Emer McLysaght: Fading to grey in Instagram’s perfect world

The influencer aesthetic is taking over our online lives, and it needs ditching now

The grey ice palaces of Instagram is a baffling yet enduring trend

I have bad dreams about grey velvet headboards. I have night terrors about being trapped in an expanse of off-white carpet and mink coloured couches and crushed velvet bed dressings. It’s because I spend too much time on Instagram. I keep returning, like a dog to its vomit, to accounts that fascinate and trouble me.

The influencer aesthetic is a baffling yet enduring trend. At its most basic, it’s a mildly monochrome home, with a ...