Monthly Archives: November 2012

:: Spotted! Blabla Dolls ::

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Spotted in Coastal Living! We spotted Splash the cat of Blabla dolls in this month’s Coastal Living. These cute dolls are popping up everywhere! Get them while you can! Contact us by calling us at (949)497-3202 or emailing at service@tuvaluhome.com. Feel free to stop by the store too! Happy Friday!

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:: Painted Stairs ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Lost in the wonderful world of Pinterest we stumbled upon the stairs in the picture above. It sparked our interest in painted stairs and of course we’re going to dig further. We’re loving all the pictures and had to share them with you guys today. So, here you go. More pictures will most likely pop up on some of our Pinterest boards so don’t forget to check over there. Go to our Pinterest page here. Do you have painted stairs or how you ever tried to paint your stairs? Let us know! We’d love to hear some of your stories and experiences!

:: Two Quick Winter Centerpiece Tips ::

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The most important part of your winter tablescape is the centerpiece. We’ve been on the blogs, pinterest and many other websites to bring you a little collection of winter centerpieces that are out there. If you’ve been browsing winter decor lately, you’re bound to recognize some of these pictures. A few of which are coastal and others that are more traditional style winter tablescapes. We wanted to give you a blend of images so you can be inspired by the holiday spirit to start decorating your home!

Today we bring you two quick tips on tackling center pieces in regards to the size of your table. Our first tip is on how to do decorate on a smaller table and our second tip is how to decorate a large table. Scroll down to find out more!
1. Create Simple Centerpiece Statements On Smaller Tables.

Above we have a beautiful winter tablescape with a simple, almost minimal design. This simple look provides a festive, winter look to the table without taking up too much space. When it comes to designing your tablescape you need to know the size of the table and how much space it actually provides for the centerpiece, decorations and actual dining. You might have a good sized table, but after the table is set that space you thought you had no longer exists. Maximize your table space by eliminating the large, unnecessary centerpiece. Give the space back to you and your guests while you are dining and enjoying each others company.

2. Create A Festive Winter Scene On Larger Table.

Are you daunted by the task of decorating a large table for the holidays? Don’t bother bringing down box after box trying to decorate the large table. Instead you should create a fun and festive winter scene with smaller pieces to act as the table centerpiece. This will allow you to fill up the large table by giving it a full, decorated look. The tablescape above demonstrates this perfectly. They only used a few small pieces to create a full, winter scene as their centerpiece on the table. This leaves plenty of maneuverability and functionality for anyone sitting at the table enjoying their meal.

Let these two quick tips help you or any loved ones this holiday season. There’s no need for the extra stress! Focus on your family and friends by giving them the perfect table to gather around. Below we have a few more tablescapes and centerpieces for you to enjoy. Good luck decorating this holiday season and don’t forget to have fun!

:: Tuvalu Design Studio Expansion Part 2 ::

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We’re making progress! We ripped out the cabinets, started painting and torn down the wall to connect the store with the design studio! Check out what it used to look like here. We’re staying true to the sea and going with a fun hue of cyan to bring the studio some color. We want it to be bright and inspire creativity! This is all we’ve got for you now, but stay tuned for more updates on our design studio. Happy Friday!

:: Winter Table Decor ::

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It’s time to start breaking out the winter and holiday decor if you haven’t already. We’ve got a few images here to spark your inner winter decorating skills and to inspire you to try something new. You’re dining table is going to see some action this holiday season and you’ve better be ready for it.

Whether it’s bright winter berries scattered about on the table or even ornaments incorporated into the center piece, your dining table can become the perfect holiday show piece in your home. There’s no need to go above and beyond when it comes to decorating your dining table. Remember at some point you are going to be eating on this table, so leave some room for the food and cut out the unnecessary stress of having to strip all of your beautiful decorations off the table. We aren’t saying that you should just put a few pine leaves and call it a day, but there’s no need for the mini Christmas tree with a full town nativity scene either – put that on one of your side consoles.

Hopefully some of these images bring you some inspiration and new ideas. Next week we’ll actually get into decorating our dining table, so make sure you check back in for that post.

:: Laguna Beach Farmer’s Market! ::

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Come out to the Laguna Beach Farmer’s Market! Every Saturday, rain or shine, you can come get some fresh produce and other homemade goods. If you want to make it out this Saturday it’s located in Lumberyard’s parking lot next to city hall. Not sure where that is? No problem. Here’s the address for the restaurant Lumberyard: 384 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Put that into google maps and you’re set. It’s in their parking lot and right down the street from our store too! Hopefully you can make it out and grab some fresh fruits and veggies! Happy Friday!

:: Kitchen Bar Stools – The 3 Essential Questions ::

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coastal-kitchen-bar-stools-home-decor-tuvaluBar stools are a great way to bring people to the kitchen without bringing them into the kitchen. It gives your family, or guests, a place in the kitchen without them getting in the way. Bar stools can make or break your island or kitchen bar and before you buy the wrong ones we have three questions that you should know the answer to. They are:
1. How high or low is my bar or island?

2. How much space do I have?

3. How often are my bar stools going to be used?

Once you can answer these three questions you are ready to start looking for the perfect bar stools. It’s pointless, not to mention a huge waste of your time, to go out looking for bar stools that won’t fit because they’re too high and too wide. Also, if you know your stools are going to be used daily you should buy some that can handle the physical demand. If you’re in need of some bar stools or want to get some ideas, jump over to our web store and start looking here.

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:: Today’s Pins 11/12/12 ::

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Here’s a few of our finds from the wonderful world of Pinterest today! Pin these for your followers to see and jump over to our Pinterest page to see more of today’s pins here.

:: Spotted! Dash & Albert Stripe Rug ::

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We spotted Dash & Albert’s Trimaran Stripe Rug in this month’s Better Homes And Gardens: Do it YourselfI! This great indoor/outdoor rug is ready to take on the seasons. This is a wonderful rug for all those high traffic areas and the best part is that it’s easy to clean. You can vacuum it, scrub it and wash it. It was made to take on the up coming holiday season and the wet season. Interested in the Dash & Albert Trimaran Stripe Rug? Well then jump on over to the online store a pick one up here or click on the picture! Happy Friday!

:: Fall Colors ::

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Fall is here and with it’s arrival it brings those beautiful oranges, yellows, reds, and browns. Lately we’ve been seeing the fall colors trending in decor. People have been incorporating the fall colors as well as bringing out the blankets for when it gets cold. We love the deep orange hues that fall brings us, but don’t forget about the other colors like the reds and yellows. If you wan’t to set a solid base color for your fall palette you can never go wrong with hues of brown. We hope this sparks some fall decor color ideas and gets you to bring out the fall colors in your home!