If like me you’re a big fan of Instagram then I hope you might enjoy perusing these Instagram accounts that I follow and really love. Personally I found myself getting very bored of Facebook some time ago and found insta stories (visible at the top of your Instagram page) to be much more interesting, particularly as I only follow accounts I really enjoy. Using instastories you can look back on what the person you’re following has been up to in the past 24 hours before the story disappears for good.
So, in no particular order, here are my top 8 favourite Instagram accounts:
Feathering the Empty Nest
The witty and very lovely Elle is the face of Feathering the Empty Nest. Elle began her Instagram account following the loss of her lovely son, Teddy at just 3 days old. She raises money for her local neonatal unit as part of Teddy’s Legacy and also shares lots of lovely glimpses of her home, and gorgeous Pug, Boris – #bemoreboris. This account is probably my favourite, just because Elle is so down to earth and funny and has a way of making you feel like you know her through her insta stories.
Just a Little Build
Outside of London is a gorgeous home that was renovated to its current beautiful finish by its owner, Sarah-Jane (SJ). Whilst the house build has now been completed this account provides glimpses of the house, garden, SJ’s life and family as well as homeware purchases and entertaining ideas. SJ’s kitchen is AMAZING (it’s a Tom Howley) and she’s also a big lover of Mint Velvet and the White Company like me 🙂
Life in the Cottage
Living not that far from me in Clevedon is single Mum, Georgie Hannay. Her Instagram account is essentially all about her, her lovely cottage and her life – including that of her horse and chickens! She’s into fitness, is open and straight talking and has a good eye for a bargain.
The Home That Made Me
Charlotte, based in Bournemouth has a lovely home, furnished in a neutral palette throughout. With over 100,000 followers on Insta and a blog full of interior design previews and ideas, her Instagram stories are a good one to follow, she’s also a fan of her slow cooker and seems to always have something tasty bubbling away! Her account provides plenty of home inspiration.
Littlewood Life (aka Amble & Ash)
Recently changing its name from Littlewood life to Amble & Ash, this is a life and style insta account and blog featuring Emma and her family, if you enjoy travel, fashion and love interiors then this is a great account to follow. Emma also has a beautiful Irish accent (and a sausage dog called Ernie!) which makes listening to her instastories really enjoyable.
Peony and Sage
Visually this is a really beautiful feed, full of French inspired fabrics, wallpapers and homeware. I’ve not bought anything from P and S yet (I must stop buying until the building work actually has nearly finished – let alone started!) but the gorgeous cushions and lampshades will definitely be coming to live at my house! I love the various linens featuring rabbits and the children’s bedroom wallpaper– super cute.
Mum of two girls, a jam-packed family and lifestyle blog, Anna describe’s her insta as ‘Pretty pics & honest captions’ – which sums this account up perfectly. Her home is beautiful and her insta provides plenty of interior inspiration. I also really love the tag line on her ‘About’ page of her website: ‘Strong women, may we know them, may we raise them, may we be them’. I’ll second that.
Susie J Verril
Witty, down to earth and amusing insta stories, Susie is a great one to follow particularly for any parents out there. With over 68,000 followers it’s easy to see why she is so popular, mainly I think because her perceptions of day to day life are so spot on and she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She describes herself as representing the Mums that can’t sew – I can’t. So check out her account, her website is http://mymiloandme.com/ , also worth a regular gander too.
Which instagrammers do you love? Do tell me, as I’m a huge Instagram fan, think it’s a great, friendly community and would welcome your recommendations on other great IGer’s to follow… in the meantime you can find my insta account here, come and say hi.