By: Colleen Monroe
Where do film and TV art directors and set decorators in LA find the best vintage furniture for their sets?
Here’s a secret: Instagram
Below are the seven best vintage furniture accounts every set decorator should be following to discover gems when designing for their next project.
Bonus: These are all stores with showrooms that you can visit to see the pieces in person — that is, if you’re living in the City of Stars.
- Sunbeam Vintage | @sunbeam_vintage
Downtown LA: 106 S Avenue 58, Los Angeles, CA 90042
The gateway to every great vintage store in California. They curate pieces from ALL the best shops from LA to the Bay Area.
- Medium Interiors | @iridium_interiors
Southwest LA: 13709 Cordary Ave #18, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Specializing in 20th century restorations, this is a newer shop, but you can find some real gems!
- Vintage Junktion LA | @vintagejunktionla
East LA: 4436 Worth St, Los Angeles, CA 90063
30,000 square feet of EVERYTHING vintage that goes well beyond furniture that you can personally pick. A good place to find find industrial furniture pieces.
- Son Of A Vet | @sonofavet_thriftshop_la_
The Valley: 3310 N Eastern Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90032
A thrift shop that empties houses so you can discover some rare finds at amazing prices.
- Mid Century LA | @midcenturyla
North Hollywood: 5333 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601
The name says it all — beautifully curated and refurbished mid-century furniture and lighting pieces.
- Den | @denlosangeles
East Hollywood: 5102 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Restored 20th Century furniture from Europe, the Americas, and Japan.
- Urban America | @urbanamericana
Long Beach: 1345 Coronado Ave, Long Beach, CA 90804
Well established in the vintage furniture scene, expect a premium price tag to go with their excellent selection of hand-picked pieces.
Do you know of other Instagram accounts that you think we should add to this list? Let us know by sending us a message on our IG @sync_onset.
Happy furniture hunting!
Special thanks to Art Director @stronghelmdesign for helping us curate this list.