Archive for ‘June, 2015’

Interior Design – Show & Tell #2

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A few months ago Nichole, one of our terrific clients, scooped up a vintage metal travel chest from the A Life Designed store. Yesterday she was kind enough to share with us a picture, (above), of the piece put to great use in her home. Kudos Nichole and beautifully done!

We love it when clients share images and stories with us on how they’ve incorporated their finds from A Life Designed into their own living spaces. If we have had the pleasure of working with you and you would like to share your experience and/or images with us, feel free to contact us at: info@randysloan.com. We’d love to hear from you!

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related story: Carol and Kevin’s sweet industrial decor >

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Chicago Athletic Association Hotel opens… Book Your Stay Now!

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Design team Roman + Williams takes us ‘back to the future’ with a dynamic and thoughtful restoration of a Chicago architectural icon.

Well now, it looks like those ‘design dynamos’ Roman + Williams are at it again! With the recent grand opening of the newly re-imagined Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, the husband and wife team of Robin Standefer and Steven Alesch have yet again managed to create a space that is at once forward thinking while being respectful to the past and the results in typical R+W fashion are nothing short of spectacular!

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Originally designed by Henry Ives Cobb and completed in 1893, the eleven story building operated as an elite private men’s club until 2007. After surviving a few years of limbo, plans were put into to motion to reinvent the historic structure as a hotel.

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Wisely, the investors tapped Roman + Williams to handle the interior redesign and the finished product is a hotel that pays homage to its past while feeling very modern and new. Many of the building’s elaborate architectural details were preserved, as the ornate millwork and tiled floors throughout the interior and the stained glass and cast-iron exterior relief have all been restored.

More info and reservations @ chicagoathletichotel.com

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Pottery Barn Leather Trevor Chairs – Available Now!

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Two, gently pre-owned Pottery Barn Trevor Chairs just added to the ALD shop, and at less than 1/2 the original retail price, these beauties will go fast! $350 ea SOLD

The Trevor combines the sleek low-profile design of a slipper chair with the lux comfort of a club chair. Wrapped in high-quality nutmeg brown leather, these make the perfect occasional chair for any room in the house.

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No longer in stock at Pottery Barn, the Trevor is hard to find! Here’s your chance to own two in wonderful, gently used condition with NO stains, punctures or tears, only minor signs of normal use which add to their character.

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Compare our price to similar leather chairs at Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel or Restoration Hardware and we think you will see that this is an AMAZING opportunity to own these quality leather chairs at a fraction of the original $799+ ea retail price!

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Dimensions: 32″ h X 30.5″ d X 25″ w   $350* each (two available)

Click the red store button at the top of the page to view more images and shop these fantastic chairs along with all of our current Rough Luxe inventory.

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*Price shown does not include shipping charges. Email us at info@randysloan.com to arrange shipping if outside the Scottsdale/Phoenix AZ area.

NOTE: These chairs are pre-owned and although we pride ourselves in hand picking the best possible pieces, they all will show “character marks”, minor dings, and dimples acquired over years of service. Please look carefully at all photos and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchasing. Thank You!

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Sneak Peek of Amazing New Addition to Our Store – Only on Instagram Tonight!

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Heads up ALD fans! We’ve just posted on our Instagram page a preview of two incredible additions coming soon to our online store.

(Hint: If you love high quality leather, (and really… who doesn’t?), you are going to want to check it out now!)

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PLUS: If you like our Instagram post and want to beat the masses, be sure to email us at info@randysloan.com for details and pricing on these fantastic new finds!

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Palm Springs L’Horizon Resort and Spa – Ready for Its Close-Up

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Architectural Digest gives a sneak peek of the newly remodeled L’Horizon Resort and Spa, and what a beauty it is!

In 2014, A Life Designed had the distinct pleasure of providing two mid-century modern chairs from our collection to noted architect and developer Steve Hermann and team for use in his two-year, $5 million total refit of the iconic Horizon Hotel.

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June 24th the project will reopen as L’Horizon Restort and Spa, and if the images shown in the Architectural Digest article are any indication, the results are nothing short of spectacular! We can’t wait to visit and see our chairs in context within this beautiful new space.

full Architectural Digest article here >

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Vintage Euro License Plate – Just Added to Our Online Shop

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Vintage metal European automobile plate. Brilliant time-worn patina showing exquisite authentic age… A true ‘blast from the past!’ – $55

A perfect accent piece for over a doorway, on a bookshelf, or anywhere you want to add an instant touch of retro style. Dimensions:  20.75″ wide x 5″ tall.

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Click the red store button at the top of the page to shop this, and all of our carefully curated industrial and mid-century modern items, perfect for the home or vintage-inspired retail environment.

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NOTE: This piece is vintage and although we pride ourselves in hand picking the best possible pieces, they all will show “character marks”, minor dings, and dimples acquired over years of service. Please look carefully at all photos and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchasing.
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Vintage Theater Seats – Available Now

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Here is your chance to snatch up an industrial design staple!  $295*

Vintage theater seats are a ‘go-to’ choice when you want to add an industrial, SoHo Loft inspired look and feel to your living space. It’s even better when you can find a pair in as AMAZING condition as this set is!
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Featuring dark-stained wooden seats atop a black cast iron frame, these beauties from a bygone era are fully functional and will work as casual seating or simply as an über-cool decor piece. (Sold as a pair.)

Dimensions: 39″ wide x 18″ deep x 18″ seat height

style ideas for using vintage theater seats

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To view more images and shop this piece, click the red store button at the top of the page.

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Price does not include shipping. Email us at info@randysloan.com to arrange shipping if outside the Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ area. NOTE: This piece is vintage and although we pride ourselves in hand picking the best possible pieces, they all will show “character marks”, minor dings, and dimples acquired over years of service. Please look carefully at all photos and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchasing. Thank You!
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