12 LGBTQ+ Design Influencers You Need to Follow ASAP

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In the world of interior design, the influence of the LGBTQ+ community is undeniable. With June as Pride Month in the U.S., there’s no better time for us to share a list of some of our favorite influencers who are consistently filling our feeds with the inspo content we love.

While this list is by no means exhaustive, these are just a few of the LGBTQ+ creators we adore for aspirational home decor, plant and gardening tips, and DIY projects. 

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    Brian Brigantti of Red Leaf Ranch

    With over 1.4 million followers on TikTok, it’s safe to say that Brian Brigantti of Red Leaf Ranch is quite beloved. Interspersed with everything from personal style videos to chicken content, Brigantti covers every aspect of country living. Even if you’re not looking for plant care tips, his feed is full of calming videos from his beautiful, sprawling garden.

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    Carmen Rene of Aquilo Interiors

    As a proud “eccentric maximalist,” Carmen Rene’s feed is bold, bright, and heavily textured. With a mix of mood boards, design concepts, and a first-hand peek into the process of her design firm, Aquilo Interiors, Rene offers a stunning reminder that pulling together a beautiful maximalist space takes true vision.

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    Drew Scott of Lone Fox Home

    Regular readers of The Spruce know that Drew Scott of Lone Fox Home is one of our go-to experts for DIY and styling tips. His Instagram feed is a daily dose of easy and accessible styling ideas that will give your home an instant refresh, and if you’re craving even more from Scott, his blog is a must-read, too.

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    Chloe of Chloe Rose the Artist

    Washington state-based Chloe Rose of Chloe Rose the Artist is all about cottagecore. Her flower-filled bedroom is straight out of a fairy garden, and she intersperses her inspo content with simple life skills everyone should know—like how to mend—with current art projects

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    Shavonda Gardner of SG Style

    When it comes to tiny homes, Shavonda Gardner is an absolute must-follow. After moving into a sweet little home that she hashtags as #thecottagebungalow, Gardner proves that small spaces can still have a huge impact. She also shares regular updates from their renovation––complete with storage hacks for small spaces.

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    Brady Tolbert

    L.A.-based Brady Tolbert is a true interior design multi-hyphenate. As a designer, prop stylist, and Creative Director for Bobby Berk, Tolbert’s feed is the perfect blend of personal style and current professional projects.

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    Mercury Stardust

    Mercury Stardust's TikTok bio says it all: she's a Trans Handy Ma'am! With a mix of quick tips, useful fixes, and cheerful support, Stardust's feed is a must-follow for anyone looking to support women in the trades.

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    Josh & Matt of Josh & Matt Design

    If you’re big into shopping secondhand, then Australian duo Josh & Matt of Josh & Matt Design are a must-follow. Now based in Melbourne, the couple regularly share their Facebook Marketplace finds and track their transformations. Best of all, their bright and bold style pairs perfectly with their senses of humor for an instant dose of happiness.

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    Renae of Ren Duh

    File this one under the feed you didn't even know you needed. Renae of Ren Duh is an appliance tech, and her TikTok channel is the perfect resource for all those annoying appliance-related maintenance tips you never feel like tackling—like washing your washing machine. As an out and proud bi woman, Renae is also passionate about representation in the trades.

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    Adam Cassino of The Design Gay

    With just over 7k followers, Adam Cassino of The Design Gay is still a bit of an up-and-comer on TikTok. But if you take a look at his eponymous firm’s website, it’s clear that he’s well established in the design world. Covering everything from site visits to design conferences to recent projects, Cassino’s feed is a solid dose of NYC luxe.

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    Ed Hansen

    TikToker Ed Hansen has the perfect aesthetic for calm, warm neutrals that are never boring. His style tips—like this bed-making video—are simple, straightforward, and easy to follow, while still making a major impact, and his before and after videos will make you swoon.

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    Jason Lai

    Based in L.A., interior designer Jason Lai epitomizes laid-back West Coast style. On both his personal account and the feed of his design firm, JL Interiors, Lai consistently blends modern and chic with friendly and approachable.

When it comes to supporting the LGTBQ+ community, giving your favorite content creators a follow or a share is one of the easiest ways to show your support. This Pride month, also be sure to shop from LGBTQ+-owned businesses and donate to charities with LGBTQ+ equality at their core.