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The Top Pinterest Accounts to Follow from Australia

Have you ever wondered who the Top Pinterest accounts to follow in Australia are? Like me, I bet you are curious to know! Recently, I was searching for a list of the Top Pinterest accounts to follow from Australia – and I just couldn’t find one. While there are a lot of articles around that tell you the overall best Pinterest accounts to follow by theme, the Top 100 Pinterest users in the world, the most followed Pinterest Accounts, or a list of must-follow Pinterest influencers – none of them were actually location based. I wanted a local list of top Australian pinners (Pinterest users), to see exactly how us Aussies are making use of the popular virtual visual bookmarking platform. I wanted to know – so WHO are the most followed social media influencers on Pinterest from Australia? And where are they hiding?

So *insert drumroll* here they are: The Top 10 Pinterest Accounts to follow in Australia. These are the most followed and most popular Australian Pinterest users who I could find data on:

10. Polka Dot Bride (107,000 followers) – Victoria, Australia – @polkadotbride on Pinterest

Image via Polka Dot Bride

Polka Dot Bride is Australia’s most-loved wedding blog with daily posts inspiring brides and grooms all around the world. And their Pinterest account shows it – if you are looking for top notch wedding inspiration, then Polka Dot Bride has got you covered. Founded in 2007 by Ms Polka Dot (aka the anonymous and mysterious “Dorothy Polka” – get it?), who was subsequently named as one of Anthill’s 30 under 30 entrepreneurs, the blog has achieved a stellar following and is actually still one of the top women’s blogs in Australia! Definitely one of the top Pinterest accounts to follow from Australia.

Here are some examples of exquisite wedding pins from Polka Dot Bride:

Warm blush toned table setting Cedia at Byron Bay wedding, via Polka Dot Bride

Semi naked wedding cake with greenery, beautiful summer wedding cakes via Polka Dot Bride

An inner city venue, with modern sculptural features, bright urban wedding ideas to inspire you via Polka Dot Bride

How to make DIY Paper Pinwheels via Polka Dot Bride

A playful gemstone inspired bridesmaid luncheon inspiration via Polka Dot Bride

Use bridesmaid corsages instead of traditional bouquets via Polka Dot Bride

9. Lorna Jane (179,000 followers) – Brisbane, Australia – @lornajaneactive on Pinterest

Image via Lorna Jane

Lorna Jane is Australia’s premier Activewear brand, founded by Lorna Jane Clarkson in 1990. Since sewing her first one-off design in Brisbane, Australia, Lorna Jane has transformed her fashion sensibility into a world-leading Activewear brand – she doesn’t just design it, she invented it. Today, Lorna Jane represents MORE than Activewear by inspiring women to live their best life through Active Living and the daily practice of “Move Nourish Believe”. Lorna Jane’s Pinterest is the perfect platform to extend the brand’s values – providing a daily dose of inspiration & motivation with healthy recipes, fitspo (fitness inspiration), fashion, travel destinations and quotes that make you want to scream “YES”!

Here are some examples of Lorna Jane’s inspiring pins:

Yay Monday tank in charcoal grey by Lorna Jane

Free Printable – Let’s be pretty kind, pretty funny, pretty smart, pretty strong – via MantraBand

Coastal bedroom -10 ideas to steal from the best Interior Stylists via Decoholic

This will be my year via Carmel Harrington

Bali Oasis – Pancoran Retreat (now closed, formerly Linda Garland Estate), location Jalan Nyuh Gading, Banjar Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Indonesia – via Trip Canvas

Sesame seared tuna – Five fish favourites via Move Nourish Believe

High performance sports bras create high performance workouts via Lorna Jane

8. Amy Sia (193,000 followers) – Melbourne, Australia – @amysia on Pinterest

Image via HelloSociety

Ok so Amy technically lives in London now but she’s originally from Melbourne, Australia and studied at RMIT so she makes the list! Amy is a freelance fashion and textile designer and artist whose dreamy prints combined with a bold use of colour caught the attention of stores such as Anthropologie, Selfridges and Co, Heal’s, Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters. You can see all her gorgeous works for sale at Society6 and learn more by exploring her website. Amy’s pins show her love of painting, colour, print and pattern.

Here are some colourful examples of Amy’s work and brightly-coloured pins:

A beautiful boho setting with colourful cushions from Amy Sia.

A silk butterfly print scarf from Anthropologie.

Ice Cream Sundae cake created by Sugar Hero

And that Ice Cream Sundae cake is just so good, that here’s another view (via Sugar Hero).

Boho daybed cushions by Amy Sia with styling by Emily Henson

Some beautiful cushion styling on a bicycle via Amy Sia

Tropical leaf styling + design inspiration via iconosquare

7. Dannielle Cresp (233,000 followers) – Melbourne, Australia – @dannielle on Pinterest

Image via Style for a Happy Home

Dannielle is a blogger, colour lover, and home wares enthusiast who shares fun and practical things you can do to make your home feel happier on her blog Style for a Happy Home. Her blog was shortlisted as a Kidspot Voices 2015 Home and Wellbeing finalist, which is a stellar achievement! One of her most fun Pinterest boards is Awesome Party Ideas.

Dannielle creates excellent original content for her blog that gets shared widely all over Pinterest, and you can see some examples below:

6 Summer Fun Party Ideas via Style for a Happy Home

“Throw kindness around like confetti” blog post created by Style for a Happy Home

DIY Fruit Coasters (click through for instructions) – where Dannielle’s made tutorials for all kinds of fruit!

Santa’s Belt Mason Jars – a tutorial perfect for Christmas gifts by Style for a Happy Home

“Get clear about the life you want” blog post created by Style for a Happy Home

6. Kikki K (304,000 followers) – Melbourne, Australia – @kikkik on Pinterest

Image via Simply Her

Kikki.K is one of Australia’s most loved stationary and organisation brands. The brand was founded by Kristina Karlsson with her first store opening in Melbourne Central in 2001, after noticing a lack of stylish stationary products in Australia that she liked, and wanting to keep a connection to her Swedish heritage. Kikki.K is a brand that embraces the Swedish design principles of form and function to create seasonal collections of delicious stationery, gorgeous gifts, organisation solutions, Scandinavian-inspired homewares, inspirational books and goal-setting journals. Kristina’s namesake Kikki.K boutiques can now be found across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the UK, with an online store that ships worldwide.

It’s only fitting then, that a brand that is all about creating uplifting and inspiring products, also provides plenty of inspiration for their followers on the number one social platform for seeking inspiration – that is, Pinterest!

Here are some examples of beautiful pins and products by Kikki.K:

Be Brave pink and peach stationery flatlay – Kikki.K x Me Oh My via Kikki.K blog

Ice blue perforated leather planner via Kikki.K

Decorate your planner and live what you love via Kikki.K

Cute 3D lemon notepad – perfect for keeping on your desk for little scribbles & reminders via Kikki.K

Decorate this kikki.K Planner with these cute and fruity accessories, via Kikki.K

Be Brave with this gorgeous peach and ice blue watercolour stationery collection featuring journals, notebooks and more via Kikki.K

5. Melissa Guedes (469,000 followers) – Melbourne, Australia – @unamia on Pinterest

Image via Melissa Guedes

Melissa is a Freelance Stylist and Branding Specialist who also blogs at Vintage + Little. Her pins share her love of good design, focusing on interiors, fashion and art.

Here are some fun pin examples shared from Melissa’s blog, below:

A creative Recycled Cardboard Dollhouse by Cakies

Adorable cat planters made out of painted upcycled plastic bottles with tutorial from BruDIY.

These cute ballerina cake toppers with a vintage twist from Amongst Lovely Things.

A fun way to make a hanging succulent garden with modular cylinders via Urban Gardens

Another fun idea for planting succulents in copper pipes to make a creative garden edging, photo by Floradora.

4. Luke Dean-Weymark (848,000 followers) – Bondi Beach, Australia – @lukedeanweymark on Pinterest

Image via Luke Dean-Weymark

Luke Dean-Weymark is a senior account manager for the PR firm Men at Work Communications, who specialise in experiential marketing and publicity for male products & services. Luke’s beach, adventure, surfing, travel and masculine-themed boards have earned him a significant following on Pinterest.

As a highly-sought-after male Pinterest influencer, Luke was featured in featured in Marie Claire magazine (photo below via HelloSociety) and he is also the co-founder of The Great Manifest, a platform dedicated to all things sweet, cool and rad.

Below is an example of Luke’s photography, as well as examples of his pin style:

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Australia via LDW Photography

The top 10 things to do in New Orleans via Avenly Lane Travel

DIY Easy Artwork, tree stump print, compliments of nature, via Dailydoseofstuf

DIY wood kitchen island with a concrete top by ‘Home Made Modern’ via Decorating Your Small Space

Oh darling, let’s be adventurers travel journal via She Wolf

Beach in Spain through RayBan sunglasses, photo by Matthew

3. Anne Louise (1,392,000 followers) – Melbourne, Australia) – @annelouise on Pinterest

Image via HelloSociety

Anne is a teacher and comes third on the list of top Pinterest accounts to follow from Australia. Not only that, but she has over 30K followers on Instagram! Her Pinterest aesthetic leans towards wabi-sabi and the imperfect: things that are handmade from natural materials, photographs that are maybe a little blurry, objects that show signs of wear and use, and surprising combinations of texture. She pins a lot of neutral tones, and is inspired by museums, local designers, travel, nature and indoor plants.

You can see some great examples of Anne Louise’s pins below:

Indoor Green: Living With Plants via Mr.Kitly

Hans-Agne Jacobsson Ceiling Light, 1960’s, Sweden, via The Apartment

Lace embroidered jackets, via Photobucket

Sugared heart donuts, via Frau Zuckerstein

A cabinet that keeps your stuff half hidden, via Design Milk

Pale peach slingbacks by Anne Thomas, via Bona Drag Boutique

Semikah Textiles vintage Moroccan rugs via Honestly WTF

Takara Kali Bracelet via Beklina

2. Jessica Lea Dunn (1,855,000 followers) – Sydney, Australia – @jessdunnthis on Pinterest

Image by Three Two One Photography

This came as a shock – it seems a little silly to include myself in this list – but when I compiled the Top 10 pinners and worked out the numbers I suddenly realised that I am THE 2ND MOST FOLLOWED PINTEREST ACCOUNT IN AUSTRALIA. Oh my goodness… you guys! I was so excited to find this out! I knew I was number 185 in the worldwide list for most followed Pinterest users (according to Pin Authority) but had no idea of my status locally. Want to know a little bit about me?

I’m a product designer, an inventor and a dreamer. My Pinterest speciality is in curating images of products, design inspiration, and things I love. I can help your brand go viral on Pinterest with my custom content creation that involves creative art direction and campaign development, styling, photography and copywriting. If you want to know more, you can read about me here.

Below are just a few examples of fun content that I’ve created for brands:

Whisk tea light candle holder votive DIY for The Hundred Foot Journey movie

Awesome tea moment for Your Tea Tiny Teatox campaign. You can buy the mug here.

DIY Pineapple Vase for Bacardi’s Endless Summer campaign

Princess Jasmine inspired cake and party decor for Disney’s Aladdin

DIY snowman made for Hasbro Play-Doh Christmas campaign

1. Elizabeth Yong (3,449,000 followers) – Melbourne, Australia – @primoeza on Pinterest

Image via HelloSociety

And… at number one, Elizabeth Yong has the most followed Pinterest account in Australia! A huge congratulations to Elizabeth on her social media success!

Elizabeth is a textile designer and the owner of Melbourne-based clothing and accessories label Primoeza. Every piece produced by the label is made in small batches in-house or by select local manufacturers. Her Pinterest aesthetic has been described as clean, refined and light, melancholy and a little quirky.

Here are some examples of Elizabeth’s work and pins:

Pink New Balance sneakers | Similar here and here

This gorgeous floral printed top from Primoeza’s lookbook via Primoeza

The Jane top in Navy floral by Primoeza

Knitted cardi via The Freedom Experiment

Boots via Her Campus

Kate Moss’s Best Street Style Moments via Harper’s Bazaar

Wow! And we are done!

I hope you enjoyed my comprehensive list of the top Pinterest accounts to follow in Australia!

Congratulations for getting to the bottom of the post! Also – if you know any prominent Australian pinners or pinfluencers who I’ve missed, and who should be on this list, please let me know!