Insta Inspiration

Instagram inspiration is endless with images of beauty made by man or made by God streaming in for constant contemplation.

Since joining Instagram numerous creative individuals, houses, stores, etc. have become known to me. Below are just a few of my favorite sites to follow, and a bit of what I have learned as a result.

Elizabeth de Montfort Walker lives in Switzerland posting countless charming images of her beautiful tablescapes, quaint countryside homes or not so quaint chateaus. She also travels through Europe recently posting about Southern Spain. She, like Serena Crawford, posted about Finca Cortesin. The image below of the dining room captivates me each time I view it. The amazing Bennison fabric on the walls transforms this room. This Waikiki pattern is high on my list for a future project.

Finca Cortesin

Finca Cortesin

While researching this post, I came across the picture below of the same room shot prior to the fabric addition. What a difference! A great example of the benefit of not playing it safe.

An earlier less spectacular view of the Finca Cortesin dining room. (Photo:

An earlier less spectacular view of the Finca Cortesin dining room. (Photo:

From Elizabeth’s site I discovered the Ex Votos. The sacred heart, or corazon sagrada, is a beloved image so their photo below made me click siguiendo.

Fashion and style inspiration comes from Britain.

Suzy Menkes keeps me up to date on fashion with her runway videos from fashion week. Even more special are shots such as, above, Maria Grazia’s mood board for Christian Dior.

Amanda Brooks lives an enviable life in the English countryside relocating there several years ago from Manhattan. Her style expertise is shared in two published books with a third out soon.

London-based fashion designer, Duro Olowu, has the most varied feeds of anyone I follow. Not only does he post images of his designs, he posts vintage style photos, images of his wife, Thelma Golden, music videos, furniture, etc. I especially loved his post of The Brothers Johnson playing Stomp.

Printed Indian florals are a weakness of mine. Serendipity Delhi, an Indian boutique, provides a steady stream of Indian inspiration.

Studio Alchymia, an interior and garden consultancy studio, reminds me of restraint with his posts of gorgeous Mallorcan interiors. Conversely, he encourages indulgence with his opulent posts of homes all over the rest of the world.

Loving México as I do, anyone who posts on this fabulous country gets my attention.

The Stephens sisters, the jewelry designing duo of Anndra Neen, post striking images that can only come from their native country.

Casamidy is a favorite source for artisan furniture. Their many houses are featured on their feed such as their newest undertaking, a rural house in Belgium.

My cousin lives in Dallas but her clothes are made in México requiring frequent trips. A recent story showed this unusual floral arrangement.

Casa V Interiors is always searching for inspiration to make your home the best it can be.