Architectural Digest has had the pleasure of peeking inside some of the most stylish homes in the world—many with famous owners. But just because a celebrity has amazing taste in decor or art does not necessarily mean they choose to show it off on Instagram. Some use their pages primarily for promoting their work; some are all about selfies; some share 365 outfits of the day per year; others entertain their followers with adorable pictures of their children.
So while an art and architecture buff might be a fan of a particular actor’s movies or a musician’s songs, following them on social media may not yield much mood-board inspiration. That’s why AD rounded up the celebrities who not only share our passions but share our passions on their Instagram pages enough to warrant a follow. Herewith, the stars who have an admirable penchant for art, architecture, design, interiors, and gardening.
AD has seen inside the Malibu beach house Huntington-Whiteley shared with her fiancé, action star Jason Statham, and her Instagram account truly feels like an extension of the space. Their former cozy oceanfront retreat was full of Danish midcentury furniture, and was decorated almost completely in a palette of white, cream, beige, and rich teak wood (save for the sleek black kitchen). Online, the model posts images of anything she encounters that fits that aesthetic. For example, she recently posted a close-up of a unique sofa that graces the lobby of the Kelly Wearstler–designed hotel Santa Monica Proper. Days later, she captioned a shot, “I have a thing for chairs if you haven’t noticed.”
Not only is the hip-hop producer an avid art collector who shares images of his pieces from time to time, he and his wife, Alicia Keys, are also the owners of an ultramodern home nicknamed the Razor House in La Jolla, California. Beatz’s Instagram page offers a peek at life inside the unique Wallace E. Cunningham–designed residence, and recently the musician even posted an image of himself with the AD100 architect poring over plans. Beatz is definitely worth a follow if only to see what the pair are working on!
Okay, so there might be a lot of underwear modeling happening on Ratajkowski’s page, but there’s also a significant amount of design inspiration to be found. Her living room is colorful and eclectic…
…and when she’s striking a pose, she often uses the interiors around her as a backdrop.
As if sharing images from inside her own stylish Los Angeles home wasn’t enough (a recent example: a new cloudlike Pragh chair and ottoman by Madsen and Schubell against her poured-concrete walls), the tennis star is an avid traveler, and often shares art and design finds from all over the world. In January 2019 she visited the opulent Mariinsky Theatre in her native Russia; during a quick trip to Paris in May, she stopped at Atelier Brancusi to marvel at the sculptures; and in November she chronicled her stay in a fascinating dome-shaped room at Bisate Lodge in Rwanda.
Last year, the star of The Deuce traded in the fireplace-filled late-1800s Brooklyn townhouse she shared with her husband, Peter Sarsgaard, for a new pad. Now she’s sharing the process of renovating and decorating on her Instagram page, and we can’t look away. She has posted images of molding with intricate details, koala-print wallpaper from firm Living, and a charming finished dining room.
Everyone knows Kloss is a supermodel turned coder, but her Instagram makes it clear that she is also a world traveler who loves a cityscape. (Or an ocean view. Or a mountain scene, as evidenced by the many images she shared from her Wyoming wedding.) It is unclear exactly where Kloss and her husband, Joshua Kushner, currently reside, but at one time, they were New Yorkers, and she has used the Big Apple as a backdrop in quite a few posts. She’s also shared powerful images of herself posing against the skylines of Detroit, Shanghai, and Paris…
…and on jaunts to such picturesque sites as Fogo Island, Canada; Marrakech, Morocco; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the super-modern Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.
This may come as a surprise, but the funnyman famous for flicks like Pineapple Express, Superbad, and Sausage Party dedicates most of his page to posting his own handmade pottery and his collection of unique vintage ashtrays. Some of his rare finds include monogrammed Louis Vuitton and Gucci vessels, plus a midcentury one that doubles as a magazine rack—which he uses to hold a copy of AD.
His love of design doesn’t stop at smoking paraphernalia and vases, however. In November 2018, he shared pictures from a trip to Pennsylvania that included stops at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh.
The supermodel resides in a gorgeous historic townhouse in New York City’s Greenwich Village, which she and her husband restored and had decorated by David Flint Wood. AD toured the place in 2012, but in 2019, Shields is still regularly showing it off, staging her photos with her chic furnishings visible in the background.
She keeps up her penchant for posing with the decor when she’s traveling as well. This summer, for example, she served a fierce look in front of a fancy armoire while in London.
Great minds think alike. Just like Shields, Dion almost never posts a simple selfie showing only her face. The diva is amazing at using whatever is around her—be it voluminous drapes, marble floors, or a chic settee—to jazz up her pictures.
There’s the carefully curated brand page @marthastewart, and then there is @marthastewart48, the personal handle of the lifestyle maven herself. Here, things are equally tasteful, but a bit more casual and fun. She shares all of the things you’d expect from Martha Stewart, like fresh-cut flowers, tablescapes, and recipes, and it is fascinating to see just how much she actually walks the walk. For example, not only did she share an antique lobster mold that she purchased in Maine this summer, but she later shared an update about how she actually used it to create a quirky and colorful dessert.
Her garden is another highlight, and she often shares tips and tricks, plus snapshots of her thriving plants and many pets.
The fashion world is where Abloh reigns supreme, but he’s also a fine artist, and he regularly shares his highly structural works on his page.
And even when Abloh posts something related to his work as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear, there’s a good chance architecture could be involved, as when the brand created a chic New York City pop-up shop this summer.
If there’s one thing all aesthetes can appreciate, it’s a cohesive visual story, and that’s what the House That Pinterest Built author and queen of black-and-white provides to her followers. Her feed is full of monochromatic rooms, general inspiration, and a healthy dose of quirk.