Archive for ‘January, 2016’

The ‘Porter Chair’ – In Stock

vintage porter chair available now @ A Life Designed

Introduce historical style with a funky vibe into your living space with this fantastic Porter Chair. – $475

With their origins dating back to 16th-century France, porter chairs were historically used as chairs for hall porters to sit in while they kept watch at the doors of grand homes and palaces. Usually formed in a high-grade leather or red velvet, it was placed by the front door of an estate or home for use by a gatekeeper servant who was in charge of screening guests and visitors. While our version may not have spent time in a French castle, it definitely will add some regal glam to your home or retail establishment! Continue reading…

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Vintage Leather Trunk Available Now!


This AMAZING vintage leather trunk is guaranteed to make even Ralph Lauren jealous! – $295

Imagine the history and secrets kept in this incredible, vintage leather travel trunk over the years. From the beautifully distressed patina of the aged leather to the inscription dating back to 1855, this stunning relic of the past simply oozes Rough Luxe decor charm. Continue reading…

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Vintage Leather Accent Chair – In Stock


Stunning mid-70s Alex Stuart Design leather tufted chair just added to our shop! – $650

Created by noted designer Alex Stuart in Chatsworth, CA, this vintage beauty features soft leather in a rich, oxblood color and is set off with brass nail head detailing.

Extremely comfortable, it’s hard to find vintage leather in this nice of condition. A perfect, stylish accent chair for any room in the house!


Dimensions: 28″ wide x 27″ deep x 17″ seat height

Interested? We thought you might be! Just click the red store button at the top of the page to view more images and shop this incredible chair along with our entire current inventory of vintage industrial and mid-century modern furnishings for the home.

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Price does not include shipping. Email us at 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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These Rhode Island Homeowners Nail The ‘Industrial Cottage’ Look


In our never-ending search for design inspiration, we turned up this vintage, industrial-inspired design gem. You’re welcome.

As part of their ‘House Call’ series, Apartment Therapy recently put the spotlight on a beautifully styled cottage located in the Armory District of Providence, Rhode Island. Homeowners Emily and Erica definitely seem to have a knack for taking vintage and salvaged items from the past and breathing new life into them to create a living space that is both quirky and inviting. I mean seriously… They had us at the kitchen!

Read the full story here >

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Image credits: Emily Danforth

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SOLD! – Chesterfield Chair & Ottoman


At A Life Designed we’re spreading the ‘leather love’ and kicking off 2016 in high style!

Today we wave goodbye today to our sweet leather Chesterfield lounge chair and ottoman as it heads to its new happy home. The perfect way to start a new year that promises to bring the best Rough Luxe furniture and decor yet to our shop to share with all of you!

There’s more fresh stuff coming in soon so be sure to visit our site often. Just click the red store button at the top of this page to browse all of our carefully curated industrial and mid-century modern furniture for the home.

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