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The Vintage Furniture Instagrams We're Following

by: Rosie Dalton | 1 month ago | Features

Image: a 1970s Featherston couch that I sourced secondhand. 



Nostalgia has been a constant source of comfort in the context of all things 2020. Which is why we have found joy in scrolling through vintage Instagram accounts for both fashion and furniture. There is something so beautiful about the timeless designs you can find and the sense of nostalgia that they evoke. Plus it is a more sustainable approach that buying new. 

So here we are rounding up some of the vintage furniture Instagrams that we're following, for inspiration or for online shopping – and sharing our tips for sourcing homewares secondhand. From the rolling curves of 1970s couches, to the soothingly sleek likes of a Mid Century dining suite, these accounts have got you covered. 



CCSS

Based in Melbourne, Instagram seller @ccss_tm is our go-to for Mid Century furniture – like the perfect Featherston armchairs or a Ligne Roset Togo Sofa (the kind that looks as comfy as a cloud). They can also help out with reupholstery and our advice here would be to opt for an Oeko-Tex or certified organic fabric, to make these pieces even more sustainable. 



Ukitu 

South Sydney-based @ukitu___ has become a fast favourite of mine. The founder, Yvonne, is currently on maternity leave, but will be back very soon with a brand new curation of vintage furniture. In the meantime, this account offers plenty of visual inspiration for decorating one’s home in (sustainable) style. So you can browse before you buy.



Curated Spaces

@curated_spaces was started by Sunshine Coast-based founder Pip Newell, but is now a collective of vintage homewares sellers, so it features pieces from all over Australia. We especially love their range of travertine coffee tables and dining sets, for making a space feel that little bit fancier. This account is super popular, though, so our advice would be to turn on post notifications, so you don't miss out.



Lost Furniture Home

@lost_furniture_home is based on the NSW Central Coast and is a mecca for pre-loved teak furniture like sideboards or dining suites. Even when these pieces show signs of wear, you can give them a new lease on life with some gentle sanding back or a lick of good quality teak oil from Bunnings, to restore that seventies glow.



Good Space

One more for the Melburnians, @__goodspace__ is a beautifully-curated haven of good design. I particularly love their selection of timeless vintage dining chairs, like plush styles with velvet upholstery or rattan cantilever chairs, to complete any dining room. A good tip here is to opt for something that suits the lines and colour palette of your home. 

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