8 Aug 2017

5 Interior Designers To Follow On Instagram


Summer has flown by in the blink of an eye. With how much traveling I do from May to September, it’s so hard to stay inspired! Thank goodness for Instagram, am I right?

What I love most about Instagram is that it always helps with my creative juices. Even if I haven’t blogged in a week or two, I love browsing content (specifically interiors) that I can save, come back to and post later. The new save feature is really my favorite thing on Instagram right now!

Today I wanted to share 5 of my favorite interior designers that I follow on Instagram. Remember this post where I shared my top 10 favorite interior designers on Pinterest? Well I love doing these roundups in the hopes I can help inspire you, too. Some of these design stars you might already know but some are new-to-me and a little under the radar! Anyways, I love them all for different reasons so let’s get to it- shall we?

Marie Flanigan Interiors



I recently discovered Marie Flanigan’s instagram the other day and got lost in her beautiful feed. Marie’s constant use of bright wants, classic neutrals and timeless design elements makes her a must-follow on Instagram in my opinion!

 Mark D. Sikes


Omg, Mark D. Sikes. My bestie who doesn’t even know he’s my bestie. I got invited to a One Kings Lane party this summer in the Hamptons where Mark was hosting and I was so so sad I couldn’t attend. I’m still waiting for the day I can meet him! His love for blue and white, stripes, manicured gardens, big white houses and classic glamour makes him a favorite. Every space he touches inspires me to be more bold with my design decisions. P.s. have you see the Coastal Living Show House he designed in Newport, Rhode Island?! I will share another blog post this week giving you a deeper tour but if you’re not following Mark already, please do. You will thank me later.

Studio McGee 


Ok, ok, I know you know that I love Studio McGee. Shae is always inspiring me with her spaces! With the launch of her new store McGee & Co., now it’s easier than ever to add the Studio McGee touch to your home. Her blog is also bookmarked in my favorites. I promise following Studio McGee will not disappoint your Instagram feed.

Leanne Ford Interiors


Leanne is another new-to-me interior designer who is a must-follow on Instagram. Her use of natural woods, brown leather and bright white materials makes her Instagram one to watch.

Nancy Serafini Interiors


Ok, how cute is Nancy Serafini?! She messaged me on Instagram the other day saying how she discovered my blog post on her Nantucket home and was thrilled to be discovered by someone new! Her note was so sweet that I of course had to include her in my round up of 5 interior designers to follow on Instagram. Although she doesn’t have the largest following (yet), Nancy has been decorating for over 40 years and I’m sure has so much knowledge she can share with us all! Take a peek at her portfolio here.


Who are some of your favorite interior designers or decorators you love to follow on Instagram?!

Xo. Lauren


*All images provided by the interior designer featured.

6 Jul 2017

Annie Selke Rug Design Competition | I Need Your Vote!


Hello there! Happy almost Friday. In case you are just tuning in, I am participating in the first ever Annie Selke Rug Design Competition!! Voting officially started today and I would so appreciate your vote!!! Here are the details.

All you have to do is head on over to Annie’s instagram and “like” the image with my design. I actually designed 2 different rugs for the competition so feel free like the first or second, or both!!! You can click on the links directly below to be driven to my designs to “like.” It’s pretty simple and straight forward but hey, you never know!

Design 1

Design 2

The top 10 designs will be put into production. There are so many amazing rugs in the competition I’m legit nervous!!! So please, please, please vote! And thank you in advance to all of my family and friends I’ve stalked already.

You guys are the best!! Xo. Lauren




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29 Jun 2017

A Charming Nantucket Abode


I was browsing Traditional Home the other day and came across this Nantucket home tour that I had to share with you guys! Although it’s not as nautical or as “blue and white” as I typically like homes on Nantucket, I love the traditional elements design firm Nancy Serafini incorporated throughout this spacious family abode.


20 Jun 2017

The Annie Selke + Apartment Therapy Rug Design Competition | I Need Your Help!


If you have been following my blog for a while now, you know we are big fans of Annie Selke around here!! I have been lucky enough to work with Annie over the past few years across my different apartments so I am VERY excited to announce that I’m participating in the first ever Annie Selke and Apartment Therapy Rug Design Challenge!!!!! AND I need your help. :)

Here are the details.

Over 15 AMAZING and talented design bloggers will create their dream rug with the chance to have them produced by Annie Selke’s internationally-recognized rug company, Dash & Albert. I am so very honored that I get to participate in this challenge with some designers and bloggers I admire!! I’ve included links below to everyone who is participating in the challenge.

Here’s where I need your help.

Fans can follow the process and vote on their favorite designs on Annie Selke’s Instagram. I will be submitting my rug designs by next Friday, June 30th. VOTING BEGINS JULY 6th!!! I’ll be sure to remind you guys but I would so appreciate your vote!! What a dream to be able to have this opportunity to create and produce my own rug.

Anywho that’s it for now. Apartment Therapy will also be documenting the whole process up to when the winning rugs are presented at the April 2018 High Point Market.

I’m so excited!! If you’re not already, be sure to follow me on Instagram here. Xo. Lauren




Participating Bloggers 

Pencil Shavings Studio | Making It Lovely | Pencil & Paper | My Sweet Savannah | The Inspired Room | The Lettered Cottage | Lauren McBride | The English Room | Miss Mustard Seed | Thou Swell | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | City Farmhouse | The Rustic Life | Look Linger Love