Today we’d like to introduce you to Miki Carter.
Miki, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am a production lawyer by day, and that unfortunately takes up most of my time during the week (and sometimes weekends). Craving a creative outlet that I could maintain with my busy schedule, I created the public Instagram account @plot.twist.interiors dedicated to reposting inspiring interior design. I also occasionally feature some images of my own apartment and DIY endeavors. Since I’ve started, my followers have grown to over 6,000 people, and I’ve been featured in design publications such as Design Sponge and Apartment therapy!
Has it been a smooth road?
It has been a smooth ride because I constantly remind myself that I’m doing this for me, for fun, and not to gain followers or to get any sort of notoriety. It’s frustrating that people leave negative comments on posts about the designs they don’t like, but I either block them or remind them that if they disagree they can scroll on or unfollow. Every space I post belongs to someone and is a reflection of them, so I don’t want to create a platform for people to make others feel bad about their space.
Please tell us about Plot Twist Interiors.
Plot Twist Interiors focuses on interior design inspiration. While this isn’t a new concept in the age of Pinterest and Instagram, I try to post images that I find intriguing. I am a maximalist, drawn to decor that is colorful and sometimes kitsch. I think my appreciation for pattern and color is what sets me apart.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
For a while, it was all about Scandinavian minimalism, but I think people are starting to experiment with color and texture more. I see this a lot in the current 80s vintage trend (which I absolutely love!) and colorful laminate desks, dressers, and consoles. I also think in the future, there will be more economic options, as well as updates in technology and software (AR) that allow the average person to easily plan a space without formal CAD training.
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- Instagram: Instagram.com/Plot.twist.interiors
Jess Isaac (portrait image), Miki Carter (the other images)