#InteriorInfluence19: 16 Irish Instagrammers focussed on sustainability

By Aoife Valentine Secor 16-10-2019

It's time! We're announcing our full shortlists for the Interior Influence 2019 Awards, celebrating Ireland's online creative community in House and Home style. We wanted to shine a light on all of our incredible nominees - and believe us, there is A LOT of talent out there - by introducing you to the shortlisted accounts in every category. 

As we all try to live a more sustainability-focussed and eco-friendly life, there are plenty of changes you can make in the home to help the cause. We wanted to spotlight the Irish Insta-personalities and bloggers who are actively seeking to reduce, reuse and recycle in their home, sponsored by Colourtrend Paints.

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In alphabetical order, these are the 16 Irish Instagrammers who are making a change



Name: Cathy McGovern - @cathymcgovern_carrowlane

Following: 4,150

About: Upcycling and revamping is Cathy's bag, as she goes about doing up her home.



Name: Catherine - @ck_ireland

Following: 2,704

About: Catherine is renovating an old home, unearthing treasures as she goes, and finding a new use and a new home for them.



Name: Sarah - @colourfulsaz

Following: 964

About: Not much counts as rubbish in Sarah's home - everything has another use and another purpose with her keen eye for it.



Name: Catherine Carton - @daintydressdiaries

Following: 65.2k

About: It's rare a week goes by when Catherine isn't out pulling something out of a skip or off the side of the road to repurpose and reuse in her own home.



Name: Laura - @dixiesyard

Following: 3,896

About: Laura is very good at finding an alternative use for what some might see as rubbish - a great example is her recent makeover project reusing old parquet flooring to revamp her kitchen island.



Name: The Two Darlings - @eimearhutchinson

Following: 28.1k

About: As well as epic upcycling projects, Eimear often discusses sustainability related topics on her stories, with hints and tips.



Name: Tara - @mollysabode

Following: 1,311

About: Tara has a talent for spotting charity shops finds for her home, which not only keeps them out of landfill but contributes to reducing fast interiors.



Name: Niamh, Mark and Mishca - @passive_self_build_ireland

Following: 1,663

About: This trio regularly post about ways to reduce our impact on the planet, especially when it comes to our homes and interiors.



Name: Paul - @phoneboxman

Following: 507

About: Paul repurposes old phone boxes beautiful into gorgeous decor pieces.



Name: Saara - @saara_mcloughlin

Following: 4,490

About: No project seems too big for Saara - she's even upcycled her entire kitchen rather than replacing it - a whopper reuse.



Name: Yvonne - @sixat21

Following: 122k

About: You'll often find Yvonne making her own furniture or upcycling a piece to fit her home rather than buying new.



Name: Millie - @tales.from.an.irish.farmhouse

Following: 1,916

About: Millie has rescued and revamped a caravan and often offers sustainability tips on her Instagram.



Name: Rose - @theheywhohouse

Following: 684

About: Make do, mend, thrift and dumpster dive, Rose is well up for it rather than waste a single unnecessary thing in her home.



Name: Laura - @thehomelyhaven

Following: 13.7k

About: Laura has committed herself to plastic alternatives where she can, and natural cleaning methods, all in an effort to be more earth-kind.



Name: Aisling - @vintagehillcork

Following: 7,086

About: If there's something to know about thrifting and sourcing vintage furniture, Aisling knows it. There's no fast interiors in Aisling's house - she spends her time sourcing the perfect pieces from her home, vintage or second-hand.



Name: Meg - @vintageirishnest

Following: 279

About: Meg is an advocate for zero waste and breathing life back into furniture whenever possible.


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