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3 Texas design accounts to follow on Instagram

The popularity of Instagram has been a boon to design lovers everywhere; combining a continuous supply of eye candy with an inside look at design inspiration from aesthetes we love.

Here are a few of the many Instagram accounts that have us slowing our scroll.

Michael Imber

A renowned Texas architect, Imber is known for his ranch and country houses throughout Texas, but also for designing buildings from the Bahamas to California, Colorado and Costa Rica.

A profile in San Antonio Express-News highlights the deep thought that goes into Imber’s design process: “He begins his designs by considering the land through watercolors and then develops his ideas in relation to climate and local historical references,” writes Elizabeth Dowling, professor emerita of architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology and author of “Ranches, Villas and Houses,” which features Imber’s work.

Visiting Imber’s Instagram account lets you follow along on his journey, from inspiration and idea generation, through the finished design, viewed through his artist’s eye.

John Phifer Marrs

Interior designer John Phifer Marrs’ Instagram account balances personal ventures with design inspiration and examples of the firm’s work. Lively and fun updates of his recent office move give insight into what it would be like to work with Marrs.

Douglas Newby

Douglas Newby is the realtor behind the website of Texas high end residential design, His Instagram bio describes him as “Real Estate Broker providing images, and insights on the evolution of neighborhoods, architects, architecture and design.” That’s certainly all true, and what is most remarkable are the captions he includes with his images. In a few paragraphs, Doug shares his encyclopedic knowledge of luxury real estate, the architects who create those spectacular spaces, along with the history of both Dallas area neighborhoods and the houses themselves.