Category Archives: Projects

:: A Peek Into Our Texas Design Project! ::

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texas-design-project-boxTuvalu heads to the Lone Star State! Here’s a quick preview of what we’re doing for our clients out in Texas. Check out some of the pattern, color and furniture choices we’re helping them make. We love the way it’s coming together and we’re so excited to be working on this project with our client. We can’t wait to show you guys more! Stay tuned and in no time this fun project will be ready to swoon over. Until then, enjoy the weekend and happy Friday!
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:: We’ve Started A New Project! ::

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We’re excited to share the latest news with you guys!

We’ve started a massive, new project and we can’t wait to finish it so we can show you guys!

When we say massive we aren’t joking because this project is a hotel install. The Tuvalu design studio is taking on 87 acres, 97 guest suites, a restaurant, and a pro shop for a 9 hole golf course. All of it is 100% custom designed by Tuvalu.

That means custom designed fabrics, carpet, throws, lightening and everything in between! Oh yeah, we’re doing a bridal suite too.

More info and pictures coming soon! We’ll definitely be keeping you guys posted!

:: Monarch Beach Design Project Room Breakdown ::

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Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-002Today’s post is all about breaking down some of the rooms from our latest project. We’ll be letting you know what the designer was thinking during the process and where she was coming from. If you haven’t seen the entire finished project, jump on over to our portfolio page and see it in it’s entirety here! But make sure to come back for more goodies in this post!

Let’s start with the living room (pictured above). We talked to Jaymi, designer and home owner, and she said, “For a cozy feel in the living room I chose to do a custom blend of wood tones to create warmth for the tongue and groove but white beams to still add a coastal touch.” She also went with sisal carpet instead of regular carpet throughout the entire home. It’ beautiful and also adds an extra unique design element to each space. She also decided to hang her art by using art gallery style with brass chains that come from the ceiling to get a more traditional look. Jaymi became a fan of this way to display wall art as she traveled to other countries and toured historic castles and estates. She went on to say, “I noticed how they hung their priceless works of art in this style and always admired how beautiful it looked.  And it won’t make holes in my walls or wood work.” Jaymi also decided to use sconces rather than table lamps in the living room to conserve space on end tables and create more space for decor.

Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-026Jaymi used oyster shells on the fireplace to add that ocean feel without having shells everywhere. The bricks are hand stamped and give the space a custom feel while mixing up the textures in the space. The TV is framed with a custom matte frame and hung above fireplace as to not have take up room on a console or TV stand (Yes, that’s a TV, not a piece art above the fireplace).

Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-004Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-012Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-027The kitchen backsplash features 6×12 marble subways in a herringbone pattern with stunning wood shelves made from barnwood from the 1900’s. You can see the white that still shows on the wood shelves from when they used a milk glaze on the wood of the barns to prevent bugs from eating through the wood.  If you haven’t noticed by now, this home and designer is heavy on the details! The brackets holding the shelves were custom made from chair rail pieces. They give a great rustic design compliment to the wood shelves and really bring the look together. The base cabinets are retrofitted from Tuvalu cabinets and the kitchen comes complete with a glass front pantry cabinet.

Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-010At the time Jaymi was deciding to invest in her first home, she was torn on her first home being located at the beach or in the mountains. Even though the beach home won out, she still wanted to have aspects of a cozy mountain feel for her guests to enjoy. With white tongue and groove walls and a dark navy ceiling as a base, the rest was just a matter of layering it with aspects of warmth.  With the spool style bed, buffalo check curtains, vintage boy scout backpacks, antlers, a few Pendleton blankets, and a vintage American flag (not pictured), Jaymi had the perfect cozy retreat for her guests.

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In her master suite, Jaymi wanted it to be relaxing and have a spa like quality after her long days. She did a more traditional wainscotting than the rest of the space and used her wallpaper in the bath as a match for the colors of her walls to create continuity. The barn door that’s painted in a very light grey separates the bathroom from the bedroom without taking up any space.  The clam shell sink is one of the many items she had saved for years, which she found on a buying trip to Atlanta, and knew that one day it would make the perfect sink after a little retrofitting. The vanities in both bathrooms are chest of drawers from Tuvalu. Jaymi knew she loved Tuvalu’s mermaid artwork, but as with most things in her home, she wanted it to be meaningful. She accomplishes this by a grouping that represents each one of her best friends in their hair color and personality so she always has them near.

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:: Monarch Beach Design Project ::

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Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-001This design project is truly a special project to us here at Tuvalu Home. It belongs to one of our own who is responsible for many of the amazing things within our company and (as you will see) has remarkable taste and style. This home is absolutely  beautiful and this moment has long been awaited. We’re so happy that we can finally show this to you! You really have no idea how long we’ve been waiting for this! The home is 110% Tuvalu, literally everything is from out store. If you’re anxious to see this home right now, jump over to the portfolio page here. We don’t blame you, you can come back and read more later. For those of you who want a little more info, keep on reading!

After nearly 10 years as a buyer for our store, Jaymi has had plenty of time to gather her favorite Tuvalu pieces for when the time came to create her perfect home by the sea.  Recently, the time came and finally she was able to transform her home into the perfect space.

In looking for inspiration Jaymi would always think of the grandest most beautiful homes and hotels she had been to and take note of what made them feel so special. She used this little strategy and applied it to her smaller home for a luxurious cozy feel.

When people ask Jaymi what the style of her home is she has no idea what to tell them except that it is just filled with all the things that she loves individually or that mean something to her. And somehow, with no surprise, they all just work. But she says these two rugs pictured directly below are a good representation of her style – a little coastal and little rustic.  She couldn’t decide on which one she wanted for her living room. She didn’t know if she wanted to go more rustic with the cowhide or stay true to her location with a coastal blue and white striped rug, but in the end she couldn’t part with either. As time went on it turned out she loved them just the way they are, in perfect harmony.

We’ve dropped a few pictures in this post to show you guys what we’re talking about. These are just a sample and you absolutely have to go to the portfolio page for this design project. Go to portfolio page here! And don’t worry, we aren’t done talking about this project yet. We have another post coming that’s going to breakdown some of the rooms, details and more! Plus some before and afters! Stay tuned and enjoy!

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:: Monarch Beach Design Project Preview ::

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Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-001Are you guys ready to see our latest project? Because we’re definitely ready to show you guys! We love the way this home turned out and can’t wait to show you! Unfortunately, you guys have to wait until later this week. We’re getting it up on the blog and making sure we don’t leave anything out, so please be patient! Stay tuned and check back later this week for a full view of this amazing coastal home we designed!
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:: Montage Villa Design Project ::

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11 Shreve 004Are you ready to see one of our latest projects? Well good! Because we have it up and ready for you to check out!

Here’s a little of the project, but the rest is in our portfolio section which you can go to here or by clicking any of the pictures!

We’re so thankful for this opportunity and loved working on this project. We want to give a big thanks to Kara Speaker and everyone else involved in the project! Thank you!

Don’t forget to let us know what you think! We love hearing from you guys! Enjoy! 11 Shreve 011 11 Shreve 00811 Shreve 017

:: Laguna Beach Design Project Preview ::

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20140307-122426.jpgToday we’ve got a preview of one of our latest design projects for you guys. This home is located in our beloved Laguna Beach and we’re in love with how it turned out! Today we’re only showing you the living room because we don’t wan to give it all away just yet. The full post comes next! Stay tuned, we promise you won’t be let down! Happy Friday! 20140307-122435.jpg20140307-122447.jpg

:: Vegas Install Product Breakdown ::

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tuvalu-vegas-henderson-7We often see great looking design work and beautiful homes in the magazines and online, but they some times they don’t mention what furniture or accessories they used to get that amazing look. Well, we don’t to that to you guys. So we decided to shed a little light and hopefully answer any questions as to what items we used. In this post we’ll share with you what we used. If we forget to mention a piece, and you really would like to know what it is, just let us know! We’ll be more than happy to tell you guys!

Above: Sectional by Lee Industries made up with two twin mattresses. Woven president chair by palecek. Custom coffee table in driftwood finish. Hand painted seahorse on reclaimed wood.

tuvalu-vegas-henderson-4Above: Aqua slipped club chairs with cream band by Lee Industries. Com geometric tufted ottoman topped with a woven tray by Roost. Custom driftwood etagere to display our clients family photos in boat wood frames. Accent pedestal table with glass cloche with rope topper. Fishermen knit pillows from pottery barn.

tuvalu-vegas-henderson-1Above: Slipcovered dining Chairs by Lee Industries. Turquoise bead chandelier with oil rubbed forged accents. Carved sconces with burlap shades. One of a kind painted sideboard with driftwood candelabra.

tuvalu-vegas-henderson-3Above: Coral art in gold gilded frame topping a reclaimed entry sideboard. Asian gathering basket filled with sand to nest candles .

 

Please let us know if you have any questions on anything we used! We love helping you guys out and keeping you informed!

:: Before & Afters of the Vegas Install + Extras! ::

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We’ve got some before and afters for you guys of our Vegas install! We battled the heat and came out victorious! We love the way this project came out and we hope you guys too! We’ve also got some extra behind the scenes pictures for you guys! We had to have some fun while we were in Vegas! Thank you again to our great Tuvalu Team. It wouldn’t have been possible without all of you guys. Okay, enough words, time for pictures!  Enjoy!vegas-install-before-tuvalu-2vegas-install-after-tuvalu-3vegas-install-before-tuvalu-3vegas-install-after-tuvalu-2vegas-install-before-tuvalu-1vegas-install-after-tuvalu-1photo-14photo-15photo-16photo-19photo-20photo-21photo-22photo-167photo-168photo-170tuvalu_truckphoto-171photo-172photo-174

:: Tuvalu Goes To Vegas! ::

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tuvalu-vegas-henderson-7The Tuvalu team headed out to Vegas this last week to install our wonderful clients new home decor! And we love the way it came out! We journeyed from our beloved Laguna Beach, fought the heat (just a cool 105 degrees), and a coastal, desert retreat was born! We’re so excited for this oasis in the desert to finally come to life! The designers for this lovely project were Laurie Alter, Stephanie Molinaro and Wendy Grand Pre. The true heroes of this install team though were Craig and Collin! Thanks to these gentlemen we were able to move everything in and get everything set up!

We’ve got plenty more pictures for you guys including some before and afters as well as some behind the scenes photos! We also have product details for each room and will be posting those as well! So check back with us so you can get the full Vegas install experience! We hope you love it as much as we do! Happy Friday!

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