Homewares & Interiors

How To Get An Insta-Worthy Pad

By Desta Cullen
23rd Mar 2015

It’s a gimme-now, Insta-obsessed jungle out there; not only are we constantly scrolling through an endless stream of pinnable, re-grammable #interiorsporn, but we want it all now, too.

Alas, this presents an itty-bitty problem for time-poor design-lovers. It can take hours—and a well-trained eye—to make even the most simple spaces look Instagram-worthy 

Knowing what to put where, and what to put with what (aka the fundamentals of styling interiors) is where we come unstuck. Despite our best efforts we find ourselves surrounded by a bunch of ugly throw cushions that no filter can save, and not a Like in sight.

Forget trawling through a thousand design blogs though, because we’ve found an interior design solution that guaranteed to make sprucing up your pad as easy as double tapping!

It’s called Shop Now, and it’s a brill new idea from the cool kids at Space Furniture. An interior styling service at your fingertips, visitors can select from a range of bespoke pieces which have been hand-selected from Space Furniture’s entire collection, and get tips from Space’s consultants when they need a hand.

We asked Space Furniture’s Retail Manager (and a designer himself) Craig Spencer, to nominate five pieces that are guaranteed to shake up your space.

Don’t have the budget to commit to big changes right now? No stress! Curated by the in-house team of designers and stylists, Craig says Show Now has something to suit every home decorator’s needs, both big and small.

‘The products may be small accessories—to assist in the finishing touches and styling aspects of a residence—right through those significant furniture pieces as sofas, armchairs and beds, and we offer a variety of fabrics, colours and sizes,’ Craig says.

The best bit? It’s available to shop, right now.

Here are Craig’s 5 easy styling tips for creating an Insta-worthy pad using his favourite items on Shop Now.


‘One trend that has taken over Instagram is how to display our favourite clothing pieces—some things are just too lovely to be stored away in a wardrobe. Enter the iconic Zanotta Sciangai coat stand. I would pair this with a simple round rug, like our Verpan Luna rug, to not distract from the strong lines of the coat stand.’

1. Zanotta ‘Sciangai’ Coat Rack, $1,465 

2. Panton ‘Grande’ Rug, POA

3. Sacco ‘Anatomical’ Easy Chair, available at Space Furniture


‘Jasper Morrison’s Rotary Tray is simple and effective, multi-functional and complementary in any space. An update on the boring old fruit bowl, this will be sitting pretty on the kitchen counter. Sometimes simplicity is key, I would fill with anything colourful (think pomegranates, peaches or plums!).’

1. Rotary Tray by Jasper Morrison, $69 

2. Kuusikko Tea Towel at Shelf/Life, $24 

3. Brass Servers from Lightly, $44 

4. Bottle Carafe with Copper Lid, $99.95 


‘The Vitra Panton chair was one of the first all-purpose plastic chairs to be moulded in a single piece. Some forty years on, the Panton chair has lasted the test of time and is a great outdoor piece, either on its own or as part of a dining setting. I would pair different colours with a white table, like the Kartell Four outdoor table, to celebrate summer all year round.'

1. Vitra ‘Panton’ Chair, $495 

2. Kartell ‘Four’ Large Table, $2,565 

3. Twin Annual, available at Kuntsler Magazines and Books, $35


‘Embracing the industrial trend all around us, the Diesel by Foscarini table lamp will illuminate any office space. The lamp’s shape recalls a multitude of memories and inspirations, from retro car headlights to a worker’s hardhat to Meccano building toys. I would contrast the stern style with a bunch of flowers in a bright vase, like our Pepe Heykoop paper vase cover.’

1. Foscarini ‘Duii’ Lamp, $949 

2. Sweet Williams ‘Feeling Light’ Art Print, $15

3. Pepe Heykoop Paper Vase Cover, $29 


‘Patricia Urquiola’s Bend sofa has the right balance of form and functionality. Large enough for a family, but intimate enough for a couple. To get your picture perfect moment lighting is essential; I would pair this with an oversized floor lamp like our Foscarini Twiggy, as well as a cluster of tray coffee tables (Fat-Fat are perfect for this!)’

1. B&B Italia Bend Sofa, POA 

2. Foscarini ‘Twiggy’ Lamp, $2,325 

3. Framed Moreton Bay Ceramic Map, $375 by Deep Blue Maps  

Image Credits: Space Furniture, Lightly Designs

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