Home Design company Instagrams San Antonio Architecture and Design Fans Must Follow

Instagrams San Antonio Architecture and Design Fans Must Follow

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A space designed by Lake Flato in Olmos Park opens onto a central courtyard anchored by this large oak tree.

Flato Lake, Casey Dunn

The Doom Scroll is so 2020. That’s why we are declaring 2021 the Year of the Good Home Scroll. As our dreams of getting back to normal continue to fade, we find a rebirth in our homes and other buildings in our beautiful city.

We rediscover the rich history of our neighborhood casitas as we take a break from home work to walk the dog. We’re spending money on throw pillows, throws, and new paint instead of going out looks and office outfits. While we cannot individually control the external factors that make our world go round, such as COVID-19, foreign policy, or international news, we can control how we feel in our home, the environment we can create as a place away from everything.

The architecture of San Antonio leans Spanish colonial in some places and a modern fever dream in others. From a design perspective, our climate and the vast natural resources around our city allow us to integrate nature into our living and working spaces.


We’ve rounded up five scroll-worthy Instagrams highlighting interior design and architecture in San Antonio and Texas as a whole to keep you inspired as you mold yourself into your continuing life from home.

@Lakeflatohouses


A space designed by the firm in Olmos Park opens onto a central courtyard anchored by this large oak tree.

A space designed by the firm in Olmos Park opens onto a central courtyard anchored by this large oak tree.

Flato Lake, Casey Dunn

The natives know that Lake Flato is renowned for its commercial projects in San Antonio and Austin, but the architectural firm also caters to clients who need a home that doubles as a work of art. This account focuses on the company’s projects that pay homage to and incorporate native Texas building materials, such as cedar, limestone, and oak. From ranch homes in the Hill Country to remodeled little city getaways, this zen flow will let you disconnect and relax for hours.



@experimentingwithdecor


Magdalena Mendez frequently shares her home updates with her thousands of followers.

Magdalena Mendez frequently shares her home updates with her thousands of followers.

Madeleine Mendez, Instagram

Home decorating doesn’t have to be just a hobby for the rich. Magdalena Mendez of @experimentingwithdecor shows devotees across the country decorating and home improvement projects from her home in San Antonio. Magdalena emphasizes how new life and simple, affordable changes can make to your casa. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that his tips also help your space look good.


@Alamo_abodes


1884 Romantic Italian Renaissance at Dignowity Hill

1884 Romantic Italian Renaissance at Dignowity Hill

Ryan and Emily Travis

For lovers of bygone eras, Alamo Abodes – a relatively new account – showcases historic homes in some of the city’s most architecturally rich areas, like Alta Vista and Dignowity Hill. Ryan and Emily Travis set out to document San Antonio’s historic homes while walking their dog, leading to a page that has grown rapidly in recent weeks.

And creators don’t just admire giant historic mansions or old homes in pristine condition and realtor-ready. “The feedback has been very positive, a lot of people in these neighborhoods are very proud and a lot more people from ‘off the loop’ have no idea of ​​the beauty – whether restored or not – that is here. Ryan said.



@alamo_architects


The company's additions to Hawthorne Academy in San Antonio include a new 28-classroom building and a new cafeteria.

The company’s additions to Hawthorne Academy in San Antonio include a new 28-classroom building and a new cafeteria.

Alamo Architects

Award-winning local company Alamo Architects has wowed the city with its designs and achievements for decades. The company’s Instagram keeps residents up to date with ongoing projects and enlightens the younger generations on design inspirations and historically significant renovation projects in the region.



@Txarchitectes


Texas Society of Architects

Although based in Austin, the Texas Society of Architects advocates for beautiful and sustainable buildings throughout Lone Star state. Important to those in or adjacent to the profession, their Instagram page advertises architectural student organizing opportunities, lectures, and other American Institute of Architects opportunities. The page also highlights the buildings featured in their magazine, with history snippets included in each legend.