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Where to go for vintage furniture and home décor

Ian Harvey

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With massive multi-national home décor stores filling homes around the world with furniture, decorations, equipment and accessories, here are a few ideas of where to go to get some vintage furniture that is unique and different.

The White Pepper was created by Christina who was raised by her parents surrounded by antiques and being dragged to junk shops, sells a unique mix of mid-1900s to modern day furniture and decorations.

Retromania 1331 is solely focused on selling plant and flower pots from days gone by. Modern Vault specialises in 1900s antiques and more modern Danish furniture, which they say is ‘fabulous’.

Meanwhile Vintage Moods is all about lamps and sells a whole array of ways to light up the rooms in your house.  Öppning is, yes you’ve guessed it, a German vintage furniture store that will ship anything it sells to anywhere in the world.

Modern Squirrel is all about wood, and having its wooden furniture in your home will make it as adorable as a squirrel.

Mid Century Møbler is the biggest mid-century furniture merchant in California. If you can’t get to the store simply look online at their website. New Documents is all about vinyl and their covers. It has a huge range of mid-1900s records with fantastic graphic artwork either to hang on your wall or actually play if you have a turntable.

Luola, which is ‘cave’ in Finland is exactly what this place sells, things you’d find in a magical cave full of vintage items. Modern Fabrics is the best place to have your antique or old piece of furniture re-upholstered. They specialise in vintage and antiques and have a wide range of fabrics that will suit.

Surprise U, is a surprise in itself since they have such a huge selection of vintage furniture to choose from. Retro Fat Lava is all about vintage, collectible German pottery which will look amazing on your sideboard.

A La Modern carries a range from many different eras and their 1950s stock is second to none. Stonesoupology is the place to go if you’re on a budget, or if you feel like spending some serious money. From around $6 to almost $2000, you can find something you’ll like here.

The Modern Historic’s pride of joy is its shops, which are caringly restored by the owner. Check out the shop in West Palm Beach, Florida, if you’re ever in town.

I Like Mikes is a shop you’ll only find vintage décor in good condition, no shabby chic here. Retro Mungo has a fantastic range of pillows and lampshades made with vintage fabrics, as well as a wide range of other décor.

You need to take a look at 1001 Vintage yourself to take in all of their stock, it’s just too hard to describe it all, but they have everything you need to decorate your home from top to bottom. Mid Mod Mom is another brilliant find for unique items.

Vintage Supply is the best place to try for kitchen pots, tapestries, and chests of draws, but you’ll find something for each and every room in your house here. Motley is o the more expensive side, but is ideal for mid-century furniture. Their showroom is in Los Angeles so make a point of looking them up if you’re ever in town. (Buzzfeed)

Wise Apple is a great place to relax and have a bite to eat and drink, before you smooch around their vintage range. Other Times is best at giving you ideas, with amazing photography of its products to make you want everything and inspire you. Kolorize modern and colourful is all we need to say here. While at Le Kosmos Berlin is a place where vintage is loved and you’ll find something you’ll love to have in your home.

Finally, Xcape Vintage has been going for more than 20 years and is super professional at working with you to find something ideal for you and your home.