Tag Archives: interior design

:: Show Off Your Kitchen ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Open kitchen storageWe’ve been seeing a lot open shelf/open storage kitchens lately and we love it! It’s another fun way like coastal kitchen hardware to bring style and character to your kitchen. It’s a pretty simple idea; stop hiding everything and show off what you’ve got!

Let people see all your plates, cups, spices, utensils, cooking supplies, pots, pans and small appliances. We love it because it opens the kitchen right up. It gets rid of the closed off look and invites everyone right in. When people display their spices and baking essentials in mason jars or other glass jars it gives the kitchen a cute, homey look. Plus when they’re out, they’re begging to be used and make you want to cook and bake!

With everything out for your family and guests to see there will be no more wondering where the mugs or a spatchula are. Also when you have no where to hide your dishes it will finally give you a good reason to go get that cute set you’ve been eyeing for awhile now! Stop hiding and open up your kitchen! Head over to out online store and shop the Tuvalu Home dinnerwareTall selves with open storage and plenty of plates and bowls Kitchen with open storage and yellow accents Open storage in a coastal cottage kitchen Open storage in the kitchen dining area Open storage in a kitchen with white and green decor Tall open storage shelves in the kitchen Open dinnerware storage in the kitchen Open spice and ingredient storage in the kitchen

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:: Tuvalu Home Design Studio ::

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tuvalu home design studioThe “Design Studio” space was added to the Laguna Beach store in early 2012, to offer full, turnkey design and decorating service. In addition to furnishings and accessories, the Design Studio showcases a library of hardwood floor, tile, fabric, wall covering and window treatment options. It’s all about working together to achieve the perfect space for clients and making the design process enjoyable for them. Working closely with her team of designers, Tuvalu founder Laurie Alter, offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee policy on design services. From special orders of tiny accessories to outfitting an entire house, if clients are not completely happy with every detail, Laurie and her designers will work diligently until everything is 100% perfect. Contact us to find out more about our interior decorating services. For those not in the southern California area, we offer our Tuvalu “Design TuGo” services to provide online design consulting and decorating packages.

Get in contact by calling the Tuvalu Design studio at (949)715-5604! Or send us an email at Design@TuvaluHome.com! We look forward to working with you and creating beautiful spaces!

:: New Year, New Home Decor ::

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Coastal bathroom with clean modern lines and beach inspired design details2015 is quickly coming to an end. We’ve got a grand total of three days left in this year. We’re hoping that it’s been a great year for you, but we’re really hoping 2016 is even better! A new year can mean a new you in every way, shape and form. It can also mean a new home transformation for you to start off the new year. It’s a great time to explore those ideas and styles you’ve always been interested in. Get inspiration from the pictures you find yourself pinning or step outside of your comfort zone and dive into a style you haven’t tried yet.

It’s a great project to start at the beginning of the year. Give yourself an opportunity to change with your home. Not looking to tackle it on your own? Then let us help you! The designers here at the Tuvalu Design Studio love teaming up with clients to create the perfect space to fall in love with. If you want more info on our interior decorating services you can find it here.

Curious to see what we’ve helped our client design? Browse our portfolio here!

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:: Outdoor Dreaming Weekend Pins ::

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Beautiful coastal home with open space and large windowsIt’s such a nice day out and we’re dying to get outside! We keep looking out the windows imagining it’s the weekend and we’re free to play. That’s why this Weekend Pins post is all about windows and the great views that they provide. It’s keeping us from going insane inside and motivates us to hold on because the weekend is almost here. Hopefully these photos do the same for you guys. Get your boards ready ladies and gentlemen, let the pinning begin! Enjoy the weekend! Happy Friday!

Don’t forget to follow on Pinterest. Search for us @tuvaluhome or click here and start following now!

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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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:: 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

:: Americana Coastal Decor ::

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00eef72c95ce5bfda862f1be999bc985We obviously love everything and anything beach, coastal, nautical. So what can make that better? An American flag standing proud and tall in the space. Americans have created their own coastal style that separates us from the rest of the world. This Americana style usually has a few noticeable attributes. First, and most important, is the American flag. It’s going to be there whether it’s an actually flag, painting or in some other form. Since the flag is red, white and blue it’s not just going to blend  in and that’s the point. We want it to stand out and be seen. Also some shabby, chic or rustic furnishings will be found in the space. These furnishings bring in a vintage feel which gives the space a sense of history. Keeping to the historic feel of the space the room will often be adorned with antique finds. Typically something from American history that would have been used in homes back in the day. Lastly, the red, white and blue decor that compliments the American flag and bring the room together. Obviously there are more characteristics and every designer has their own style or tastes so not even Americana coastal room is going to have all of these aspects, but you will notice at least one or two of these in the space.

We love the Americana coastal style because it’s a style that was created and shaped here at home. Plus it looks great! What do you guys think?

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:: Tuvalu Does Staging! ::

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165 Crescent Bay 007That’s right! Tuvalu does staging and we will give you that perfect coastal look! We’ll transform your home or any space into the perfect coastal retreat or rustic beach cottage. Let us know if you’re in need or interested in staging or any design help by coming down to the design center today!
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