As you know, we are huge fans of incorporating vintage furniture into our Bay Area interior design projects. A vintage piece adds character, personality and an indefinable quality to a room – it’s that unique, sculptural armchair or statement chandelier that oftentimes becomes the focal point of a home.
As eco-friendly designers, we also appreciate that re-using and extending the lifecycle of a furniture piece is kind to the environment. Tracking down the perfect vintage piece can be quite the challenge, but have no fear, we’ve done the legwork for you! Read on for our insider designer tips on where to score the best vintage furniture and accessories in the San Francisco Bay Area!
Almond & Company is our first stop for high-end vintage originals and collectible furniture and lighting spanning a range of decades. Their expansive showroom in the Bayview is a treasure trove of beautiful pieces ranging from re-upholstered originals, casegoods, lighting and artwork by local artists.
If you are looking for inspiration on how to expertly combine vintage with modern pieces in your home, Coup D’Etat is your place. With an ever-changing showroom full of curated vignettes, Coup D’Etat carries both vintage and new furniture and lighting designs. Their Coup Studio line offers modernized riffs on vintage designs with the ability to customize the upholstery and finishes – win, win!
Narrative Oak is our favorite hidden gem for finding those special finishing touches such as one of a kind accessories and artwork! Their charming shop features a mix of dealers offering ceramics, glassware, artwork, and textiles mixed with vintage furniture.
You won’t find a wider selection of mid-century Danish sideboards or Scandinavian dining chairs than Mid Century Mobler in Berkeley. Our Principal Designer Jennifer’s son comes prepared during vintage sourcing trips with his tape measure in hand!