint market so well and taught Christine what she knows about all the go to design sources. Redo Home + Design is a unique little set up. It's a shop but also a studio for several different designers. Make sure to follow them all! @mrsparanjape @mitzimaynard @clarann @andriafromm @oliviacarswell @redohomeanddesign
Emily Henderson is a Los Angeles, California based design firm who focus on budget friendly eclectic styles. Emily is currently the target home spokesperson. Through her years of design, Emily ultimately believes that a home should not only be beautiful but also reflect and inhabit the people who live in it.
Emily is one to follow because we love that she often shares sources and has tons of insta stories where she talks about fashion, design options, and life. She offers budget friendly designs but also will splurge on vintage or custom items. She is our kind of girl. She has the Target black dress with Jimmy Choo shoes 'concept' down. (if you are wondering what that means, check back for a another blog post on this concept!) Emily also shares how-tos, “get the look” features, and tips for moms trying to come up with creative ideas for entertaining their kiddos (Christine!).
Amber first started out blogging but eventually grew Amber Interiors into a successful business. Throughout the years, Ambers style has evolved but bits of bohemian elegance, unique and eclectic design can be found in most of her projects.
Amber is one to follow because she has some awesome before and after photos of her work, her style is very consistent but if you see her clients before photos she doesn't start with a gorgeous new build or good bones most of the time. She's truly a talented gal. Also make sure to check out her gorgeous shop of vintage rugs!
Becki Owens is located in Orange Country, California. Becki grew up designing and knew from a young age what she was meant to do. A few words that inspire Becki everyday are clean, simple, and elegant. The photo above shows that Becki not only is inspired by those words but makes them come alive in all her designs.
Becki is one to follow if you are looking for inspiration from many designers. Becki's instagram has a few of her own design images but she primarily posts other designers work. We have 'discoverd' many other designers worth following from her insta account. Maybe one day she will share one of Christine's projects!
PURE SALT INTERIORS
Pure Salt Interiors was started by two college roommates, Aly Morford and Leigh Lincoln. Together, they believe in bringing a space to life and turning it into a home. They believe a home should be alive, beautiful, functional, and a place where you, your family, and friends want to build memories.
Pure Salt is one to follow because they are so down to earth. Christine actually discovered them because they commented on one of her design posts. They have grown quickly from a 2 woman show to a team of talented designers. We love their behind the scene photos of their photoshoot days and their #shotgunshowcase design posts where they tell you where to shop to get the look for different design boards they put together.
SARAH SHERMAN SAMUEL
Sarah Sherman Samuel is based out a Los Angeles, California. In 2013, Sarah broke away from her surface and product design at Target to show the world her own personal style through her blog and line of products. Sarah is known for creating unique and distinctive spaces and we believe her Instagram is a must follow!
Sarah is one to follow if you are ever looking for a really good diy project. We're not one for Pinterest diy's but her blog is where Christine found the idea for the Ikea hack dresser she did in her daughter, Ellie Kate's, nursery. The dresser was a ton of work, but she loved how it turned out and it doesn't even remotely look like Ikea anymore. Sarah has a clean and crisp aesthetic and posts some amazing photos of her personal home.
KATE MARKER INTERIORS
Kate Marker Interiors is Located in Barrington, Illinois. Kate started her business in an upstairs home office but always had dreams to make it something more. Kate's personal design style is both classic and modern, the perfect mix of old and new creates an original and timeless design for KMI.
Kate is one to follow because her Instagram account is all her own design work. She does a great job documenting her projects. Her home is amazing and they just opened a new design studio! Kate does a great job designing classic interiors with a fresh and modern feel.