A fresh take on a Mid-Century Modern home yields major design dividends


This incredible remodel proves you can go dark, moody and sexy in the desert.

It’s no secret to those who have followed the A Life Designed blog for any length of time that when I am not out sourcing new vintage/industrial furniture for our online store, I am usually scouring the internet for sources of design inspiration. (It’s also no secret I need to get a life, but that’s a whole ‘nother matter.)

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Choosing Interior Colors – Easy as 1 2 3!


Here at A Life Designed we’ve always believed that besides selecting a candle scent you love and burning it, one of the easiest and most economical ways to completely redo your living space is to lay down that tarp, pick up that brush and paint!

A fresh color scheme can completely transform your room turning it from humdrum to design cover-worthy in no time. Color is the ultimate mood changer, whether you’re seeking a peaceful resting place, a sexy and smoldering escape full of possibility or a funky, color-infused vibrant room to entertain in, there is a color palette for you.

With so many color possibilities to choose from though, picking the right color scheme can quickly go from fun to overwhelming. Never fear… A Life Designed is here to help!

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Homes We Love: The Pied-à-Terre


We are daydreaming of a Parisian pied-à-terre… Mistress not included!

This marks the first in a short series of posts where we will showcase distinct, and classic home styles from around the world. From Lofts to Bungalows, Brownstones to Cottages, these iconic living spaces have been portrayed in movies and written about in novels, capturing our imaginations as we dream of perhaps one day living in these stunning abodes. Leading off our series… The Paris pied-à-terre. Continue reading “Homes We Love: The Pied-à-Terre”

1920s German Light Bulb Voltage Tester Bar

vintage-light-bulb-tester-barServe your guests in über-cool industrial style with this repurposed bar.

Just about the only thing better than a good drink is enjoying that drink in high style. This eye-catching bar, available through Restoration Hardware, is inspired by an early 20th-century light bulb voltage tester discovered in a factory in Germany certainly fits the ‘high style’ bill and then some. Continue reading “1920s German Light Bulb Voltage Tester Bar”