The places we can’t wait to go back to.

March 30, 2021

Much like the city itself, design shopping resources in Los Angeles are fantastically vast and wildly creative. AD PRO asked local experts to share some of their favourite home decor shops, from tried-and-true classics to lesser-known treasures in locations ranging from Venice to Pasadena to Orange County – which we thought well worth re-sharing. These businesses’ diverse styles translate to endless opportunities for interior design professionals and enthusiasts alike to explore and be inspired. And as is generally the case with L.A., once you dig in, there’s always more to discover. Read more, ‘LA Shopping: The 10 Best Places To Shop in Los Angeles.’

We can’t wait to go back to these places but in the meantime – keep yourself up to date, and check them out online.

Amsterdam Modern

“Amsterdam Modern manages to stock the raddest ’60s and ’70s vintage pieces that make you take a second look at profiles you may have passed over in the past. Their seating is really to die for. I always manage to source a perfectly broken-in vintage leather sofa or lounge chair that oozes a relaxed cool charm.” —Natalie Myers. Amsterdam Modern, 134 Glendale Blvd.

Blackman Cruz

“This is a great source for unique, hip antiques, accessories, and furniture. Adam Blackman and David Cruz have great taste and always have special pieces that I covet.” —Timothy Corrigan. Blackman Cruz. 836 N. Highland Ave.

Blackman Cruz Photo: David Ross for Blackman Cruz

Bliss Home & Design

“It’s a go-to for me during installations for great pottery, abstract art, and one-of-a-kind finds.” —Ohara Davies-Gaetano. Bliss Home & Design, 3321 East Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar. 


“Boundary is a relatively new shop but they carry some of the most beautifully designed and crafted lines. There is no other place like it in L.A.” —Adair Curtis. Boundary LA, 400 N. Robertson Blvd.

Boundary Photo: Nico Marques


“Tucked away in Silver Lake, Counter-Space has an amazing selection of art across all eras and mediums.” —Pamela Shamshiri.  Counter-Space, 1837 Hyperion Ave.

Counter-Space Photo: Courtesy of Counter-Space

Galerie Half

“It’s super curated. Every piece is a statement and a treasure.” —Brigette Romanek. Galerie Half, 6911 Melrose Ave.

Hammer & Spear

“They have such a unique take on things. This is a place where you could definitely find your wild card, something new and interesting.” —Brigette Romanek. Hammer & Spear, 765 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Hammer & Spear Photo: Jonathan Ventura

JF Chen

“I love going to his huge store on Highland because it is almost an Ali Baba’s cave with a wonderful and totally eclectic mix of furniture and accessories from many centuries. I don’t think that I have ever left without lots of photos of amazing things to show clients.” —Timothy Corrigan. JF Chen, 1000 N. Highland Ave.

“Joel Chen has one of the best design eyes in the business.”

John Nelson

“John Nelson is my favorite antique store in L.A. I just love their timeless, beautiful antiques.” —Mark D. Sikes. John Nelson Antiques,921 N. La Cienega Blvd.

John Nelson Photo: Courtesy of John Nelson


“Lawson-Fenning is tempting to use as a one-stop-shop for a luxe layered home and call it a day. They have an incredibly tasteful assortment of their own custom-designed furniture, textiles, lighting, refurbished vintage pieces, and small accessories spread out over a stunning two-level showroom. Lawson-Fenning is typically the first place I peruse when sourcing for that memorable moment in any install.” —Natalie Myers. Lawson-Fenning, 6824 Melrose Ave.

Lawson-Fenning Photo: Courtesy of Lawson-Fenning

Lief Gallery

“A visit to Lief is always inspiring.” —Frances Merrill, Leif Gallery 1117 N. McCadden Pl.

The Mart Collective

“The Mart Collective has some amazing vintage pieces at reasonable prices. We love that this large space is packed full of interesting buys and is laid out like a flea market. You definitely won’t leave disappointed or empty-handed.” —Breegan Jane The Mart Collective, 1600 Lincoln Blvd.

Nickey Kehoe

“I love the sense of whimsy you get when you shop at Nickey Kehoe. Their assortment feels eclectic and a little bohemian, always Californian and fresh.” —Mark D. Sikes. Nicky Kehoe 7266 Beverly Blvd.

Nickey Kehoe Photo: Timothy Ragan


“A treasure trove of one-of-a-kind finds from around the world, and from every century. We’ve found some of the most incredible and special antiques here.” —Pamela Shamshiri. Obsolete LA, 11270 Washington Blvd.

Obsolete Photo: Jesse Stone

Pasadena Antique Center

“I love poking around the different vendors at the Pasadena Antique Center and then going down the block to check out TL Gurley and across the street to Revival. I especially love their early California furniture.” —Frances Merrill. Pasadena Antique Centre, 480 S. Fair Oaks Ave.

Pop Up Home

“I’m obsessed with finding soulful pieces for our projects and Pop Up Home is a place I’ll always find something. From vintage rugs and ceramics to Gio Ponti mirrors and Vladimir Kagan sectionals, they’re a guaranteed hit.” —Adair Curtis. Pop Up Home, 927 N. Sycamore Ave.

Reborn Antiques

“In addition to carrying European lighting brands such as Galerie des Lampes and Besselink & Jones, Reborn is a great source for antique and reproduction lighting, as well as rewiring and repairing a flea market find. They are also one of the sources for custom lampshades.” —Timothy Corrigan. Reborn Antiques. 853 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Rose Tarlow Melrose House

“I love so many things about Rose Tarlow: the fabrics, the finishes of their pieces, and the whole showroom experience. They straddle the perfect line between traditional and modern.” —Mark D. Sikes. Rose Tarlow Melrose House. 8540 Melrose Ave.

Rose Tarlow Melrose House Photo: Lisa Romerein

Stahl + Band

“Everything is incredible. Owner Jeffery Molter has great taste and is a lovely human being as well. Tons of original pieces that you can furnish an entire home with, down to the accessories.” —Wendy Haworth. Stahl + Band. 2308 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Stephan Jones Studio

“Stephan is a very talented interior designer with exquisite taste who just opened his eponymous showroom on Santa Monica Boulevard, where he also has his design office. I’ve known Stephan personally for years and always want everything in his home.” —Wendy Haworth. Stephen Jones Studio. 7317 Santa Monica Blvd.

“He carries vintage and antiques with contemporary art and accessories, all with a very warm and textured vibe.”

Wertz Brothers Furniture

“Wertz Brothers is not only every consignment furniture hunter’s dream, it’s loaded with treasures untold. We love getting lost—literally!—here searching for interesting pieces for our clients.” —Breegan Jane. Wertz Brothers Furniture. 11879 Santa Monica Blvd.

***This is an exert from AD PRO Magazine.

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