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Retro-Style Kramfors Sofa Available Now In The ‘A Life Designed’ Online Store!


Stretch out in true ‘Mad Men’ comfort and style on this MCM-inspired Kramfors sofa.

Very fun, mid-century-modern style IKEA Kramfors sofa now available in our online store. This is the popular and discontinued cloth-covered Kramfors. Hip styling and very comfortable. Click the red ‘Store’ button at the top of this page to shop this retro-fun sofa and the rest of our collection of Vintage, Industrial, Rough Luxe Design items for the home.

(Image above – room design & staging: Randy Sloan)

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Thought for the day… Kurt Vonnegut


“Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” — Kurt Vonnegut

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And the color of the year is… PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid!


The authority of all things color, Pantone announces its hot color for 2014… Radiant Orchid.

It’s that time of year when designers, closet color geeks and anyone who care about such things await the unveiling of Pantone’s color of 2014. Last year’s reigning color champion Emerald Green is replaced with Radiant Orchid, a blend of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. Continue reading…

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