The top north London celebrity Instagrammers to follow for interiors inspo
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From Scrabble-loving Harry Styles to family man Jamie Oliver, and a Spice Girl with a secret passion for baking here are the top north London celebrity Instagram accounts to follow for interiors and lifestyle inspiration, plus where to get the look.
Jamie Oliver: @jamieoliver
As well as the obligatory pro shots of the chef’s mouth watering recipes, Jamie shares snaps of himself with famous pals such as fashion designer Paul Smith and fellow culinary master Pierre Koffmann. There’s a sprinkling of #tbt’s (Throwback Thursdays for the hashtag uninitiated) of the naked chef looking adorably boyish too.
Sweetest of all are the candid snaps Jamie shares of his young family frolicking in and around their £8.9 million Highgate home, which provide plenty of opportunities to peek at the Oliver’s home décor in the background. Jool’s Oliver looking radiant doing pregnancy yoga, Buddy Bear Maurice helping Daddy make pasta in the kitchen, Petal Blossom Rainbow stacking building blocks in a dreamy playroom… it’s almost too saccharine for the man who is currently spearheading a tax on the sugary stuff.
Get the look: Jamie favours a rustic, farmhouse look for his kitchen, with his vast array of pots and pans hung directly on the wall. Borough Kitchen, on Hampstead High Street, stocks a range of beautiful copper pots and pans that are too beautiful to hide away in a cupboard anyway.
Suki Waterhouse: @sukiwaterhouse
Gone are the days of Jude Law, Kate Moss et al dominating the Primrose Hill party set. Model Suki Waterhouse, along with besties Georgia May Jagger and Nick Grimshaw are the Primrose Hill Set 2.0.
Forget paparazzi shots of girls in little dresses falling out of nightclubs. As any millennial cleb worth their follower count knows, it’s all about the carefully curated feed of beautiful people with their beautiful friends living their beautiful lives. And, as a professional model, Suki is so beautiful it almost hurts to look at her (almost).She’s channelling some serious 60’s pinup babe vibes right now, so you can expect hazy Polaroid-style pictures, sultry selfies and cameos from her celebrity friends. Surfing with Cara Delevingne and starring in campaigns for Burberry? #Notjel, at all, really.
Get the look: Suki is such a globetrotter it’s hard to tell exactly where most of her ‘grams are taken, and besides most of them are of her own face. She does seem to prefer a bed full of crisp, white linen though. Make like a model in your own boudoir and deck your bed out in the Santorini range from The White Company.
Harry Styles: @harrystyles
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Long haired, puckish lead singer Harry Styles relocated from east London to a £3 million home in north London, which he’s said to have dubbed the ‘perfect party pad’. However, despite being one of the richest young pop stars alive, the 22 year old appears to prefer a clean living lifestyles to all-night ragers, and can be spotted at pilates classes in Chalk Farm or shopping in the Whole Foods in Camden when he’s in town.His Instagram account is just as refined, featuring mainly tasteful black and white photos of gigs, moody street photography, and musical icons such as Patti Smith and Nirvana, often presented without a caption to his 10.6 million loyal followers. He also appears to have a penchant for a good game of scrabble, bless him.
Get the look: Proclaim your love to your own fans with a piece of personalised scrabble art from Not on the High Street. You can customise everything from the letters to the frame colour, although we’re pretty sure that Harry would pick the black option.
Geri Halliwell: @therealgerihalliwell
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Who’d have thought that Ginger Spice would have found a cult following on Instagram? Sure, former band mate Victoria Beckham may have millions more followers, but Geri’s loyal fans flock to her account for her chirpy motivational quotes and cute baking pictures.
The unlikely domestic goddess discovered the art of the cupcake last year (the biggest surprise of 2015, according to her NYE thankfulness themed post) and a scroll through her feed reveals plenty of videos of the former Spice Girl whipping up cakes, often filmed by her willing cameragirl and daughter, Bluebell in the rather spectacular kitchen of their north London home. She even revealed she has a baking playlist on Spotify for such occasions.She also shares snaps of cute puppies and kittens, selfies with her husband F1 chief Christian Horner, and candid pictures of herself watering her tomato plants in heels. Follow her if you really, really wanna spice up your baking life (sorry).
Get the look: Geri’s kitchen is a veritable feast for the eyes - we spy a full cooking range and some very glam metallic panelled cabinets. But her real pride and joy appears to be her Union Jack Kitchenaid. Unfortunately it appears to be a custom job, but you can get one in a multitude of colours from John Lewis.
Stefano Gabanna: @stefanogabbana
One half the Italian design duo Dolce and Gabanna, Italian stallion Stefano’s Instagram account is the fire emoji personified. Fresh flowers, catwalk shots and #regrams of famous friends wearing the fashion house’s designs make up the majority of his feed.
Also on fire was the fashion mogul’s north London mansion, which caught ablaze last year. The £13.5 million Primrose Hill mansion was being renovated by Italian workmen specially flown in for the job when it caught fire. Oops. Worth noting is how spectacularly on trend the fashion label’s SS16 lemon print is. Could celebrity pal Beyonce have given him the tip off? All signs point to Stefiano as a paid up member of the #LEMONADE Illuminati. Bow down.
Get the look: Stefano clearly feels no home is complete without an abundance of fresh cut flowers. Check out our guide to the best local florists to find out where to bag your own flamboyant bouquet.
Bonus: Kate Moss
Noticeable in her absence from this list is old school Primrose Hill party animal Kate Moss. The model was reportedly keen to put her £8 million Highgate home on the market after splitting up with her husband Jamie Hince.
Despite being one of the most famous faces of our time, Mossy doesn’t have a public Instagram account (although she claims to have a private one, for Insta-stalking purposes). The reason for this social media black hole? “I don’t know how to take a good selfie. I’m not good at them,’’ says Kate. Now you know.