We were recently talked about in Sunset magazine! They featured our lovely little town, Laguna Beach. They talk about the best of the best in our beach town and guess who was featured for best shopping? That’s right, we were! And we’re not going to fight them on it. So head down to the store and pick up a copy of this month’s Sunset and read up on their picks for Laguna. Then come on into the store and say hi!
This is Goose. Goose is a fun loving, 3 year old golden doodle that loves people and playing! We love visits from our friends, whether they walk on two legs or four! So stop by and bring your furry family members, oh definitely bring your pets too!
Happy Mundane blogger Jonathan Lo pinned some of our products up on his home goods board! Head on over and check out the rest of his boards here!
Get lost in his wonderful pins and don’t forget to check out boards out too! Go to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest here!
We were featured on Rue Magazine! They’ve included some of our design project photos and got some great words from Tuvalu Home’s owner Laurie Alter! We’re so excited to share the feature with you guys! Head on over and check it out here! Don’t forget to bounce around their site while you’re there!
Kids are a huge factor when it comes to home design. Designing for the kids is completely different than designing for an empty nest, especially when it comes to younger kids. The way you shop for furniture and accessories is completely different. That’s why we have 3 quick tips for a kid friendly living room. We want to get you started on the right foot. Get you thinking about a few key things when it comes to designing with kids in mind.
1. Upholstery that can take a beating.
The sofa and the chairs are going into battle. It’s furniture versus children and the kids have the upper hand. The upholstery will be jumped on, spilled on and dirtied up. Invest in materials that can stand the abuse and can be easily cleaned. One choice to consider is leather. Leather can stand up to the abuse and can be cleaned fairly easy. Leather isn’t your style? Start looking into slipcovers – now. They will become your best friends when the messes come. Just pull them off and wash them, life can be that easy.
2. Pick out a strong coffee table.
This is a must. You NEED a coffee table that will last. This is going to be a crucial piece in the living room. The kids will use it for many things and you’ll be extremely thankful you picked out a good coffee table. It will be used as a place to eat, a place to play, a place for crafts and many other activities. Do it right the first time and get a solid, reliable coffee table.
3. Choose a wipe worthy paint.
Not all paint is created equal. You find this out when you have kids. Some how, some way, it ends up on the walls. Researchers still have no idea how this happens. It’s truly inevitable which means you need to cover the walls with paint that can stand a deep cleaning. Look into paint that can hold up with a thorough wipe down and won’t fade after the first clean. It also doesn’t hurt to keep a little extra touch up paint handy, but let’s hope it never gets to that point.