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3 to Follow: Visual tastemakers Angela Wheeler, Maggie York, and GNCGarden

3 to Follow: Visual tastemakers Angela Wheeler, Maggie York, and GNCGarden

With endless inspiration at our fingertips, it's easier than ever to train your eye and hone in on your personal decor style — but it can also feel completely overwhelming. Keep your style fresh and keep the inspiration flowing by shaking up your feed with new perspectives from the next trendsetters.  

Each month, we're profiling three visual tastemakers whose images always stop us mid-scroll. We promise they're worth the follow.

Angela Wheeler


Interior designer Angela Wheeler is known on the Canadian decorating scene for the beautiful and hardworking design solutions she creates for her clients. But it's her own rural Ontarian home that stars in her Instagram feed, with good reason: The experience of designing, building, and decorating it is why she made the career jump from civil engineer to creative home professional.

The stone farmhouse at Walnut Farm may be new, but Wheeler has filled it with an old soul. Natural materials like aged reclaimed wood, leather, jute, and unlacquered copper and brass work together to bring the countryside feel in. Antique furniture, vintage art and found object accents layer in an authentic warmth.

One glance at Wheeler's feed, and it's no surprise her home caught the attention of notable shiplap-enthusiast Joanna Gaines, and even earned a feature in the Magnolia founder's decor book, Homebody.

Photos via Instagram/@buildingwalnutfarm

Maggie York


Ever come across someone on Instagram and immediately feel you've found a kindred spirit? For us, interior designer Maggie York is one of those people.

Think of nearly any of the design elements that we consider quintessentially "Rainsford" — woven rattan, stripes, block print florals, scalloped edging — and there's a darn good chance you'll see it pictured on York's feed, too. Her collection of blue & white porcelain ginger jars makes us envious, and she has the same indigo vine wallpaper in her mudroom that our creative director, Andrea, had in the powder room of her last house.

A few of the adjectives that spring to mind when describing York's work: fun and fresh, easy-going and refined, classic and totally liveable. It's the approach to decorating we strive for. She's also a master of flatlays and moodboards— oh, and she has a killer fashion sense, too.

Photos via Instagram/@margaretofyork

Gina of GNC Garden


We'll admit we don't know a lot about our third follow this month. Here's what we do know: Her first name is Gina, she lives somewhere in Denmark, and if her garden was an amusement park you could buy tickets to, we'd have our admission purchased and be on our way to the airport, right. This. Minute.

If the Garden of Eden existed today, we think it might look a lot like Gina's garden during hydrangea season. Or daffodil season. Or dahlia season. These flowers and more line the cobblestone paths and sun-drenched terrace of Gina's backyard, along with boxwood and cedar topiaries, dappled willows, sky-high hedges, and more baskets and urns than we can count.

Think the photos below are breathtaking? Just wait until you see the view at sunset.

Photos via Instagram/@gncgarden

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