A quick (or what can turn into an hour) scroll through Instagram gives you your fix of lifestyle, fashion and design inspiration, and even your next brunch spot to visit. We subscribe to the lives of influencers that align with our favourite styles, dream brands, experiences, and events. And for a reno-dreamer or new-build adventurer, our Instagram feed can play a key role in shaping our personal design style.
Here @JamesHardieAU we follow plenty of brands, architects, designers, builders and industry influencers to stay on top of the latest industry trends and to get our own architecture and design fixes. For those looking to renovate soon, commence a new build, or who just want to stay on top of the latest home design trends, our top-pick Instagram influencers will be your best source of inspiration!
Here are some of our favourite Instagram accounts we follow, and you should too!
You may recognise Joe from 9Life’s Dream Homes Revealed presented by Jen Hawkins, or his time as a judge over several seasons of Channel 7’s House Rules and having designed Guy and Jules Sebastian’s home, as shown below.
His Instagram is filled with architecturally driven modern looks serving as great inspo for those thinking about their dream home. And, being a James Hardie collaborator, he will share his invaluable insights into modern home design and new styles of modern that can be achieved with our products!
He’ll make it easier to tell your builder what you want for your dream home!
For fantastic before and after reveals, @ThreeBirdsRenovation, is a must-follow!
The birds behind Three Birds, Bonnie, Lana, and Erin quit their jobs in 2014 to launch Three Birds Renovations. In that time, they have transformed over 14 properties and have even started their own Reno School, designed specifically to teach other women that they too can do their own reno, or even start flipping houses with no more budget blow-out nightmares, tradie headaches, or questioning “is that product the right choice?” You’ll even see why Three Birds Renovations often chooses James Hardie to achieve their renovation goals and street appeal fantasies.
Three Birds Renovations is the epitome of Mum’s getting it done!
BuildHer Collective’s feed is full of modern, sustainable homes built by founder Rebeka Morgan. BuildHer Collective use their platform to empower women with the right tools to build or renovate the home of their dreams.
Their most recent build, The Rathmines project by “The Buildher 8” in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Fairfield, is a stunning example of a collaborative community effort, and what can be achieved once empowered to do so. Their online courses are also not to be missed, offering step-by-step renovation tips with the support of like-minded women.
BuildHer Collective is all about women empowering women, and we are here for it!
The Stables, led by Director Catherine Heraghty, is a boutique interior styling company based in Sydney. With over fifteen years’ experience in property and interior styling, Catherine’s passion is seen through her simple, timeless, and unique design solutions that are both beautiful and functional. Her love of classic, modern Australian and coastal styling is captured by her choice of clean lines, natural light, and a soft and muted colour palette, where layering textures and patterns adds depth and warmth.
The Stables’ insta is filled with amazing images, tips and advice on interiors and helping you marry the exterior for ultimate street appeal.
Headed by Louise Roche, a Queensland-based interior photographer and stylist, Villa Styling captures the beauty of Modern Coastal style.
Louise captures the heart and essence of homes and new property projects with light, bright editorial style content.
Following Villa Styling will fill your feed with amazing photography, architecture, products and upcoming projects. Click the follow button now to beautify your feed!
The first step for starting your renovation or new build is your mood board. When it comes to mood bards, Rhiannon Lee, the Creative Designer behind Oleander and Finch, is arguably, the Mood Board Queen! Her mood boards not only serve as awesome inspiration, but act as a style source, ensuring the inspired look can actually be delivered. We know there is nothing worse than finally finding the perfect inspiration and not knowing how to achieve it. That’s why we recommend following Oleander and Finch to anyone ready to renovate or commence their new-build!
Follow Oleander and Finch for design tips and next-level mood boards that will ramp up your design inspo!
We’re huge fans of StyleSourceBook’s Instagram! Jam-packed with interior and exterior design inspiration for your very own mood board. Heading over to StyleSourceBook.com.au, will allow you to create your very own board like the ones you see on their insta. You can plan interiors and nail your exterior using their immense database of products from manufacturers and retailers we know you’ll love (including James Hardie).
StyleSourceBook’s Instagram is the perfect complement to their interactive site and to your design process.
You can’t go past Justine Orton’s Instagram, @orton.haus. Justine built the first Orton Haus with husband Luke (owner of @ortonbuilding), and they are now onto Haus No.2 and No.3.
Her endearing content epitomises the reason for our newly renovated homes and new-builds, family. With an aesthetic grid, Justine features warm white and timber design through her balanced choice of lifestyle, home, and family pics. Her content is a MUST for any aspiring renovator or family planning their new-build.
@HuntingforGeorge will easily become your go-to inspiration for home, design and lifestyle content. Hunting for George features amazing designs and the story and inspiration behind them. Their account features new homes, renovations, house tours, how-to guides, and interviews with industry leaders.
Following Hunting for George will give you a front row seat to house design, architecture and interiors. You’ll quickly see why they are one of our favourites to follow!