27th Jul 2018
With summer well and truly making itself known, it is hard to avoid the endless beautiful and aspirational holiday snaps that flood social media.
The BarrJoinery and BarrKitchens teams have picked out their top five Instagram blogs that give us not just holiday inspiration but stunning interiors from all over the world…
The blog of Bri Emery, creative director, product designer, blogger and travel addict living in Los Angeles, pictured here in The Beverly Hills Hotel. The unsung queen of California cool, not afraid of colour and texture, follow Bri’s travels around the US and beyond. Close friends with interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel also worth a follow, their collaborative kitchen projects give us summer vibes all year long!
This is the journal of Riad Jardin Secret, a six-room Authentic Riad with an iconic pink rooftop in Marrakech. Ever since we stumbled across this place it has shot to the top of our travel wish list. Every corner of this city heaven is decorated with care and attention, using locally sourced textiles and finishes. The brainchild of designers Cyrielle and Julien, a creative duo from Paris who spent over 10 years working in the high trenches of the fashion industry. In search of a more authentic life, the two Morocco-aficionados moved to Marrakech, where after months of research they found a discrete passageway, a refuge of peace and inspiration. When can we visit?!
You may well be aware of Design Milk, the popular online magazine dedicated to modern design; Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology. They, of course, have their main feed, full of new and innovative design. However, they also have more niche blogs available, namely Design Milk Travels which brings you their usual high-quality content specifically focusing on design finds from around the world. From hotels to private residencies this truly is a multicultural melting pot of interiors and destinations. (Pictured a hotel in Amsterdam.)
Not everyone is a sun seeker so this blog offers lashings of Scandinavian interior inspiration and a big dose of the wild outdoors. If long walks, naturally inspired design and cosy nights in are your thing, then this beautifully put together Instagram will take you all the through a cool lazy summer and beyond.
And last but by no means least @barrbaleares
Our newest sister company, based on the sunny island of Mallorca in the Balearic isles, BarrBaleares. They have built an overseas reputation by doing just what the Barr Group does in the UK - offering design-led manufacture and build services, to the very highest standards. Their blog offers an insight into current projects but also the wonderfully slower pace of life, led by the climate, the proximity to nature and the beautiful resources and craftsmen the island has to offer. Don’t miss out on what we are up to by following their social channels and signing up to the newsletter on the website.