Archive for ‘December, 2014’

Lights Out! Marquee Arrow Sign – GONE!

The vintage-look Marquee Arrow Sign has SOLD within the first 30 minutes of posting!

If you had your finger on the ‘purchase trigger’ but hesitated, don’t despair. Be sure to check our site and online shop regularly as we are adding new pieces all the time. Even better, be sure to subscribe to our blog in the upper right column of this page. That way you will receive news of new product listings immediately in your email inbox. That’s how the lucky new owner of this terrific sign found out and was able to respond so quickly! Carpe Diem Baby!

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Vintage-Style Marquee Arrow Sign – Available Now in Our Store


Light the way to a special item or your favorite room with this vintage-style, industrial arrow. — $125

This Marquee Vintage-Style Sign gives any space a warm, ambient glow and an industrial vintage vibe. Arrow made of lightweight metal, featuring a rich patina sealed with a clear coat to prevent rusting. Can be used indoors or out.


Arrow Sign Dimensions: 25″ across x 25″ high

Click the red store button at the top of this page to shop this and all of our carefully curated Rough Luxe Decor items perfect for the urban home, loft or vintage industrial-inspired retail environment.

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5 Great Ways To Stay In Touch With ‘ALD’


Pinterest, YouTube… Twitter… Facebook & Wazala; Five fun ways to ‘get social’ with A Life Designed.

It’s been a busy and very rewarding three and a half years of exciting growth here at A Life Designed and we aren’t slowing down yet! We have lots of great stories and sweet new vintage/industrial finds lined up to share with you in the coming weeks.


Until then, interested in even more ways to follow us besides our blog?… We’ve got you covered! A Life Designed is also available on Pinterest, our YouTube Channel, Twitter and of course Facebook. Stop by and join us, everyone’s welcome.


It gets even better! On the road and want to check out our online store full of fun vintage decor directly from your smart phone? No problem. Our Wazala store is optimized beautifully for mobile devices. Just use this direct link:

As always, thank you so much for your continued interest and support.

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Eye in the Sky: Urban Apartment Overlooking NYC’s The High Line


In September of 2013 A Life Designed enjoyed our first visit to the incredible creative melting pot that is New York City.

During a stroll one lazy afternoon, the unique HL23 building designed by acclaimed architect Neil Denari caught our eye, (how could it not?) Perched above New York’s High Line in the Chelsea arts district it immediately captured our imagination and ever since we have wondered what an apartment inside this bold architectural statement might look like. Now, thanks to Dwell magazine, we know!

Click here to read all about Geraldine and Kit Laybourne’s modernistic, bold 2,300-square-foot living space.

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Article: Beth Dunlap for DWELL  /  Photos: Christopher Wahl

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Retro Metal Chairs – Now in Our Store


Just added to our online shop, these fantastic 1940s-50s era, vintage metal chairs will add the perfect ‘retro touch’ to any room. — $150 each

Originally sourced from Chicago, Illinois, these chairs have the just the right amount of industrial, weathered beauty showing through. Comfortable to sit on or use as purely decorative pieces. Two chairs available – $150 each Continue reading…

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