With so many amazing Instagram feeds showcasing the work of landscape designers and architects, it’s sometimes difficult to know who to follow. Here’s our roundup of 10 must-follow designers on Instagram who know what they’re doing — in design and on social media. Whether you need inspiration for your own yard or just love a daily dose of landscape design beauty, these designers deliver!
Scott Shrader, @scott_shrader
Scott Shrader is a Los Angeles-based exterior designer. His landscape designs are intended to seamlessly transition from exterior to interior, forming a cohesive expression of the client. His Instagram shows a clear focus on spaces used for entertaining, which is also the topic of his new book, The Art of Outdoor Living: Gardens for Entertaining Family and Friends.
Living Green Design, @livinggreendesign
Founder and principal designer Davis Dalbok has a passion for “interior exotica and subtropical gardens.” San Francisco-based Living Green Design is known for their gorgeous vertical gardens, and the interplay of their designs with architecture and sculpture sets their Instagram feed apart.
Jason Dewees, @designwithpalms
Jason Dewees is the horticulturist and palm expert at Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco. His Instagram feed, as you may already suspect, is full of gorgeous photos of palms in various settings. He has an eye for detail, so these are no run-of-the-mill photos, making him must-follow for all interested in landscape design, and especially palm lovers. Also worth checking out is Jason’s book, Designing with Palms, which introduces gardeners and designers to the power of palms in landscape design.
Patricia Benner, @patriciabennerlandscapedesign
Another California-based designer, Patricia Benner takes a page out of paradise’s playbook with her work. Every image on her Instagram account is inspiring and will make any homeowner’s eyes wide with wonder. It’s really next level!
Big Red Sun, @bigredsunaustin
Big Red Sun, founded by principal designer and creative director Selena Souders, is a custom landscape design/build firm based in Austin, Texas. Their feed is a wonderful combination of finished projects and behind-the-scenes looks at what goes into each install. Some feeds make you think, “That’s gorgeous, but I could never have or do that.” Big Red Sun’s projects seem much more attainable.
LUSH GreenScape Design, @lush.greenscape.design
If you love desert landscapes accented by cacti, succulents and stone, this is an Instagram feed you’ll love. LUSh GreenScape Design is located in the Texas Hill Country. They are focused on creating outdoor spaces that are functionally sound and environmentally responsible — not to mention beautiful!
The work of Raymond Jungles Inc., a Florida-based landscape design studio, is inspired by the ethic of stewardship of the land. Their projects are that perfect Florida blend of careful curation and wild wonder, a reflection of their commitment to “tread lightly on the land, provide habitat and incorporate elements of surprise.”
Fernando Wong, @fernandowong_old
Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design has offices in Florida and the Hamptons. The firm has an impressive list of completed projects, awards and magazine articles, and with just a quick glance at their Instagram, you can see why! Their feed is full of incredible luxury and high-end designs, while still providing plenty of inspiration for any home landscape.
Hoerr Schaudt (pronounced “hare shout”), based in Chicago, is a team of landscape architects, urban planners and horticulturists who craft innovative outdoor spaces. Their Midwestern designs are somehow both formal and whimsical, often recalling the English countryside.
Hollander Design, @hollander_design
With offices in New York and Chicago, it’s no surprise that the work of Hollander Design Landscape Architects has something of a Northern feel. Their Instagram feed is the perfect inspiration for homeowners looking to turn their home into a personal retreat, the kind of place you can go to escape busyness and immerse yourself in beauty.
Now that you’re following the best Instagram accounts by leading landscape designers and architects, are you ready to take the first step to make your domestic dreams a reality? Visit homluv.com today, where the perfect home — and perfect outdoor space — finds you.
For the last 16 years, Rachel Kinbar has been a writer of articles, blog posts, white papers, essays, infographics, web copy, sales copy, scripts, poetry, lyrics, and more. She has keen research skills that she applies to a wide variety of topics, and she especially loves topics related to design, history, and sustainable living.