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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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:: 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

:: Pageant of the Masters – The Genius ::

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Tonight is the last night to go see the 2012 Pageant of the Masters! Get your tickets and be there at 8:30PM sharp! You won’t want to miss this beautiful display of art! For those of you that don’t know what the Pageant of the Masters is, it’s ninety minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant as the best presentation of its kind. This annual event is held right here in beautiful Laguna Beach, California. Since the Festival of the Arts occurred in 1932, the Pageant of the Masters’ first presentation started in 1933. The event is held each summer and lasts for eight stunning weeks of amazing displays of art.

This years Pageant theme is “The Genius.” As the Festival of Arts celebrates its 80th birthday, the Pageant of the Masters will pull back the curtain on The Genius. Acclaimed for its awe-inspiring theatrical celebration of tableaux vivants – “living pictures” – the 2012 Pageant will once again showcase classic works by some of the extraordinary masters who galvanized art history. In addition, it will also explore the fascinating and unpredictable relationship between art and technology with a cavalcade of masterpieces illustrating how breakthroughs in different fields have also altered the path of art history and the way we see the world. From the glories of the Italian Renaissance to the deeply personal imaginings of modern masters, The Genius will fill the Irvine Bowl with breathtaking theatrical recreations of memorable artworks. And, an acknowledged work of genius, Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” will return as our traditional finale. You won’t need to be a rocket scientist to enjoy The Genius, which promises to be fun and inspiring.

The video below will give you a better idea of what to expect if you don’t know what the Pageant of the Masters is. It’s a lot easier to show someone then to read about it!

 

Some of the art they’re featuring this year and bringing to life.

We hope you make it out tonight if you haven’t already been! For those who have been, it was spectacular this year, huh? If you want to visit the site and get more information about tickets or anything else go Here! Happy Friday and enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

:: Let’s Sail Away ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal beach cottage with a giant model sail boat as decorWe love sail boats and working model sail boats into homes as decor. Nothing reminds us of the wide open ocean better than a sail boat. Going down to the harbor in Dana Point and walking around is so fun. You get to walk along the beach where you see all the boats out in the water and dream about being out on the water. It’s relaxing and peaceful.

We love bringing that feeling into the home and adding a model sail boats into the space is a great way to achieve that. It gives us the feel of adventure and playful memories. Plus model sail boats stand out and give the room a nautical theme unlike any other. They’re a great decor addition for any coastal home. You can go big and have them dominate the space or you can grab smaller ones that playfully accent your nautical theme. Either way we love working them into our homes.

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:: Tuvalu On Houzz ::

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Our Capo Beach home that we did some design work for is featured on Houzz! Check it out and browse some of the pictures that Dana from Houzz snapped of this beautiful home. Thanks again Dana! Take the jump over to Houzz Here! Happy Friday!

:: Huntington Beach Design Project ::

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Here’s a quick preview of our Huntington Beach design project. We recently went back and took some updated pictures of this beautiful home and can’t wait to show you guys! We’re gettin’ your toes wet today because next week we’ll post all the pictures and let you dive right in. Let’s hope this helps you start your weekend right! Happy Friday!

:: Tuvalu & The City of Atlanta ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Our buyers are over in Atlanta, Georgia at the Atlanta Gift Show shopping for some new stuff for the holiday and Spring 2013 seasons. They’re looking for the latest and greatest to bring back home to sunny California. And yes, we are jealous that we’re here working and they’re shopping in Atlanta, I mean ‘working’ in Atlanta. Luckily they’ve been sending photos and emails updating us with everything they’re doing and seeing. So today we thought we’d share some of their finds with you readers. Get excited, because we are!

I guess one plus about not going is enjoying our sunshine and beautiful weather while they get their rain over in Atlanta. We can’t be too mad about that one! Are you in, around or from Atlanta or Georgia? Do you know of any must go-to places to shop, eat or just enjoy life? Let’s us know!! Have fun ladies and be safe!

:: Capo Beach ::

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This is just a preview of the home, we have plenty more pictures for you! Look at all of the Capo Beach Home Pictures Here! Let us know what you think!

Check out our other homes on our portfolio page here.

:: Capo Beach – Living Room ::

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Here is the living room of our Capo Beach design project. This house is so beautiful! We can’t wait to show you! The pictures are done and we are posting them all up in our portfolio section, which is here, next week. Enjoy this little teaser until then! Have a good weekend!