12 Designers and DIYers You Need to Follow on Snapchat
Let’s talk about Snapchat. Yes, there is more to it than stories about your friend’s trek from bar to bar or super-detailed paint drawings — though we’re huge fans of those! Get more advice on Snapchat basics and the best ways to use it.
Through Snapchat Discover, you can get snippets of news and noteworthy video from brands you love, like Food Network and CNN. But it’s also a place where you can see another (PG-rated) side of DIY stars, designers and HGTV stars: Think off-the-cuff, behind-the-scenes snippets, beautiful homes and amazing projects that you’ll want to stare at for way more than 10 seconds.
Here's a roundup of some of the most creative snappers on our Friends list. Take a look:
Although she self declares herself a “hot glue gun mess,” Mr. Kate is really the queen of fun budget decor and DIY. You’ll get an inside look at video shoots for her wildly popular YouTube channel, outfit and makeup looks of the day, funny exchanges between her and her former boyband husband, Joey, as well as endless snaps of her two adorable kittens, Roxanne and Winston.
Much like her famous cinemagraphs, photographer Jamie Beck tells beautiful stories with each of her snaps. She brings you along as she travels around the world on glamorous photoshoots, enjoys her favorite restaurants or rides around NYC in her vintage convertible.
The Alison Show
Alison gets paid to throw epic parties, so you know this girl is a lot of fun. Follow along as she documents her family outings, party prep and lots of other shenanigans. She's hilarious and her personality is truly infectious…especially when she’s having a dance party for one.
The House That Lars Built
While it’s all beautifully curated photos and DIY projects on the blog, Brittany Jepsen lets loose on her Snapchat feed. You’ll see behind-the-scenes prep in her studio, photo shoots and at least one daily karaoke song, usually with some 90's hits.
(Snapchat: studiodiy + jeffmindell)
Studio DIY’s blog is a color explosion that features unique DIY projects, recipes and fashion, and you get an inside look at all the behind-the-scenes insight on their Snapchat. Kelly, from Studio DIY, is married to photographer Jeff Mindell who has his own fun Snapchat where he takes you all over Los Angeles on photoshoots, as well as his ongoing search for the perfect cup of coffee.
House of Brinson
Susan, a creative director, and William, a photographer, are a husband and wife team who are renovating a gorgeous historical home in upstate New York. They share details of all their home projects, delicious meals cooked with visiting friends and the antics of their two adorable dogs, Nero and Sugar.
P.S. I Made This
If you follow P.S. I Made This on Instagram, you know that the DIY site features beautiful, inspiring photos on the daily. (How amazing is this DIY fringe garland?) Add the site on Snapchat to see what they’re working on before everyone else — today it was an airbrushed cake. Oh yeah. Tomorrow? Who knows.
This former Bachelorette contender and star of HGTV’s Love It or List It, Too also finds time to post amazing things on all her social accounts — think pool days, trips to wine country, photos of her home and must-have outfits. See what she’s up to right now. Believe us, you’ll be totally inspired.
This uber-inspiring blog and Instagram account features everything from brand-new beauty products to cocktails to interviews with other creatives. See daily habits and happenings from their editors. And if you really want to go behind the scenes with some of today’s top tastemakers, get lost in their enviable Closet section.
Somewhere I Would Like to Live
Do you ever just want to escape your desk and go somewhere insanely beautiful? Add Somewhere I Would Like to Live on Instagram and Snapchat for daily doses of design eye candy – from stunning painted floors to pink sand beaches to modern interiors — curated by Barcelona-based Reben Ortiz and Katty Schiebeck.
Designed to provide interior design on a budget, Homepolish also provides stunningly photographed imagery of their latest designs — including this color-filled San Francisco loft and Hills star Lo Bosworth’s NYC pad. Add them to see snaps of their designers in action (celebrity sightings possible!).