Vintage Places in Hollywood Part 3: La Cienega Blvd.
Proprietree/interior decorator Ruthie Sommers curates this cottage-like jewel of a shop like a dream. Favored for its well-kept 60s and 70s furniture and lighting fixtures, she tactfully places exquisite pieces alongside more tongue-in-cheek affairs, like original chinoiserie writing desks (price upon request) next to a Liberace-style poodle do statue ($950). Check out also the 1940s lantern from San Francisco's Chinatown and the pristine Chinese Chippendale dining set for a sophisticatedly groovy home.
Address and Phone Number: 517 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-8069.
Picture Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash going furniture shopping for their Laurel love pad circa 1968, and you have a really great picture of the organic vintage home decor Reform has in hand. Their serious and sometimes whimsical selection of rare furnishings is modernistic with a warmly mellow California vibe. Everything here is inspired by nature and many were passionately handmade by West Coast artisans, like Jerry and Evelyn Ackerman who together made many colorful Fantasia-esque wall tapestries, tile mosaics, and hooked rugs in the 50s and 60s.
Address and Phone Number:6819 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
Established in 1963, this gallery is home to original vintage film and advertising posters and limited edition contemporary posters and art from all over the world. The works are in pristine condition and they offer custom framing services.
Address and phone number: 811 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 657-5286.