In the heart of Laguna Beach, you’ll find Tuvalu Coastal Home Furnishings– a home goods store filled with pieces that define California cool. With an aesthetic that looks collected over time, the space is a treasure trove of furniture, accessories and artwork. Casual and eclectic, Tuvalu is a perfectly orchestrated mix of what’s fresh and what’s familiar. Founder, Native Californian Laurie Alter, opened the shop with a motto that you should never take life too seriously – “fun is essential; relax, enjoy it, and always have a sense of humor!” This enjoyable approach to design was inspired by her father-in-law, Hobie Alter, the man who revolutionized the world of surfing in the 1960’s. With such close ties to the California coastal community, it would be only natural that she would ultimately bring the world of surfing to the world of design.
Lucky for us (and for you!!), a ticket to Laguna is no longer required to access Laurie’s gorgeous shop. With a new online storefront, you can plan a dinner party with a casual, California vibe, update your home with coastal, beach decor, and find ideas by perusing the Tuvalu design portfolio. At the top of our wish lists? This heart shaped wall lamp and this amazing daybed. Everything is so gorgeous, but Laurie says it best. “My philosophy is simple, work hard, be honest and surround yourself with people with the same business drive. I want everyone walking through the Tuvalu doors or shopping online to feel welcomed and have a memorable experience.” We think she’s done a wonderful job of translating the in-store experience online, and we can’t wait to get shopping!