Monthly Archives: April 2012

:: Tuvalu at the House of Design – This Weekend! ::

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Feature Friday

Here are two weekend ideas for you design junkies out there: first, the Philharmonic House of Design opened this week in Laguna Beach and second, take a peek at a Tuvalu inspired room at the Pasadena Showcase House. For tickets and information about the Pasadena Showcase House click HERE, and the Philharmonic House of Design in Laguna Beach click HERE. Have a wonderful weekend!

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:: Graphic Wallpaper to Brighten Your Day ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Are we facebook friends?? If so, you may have seen the new graphic wallpaper that Jaymi has in her office. We fell in love and it inspired us to find these fun and colorful options. Only problem is, we can’t pick just one! Which is your favorite?

blue and white wallpaper

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:: Something New for the Foot of the Bed ::

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Tuesday’s Tip from the Pros

If you’re lucky enough to have a sprawling master bedroom, the foot of the bed can be a great place to add functionality and interest to your room. And you’d be suprised to see that even in smaller rooms you can still get away with a pair of x-benches, which will keep you from hopping around on one foot while straping on your new wedge sandals! Form and funciton – what more would you want? How about some drool worthy photos?? Well, you’re in luck!…

Rustic Table Bedroom

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:: Try These 3 Earth Day Events in Laguna Beach ::

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Feature Friday

Tomorrow is Earth Day! Events are planned all month long but here are three exciting { free and family friendly } events planned for tomorrow in downtown Laguna. Grab your bike { because it’s Earth friendly },  slather on the sunscreen { it’s supposed to be 78 tomorrow! } and don’t forget to stop by Tuvalu to say hello. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Photo Credits 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

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:: How To Red, White and Blue ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Patriotic home decor is always in style in our book. But it seems we’re seeing red, white and blue everywhere lately. Our new American and Union Jack flag pillows just arrived and people are gobbling them up! Pillows aren’t the only way to get the Americana look in your home. Take some style hints from these lovely photos and stay true to the red, white and blue!

elle decor flag

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:: Tablescape Tuesdays ::

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Tuesday’s Tip From the Pros

 

This week: Stick to a Basic Color Scheme to Keep Things Unified

A brightly colored tablescaping tip seemed fitting for a week that already feels like summer – Laguna will be mid 70’s this week! Our final tablescaping post focuses on choosing a simple color palette for your area and sticking to it. We’ve identified the color scheme in these inspiration photos to help you get the idea. Once you’ve decided on a palette for your space, it will help you collect items for it from other parts of the house or help you decide what to buy when you’re out shopping { at Tuvalu! } Now the question, Do I really need this red vase? will be much easier to answer!

And to brush up on our previous tablescaping posts click through these: Rule of Threes, A Dramatic Landscape, Go Vertical, and Using Books.

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:: Our Happiest of Customers ::

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Although it’s stormy and cold here in Laguna, it’s FRIDAY so we’re very happy about that! We’ve added a new page to our blog with snapshots of our similarly happy customers (including our four legged friends). Check out their smiling faces and enjoy one of the three days you’ll be able to wear galoshes in California this year! See you next week…

 

:: Color Block Your Home ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Color blocking has been a fun new trend in fashion this year. Bright colored pants mixed with bold blouses can bring life to your day, just in time for spring! And why not use this color cue from the runways to update your home?! Martha Stewart has a great feature in her May Living magazine about color blocking. Take a look at her inspriation photos…

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:: How To Pick The Right Sized Rug For Your Room ::

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Tuesday’s Tip From The Pros

A question we get asked a lot is, What size rug is right for my room? It’s a tough thing to determine, especially since price can quickly escalate as you get into the much larger sized rugs. Here are a few “rules” to consider and of course, a few ways to break them! As always, come by the store if you have questions about how to implement this in your own home – we love to help!

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:: Having the Time of Your Life ::

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We love using clocks in our decor. No, it’s not really a trendy new concept, but some of the new types of clocks these days are pretty neat! Like this oversized, vintage reproduction clock in a rustic outdoor cabana. Statement pieces like these can act as an affordable alternative to art and will really take a plain room to another level. How beautiful is that patio furniture too?! Looks like a great place for a family gathering on this holiday weekend! Keep reading for more ways we’ve bookmarked to use clocks in home decor. And have a wonderful weekend!

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