LGBTQ+ Interior Designers and Makers You Should Be Following on Instagram

Put these creatives on your radar.

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Photo: Courtesy of Rayman Boozer / David Land

Thanks to modern technology, we often find ourselves delightfully inundated with talent across nearly every creative field. By far, one of the most popular ways to utilize Instagram is to source inspiration for home design and décor. From interior designers to artists, the digital space is dripping with experts, aficionados, and makers to learn from. What's more, Instagram allows us to gain easy access to diverse perspectives from all walks of life. In honor of Pride Month, here are several of our favorite LGBTQ+-identifying interior designers and makers to begin following now.

Rayman Boozer

An interior design legend, Rayman Boozer, above, the owner of Apartment 48, has a penchant for creating optimistic spaces by layering color, exotic textiles, and contemporary furnishings. His projects come to life, however, mainly because he infuses with them with personalized touches that reflect his clients. Follow: @raymanboozer

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Shavonda Gardner

Interior design, blogger, and lifestyle expert Shavonda Gardner has a style that hinges on small-space living. In 2014, Shavonda and her family left their larger, "cookie cutter" home behind in favor of a character-filled bungalow that was half its size. On top of gorgeous vignettes and eclectic interiors, her account brings inspiration for the tiniest homes to the masses. Follow: @sgardnerstyle

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Mikel Welch

You've likely watched him on some of your favorite home renovation shows or seen his name splashed across a glossy magazine spread—Mikel Welch's work is simply renowned. His signature neutral aesthetic is textured and tonal, and he knows the value of a good DIY. Better yet, he's known for teaching his followers how to achieve the pared-back interior of their dreams on a budget. Follow: @mikelwelch

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Josh Young

An artist, designer, and tastemaker based in Washington, D.C., Josh Young's Instagram is packed with elegant interior inspiration, his most recent painting collections, and peeks into his own stunning row home perched in Capitol Hill. Follow: @jyoungdesignhouse

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Thomboy Properties

Together, wife-and-wife team Jackie Thomas (left) and DeeAnn McCoy make up Thomboy Properties, a Palm Springs-based renovation company that specializes in restoring mid-century modern homes to their former glory. Their projects are a joy to watch unfold via Instagram. Follow: @thomboyproperties

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Jason Lai

For those in search of chic and approachable style, look no further than Jason Lai's feed. As the co-founder of L2 Interiors, Jason, along with his clean aesthetic, greets followers with an array of interior inspiration. Follow: @jasonlai.interiordesigner

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Brady Tolbert

Designer, prop stylist, and creative director at Bobby Berk, Brady Tolbert is a master of impressive DIY projects. Don't miss his highlights on making twisted candles or a velvet headboard. Follow: @bradytolbert

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Carmen Rene

A self-proclaimed maximalist, Carmen Rene of the design firm Aquilo Interiors knows the power of color. Based in Oakland, California, she has splashed bold, rich hues across homes, hotels, and restaurants throughout the Bay Area. She approaches every project with her three design tenets in mind—soul, precision, and wonder—all of which are represented on her Instagram feed. Follow: @aquilointeriors

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Corey Damen Jenkins

Though he maintains offices in New York City and Detroit, Corey Damen Jenkins has a global clientele list—and a lauded reputation for highly visual, vibrant, and layered design. Melding bold, rich colorways with striking, structural architecture, his interiors are decidedly couture-inspired. Follow: @coreydamenjenkins

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Beau & Matt

Beau and Matt of the blog Probably This use Instagram to share insights into their historic New Orleans home renovation. If you love character-filled homes, plants, and people who never take themselves too seriously, consider this account a must-follow. Follow: @probablythis

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Cliff Fong

The founder of interior design firm Matt Blacke Inc. and creative partner and partner at Galerie Half, a sprawling emporium filled with 20th-century designs, European antiques, architectural elements, and art, Cliff Fong notes that his diverse upbringing (he has lived all across the world) has informed his unique, personal spaces. His work is largely residential (Ellen DeGeneres is one of his clients!), but he has always worked in commercial spaces, as well. Follow: @cliffspot

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Katharine Dawn

Tacoma-based artist Katharine Dawn creates whimsical ceramics that are sure to bring joy and personality to any home. Follow along to stay in the know about her latest available products and shop updates. Follow: @kdawnclay

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Dutton Brown

This designer and engineer duo creates playful, modern lighting and hardware that feels right at home in colorful, vibrant spaces. Zach Dutton and Thomas Brown's account brings a light-hearted approach to high-end products, and will undoubtedly leave you feeling inspired to upgrade your own furniture and fixtures. Follow: @duttonbrown

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Bhavin Taylor

Designer, textile artist, and wallpaper creator Bhavin Taylor's motto? "Love color. Embrace pattern." One look at his Instagram proves that he doesn't just talk the talk: From block-print style patterns to geometrics and classic stripes, Taylor's grid full of visual eye-candy could make even the most color averse start whistling a different tune. Follow: @bhavintaylordesign

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