Client Reviews

Really interesting assortment of vintage/industrial/mcm furniture, was able to find multiple pieces that work really well together and are looking awesome in my new apartment. High quality and great prices for unique items. The retail space is intimate and very well thought out to showcase the selection. His candles smell great. I found the web store to be the easiest way to browse whatever is currently available (originally, I found the store through Craigslist listings). I'm looking forward to purchasing more items from A Life Designed. With new things coming in regularly, it's a great place to keep tabs on.
— Luke N, Portland, OR

“Randy (owner) exceeded expectations in service and the "unique & cool" chair offered. My wife & I will definitely do business with Randy again. Highly recommend you stop by and meet Randy if you are in the market for a unique "hard to find" piece of furniture and or décor for you home.”
— Jeff G, Portland, OR

“I highly recommend visiting A Life Designed either physically at the store located in the Alberta Arts District or online. You can't find these hand picked items anywhere else. Randy is also very accommodating and has a great eye for unique and stylish home decor.
— Tina K, Evanston, IL

After 10 years at sea, moving ashore created new challenges. Can you believe the furniture isn’t just built-in to a house! Randy to the rescue with two solid, comfortable, and stylish chairs that look right at home in our mid-century seaside cottage.”
— Matt D

“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

“Randy… long overdue, just wanted to say “sincere thanks”. I love my chair – same as Crate & Barrel only a LOT cheaper! What a fun site! The chrome airplane sculpture is a constant conversation starter in my office – for $50 bucks!!! Good luck in your endeavors with your site! 5 stars.”
— Richard S, Scottsdale, AZ

“Purchased a vintage chair and ottoman from A Life Designed and the overall experience was nothing short of first class. Aside from the awesome chair (and the fantastic price), Randy’s responsiveness to questions and attention thru each step were a model for customer service. Randy clearly cares about what he does and the customer relationships he builds. Even the shipping company I used were quick to compliment both the chair and how nice it was to work with him! I will definitely keep my eyes peeled for more pieces to come.
— Zack Z, Austin, TX

“I wanted to let you know that the items have arrived and I’m really happy with them. Thank you for such fast shipment, and for great packaging. I haven’t hung the picture yet, but have just the spot for it, and am anxious to see it up. I’ve been following your page for a while now and have had my eye on a few things. I really loved the optic dial and am sad that it’s sold, but I will keep checking for any new great finds that you may come up with. I’ve also been considering the wooden mold that you have. I think it’s pretty great, but I need to find the right spot here that is beckoning just that sort of interesting piece. Thank you again, and best of luck with your business.”
Sherri D

“I just purchased the most amazing trunk from Randy! I love it. He has fabulous finds with real character. My next treasure from him will hopefully be the leather chair. I melted into butter as I ungracefully plopped down into it and surrounded myself with comfort and warmth. Crossing my fingers it will still be available for my treat next month! ”
Nichole K Finn, IDS MBA interior designer

“Randy… I received the chair this morning. They did an outstanding job with crating it and the delivery team was excellent. Thank you for coordinating. The chair looks amazing and is very comfortable. Quite a steal!”
— R.B., New York City

“Great book press, quickly shipped and very carefully packaged. Happy as a clam at high tide!”
— Raphael X

“I purchased a vintage bar stool from A Life Designed and not only is the stool perfect, but my experience was also perfect. Randy got in touch with me right away and kept in touch with me until the stool was shipped. I appreciate his efficiency and ability to ship at a very reasonable cost.”
— June W

“Randy was great! He was extremely pleasant to work with and provides a wonderful environment for inspiration. I will be coming back for more!”
— Courtney M

“I just bought a great Eames replica that was in fantastic condition and for a great price. I carefully made a decision and there was never any pressure to hurry. Wonderful experience… I will buy more pieces in the future!”
— Tiffany H

“Randy has a keen eye for offering pieces that deliver a new & creative life for their purpose, and does so in an intelligent and uniquely expressive fashion.”
— Grant C

“I am beyond excited! I finally bought this AMAZING 1940s Industrial Toledo Draftsman stool from A Life Designed!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Randy! This stool is so perfect! I will be watching your site closely for more treasures.”
— Sandra W

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