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The wellness-crazy nation of Australia is offering up seriously cool home inspo, too


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Australia has two seriously amazing things going for it. It’s a wellness-obsessed region, generating cool avocado-related jobs and producing healthy-living superstars like it’s NBD. And, my sentimental favorite: It’s the post-apocalypse stomping grounds of Mad Max. Turns out, the island nation also has a third hidden talent: chic design inspiration.

You’re probably well aware of the fit and healthy Australians all over Instagram (hello, Well+Good Council members Miranda Kerr and Elle Macpherson, and online fitness phenom Kayla Itsines). But the country also seems to be filled with the type of people who would give Chip and Joanna a run for their money—with decluttered, nature-inspired, and hygge-friendly decor that instantly improves your mental outlook.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your meditation nook, liven up your dorm life, or do a full home makeover, these are the Instagrams with ideas worth obsessing over.

Scroll below to see the 7 must-follow Aussie accounts for design inspo for healing, homey spaces.
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1. @jardanfurniture

This Melbourne furniture store has everything from cute surfboard storage to handmade housewares and lust-worthy hanging lights.

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2. @mynebyprudencecaroline

On her website, Prudence Caroline writes the she has “accidentally become one of the most popular emerging artists,” which is probably why her Instagram is full of nonstop double-tap worthy pictures of her art in various peoples homes (and her own).

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3. @sageandclare

Mixing more than two colors at a time can feel like a recipe for a mood-confusing, Willy Wonka feeling room. But homewares brand Sage and Clare is basically a lesson in advanced color theory.

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4. @lumiereartandco

The Australian secret to good housekeeping appears to be pastel-colored everything, which art and homewares shop Lumiere Art + Co. manages to do without making it look like Easter.

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5. @ivymuse_melb

As the color of the masses, it’s hard to make millennial pink any more attractive than it already is. One surefire way, however? Pair it with a mood-boosting blue and (Gen Z) greenery, as this Melbourne-based design studio and plant emporium does here.

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6. @insideoutmag

This Australian home magazine has serious Instagram game—it might even convince you to quit your job and move across the world to live inside of this super-chic, yet uber-welcoming, world (or at least finally take that solo trip).

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7. @norusinteriors

Norsu, a Nordic-inspired chain of furniture and home stores in Australia, has the hygge thing down. You’ll have sweet dreams about snuggling up with piles of washed-pastel throws and pillows.

For an even more upgraded and Instagrammable pad, add some plants or a sheepskin rug