Instagram Influencers with the Best Home Decor Inspiration

Whether you live in a 900 square-foot apartment or a two-story house, setting up a space to become your own is one of the most satisfying things in life. 

We get inspiration from friends, HGTV, or from that trip to the beach. But one of our favorite ways to get inspiration is checking out Instagram!

Let’s take a deeper look into some of our favorite Instagram influencers and how they decorate their unique space. 

Ashley || @MyBohemianHouse

My Bohemian House is all about, you guessed it, the bohemian style and the decor is awe-worthy! Over 160 Instagrammers flock to this page for inspiration.  

Check out Ashley’s Instagram for the best of Turkish rugs, greenery love, and awesome furniture.  

photo credit: My Bohemian House Instagram 

Designs By Ceres || The Pink Dream

The Pink Dream’s Instagram is as if Ceres plucked a colorful sunset right out of the sky and dropped it into a home. And no, we’re not exaggerating. 

The soft pink with hints of orange and purple against a white canvas creates breath-taking inspiration for any home or apartment owner. Click here to check up on Ceres’ blog and browse through the exact decor she has in her home.

photo credit: Designs by Ceres, The Pink Dream Instagram

Kate Arends || Wit and Delight

Kate Arends is the brilliant host behind Wit and Delight. She’s the founder of a “different kind of lifestyle brand,” telling real stories from the perspective of her raw experiences. 

We love her and her home decor style is ah-mazing. From artsy book nooks to gallery walls you’ll absolutely find inspiration here. 

Want to learn more about Kate’s story, click here!

Photo credit: Wit and Delight Instagram

Jen Jones || I Heart Organizing

Let’s face it, a messy room can make you want to just close the door and never look at it again. Out of sight out of mind, right? 

Unfortunately, real-life doesn’t work that way. Though getting organized does take a lot of effort, Jen Jones definitely has it down. 

Jen is the owner of the I heart Organizing Instagram page where she is all about DIY ways of cutting out clutter. And she is a genius! Check out her Instagram for tips on how to take advantage of your space.  

photo credit: I Heart Organizing Instagram

Aneth Parintosa || Putu Decor

We’re big fans of Aneth Parintosa and Putu Decor. One of the reasons is Aneth shares the journey of her interior design ventures with her Instagram followers. 

We will say Aneth is not afraid to play with colors! From a kitchen with bright yellow cabinets to a purple/blue kid’s bedroom. It’s very cool to see the before and after photos. 

photo credit: Putu Decor Instagram

Disi Fei || Champagne and Sequins

Did you know Disi Fei is the co-founder of Sprezza Box? Not only that, Disi’s Instagram will rock your home decor socks off! 

She shows her Instagram followers how she brings her style to life in her studio apartment space and we’re jealous because it’s gorgeous. Check out Champagne and Sequins for wonderful apartment decor inspiration.

Photo credit: Champagne and Sequins Instagram

Michael Wurm Jr. || Inspired by Charm

This Pittsburgh native is inspiring us with charm, literally. Michael Wurm Jr. has a fabulous Instagram page called Inspired by Charm. 

His goal is to help you create a happy place. Michael is all about Fall in his recent posts and it has us swooning. 

Check out the Inspired by Charm blog for all things home!

photo credit: Inspired by Charm Instagram

Maryah Greene || Greene Piece

Last, but absolutely not least Maryah Greene is the owner behind the Instagram page Greene Piece. Maryah believes everyone is entitled to an affordable, functional green space. 

This page is fun and full of green! If you are thinking about adding a little green to your apartment this is the Instagram page to follow. She even offers free plant care advice.

Want to learn more about Maryah’s story, click here.

photo credit: Greene Piece Instagram

That’s a wrap on some of our favorite Instagram influencers. We hope you were able to take away some awesome home or apartment decor inspiration!

6 Local and Vibrant Spots to Celebrate RADical Days!

RADical Days are back! This year, RADical Days will take place over the next 25 days in celebration of the 25 years that RAD has existed hosting special events and wonderful family activities.

Never heard of RAD before? Here’s what you need to know. The Regional Asset District (RAD) supports libraries, parks and recreation, cultural organizations, sports and civic facilities, and more within our local Allegheny County area. 

You can find the full list of events and activities for RADical Days 2019 here, but we are going to cover all that’s happening near the Shadyside community. 

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

This Friday, September 20th, you can head over to visit Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum with free admission between 10 am and 4 pm. If you’ve haven’t checked out this wonderful museum yet now is the time to do it. 

Soldiers and Sailors is a unique military memorial dedicated to honoring all of those who have served our country. 

Photo credit: Darnell Creates via Soldiers and Sailors Hall Instagram

Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Participating in this year’s RADical days, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater is offering free admission on Saturday, September 21 from 10 am to 12 pm. Bring the kiddos (3-12 years of age) out for a pre-ballet and hip-hop demonstration then your whole family can put on those dancing shoes for Zumba session, line dancing and more!

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Get excited about free historical tours through Andrew Carnegie’s Main Library on Sundays from 1 pm to 3 pm, and Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Join the crew at CLP for a peek into the amazing architecture and wonderful art that lies within this historical landmark. 

Registration for this event isn’t needed but is strongly recommended. 

Photo credit: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh via Instagram

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

All-day free admission at Phipps! Yes, you read that right. On Wednesday, October 2nd, from 9:30 am to 8 pm, anyone is welcome to enjoy the awe-inspiring splendors of Phipps Conservatory. 

Wander through 15 acres of a 14-room glasshouse filled with 23 distinct gardens and three of the greenest buildings in the world. Right now, Phipps is showcasing a brilliant exhibit based on impressionist painter, Van Gogh.

Pittsburgh Glass Center

On Friday, October 4th, enjoy the sights within the Pittsburgh Glass Center during free admission between 10 am and 9 pm. A full day of heat defying acts from glass blowing to flameworking demonstrations. You’ll also get to experience the opening of a new exhibit called, Cuando el Rio Suena.

Photo credit: PGH Glass Center via Instagram

The Frick Pittsburgh

Come one, come all! The grounds at the Frick Pittsburgh are gorgeous this time of year and on Saturday, October 12, you and your family will get to enjoy free admission from 10 am to 5 pm. The Frick Pittsburgh will host many free family activities as well as open their museum to visitors to view the famous, restored Frick family mansion and art museum.

Photo credit: RADworkshere Instagram

Franklin West apartments are located throughout the Shadyside and East End areas allowing our residents to experience the best our community has to offer from local museums to parks, and eateries to local shops. Plus, we’re so lucky to have many seasonal festivals and events like RADical Days that happen right in our back yard.

Have fun, get RADical!

Awesome Events Coming to Shadyside this September!

Fall is on the way and many awesome events are coming to Shadyside this month too! From a fabulous fashion trunk show and tasty food crawls to a neighborhood house tour. 

Decades + Diana Mistic | Tuesday, September 10th

The king of vintage, Cameron Silver is giving a lecture at Diana Misetic Fashion Studio & Boutique on Tuesday from 1 pm till 5 pm. Silver is the founder of Decades Inc. and continues to be a leader in pre-loved vintage, neo-vintage, and contemporary designer clothing. 

Get your chance at being the first to view and shop the specially curated collection of vintage apparel and accessories with a focus on Chanel jackets, bags, belts, and more! 

Save your seat now for VIP access

Shopping and trunk show will continue to Wednesday, September 11th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Mansion on Fifth – Whiskey Sampling | Wednesday, September 11th

Mansion on Fifth is hosting a final Whiskey Sampling Summer event on Wednesday, September 11 from 6 pm to 7 pm. This hour-long event is curated by Deb Mortillaro of Palate Partners and Dreadnought Wines and will feature whiskeys of Mexico!

You don’t have to be a whiskey connoisseur to enjoy this event. Taste 3 special whiskey samplings including Black Corn Whiskey, White Corn Whiskey, and Red Corn Whiskey. Then dive into a discussion of the final products and learn about the different distilling techniques, ingredients, and philosophies. Some light, palate-cleansing food will be included. 

The cost of this sampling is $25 per person. Get your tickets here!

Benefit YOGA Pop-up| Wednesday, September 11th

The Shadyside Nursery on Maryland Ave is welcoming yogi Chelsea for Benefit Pop-Up Yoga from 7 pm to 8 pm this Wednesday. Bring your mat, some water, and arrive 15 minutes early to grab yourself a spot! 

For a one-hour session, this yoga class will cover all levels in a fun flow that will emphasize alignment. All proceeds will benefit the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy ?

Click here to learn more about yogi instructor, Chelsea. 

6th Annual Educational Foodie Crawl | Thursday, September 12th

The Young Leaders Group’s annual Foodie Crawl featuring the Restaurants & Bars like Acorn, The Yard, and Frances/Franks from Shadyside is happening on Thursday, September 12th.

This isn’t your average foodie crawl. Each stop will feature restaurant representatives and real estate developers who will discuss the history and future of the Shadyside dining scene.

Check out the local dining scene and grab your ticket $25 for Urban Land Institue Members or $50 for Non-Members!

5TH ANNUAL Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Festival | Saturday, Sept. 14th

This year’s annual Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Festival will take place at Mellon Park on Saturday, September 14th, and celebrate the rich culture of China through entertainment, music, art, food, and exhibits!

It’s a fun-filled festival free to the public! You’ll experience local performances, renowned UNESCO Masters of Arts & Crafts from Wuhan, China, and exhibits of handcrafted items, information and much more. Plus, taste authentic food from Pittsburgh’s most delicious Chinese Restaurants!

East Liberty Wine Festival | Saturday, September 14th

Hundreds of Pittsburghers will head to the main street of South Liberty for the Explore East Liberty Wine Festival on Saturday, September 14th from 2 pm to 6 pm.

At the Wine Festival, you can expect to enjoy 25 eateries and product vendors, awesome live music, and a tour of the region’s best wineries! Some of those wineries include Narcisi Winery, Pittsburgh Distilling Co., KingView Mead, Threadbare Cider & Mead, and so many more

Tickets are on sale now for $25 or $35 for VIP treatment!

Thrival Interactive | Wednesday, September 18th

Carnegie Museum of Art partnered with Thrival Festival for the 3rd consecutive year of Thrival Interactive on Wednesday, September 18th! Come out for an evening that dives into the intersection of art and technology. This fest features workshops, art installations, performances, and all that explores the theme “Digital and Virtual Worlds.” 

In case you get hungry there will be good food, alcoholic drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase. Keep in mind it will be cash only. Get the day’s details here!

Fall Fest at Steel City Cactus| Saturday, September 21st

On Saturday, September 21st, Steel Cactus is pulling out the stops for Fall Fest! Their crew will launch fabulous fall cocktails and margaritas. Sip on some tasty drinks, munch on the best Thanksgiving Burrito in The Burgh, and live music by Michael Festa.

Shadyside House Tour | Sunday, September 22nd

At the end of September, get ready for one of the biggest neighborhood house tours! The Shadyside Action Coalition is hosting the 40th annual Shadyside House Tour on Sunday the 22nd from 11 am to 4 pm.

Get all the details on ticket sales on this awesome self-guided tour beginning at Winchester Thurston School on Ellsworth Ave. Look out for the complimentary shuttle bus that will be circulating the route all day.