Bauhaus, Modernist, Mid-Century: These Are The Best Instagram Accounts To Score Second-Hand Furniture
Author: Courtney Kruk
DOCUMENTED BY: @my__verona
Purchasing used furniture is not a new trend. It’s often cheaper than buying from a retailer and, thanks to the rise in online platforms like Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace, it’s more accessible and convenient than ever.
But haggling with sellers over private message and trawling through pages of local listings in search of treasure amid half-broken Ikea bookshelves can be tiring. So we’re giving you some fresher online options.
From mid-century modern to Michael Taylor’s signature “California look”, these online second-hand furniture accounts have quality one-off pieces to transform your interior into a vintage haven.
Documented By: @__goodspace__
There’s plenty of inspiration to be found when scrolling Goodspace’s website and Instagram – and in the business’s very wholesome origin story. It was founded by single mums Stephanie Lane and Holly Thompson, who met on Instagram and then decided to move with their respective children into a share house. A few months after making the co-living decision, Lane and Thompson started running Goodspace, a second-hand furniture business, full-time together. If you’re on the hunt for mid-century vintage pieces (which, let’s be honest, just about everyone is), then this is the place to shop. You’ll find things like mid-century sideboards and velvet sofas (that team perfectly with these chequerboard rugs), dining chair sets, beds and classic 70s leather pieces.
Documented By: my__verona
My Verona founder Sarah Cousens has a background in interiors and set design,so we trust her ability to curate tasteful home decor.
Cousens launched her Sydney-based second-hand store in 2020 after the pandemic crushed plans to move to New York City and start a furniture-related business. Her love for 20th-century design pieces and anything from the Bauhaus and modernist movements is evident in My Verona’s curated offering. We’ve fallen particularly hard for this Rosso Levanto Italian marble console table and these truly incredible 80s timber sling lounge chairs.
Documented By: @gooeyinteriors
Nadia Bester didn’t set out to start a second-hand store – she just liked collecting vintage pottery. But her natural talent for finding charming homewares, combined with more downtime in 2020, eventually turned into a business – a beautiful one at that. There’s an elegant, refined quality to the products listed on goöey: fossil stone and travertine tables, beautiful mirrors and some seriously stunning floor lamps. Perfect for minimalists who love that natural stone look.
Documented By: @sauc.d
Vintage furniture and homewares for a “saucy, sustainable home”? Sounds like a bit of us. Sauc.d has dipped its toes in all the preloved pools we love: travertine, velvet, more velvet, leather you can’t look away from and sling back sofas (including one in “soft salmon” that's still on our minds). For people who feel they were born into the wrong era, this account has everything to ensure your interior space is a nostalgic nod to the past.
We’re pretty open about our aversion to plastic, but, if there’s one reason to accept it, it’s when it’s being rescued from landfill and given a longer life. Enter Not Only Pizza, the Italian online store specialising in vintage plastic objects collection. Though this is a pretty niche interior aesthetic, there’s undeniable practicality to the items listed (and, at the very least, you’ll leave this page intrigued). There are gems to be found if you want to add a simple statement to your home office, or perhaps a new accessory to your bedside table. And it ships worldwide.
Documented By: @hobyze
Who knew we’d be sitting here getting this excited about second-hand chairs? French store Hobyze is partly to blame, boasting an imaginative knack for creative styling and quality photography. It often places antique pieces against unexpected backdrops (e.g. this chrome chair against a Parisian street, or this Louis Paolozzi dining chair positioned in the middle of an empty road), giving buyers a whole new perspective for preloved furniture. Of course, Hobyze offers more than just second-hand pieces to plant your backside on – you’ll also find sought-after 20th-century pieces like cabinets, tables and intricate accessories.
Documented By: @future__goods
Future Goods is a haven for used furniture lovers who are partial to rattan and cane furniture. Somehow, founder Alicia Beauchamp Scott has tapped into a seemingly endless supply of the stuff, finding everything from classy sideboards to impressive loungers. This store isn’t short of antique set pieces for the lounge or dining room either, and it certainly hasn’t forgotten the need for homewares when second-hand interior shopping, with a beautiful range of vases and lamps also available.
Documented By: @mood_objects
When we knock off for the day, there’s one place we want to be: horizontal, on a comfortable couch. Mood Objects is our current muse for this activity. Seriously, look at this block modular masterpiece or this serpentine sofa and tell us you can’t picture putting in some solid hours on these. Mood Objects also shows customers how to style these pieces with other popular second-hand finds, like the travertine tables we haven’t stopped going on about, or a timeless marble table. We also absolutely need one of these phenomenal solid onyx plinths.