Los Angeles, California
For Staci Cain a trip to the South of France inspired and reignited a passion for collecting antiques and vintage furniture. Leaving corporate America behind Staci started small with once a month estate sales for friends and friends of friends. Her impeccable eye for antiques and killer style quickly developed a following and it was only a matter of time before she opened a storefront. Now that passion has been translated into a shop bursting with glamour, style and loads and loads of amazing, covetable pieces.
Every time we set foot inside 45 Three the place looks different. Not only is it rearranged but the store's founder, Staci Cain, has trouble keeping things on the showroom floor for very long. Blame it on completely reasonable prices, great pieces, frequent sales and loyal clientele. We've run into other designers, art directors and her regulars: the people that stop in once or twice a week to be the first to lay their hands on her newest finds.
A little history about the store:
A little over a year ago Staci Cain was re-evaluating her professional path. Having spent years as a studio executive, she yearned for something more creative, something that she felt more passionately about. A trip to the South of France ensued and reignited a passion she'd had since she was little: collecting antiques and vintage furniture. Staci started collecting: she shipped her wares home and people loved them. Then she started hosting small private sales and people loved those. Then, one of her usual haunts: Casa Victoria on Fairfax decided to consolidate into one showroom (in Silver Lake) and they offered the storefront to Staci.
Taking the plunge, she opened 45 Three Modern Vintage Home and hasn't looked back since.
She carries everything from cool vintage paintings and portraits, Italian Ceramic animals, 60’s and 70’s geometric patterned fabrics, Regency style settees and lots of great lamps to abstract art from the 60s and 70’s, tufted chairs and small accessories. The store is high glamour and loaded with drama (check out that rainbow snake print on the wingback chair). And like we mentioned: the best part is that the showroom floor changes often. Things sell quickly and if something isn't selling Staci will recover it, reimagine it or donate it to make space for something new. She is passionate about what she decides to sell and wants, above everything, to inspire her customers. So no stale showroom for her.
(Images: Laure Joliet)
Updated from a post 7/2009