Want to revamp your house but need some inspo? Check out these Michigan-based accounts serving up major #housegoals on the ‘gram
By Chelsie Dzbanski
Based in Plymouth, the husband-and-wife duo behind Clark and Aldine — a home design, customization and styling company — blend modern and bohemian elements with sprinkles of farmhouse chic to create perfectly curated spaces. Follow them on Instagram at @clarkandaldine for tons of inspiration and helpful tips for your home design projects.
Grand Rapids-based interior designer Farah Merhi pumps her Instagram feed full of pics showing extravagant and luxurious spaces that scream #housegoals. From elaborate walk-in closets to gorgeous living rooms, Merhi’s Instagram page is guaranteed to inspire. Follow her at @inspire_me_home_decor.
The Warren Haus
Expect to find nothing but dreamy, millennial vibes over at The Warren Haus — aka the beautiful, neutral-palleted home of Samantha Warren and her growing family. Warren shares the journey of building, decorating and making their house a home on her Instagram page, @thewarrenhaus.
From glam to rustic and everything in between, Clarkston’s North and Birch makes all your home-decor dreams come true. For ideas to suit every room in your house, check out the interior-design company’s Instagram feed @northandbirch.
There’s nothing but homey, cozy vibes over at @lilyjacedesigns on Instagram. The company — named after decorators Lauren and Salmas’ children — is known for well-curated, eclectic spaces. Their work has been featured in Apartment Therapy, Detroit Home and more! Check them out for tons of home-design inspo.
A Green Haus
Detroit couple Cali and Jesse David Green share their passion for design with the world through their Instagram account @agreenhaus. With a variety of cool Airbnb’s scattered around Detroit and one in Northern Michigan, these self-made house flippers can transform any space from trash to treasure in no time.
If you love mid-century-modern-inspired design, then Elin Walters’ offbeat aesthetic is for you. On her Instagram page @exactlydesigns. you’ll find an abundance of color, form and texture. Walters’ fun-yet-functional spaces have been featured in Apartment Therapy and Atomic Ranch. Check her out!
Residential interior-design studio Design Bar Detroit offers “cool design for cool people.” Check out their Instagram page @designbardetroit, where they showcase contemporary spaces that incorporate ahead-of-the-curve materials, fixtures, furnishings and elements.
Corey Damen Jenkins
Every space that Birmingham-based interior decorator Corey Damen Jenkins touches turns to gold (sometimes literally — check out the light fixtures above)! Follow him on Instagram at @coreydamenjenkins for a surplus of high-end design inspiration that’s bursting with color, flavor and personality. (And read more about his fascinating back story here!)
Cloth and Kind’s home designs pack a punch — a chic one, of course. Founded by Ann Arbor and Athens, Georgia-based designers Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Nicholas, the firm cooks up whimsical, dreamy spaces bursting with pops of color, pretty prints and gorgeous wallpaper. (Yes, it’s making a comeback!) Check them out on Instagram at @clothandkind.
Over at the @conklinhouse on Instagram, Clare Conklin shares the renovation journey as she and her husband revamp their 1979 Michigan home. Conklin goes room by room to share challenges and triumphs along the way, and she reveals how to achieve a simple, functional — and beautiful! — design aesthetic.
Leighanne LaMarre’s sophisticated, clean design aesthetic is super appealing — so it’s no surprise that her Brighton-based firm is highly sought after. Head to her Instagram account @leighannelamarreinteriors for fresh design inspiration that focuses on neutral, calming hues.
Deana Linea — an interior and architectural photographer and Apartment Therapy contributor — believes that every room has a story to tell. On her Instagram account @linea.photo, Linea displays bright, inspiring imagery that will motivate you to start that new renovation project, stat!
You’ve heard of flipping houses, but have you heard of flipping furniture? Nine Furniture in Design in Ferndale does exactly just that! Follow them on Instagram at @ninefurnitureanddesign to find out how they’re reinventing and reimagining handmade, vintage and found furniture and accessories and incorporating them into fabulous spaces.