The “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!
2015 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!
Are 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!
We 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.
Above: 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.
Above: 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.
Above: 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!
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We 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?
At last week’s Variety Emmy Studio event, stars walked something a little better than the red carpet. Celebrities like Kerry Washington, Hayden Panettiere and Emmy Rossum were snapped posing on Encaustic Cement Tiles that can be found right here at Tuvalu!
What makes this tile so special? Well, here are some quick facts! This ancient technique began in Europe, the tiles are handcrafted and best of all are 100% recyclable. That means you can choose custom colors, sizes, and shapes enabling you to express your own style in your home!
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to give your home a much deserved update! If you’re interested in Encaustic Cement Tile for your home call us at 949.497.3202 and talk to our design center today! Happy Friday!