Couched in the Past
Browse new retro-styled furniture
Los Angeles has great vintage furniture shops, and there?s nothing more satisfying than getting a great chair or sofa for a song. But sometimes we?re disappointed that a handsome midcentury piece might have scratchy upholstery, worn-out cushions--or perhaps even harbor pests.
However, a new furniture showroom on Beverly Boulevard has made shopping for vintage style trustworthy again. Thrive Furniture makes well-priced, retro-styled couches, chairs and tables here in Los Angeles exactly to customers? specifications, from a love seat ($1,350) that echoes the lines of a Barcelona chair to an easy chair ($900) that begs curling up with your iPad and watching season one of Mad Men.
Walk around the soaring loft showroom--it reminds us of a warmer (and more wallet-friendly) version of Design Within Reach. Turnaround times take a month for custom pieces, and there?s a money-back guarantee (minus an 18 percent restocking fee) if you decide to return your purchase.
But that?s the company?s secret, isn?t it: After snuggling into this leather sofa in a damp Angeleno winter, who?d want to let it go?
Thrive Furniture, 8110 Beverly Blvd.; 323-944-0669 or thrivefurniture.com