The best Instagram accounts for daily design and materials inspiration

Instagram is the ultimate visual feast, with a mix of everything from outfit posts to city travel inspiration. However, for someone who works with textiles like I do, Instagram is a great place to find surface and materials inspirations. Here’s my pick of the favourite accounts that inspire me daily:

1. Jessica Walsh shares her devotion to odd and unconventional art and installations with punchy images displaying an offbeat relationship between clashing colours and bold forms.



A playful mix of mirrored surfaces and powdery textures is easily transferable into inspiration for accessories, activewear and interiors.


2. The Daily Texture documents natural and man-made materials, bound by their highly tactile qualities and aged aesthetics.

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The decaying textures of peeling paint layers, rust patinas and woodgrain surfaces provide inspiration for mixed-media textiles, fabric finishes and interiors.

3. Tekla Evelina Severin’s eye is drawn to playful compositions in architecture and interiors.

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Glossy ceramic, smooth marble and powdery concrete surfaces are displayed within a dynamic balance of grids and curves, played out in a soft palette of candy pastels for a fresh, graphic and optimistic look.


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