Interior Inspiration - Our Top Instagram Homes

Interior Inspiration - Our Top Instagram Homes

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#mystylespotlight is a new series we are starting here at Lightbox to throw light on renovation and interior design accounts on Instagram that we find inspirational. We’ll be featuring accounts each month here on our blog and over on our Instagram account too. Why not take a look and follow them too?




Older properties can hide so many treasures and details but trying to get these features to work with modern life is a tough call. Currently renovating a 1918 semi-detached property, the family is making some great choices! If nothing else, you need to see the tape peel post - is there anything better than a beautiful crisp line between two bold, complementing colours…?

We’ve only seen a sneak peek, but these guys recently bought a ceiling light from us for his living room but from the small bit we have seen, it is certainly monochrome ‘done right’.


 > Follow them here. <


Renovation at 10


Renovating takes litres of paint, a whole heap of patience, as well as oodles of vision, drive and passion. You'll find all this and more over at Emily's home renovation at number 10. It really is an inspirational build - just take a look at The Build section and you'll see what we mean! It can be hard to imagine the end product when you are looking at are holes in the ground and rubble everywhere...

But the results are simply stunning and we also love the fact that Emily and co support local and small businesses too!



> Check out their journey here. <



Our First Fixer Upper

As the account name suggests, this is a first-time renovation for Jack and Georgie. Collecting the keys for their first home last summer, these guys are not holding back. Stripping back to bare walls, there is a clear vision from them both to turn this house into a home.

In fact, we touched base with Georgie recently to ask her how she gets the best from her lighting choices:


I feel that lighting is one of the most important factors in establishing a cosy home and creating a mood in each room. For us making decisions for lighting choices in our home have always been very clear right from the start of our renovation process. We quicky decided that we wanted to change the pendent lighting in most rooms, and opt for spotlights, with bronze dimmer switches creating an inviting warmth and ambience, of course with the help of a trusty lamp or three. In the evenings, switching on all the lamps and hunkering down with a great movie is one of my favourite things to do. I currently have my eye on the Cersi table lamp from the new spring collection!

In our master bedroom however, we have decided to keep the pendant light, and on our feature ship- lap wall, to use bronze wall light fittings to sit either side of the bed with linen lampshades. This has been on my wish list to do as soon as we put an offer in the house. The wall light will have bronze switches either side of the bed.  We are still undecided on which shade to pick for our bedroom ceiling light, and I will be browsing the website in the coming weeks to see if I can find something that will fit with our décor!

We are very much eying up the new rechargeable Munich battery powered lamp. One of the things we would love to create is an outdoor kitchen space for long summer BBQ’s with friends and family and we feel that the rechargeable table lamp would be a perfect feature to any outdoor table scape as the evening draws in.

We can’t wait for the house to be finished!’ 


We’re looking forward to working more with them on their first-time reno journey.



> Find out more here. <


Oxford on the hill


Oxford On The Hill

Modern properties are ripe for conversion too which is what drew us to Oxford On The Hill. Adding clever details, these guys are working hard to bring character and are doing so using many independent businesses both here in the Uk and beyond. But we have to admit, what really caught our attention were the three single Nordic-style pendants over the dining table - and we love the fact that they had used two different colours. Really looking forward to the garden renovation!


> Enjoy their posts here. <


Victorian Renovation Project

Victorian Renovation Project

Another great example of sympathetic renovation to bring it together with modern family living, Oxford on the Hill offers tantalising insights into what can be achieved with attention to detail. As always, our eyes alight on anything remotely related to lighting and so the tiered glass pendant in the bedroom caught our attention as too do the wonderfully ornate ceiling roses (including one in the kitchen!).

> Follow them here. <


The Cottage The Cross

The Cottage The Cross

This account takes us to one of the furthest outreaches of time as this account beautifully documents the renovation of a 17th Century Cotswold cottage. Full of original detail and character, there are some stunning modern additions and twists. The prismatic glass chandelier in the new modern kitchen diner caught our attention.

Renovating an old property like this comes with challenges, some of which these guys have already come across. But once complete, from the front door to the last tile on the roof, the result will be magnificent. 


> Delve into their content here. <


At Home with K and G

At Home with K and G

First-time renovation duo ‘K & G’ are loving every minute - we think! - of their project - the sledgehammering of brick walls looks very satisfying. If nothing else, follow this account for the ‘what it looked like when we bought it’ reel so that when the project is finished, it’ll be so satisfying to see the changes that they’ve made. 


> Follow their journey here. <


Me and You at 22

Me and You at 22

An incredible transformation, this account shows what can happen when you have the vision and passion for making a house into a home. The project has been on going for little over a year and frankly, what they have achieved is nothing short of wonderful. They’ve taken the tired bones of a bungalow and made it into a showstopper. But then we are not surprised with Simba the pupster clearly in charge and supervising proceedings…


> Explore their content here. <


The Sandstone Manse

The Sandstone Manse

And finally - but DEFINITELY not least - is The Sandstone Manse, an account that is showcasing the journey of an Edwardian property. With sweeping hallways and gloriously tall ceilings, there is so much scope and potential here. We also love the rather wonderful progress video of what they’ve achieved so far. It’s a big project so this is an account worth following.


> Check out their posts and reels here. <


We’ll be on the lookout for more Instagram accounts to feature in future blogs. And don't forget to follow us on Instagram too! You’ll find us at @Lightboxstyle 


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