The best antique and vintage accounts on Instagram
Vintage and antique furniture and homewares are now two a penny on Instagram, with many dealers and sellers having moved online to share their collections and sell their wares. Here are some of the best accounts to follow if you're an antique lover...
If you know where to look, Instagram can be a fount of creative interiors inspiration. With a click of a follow button, artistic knowledge from a wealth of shops, dealers and designers can be right at your fingertips. Sporting pictures from the slick and stylish curves of mid-century furniture to classic glassware or the pop of colourful vintage kitchenalia, Instagram is a great on-the-go tool for antiques hunting and design ideas.
Plus, keep an eye on the captions - many dealers are using it to sell stock too so don't be afraid to send a message to them if you see something you like!
Find out what the difference between vintage and antique is here.
The best Instagram accounts for antique lovers
The Old Cinema
The Chiswick-based antiques department store deals out of an old cinema building (hence the name). Follow it for behind-the-scenes snaps of its impressive stock and brilliantly off-the-wall vintage finds.
Doe & Hope
Member of LAPADA and specialist in decorative antiques, James Gooch at Doe & Hope prides himself on a unique style, describing it as ‘a concoction of old money, dramatic decorative and faded gentility’. If that doesn’t make you want to follow its romantic and moody feed on Instagram, we can't think what will.
We included Doe & Hope in our round-up of the best antique and vintage shops in the UK.
RE (as in, 'RE-found Objects') was born in a converted workshop in rural Northumberland in 2003 and continues to provide some of the quirkiest one-off pieces on the market. It sells a mix of 'RAre, REmarkable, REcycled, REscued and REstored' antique and vintage furniture. Its Instagram is a mixture of shots of the shop and of their unusual salvaged and recycled products.
The Mint List
The Mint List is a riot of quirky vintage and antique finds, accessories, furniture and homeware. Follow the Instagram for its latest products and lifestyle pictures.
Decorative Antiques UK
This East Sussex-based antiques shop specialises in European antiques and is owned by Minnie Craske. Follow her on Instagram for beautifully curated photography, sneak-peeks at her latest products and a couple of very cute dogs.
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This online antiques powerhouse not only sells a huge range of stunning pieces but has an inspiring Instagram account too. Follow it for lashings of antiques ideas from the best dealers and interior designers all over the world.
Homes & Antiques
It would be rude not to include ourselves, wouldn't it?! Follow us on Instagram for all our latest behind-the-scenes pictures from Homes & Antiques photo shoots and ideas for displaying your unique antique and vintage finds.
Miss Mustard Seed
The Instagram account of American blogger, paint designer and antiques dealer Marian is awash with bright and airy design ideas. Whether it's snapshots from her antique dealing endeavours at fairs and shows, or pictures of her own muted blue-and-white space, it's certainly worth a scroll.
Never have we seen an Instagram account as calming as Ester's. Hailing from Norway, she pairs salvaged antique pieces with seasonal Norwegian flowers, plants and other natural finds. A truly serene and organic combination.
Based in Toronto, this is an account purely for inspirational purposes. Offering tabletop styling and rentals, Plate Occasions has a vast collection of eclectic antique crockery and cutlery which, when paired with modern pieces, create stunning table displays. Think gilded plates and bowls paired with ornate glassware and foliage.
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