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Wilmer Valderrama Surprises His Best Friend

Actor, producer, entrepreneur, and activist Wilmer Valderrama wanted to give back to Tadao, his best friend of more than 20 years. Wilmer says Tadao has been like an older brother and guardian angel throughout his life and career. Over the last few years, Tadao has lost several loved ones due to illness, but his home remains a hub for his large Samoan family.

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To show his immense gratitude for his friend, Wilmer brought us in to help turn Tadao’s unfinished garage into a fabulous flex space for his family and guests to work, play, and stay. 

Before & After

Fletcher 60″ Bathroom Vanity
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wdt_ID Room Product Type Product Company Product Code/Sku
1 Exterior Front Door Handle Helios Key in Lever, Modern Rectangular Rosette, Single Cylinder Emtek US4 Satin Brass
2 Exterior Front Door Deadbolt Rectangular Deadbolt in Single Cylinder Emtek 8468US4 Satin Brass
3 Exterior Outdoor Sconce Max Outdoor Wall Sconce by Hinkley Lumens HKY1946703
4 Throughout Flooring LooseLay Longboard Luxury Vinyl 59 X10 X 4.5MM, Reducer, T-Mold, Stair nose in Lemon Spotted Gum Karndean LLP317
5 Throughout HVAC HyperTek Heat Mini-Split Outdoor Unit - 18,000 BTU Perfect Aire 3PAMSHH18-SZO-20.5
6 Throughout Basing Base No. 55E1 11/16" x 5 1/2" x 16' Woodgrain Part No. 10010986
7 Throughout Casing Case No. 1x4 3/4" x 3-1/2" x 16' Woodgrain Part No. 1003319
8 Throughout Interior Doors Louvered Interiors Doors Woodgrain 10002697
9 Throughout Wallpaper Canton Road 36" Grasscloth Wallpaper Katie's Wallpaper Installations, Inc. Pattern Number 2732-80078
10 Throughout Interior Door Handles - Hardware Aston Lever, Brass Modern Rectangular Rosette Emtek US4 Satin Brass

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Design Highlights
Surprises Around Every Corner 

Everyone loves a surprise and in the new living room we were able to install not one, not two, but three pop up features. The TV rises and lowers into the stand at the press of a button, and Tadao can pull out a Murphy bed on either side of the media center, ensuring everyone who visits will be comfortable.

Food and Family

A kitchenette was a must so that guests wouldn’t have to run back into the house if they wanted a snack. We also added family photos and grass cloth wallpaper to give this corner a warm, cozy vibe.

A Samoan Sunrise

Tadao is very proud of his Samoan heritage, so we wanted to weave in some Polynesian influences into the bathroom’s design. For the shower tile, we picked a warm, orange pattern that evokes an island sunrise.

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