Archive for ‘August, 2015’

Vintage Cognac Leather Chair – in Stock!

french leather club chair

Say hello to the ‘holy grail’ of leather chairs! This vintage leather club chair may be small in stature, but it packs a ton of style. $875*

Estimated at early 1900s, this cognac leather beauty is perfectly aged with a wonderful caramel color patina and has cowhide accents on the arms with brass upholstery tack detailing. Wear is consistent with age and use. Chair comes with small accent pillow. Continue reading…

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Spreading the Industrial Chic Gospel… One Satisfied Client at a Time!


The happy new owner of two leather Pottery Barn slipper chairs, Mark purchased them directly off of the ALD online store, sight unseen. Was he worried, having not seen them in person first? Not when you buy from A Life Designed! Below is his account of the experience:

“First time working with Randy — bought a couple of leather club chairs from his website and the deal couldn’t have gone smoother! The chairs were exactly as advertised – quality product at a great price. Randy’s very professional and easy to work with. I’m looking forward to working with him again in the near future. Thx again – love the chairs!”

Mark S

Thank you so much Mark, we look forward to seeing pictures of the chairs in place once your ‘elevated man cave’ is finished! At ALD, we are always sourcing unique industrial & mid-century modern furniture for our online shop. Be sure to visit regularly as you never know what you might discover! More customer reviews available here >

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The ‘Loo’ Takes Center Stage


15 stylish examples of an oft-forgotten room.

For many, when it comes to designing or updating the look of their living space, for any number of reasons, the bathroom often gets short-changed. But it shouldn’t, and for good reason. A well designed loo can act as your own personal sanctuary or quiet retreat from the daily grind. Continue reading…

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Sunday Mornings… Coffee… & Music

Crying Blue RainOriginal composition and guitar by Randy Sloan

Where is Love?Original composition and guitar by Randy Sloan

Recently I received a few requests from new subscribers of the A Life Designed blog asking where they could hear some of my music. First off, thank you so much for your interest in this little passion project and secondly, here you go… I hope you enjoy it.

Wishing all the friends of ALD, new and old, a very peaceful and relaxing Sunday morning.

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Men of Style – This Guy!


Razor sharp at 104 years young and proving once and for all that true style is timeless.

Here at ALD, we could think of no better man to resurrect our once popular ‘Men of Style’ series than this handsome gent. I have but one humble wish and that is; If and when I ever grow up, please let me be half as cool as this guy!

Click the links below to get caught up on back posts of our Men of Style series and be sure to check back for new installments coming soon.

Men of Style – JFK

Men of Style – Nick Wooster

Men of Style – Vince Brown

Men of Style – Mickey Drexler

Men of Style – Brunello Cucinelli

Men of Style – Chet Baker

Men of Style – Redefining 50+

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Home Office Lust: The Vintage Airstream

retro vintage re-purposed airstream office

There are home offices and then there are… well… this!

While scouring the internet this evening looking for design inspiration as we are prone to do here at A Life Designed, our eyes stumbled upon this amazing, re-purposed Airstream and it was ‘design lust’ at first sight.

vintage airstream office

These pictures, part of a larger, L.A. Times home tour of a beautiful Newport Beach residence show an artfully restored vintage Airstream that doubles as the perfect home office/getaway for the lucky homeowner. From the glistening, polished shell to the mix of mid-century modern and industrial decor, this little beauty has us wanting to pull up the wagon, hook it up and drive away!

vintage restored airstream

Click on the above images to see the incredible design details in all their sexy glory. Interested in seeing the rest of the amazing home? Click here >

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The ‘Blue Room’ @ LAAC

One part athletic club, one part boutique hotel. The Los Angeles Athletic Club is steeped in history and style.

Set in a re-imagined historical building located in downtown L.A., the Los Angeles Athletic Club offers something for anyone is search of a stylish experience that harkens back to a bygone era.


An L.A. landmark for over a century, the LACC was founded in 1880 by a small group of businessmen destined to become some of the city’s most influential citizens. Rudolph Valentino practiced boxing here, Charlie Chaplin considered it his home base, and Tarzan himself, Johnny Weissmuller trained for the Olympics in the 7th-floor swimming pool (the first suspended pool in Los Angeles). In 2013, the hotel underwent a massive transformation adding new touches and amenities in an effort to attract a younger demographic. The results are spectacular.


The exclusive workout facilities remain as well as providing multiple eating and special event catering options. For those who want to stay awhile, the LAAC also operates a full service hotel with 72 rooms on the 10-12 floors of the building. Nine themed rooms range in themed decor from “The Country Club” to “The Yacht Club” to “The Bruin Club” and are available to the general public as well as members.


A Life Designed particularly loves the look of the Blue Room(images shown). Designed with the help of Timothy Oulten, the Blue Room is a hidden bar tucked away within the LAAC that exudes a laid-backspeakeasy vibe, perfect for tipping back a couple on a hot summer day. We’ll raise a glass to that!

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