Monthly Archives: January 2012

:: Style Your Bookcase Like a Designer ::

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Tuesday’s Tip from the Pros

What is it that draws our eye to a well dressed bookcase? We know it when we see a drool worthy piece in magazines or online. But how do you get that in your home? Here are a few quick and easy tips:

bookcase painted back

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:: Hobie’s Latest Hang Out ::

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Feature Friday

Tuvalu was lucky enough to work on the design behind one of John Wayne Airport’s newest additions, the Hobie Sand Bar, which opens today!

Named after the pioneer of foam surfboards, Hobie Alter, this surf-themed beach bar offers cocktails and some of Hobie’s favorite foods with a healthy twist. The interiors are filled with stunning photographs of Hobie’s many creative inventions, such as the Hobie Cat and 33′ racing monohull, and stories of his life growing up at the beach.

We invite you to stop by Hobie’s latest hang out and enjoy a plate of his favorite tacos!

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:: Royal Holiday ::

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We wish the postman hadn’t lost our invitation to this royal holiday in the Caribbean. But alas, William and Kate went along without us! They arrived earlier this week at this ultra-luxe hideaway on the private island of Mustique. Featured in Architectural Digest in 2007, we’re loving the giant carved whale and bohemian pillows in the great room. And don’t worry, you can book a room in the same four bedroom villa for only $23,000 per week!

Caribbean Villa

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:: The Year of Pattern ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Kate Spade has declared 2012 The Year of Pattern, starting with January’s pattern – stripes! At the beach, it’s hard not to have a house full of striped decor. It’s such a simple way to create a playful, coastal vibe with cabana stripe bath towels, multicolored stripe rugs or even painted walls. Here are some of our favorite stripes to get you excited about this month’s pattern, starting with Staffordshire Rugs.

Tuvalu Stripes

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:: A Fresh Start with Fresh Paint ::

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It’s a brand new year and you’re itching for a fresh look . Why not try a fresh coat of paint? These more unconventional paint ideas can bring some excitement into your for the new year.

Start small with a contrasting color on an exterior door.

yellow gray front door

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