In case you haven’t guessed it already, we’re obsessed with preloved furniture and we’re pretty much addicted to Instagram. Cue a combination made in heaven for us – our pick of the very best antiques and mid century furniture traders to follow on Instagram. These guys are keeping it fresh with behind-the-scenes sneak previews, amazing on-the-road snaps and some seriously stellar pieces.
Love vintage drinks trollies and French antique mirrors? Then Collette from The Vintage Trader is someone you need to know. Her Instagram feed shows images of her stunning Victorian manor in Sussex filled with the beautiful pieces that she sources and sells.
The Vintage Trader, @thevintagetraderuk
With frequent posts about in-process restorations, pieces for sale as well as general life running an antiques and interiors business, Minnie Craske of Decorative Antiques seems like a busy lady! Specialising in French and Scandinavian antiques, Minnie’s feed is a visual feast.
Decorative Antiques, @decorativeantiquesuk
Did we mention that we love Hopper and Space? Yes, okay probably a few times. Our interview and home tour with them as part of the #MeetTheTrader series was one of our absolute favourites and with such a beautiful subject, the photos were spectacular! Translating their love of colourful, mid century furniture into their fun Instagram feed, follow Hopper and Space for something that will always brighten your day.
Hopper and Space, @hopperandspace
As our go-to trader for sumptuous mid century chairs and colour-blocked textiles, Georgia at Hutch has an amazing eye and a shop on the Golborne Road to display her stunning pieces. If you can’t make it over to the shop, we suggest following her on Instagram for some inspiration and checking out what’s available on her website. Things move fast though!
Hutch Interiors, @hutchinteriors
As someone who we chatted to a while ago at his pop-up showroom in Camden, we know that Mario from Diagonal Furniture has got a thing for anything produced by Dutch designer Friso Kramer. So much so that a few years ago he was able to engineer a meeting with the man himself. Follow for beautiful shots of European design furniture (and lots of Kramer’s Revolt chairs!).
Diagonal Furniture, @diagonalfurniture
Abel from 1934 clearly has an eye for design, and his Instagram feed is full of his pieces beautifully styled and in use. With the recent launch of the 1934 Smalls collection – a range of smaller, affordable vintage and mid century pieces – there’s something for everyone.
The inimitable Amanda from Ruby in the Dust has stunning, glamorous pieces that will quite likely knock your socks off. Combining Old Hollywood glamour with a keen eye for style, follow Amanda’s feed for photos of pieces that you’ll definitely be lusting after.
Ruby in the Dust, @rubyinthedust70
Our recent meeting with Amy of Florrie + Bill fame couldn’t have been any more enjoyable and we can’t wait to share the full #MeetTheTrader feature with you, but in the meantime you can head over and follow her on Instagram for your fill. Based in a huge space in Nottingham, Amy’s chairs literally pop against the industrial backdrop and with behind-the-scenes shots galore, edgy black and white shots and some lovely ones of Amy herself, we’re feeling inspired by this feed everyday!
Florrie + Bill, @florrieandbill
Sourcing from unconvential countries like the Czech Republic, Marden manages to produce a carefully curated selection of vintage and mid century furniture, decorative pieces and lighting at a price point that doesn’t make your hair stand on end. New things come in regularly and their feed is just full of wonderful products!