Check out these must-follow design accounts on Pinterest.
Check out our list of Pinterest design accounts you need to be following.
When it comes to looking for design inspiration, we’re as smitten with Pinterest as the next gal! Since its launch in March, 2010, Pinterest quickly became the go-to source for all things beautiful for designers, bloggers and anyone looking for an injection of creativity in their lives. With over 100 million monthly active users, it’s hard to navigate your way through all those accounts to find the ones that offer up the best ideas but we’ve rounded up a list of our favourite 10 design accounts to follow on Pinterest to get you started. But before we begin, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention our own account @styleathome and that of our design editor Anne Marie Favot, whose beautifully curated boards show off her signature style!
OK, ready to get pinning? Follow these 10 design accounts on Pinterest for inspiration:
Of course we love everything Canadian sweetheart Jillian Harris does and her Pinterest account is no exception. Follow Jillian for design ideas (natch!) but also get a close-up look at some of her favourite looks, from vintage to rustic Italian to cozy cabin style. Plus, since she’s expecting her first child, you’ll also get a look at her nursery decor style and baby fashion, too!
Eden Passante of Sugar and Charm has one of the most delightful Pinterest accounts you’ll find. Her ‘For the Home’ board features over 7,000 pins with stunning decorating and design ideas and before you know it, you’ll have jumped down the rabbit hole and forgotten all about dinner. Eden is also an incredibly talented baker and DIY-er, whose gorgeous creations accomplish just what she sets out to do: Add charm to everyday life.
Meg’s design boards are broken down by room and each board shows off her penchant for simple, understated design choices. You’ll find lots of black and white with only a few pops of colour throughout; the room photos she pins are soft and serene, the ultimate spaces for rest and relaxation.
Holly Becker of Decor8 is considered one of the pioneers of design blogs, having launched hers in 2004, well before the Internet was flooded with them. But it’s no surprise that she quickly became one of the leading voices on design; her eye for details that make the ordinary extraordinary has earned her a reputation as a design doyenne to watch. Her Pinterest account is a carefully curated collection of images and ideas about design, food and DIY but some of her boards get far more granular, like the ones specifically on ceramics or product packaging.
Victoria Smith pens the blog SF Girl By Bay and describes herself as a blogger, photographer, photo stylist, design junkie and bonafide flea market queen. SF Girl By Bay is a leading west coast design blog and her work has been featured in numerous publications including Domino, Architectural Digest, Gourmet and Bon Appetit. Look to her Pinterest account for 148 boards (at the time of publication) for some serious design inspo. We’re particular fans of her boards dedicated to specific colours.
Board after board of pretty, pale pastels are the first thing you’ll notice on Jacquelyn Clark’s Pinterest account. Most of her boards feature interior design ideas but peppered throughout, you’ll also find food, fashion and travel. But our favourite? It’s her ‘Vignettes’ board, which features endless ideas about how to style a vignette in a forgotten corner or overlooked space in your home.
If you’ve ever checked out Monika’s site MonikaHibbs.com or followed her on Instagram, then you know that she just oozes style and sophistication. And her Pinterest account is no different. Monika brings style and sophistication to everything – décor, food and fashion in particular. Her Pinterest boards are a visual delight, especially if you love white, gold and blush, a timeless colour combo that you’ll learn how to use to great effect.
Em Henderson’s design strength, she says on her blog, is mixing eclectic styles on a moderate budget. She’s a spokesperson for Target so knows a little something about creating a home you love without breaking the bank. Her Pinterest boards feature a mix of high and low finds that come together to create an achievable style. But we love her ‘My Home’ board, which pulls back the curtain and gives us a sneak peek into Em’s home, her style, her favourite rooms, products and more.
Montreal-based Gabrielle Savoie of Savvy Home describes her blog as “an online decor destination influenced by a love for the coastal lifestyle, mixed with the tradition and comfort of American design.” As such, her Pinterest boards feature a gorgeous mix of original and curated photography showing off some of the best coastal design – from the Hamptons to Palm Beach.
With over one million followers on Pinterest, you can bet that Justina Blakeney is doing something right! Unlike many of the other Pinterest accounts we’ve featured, which favour soft, subtle and mostly neutral colour palettes in their interior design, Justina’s account is alive with pattern and colour. And if you love her style so much that you want to bring some of it home with you, you can! She’s recently launched a new line of wallpaper with Hygge and West.
Image by: Chris Court, William Meppem / Styling by: Justine Poole
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Excerpted from Life in Balance by Donna Hay. Recipes Copyright © 2016 Donna Hay, Photography copyright © 2016 Chris Court & William Meppem. Excerpted by permission of Harper Collins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Image: Ashley Capp / Styling: Christine Dovey
Five ways to fashion a space that will easily suit your daughter as she grows into her 20s
Your girl's bedroom is her oasis — it's where she escapes, unwinds, tackles challenges, and grows. So, this should be a room that grows with her, instead of a room that has to be made over every few years to suit her changing tastes. Below, five tips on designing a space for your girl that she'll love now and then.
Pink isn’t only for youngsters and bubble gum. Designer Matthew Meisner made the “it’s a girl” hue more grown-up in his step-daughter Milena Bettencourt’s room by combining it with black and gold. He also ensured the pink items were easy to swap should the 16-year-old ever tire of them.
Custom pieces don’t have to be pricey. Matthew upgraded a big-box-store desk with funky geometric-print vinyl wallpaper for added charm.
"Persuade your kids to try looks that will mature with them," says Matthew, noting that the Rorschach-inspired wallpaper that resembles a haute French damask wasn’t an easy sell. “I don’t think Milena would have chosen this wallpaper on her own, but she loves it now.”
Establish an eclectic aesthetic that looks collected over time by grouping items that have personal significance. Take, for example, the pink-undertoned artwork on Milena’s desk: Many of the pieces reference her dad, Rick Bettencourt, from the photo of a Missoni fashion show he attended to a print of Jimmy Choo shoes that nods to his work as the vice-president of shoe empire Nine West Canada.
To help you create the perfect room, we've rounded up some cool accents that will make your daughter's space equal parts cute and chic.
#OOTD: Fashion Flat Lay colouring book by Laura Hickman, Indigo, $21.
Cotton velvet Bianca toss cushion with down alternative insert, 20", Tonic Living, $70.
Heirloom & Knot Regency wallpaper in Neapolitan, Spoonflower, from $5 US per sq. ft.
Heirloom & Knot Rorschach wallpaper in Noir, Spoonflower, from $5 US per sq. ft.
Kate Spade New York crystal Hampton Street rose bowl, Hudson’s Bay, $90.
Ceramic antique-look medium Staordshire dog figurine, Jayson Home, $95 US.
Polypropylene Sillerup rug, 7' x 10', IKEA, $159.
Can you tell which bathroom is high and which is low?
We designed a luxe bathroom using two different budgets. Can you tell which is the high and which is the low?
We designed a luxe old-meets-new bathroom using both a flood and a trickle of cash flow. Can you tell the difference?
1 Brass Colebrook 1041 pendant light in Aged Brass, Universal Lamp, Hudson Valley Lighting, $375.
2 Gold-leafed carved wood Empire-style mirror, Barrymore Furniture, $4,730.
3 Unisex cotton Antiochia bathrobe in Grey & White, Au Lit Fine Linens, $139.
4 Carrara marble and antique-brass-finished iron Darcy side table, Pottery Barn, $399 US.
5 Hand-carved oak and linen Louis sidechair, Art Shoppe, $699.
7 Hammam-style cotton Antiochia hand towel in Grey & White, Au Lit Fine Linens, $34.
8 Brass floor-mounted Traditional tub filler in Champagne Bronze with cross handle, Delta Faucet, $2,425.
9 Framed Harmony artwork by H. Kalisher, 24" x 24", Barrymore Furniture, $400.
1 Polished brass-plated steel geometric pendant light, CB2, $120.
2 Gold-leafed metal and MDF Valonia mirror, Barrymore Furniture, $810.
3 Unisex washed linen bathrobe in Light Grey, H&M, $60.
4 Carrara marble and steel Solo side table in Gold, Shelter, $299.
5 Lacquered oak and linen blend Louis side chair in Beige, Structube, $299.
7 Hammam-style cotton hand towel, HomeSense, $8 per pair.
8 Rubinet brass Raven tub filler in Satin Brass with cross handles, Taps Bath Centre, $2,199.
Harking back to the late 19th century, free-standing cast iron clawfoot bathtubs flooded the decor world roughly a decade ago. The traditional tub has enjoyed a variety of modern manifestations and manipulations. One trend we’re particularly fond of is painting the tub’s exterior black, a clever DIY that adds a dramatic edge. But oceania has done one better: the Milano bathtub replicates the look without the work, and (bonus!) it’s made of acrylic, so it’s lightweight, easing installation.
Oceania Influence free-standing acrylic Milano bathtub in White & Black, Taps Bath Centre, $2,299; Arto handmade concrete Conche floor tiles in Charcoal Gray with smooth finish, Creekside Tile, $18 per sq. ft.
Whatever your style, a set of lush white terry towels is essential to bath time. Don’t let this simple staple fool you: all towels may look alike, but higher quality means a better feel as well as superior performance and durability. So read the fine print before making your pick – regardless of your budget.
1 Double-sided cotton Portofino face cloth, $13, hand towel, $23, and bath towel, $34, all in White, Au Lit Fine Linens.
2 Style at Home Collection double-sided three-ply ring-spun cotton face cloth, $13, hand towel, $17, and bath towel, $26, all in White, Sears.
3 Canadian Living double-sided one-ply ring-spun Egyptian cotton face cloth, $10, hand towel, $15, and bath towel, $20, all in White, Bed Bath & Beyond.
4 Springmaid one-sided two-ply combed Egyptian cotton face cloth, $6, hand towel, $9, and bath towel, $12, all in White, Walmart.
Our luxe loo gets its undeniable grandeur from the large gold-framed mirror. Similar vintage-style looking glasses are popping up everywhere, and we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up a few of our faves. Whether you prefer ornate ornamentation or minimal embellishment, we’ve got an option for you. Good luck picking the fairest of them all!
1 Gold-leafed metal and MDF Valonia, 42" x 59", Barrymore Furniture, $810.
2 Gold-leafed wood louis Philippe Gilt, 34" x 56", Restoration Hardware, $545 US.
3 Iron Gleaming Primrose in Gold, 39" x 39", Anthropologie, $398 US.
4 Made Goods gold-leafed wood Philippe, 30" x 64", The Cross Decor & Design, $1,575.
When a popular piece transcends trendy to become timeless, the decor world benefits. Such is the case with the crowd-pleasing peshtemal, or hammam towel, a go-to that bears all the makings of a classic. With origins in turkish bathhouses, it’s traditionally handmade from organic fibres in muted tones and features tassel edging and decorative stripes for a touch of frill. This towel is also flat-woven and compact but dries fast and wicks moisture well. Best of all, it’s equally at home in the kitchen and in the bath. Hammam-style cotton Antiochia hand towel in Grey & White, Au Lit Fine Linens, $34. Le Bouquet de Lili bar soap, Lothantique, $7.