We found so much good stuff in that most recent scroll sesh that we’re back with part two. More mid-century modern. More travertine. More vintage furnishings to fit out your interior. Enjoy.
Founded by Daniel King and Meghan Lavery, Home Union is a speciality vintage furniture store located in Brooklyn. The co-founders’ passion for 20th-century design and one-of-a-kind treasures is clearly on display in items like this “Karate” lounge chair by Michel Cadestin and this Brazilian rosewood and leather club chair by Percival Lafer. Their dealings aren’t limited to furniture though: they also offer stylish housewares, vintage lighting, candles and colourful textiles too. We’re quietly obsessed with these handmade ceramic handkerchief dishes and these 1970s pleated floor lamps.
Australians have great taste (not that we’re biased). We are unfortunately located at the edge of the world, making it harder for us to indulge our European design fetishes. But thanks to Bowla, we don’t need to fret over being cut off from Scandinavian, Italian or Dutch sources of interior design. Founder Stephanie spends her time between Amsterdam and Melbourne, sourcing vintage gems and designer furniture from Europe for Australian customers (and, yes, she does do custom sourcing). It sounds like a dream job, which matches the vintage dreamscape she has created online.
Even if you’re not looking to buy vintage furniture, Objects of Yesterday’s Instagram feed is such a visual delight you’ll want to regularly get lost mid-scroll. Founder Jarvis Barker has put his 10 years of furniture and styling experience to good use hunting for second-hand objects you’ll scramble to buy for your home (or at least swoon over online). We’re willing to challenge our preconceptions about comfort and spinal support for these 1980s chairs and are pleased to see the revival of 1970s mushroom table lamps is still lingering. Though based in Melbourne, Objects of Yesterday also does Australia-wide deliveries.
Somewhere there’s a fireplace, a whiskey on the rocks and a very old bookcase that this Tessa T1 armchair belongs beside. Actually, there’s a lot of preloved furniture on Very Nice, How Much? that is perfect for the dark academia scene.
Beyond TikTok-driven design fixations, this page has a lot to offer: an engaging feed, cool styling and “very nice” branding. With pieces like cigar-legged vintage drawers, 90s Eros swivel chairs and Italian marble coffee tables on offer, you’ll be constructing your dream haunted library in no time.
Christian and Declan (the team behind POINT.END) became interested in preloved furniture and homewares through the television show American Pickers. For those unfamiliar, the show has a simple premise: two guys roam around the Midwest in search of unique items. Christian and Declan took that approach and applied it to regional New South Wales, searching the state to find interior gems for people living in the city. A glance at POINT.END’s Instagram feed confirms the pair are pretty damn talented at hunting down antique pieces. A few favourites include this Barcelona daybed replica, this bentwood rattan rocking chair and most definitely these green vinyl armchairs. Exceptional appreciation for past eras here.
Some people really have a thing for travertine, marble and terrazzo stone. After spending a few evenings scrolling through LW Vintage Home’s feed, we now also fall into this category. There is something seriously elegant and timeless about the way these pieces can accentuate or transform a room of the house. We’re completely mesmerised by this onyx display table and adore the colour of these vintage terrazzo stone side tables. It does other stuff too! Chairs, mirrors, rugs and lamps are also regularly listed.
Cream Collections promises a curation of thoughtfully sourced (and made), “dreamy and unique” furnishings for your home – and it doesn’t disappoint in the delivery. If you like to stick to softer shades when styling your interior (we’re mainly talking cream, dusty pink, white and beige) then keep an eye on this page. Finding 80s lacquer pieces (like these lamp tables and this coffee table) was a real treat, as was seeing this art deco style console table. Cream Collections also sells its own range of contemporary homeware pieces if you’re looking for a smaller addition to a room of the house.
Shopping for second-hand furniture online is a game of patience and, a lot of the time, luck. Even the most dedicated scrollers still miss out. But Melbourne-based Instagram store MOOKY is helping people come out on top with its weekly drops of curated collections. Among the items we’re sad to see “SOLD” next to are this 60s footstool by Ingmar Relling, this 70s leather and chrome sling chair and this beautiful restored highback tavern chair. Not to worry, there’s always next week.
Credit where it’s due, these stores really have a knack for names. The eye has to wander doesn’t break from the trend and even manages to deliver on its implied promise. It’s hard to pull your focus away from its range of bright mid-century offerings that manage to traverse the tricky cultural space between The Jetsons and Frank Lloyd Wright interiors. One look at this sage green leather Danish lounge or this reproduction of Poul Volther’s 1964 Corona chair and you’ll have second thoughts over those jokes you made about people who throw Mad Men parties.