We love Instagram! Like no other social media, Instagram connects us to celebrities, designers, fashion brands, magazines, architects, photographers, travelers, foodies, animal lovers, etc. Instagram also has a “what’s happening now” vibe, an unfiltered glimpse into people’s lives. With 400 million followers and with over 40 billion photos shared, as designers, Instagram is our playground.
Under the hashtags: #NAFurniture, #TinaNicolesPicks, #NathanAnthonyFurniture, we post awesome photos of the furniture we make daily in our factory in Los Angeles. We also post images of our designers, Tina Nicole and Khai Mai at the drafting table or exploring new materials or media. Best part? customers can scroll through photos of just-made pieces! Often times, our customers who follow us on Instagram, will see their order being produced or in finishing. Seeing the furniture made in real time is ex-cit-ing!
So, since we started our Instagram account @NathanAnthony_Furn, we’ve been sharing our top “liked” posts for the year. Now that it’s December – Hello December! – it’s time to reflect. Let’s look at what was trending in 2015 and also predict what will be hot next year.
Geometric shapes, futuristic themes and sharp color statements were hot and will continue into 2016.
Contemporary design paired with classical elements was super hot and gives us ideas on how to incorporate the two genres for 2016.
Geometric statements, showcasing the backside of the silhouette was a fresh take on design and will continue catching the eye in 2016.
Minimalism and a pared down aesthetic as seen in our Gobi collection was very popular, especially for projects with limited space. We believe the demand for this look will grow in popularity next year.
As you can see, Instagram is a fun place us for us to show off. It’s a place where we get to know our customers’ likes and preferences and share our most precious memories. The best thing for us is when our customers tag us and show how proud they are of their interior design installations showcasing our furniture. This is the best affirmation for what we do – making furniture – every day. We will then re-post their image to our fans – they get inspiration, share tips and trends and hear feedback from those who matter most – our customers!
We have the most beautiful tufting in the industry, and this time-honored look continues to be some of the most liked in our daily feed.
Horizontal channeling is another specialty of ours and was widely popular. Horizontal and vertical channeling always adds a nice new spin on upholstery detailing.
We have the most beautiful tufting in the industry, and as we said previously, this time-honored look continues to be some of the most liked in our daily feed.
Traditional tufting with contemporary styling has always been a favorite of ours. This classic look never goes out of style.
We are known for our cutting edge design and elegant styling. One of our most popular designs combines a tubular wood base with tubular metal accent corner-legs as seen here on the Architecte collection.
Instagram has become the go-to platform for us to connect with our fans. We invite you all to follow our account! We also post daily on our Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest accounts, so be sure to follow us to stay up to date with all of our new and exciting projects.