:: Add Acrylic To Your Home ::

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Coastal details, hardwood floors, steel and acrylic chairs.Acrylic decor is working it’s way into coastal design and we love the look it gives. It adds a new depth to the textures that are already in the space while giving it a unique twist. It can be used with most coastal styles, but the decor pairs best in a eclectic or modern coastal style. Who’s going to stop us from using it in any of the other coastal styles? You can incorporate it into your home and style in many different ways as well. An easy way to add the style is with acrylic chairs. They’re quick, easy and can be moved into any space in the home. We’ve gathered a few pictures of spaces that use acrylic decor for you guys. You can see what these designers have done and get an idea of how you can use the style in your homes.
Acrylic coffee table filled with shells and driftwood in coastal living room Coastal living room with an acrylic base coffee tableAcrylic chairs in a coastal kitchen Eclectic coastal space with colorful decor and an acrylic chair

:: Welcome Home ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Bright red entry to a beauitful coastal home with the pup waiting patiently for you to get home!After a long day spent out at the beach it’s nice to be welcomed home with a great entryway. There’s no reason you should’t have a nice welcoming entry. Show yourself and anyone that comes over to the house that you care about your home and you want to greet them the right way. We’ve gathered some great images of what we would love to come home to and we think you’ll agree. Plenty of bright colored doors that are prefect for any coastal home that are paired with coastal decor to make the entryway complete. Check them out and get inspired to improve your entryway!
Chic, coastal entry ready to greet you after a long day Cute, coastal welcome nook perfect for dropping off the toweals and sandals after a long day at the beach Fun, coastal entryway with an orange painted door and striped painted floors Modern coastal entry complete with classic looking surfboards

:: How High To Hang Your Dining Room Chandelier ::

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Coastal chic diing room with a gorgeous chandelierThe dining room chandelier is a design conundrum that has been around for as long as we can remember. There are many aspects that go into making this design choice. The official standing, and what you’ll most likely read in the textbooks, is to hang the chandelier 30-34 inches above the dining room table if you have an 8 foot ceiling. If you have a higher ceiling you add 3 inches for every foot above 8 feet. For example, if you have 10 foot ceiling you would hang the chandelier 36-50 inches above the table. That’s just the start.

On top of the hanging height, you need to take into consideration the width. The general rule is to make sure your chandelier is 12 inches narrower than the with of your table. So purchase a wide table because we don’t want anyone hitting their heads on it now, do we? That’s not too bad, but wait! It’s then suggested that the chandelier be 48 inches from each wall in the dining room and should be centered on the table. We can manage that right? Right!

Now that we have the technically side down, it’s time to actually pick your chandelier which means more choices and options as well as design aspects to factor in. Starting to see where this is going? Exactly, no thanks! Sometimes you have to toss the rules out the window and go for it. A chandelier doesn’t need to be that complicated. Find what you like, make sure it fits in the room (literally and aesthetically) and then eye it. Size it up with your eyes and pick the height that you like the most as well as looks right to you. This is your space, you don’t need other people telling you how to design it.

Looking for a chandelier or looking to upgrade yours? Check out the chandeliers that Tuvalu Home offers online here!

Beautiful coastal dining room with a spectacular viewBig, coastal dining space with a minimal design look Bright, open coastal dining space with fun textures and patterns Ikat dining room table chandelier with matching chair and beauitful coasta art on the walls

:: Neutral Palette Weekend Pins ::

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Fun rustic, coastal living romo with neutral colors and texturesWe’re loving all these neutral spaces today! The mellow, laid back feel is exactly what we want going into the weekend. That’s why we’re choosing these great pinable photos for your Weekend Pins post! Get those boards ready and start pinning for the weekend! Happy Friday!

Want more coastal pins for your boards? Find more on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest here!
Coastal living room with a neutral color scheme with pops of blue Neautral palette with a soft tone and coastal accents Neutral coastal decor in the living room Neutral palette complimented with textures

:: Vern Yip Stopped By The Store! ::

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IMG_8274Vern Yip was in Laguna Beach to talk about design and show his new fabric line for Trend Fabricut at the Laguna Design Center! Many of you probably recognize him as one of the amazing judges on HGTV’s Design Star, his show Urban Oasis or that he’s been active in the design world forever. He was nice enough to come in and visit our store! We loved that we got to chat with him, talk shop and snap a photo! It was nice meeting you Vern and thanks for stopping by!

:: Thinking Tropical ::

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Beautiful, open trpoical living space with lush, green plantsWe’re checking out and heading to the island life. Bring on the white sand beaches, beautiful palms and a cozy hammock, please! Unfortunately, it’s not that easy, but we aren’t beaten that easy! We’re taking a mental vacay to the tropics! And we’re inviting you guys to come with us! It also seems like we’re not the only ones that are looking for the island life. The tropical style has been showing up recently and it’s more than welcomed this time of the year. We haven’t forgotten that most of the country actually experiences winter. Hang in there guys! Spring will be here soon! In the mean time, kick your shoes off and dream of warm beaches with the sun shining. It’s never a bad time to get inspired by these great tropical spaces. We’re loving the way these look and wish we could just jump right in them! See you guys out there!

Outdoor tropical backyard space with lots of vegetation Tropical inspired outdoor space ready to relax inAsian inspired tropical space with eclectic decorWelcoming hammock in a tropic home

:: Go Big With Your Art! ::

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Creative way to show off art. Create a shelf and place the frame on it.We think that no wall should be left behind! No wall shall go bare while there is art out in the world to hang on it! That’s why you should go big with your art. Cover as much of that wall as you can. There are many ways to do this: get one large piece to cover the wall, create a gallery wall, or get creative with how you display it (like the picture shown above). The bottom line is you get to cover your walls and you get to show off some great art. It’s truly a win-win, especially for those home owners that are fortunate enough to have large spaces. Use large art or gallery walls to fill the space. Using art to cover the walls can give the room a fuller, richer feel when you enter it. Take a look at what these designers have done with these spaces and how they’ve used art to not only cover the walls, but pull the room together.

Are you looking to invest in some art for your home? Check out our art on our online website here!
Beautiful ocean artwork hanging above the dining space Coastal art hanging on the wall in the living room Large sea inspired art hanging in a coastal bedroom Shell art hanging on the wall in a coastal living room

:: Ikat Pattern Play Weekend Pins ::

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Cute ikat pattern pillows in a coastal living spaceThe ikat pattern is a pattern that instantly sparks life and color into a room. It’s a unique pattern that comes in every color under the rainbow so you can find a pattern to go with any palette. It’s fun and playful nature is a perfect way to greet the weekend. That’s why this weeks’s weekend pins post is featuring the Ikat pattern. Take a look at these spaces that feature the pattern and see how these designers incorporate ikat into their homes. Happy Friday! Clean, simple coastal space ith ikat patterned pillows Coastal dining space with ikat curtains Natural textures and ikat patterns in a coastal living roomBright and colorful coastal living room with fun ikat patterned chairs and sofas

:: Lee Loves Local Night is Tonight! ::

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lee loves local night tuvalu homeJoin us tonight, February 12th, for our Lee Loves Locals Night! From 5pm to 7pm we’re having a little get together at the store! There will be several local artists joining us at our event and everything Lee is still 20% off! Don’t hesitate to come out to support your local stores and artists! You can join us at 295 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651! See you guys tonight!

:: V-Day Gift Ideas! ::

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a cute, rustic styled mantle with valentine's day decorationsIt’s time to celebrate love! Valentine’s Day is a special day to shower your significant other with love! Surprise them with gifts, love notes and plenty of hugs and kisses! We’ve gathered 3 of our favorite gifts for this upcoming Valentine’s Day for you guys. We’re trying to get those gears turning and make sure you get the perfect gift for that special someone. Or have a place to point a certain someone in the right direction so that can get an idea of you want, right?? Check out our 3 picks and don’t forget there’s plenty of more great gifts on the website here!
beachcomber driftwood heartOur Beachcomber Driftwood Heart is one of our favorite pieces for this Valentine’s Day! A beautiful heart made out of driftwood is perfect for any lover of the beach. Pick this piece up here!
everyday i love you art printAn amazingly simple statement that packs a punch. The Everyday I Love You Print says exactly what you’re thinking without trying too hard. Hang this up and remind your loved one everyday of how you feel. Grab this print here!
love you everywhere pillowsWant to get a little more gushy with your love? We don’t judge you! We support it! The Love You Everywhere Pillow is exactly what you need! Let it all out and enjoy letting the one you love know your heart is theirs! Scoop this pillow up here!