Anyone who follows Francesca Grace on Instagram or has seen her on the HGTV series Fix My Flip has to wonder: Where does she find all that amazing vintage furniture?! In this Guide, the interior designer reveals her best sources.Less
"I run a staging and interior design company, and these are the vintage stores I actually go to. At the top of my list is Revival Furniture. It's super, super small—a mom-and-pop shop—and the prices are unbelievably good. They're only open on Saturdays and Sundays, and there's usually a line out the door. If you go on their Instagram, you can see what's going to be dropping on the weekends; I love that you can get an idea of the new pieces. They also have some of the best rugs ever."
"St Vincent De Paul is a thrift store on the east side of L.A. It's technically a thrift store, but they have mostly vintage furniture. You can find really cheap nightstands that are antique but maybe need to be painted. It's great for D.I.Y. vintage, which I love, because I like to make a piece my own by repainting or reupholstering it. This is a good spot for more wood-y pieces like nightstands or dining tables."
"Sunbeam, which is in Highland Park, is really great for curated vintage furniture. They're a little pricier, but if you go into the store, you can find some really cool knickknacks and lighting fixtures that aren't too expensive. Their couches are really cool, and they have funkier pieces like curved sofas and loungier chairs that are upholstered by them, and the patterns are really great."
"I could spend hours here. This is a massive antique mall, full of crazy decor, curated by all types of different people. It's like a co-op, so everyone has their little stands where they have a completely different aeshetic from each other. The price points differ between the stands, from lower to higher end. You will 100 percent always find something you love here. And even if you don't buy anything, you're going to have a great time looking regardless."
"I am obsessed with the pieces at Candid Home in Silver Lake. Some of the bigger pieces in my house are from Candid. The owner, Ashley [Leahy], is a friend of mine, and she has such retro, funky colors of furniture and decor. She upholsters everything herself as well, so her patterns are super cool and trendy. Her price point isn't cheap-cheap, but it's extremely reasonable for the quality. Go there to find exactly what you're looking for; it's a small shop where you don't have to search."
"Big Daddy's Antiques has such beautiful, luxurious vintage. This is for someone who lives in Malibu and wants to fill their beach house with the trendiest vintage furniture. It's kind of outrageous—and definitely not cheap. But if you have the budget to spend on vintage, you should definitely go here. Everything is completely reupholstered in bouclé and other textured materials—it's all the highest quality. And the store has the best name."
"I love going to Main Street in Ventura. It's a scene to walk around and shop. Coalition Thrift Store is totally a thrift store: You definitely have to get down and look around at everything. There's just tons of stuff. But you can find such cool pieces for incredible price points. I like going there for copper pans specifically; they also have really cool vintage tea sets and art. And there are so many thrift stores right next to it that are donation based, so the purchases go to charities."
"If you're going for that Danish midcentury look, I would 100 percent go to Hutch. Located in East Hollywood, it's more of a midcentury vintage spot: They use midcentury woods and build their own pieces. You can find couches, chairs, and great coffee tables. "
"At The Hunt Vintage downtown in the Arts District, you can find a really cool mish-mash of pieces from all eras. They're all original and in perfect condition—I have no idea how. It's definitely more expensive, but you're getting the O.G. of vintage! The owner has such great colors in there; you can find the most exquisite artistic vintage pieces. It's more of an art gallery than a store."
"I like that White Buffalo has a more antique-y vibe. In this kind of old antique shop, you can find really cool chairs that are in original condition, and you can upholster them yourself or you can keep the funky fabrics, like I typically do. White Buffalo is mainly a hit if you're looking for smaller pieces; they'll have really cool upholstered chairs, and they have great lighting if you need a lighting fixture for your dining room or bedside table. It's a fun adventure!"