Monthly Archives: February 2013

:: Get The Look – Coastal Table Lamps ::

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coastal-home-table-lamp-tuvaluTable lamps are an easy accessory to add to the space to give it color, texture or style. We see these beautiful table lamps all over Pinterest with people saying how much they love this lamp or that lamp and pinning their favorite lamps to their ‘Dream House’ boards. So we thought we’d grab a few pictures pinned on Pinterest to show you how you can get these looks. It doesn’t matter what stye home you have. If you have a traditional coastal home style, a beach cottage style, a modern coastal style, a rustic coastal style or any style home for that matter, you can easily snag these lamps and get the looks you see on Pinterest.

Above we have our Jamie Young Jute Lamp featured that will fit into any home and give the space an instant coastal decor punch. It fits effortlessly into the vignette above and compliments the coastal style the designer is going for. Interested in picking up a jute lamp for your home? Well check it out here!
beach-cottage-coastal-home-tuvalu What would go great in your little beach cottage? Sea glass, of course! Grab our Sea Glass Aqua Lamp to give your home a little beach cottage love. If interested in the Sea Glass Aqua Lamp go to our online store here!
modern-coastal-home-decor-tuvaluIf you’ve got more of a modern coastal look going on then you’re going to want and need something different than the usual coastal table lamp. That’s not a problem though! Check out our Jamie Young St. Charles Lamp! This lamp will give you a sleek, clean look that will go with the rest of your modern coastal design. Pick up St. Charles Lamp here!
rustic-coastal-home-table-lamps-tuvaluLast, but not least, we have our rustic coastal design. You’ve laid down your cow hide rug and you’ve found a rustic chest to use as a coffee table, now what? Table lamps; that’s what! Obviously you can go get some rustic table lamps, but what if you’re trying to keep your coastal style? Well with the Plum Jar Table Lamp you can do just that! It gives you the coastal sea glass and a rustic, neutral shade to work with your rustic coastal decor. Grab the Plum Jar Lamp here!

Now go out into Pinterest and bring the look to your home instead of just pinning it. You can find your perfect table lamps! Need to a place to browse and shop a few more table lamps? Check out our website and our table lamps here!

:: West Bridge Light Fixtures ::

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WB-private-dining-3-682x1024 WB-private-dining-682x1024 WB-private-and-main-dining-682x1024Browsing on some of the blogs today we stumbled upon this amazing rope chandelier on designskool. This beautiful fixture uses a sturdy metal base that’s wrapped in thick rope with vintage styled light bulbs. The minute we saw it we loved it. The thick ropes remind us of boats and the sea. They also remind us of nautical decor and the fun you can have designing with rope.

This chandelier is installed in a private dining room in the restaurant called West Bridge located in Massachusetts. While browsing some of the other images of the restaurant we also noticed that they used some vintage inspired light fixtures to give the space a vintage look. These light fixtures also add to the space’s simple, minimalistic design. Normally we stick to our beloved homes, but when we see a beautiful and unique chandelier, or any piece for that matter, we have to share it with you guys.

If you would like to see more pictures of the restaurant, click over to designskool or on any of the images above. All pictures taken by designskool.

:: Get The Look! – Coastal Living Room ::

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get-the-look-coastal-living-feb-2013 This week we show you how to get the look by bringing it out of the magazine and into your living room. But don’t think we’re not putting a little Tuvalu Home spin on it because we definitely are! This living room is featured in this month’s Coastal Living and we even used it in one of our trend posts on layering rugs. Check that post out here! We thought it was the perfect space to show you how easy it is to get the look. Find out by reading on!

elm-coffee-table-coastal-home-decor-tuvaluLet’s start things off with our coffee table and build out from there. We loved the coffee table that this designer chose and it looks great in the space, but we like to show off our rugs. So we chose our Elm Coffee Table to still give us that wooden, rustic look while being able show more of our rugs. Interested in the Elm Coffee Table? Check it out here!
cow-hide-rug-coastal-rustic-home-tuvaluNow it’s time to lay down our cow hide rug. We didn’t invest in this beautiful piece to cover it up with a coffee table, now did we? No, we didn’t. It’s time to let it shine! It’s the perfect piece to layer rugs with and give the space texture. If you’re in serious need of a cow hide rug we’ve got you covered, jump over to the online store here!
jute-rug-coastal-home-decor-tuvaluThe jute rug is the bottom layer of this perfect combo! A jute rug is great for so many different reasons. It offers texture, coverage and a natural color that goes with everything. Bring the space together with your jute rug. Snag one from us here!
havana-ottoman-home-decor-tuvaluIt’s time to use up some of that empty space. The Havana Ottoman is just the right piece of furniture for that! Give yourself an addition option for seating when the room gets full and a place to kick your feet up when it’s time to relax. Grab the Havana Ottoman here!
lily-sofa-coastal-living-room-home-tuvaluYou’re obviously going to need a place to sit in your new coastal living room. So why not give yourself a blank canvas that you can paint with pillows and throws? The Lily Sofa gives you just that! It’s begging for you to dress it up and use it to it’s full potential. Check out the Lily Sofa here!
pillows-coastal-decor-home-tuvaluRemember that blank canvas of a sofa you just got? Well here are a few pillow options for you. Above we’ve featured the Building Sandcastles Pillow and our Rugby Denim Pillow. These are just two of the many pillows we offer! Check out more pillows here!
ocotpus-art-coastal-living-room-tuvalu We can’t forget about the walls. We’ve got to hang our art somewhere! Keeping to the sea animal theme, we matched this designer’s octopus art with our own. Jump over to our online store here if you’re interested in picking up this piece.
bamboo-floor-lamp-coastal-living-room-tuvalu Last, but not least, let there be light! We bring some light to the space by using our Jamie Young Bamboo Floor Lamp. This little guy doesn’t take up much space and packs a powerful, coastal design punch. Get your Jamie Young Bamboo Floor Lamp here

:: Spotted! Pendleton Towels! ::

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Flipping through the latest House Beautiful we spotted Pendleton Towels featured in the Best for the bath section! These towels are perfect for the bathroom, the beach and everything else! Plus they’re nice and big too! That way they’ll give you plenty of coverage and soak up every bit of water! Get your Pendleton towels now by shopping online here or come down to the store to pick yours up today! Happy Friday!

:: Rustic Light Fixtures In The Kitchen ::

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01-hbx-weathered-kitchen-cabinets-barrett-0313-lgn Rustic, antique light fixtures are being used more and more today in every style of home. It’s not just the coastal cottages or the rustic cabins any more. Not too long ago we talked about how they can give your kitchen an instant vintage look. Using old light fixtures can give any kitchen a great rustic, cottage feel and bring some character to the space. They’re beautiful and look amazing on or off. Check out these quick finds and keep you eyes peeled for old light fixtures being used!
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:: Color Board – Beached ::

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We’re still making color boards for you guys and showing you how you can create a fun, custom palette with your color board. Last week we showed you a color board based on a palette that has already been used to design a room. Did you miss last week’s color board? It’s okay! Take a quick look here!

In last week’s post we talked about a few ways to get started with your color board. This week we’re showing you how to grab an image you love and pull colors from it. It’s simple! Go to google images, flickr, pinterest or even flip open a magazine and start searching!

We found this image on flickr and instantly fell in love. It’s so bright, colorful and most of all coastal! We had to use it for this post! We were instantly attracted to colors of the boat because the hues work so well together making it easy to use and incorporate into a palette. Also the beach sand and the ocean provide great hues that match the boat’s colors perfectly. This color board creates a palette that allows a varying range of colors to work with in any space. It’s really that easy to grab an image and create a color board from it!

Now that you know how easy it is, get out there and create those color boards! Remember, don’t forget to have fun with your colors! Experimenting and mixing some unexpected colors can lead to something you’ll love!

:: Super Bowl Party Must Haves! ::

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Don’t forget any of these Super Bowl Must Haves for your party tomorrow! It’s not too late to pick these up! Make sure your party is a success with these must haves we’ve put together for you. You don’t want to be fumbling around for a bottle opener that isn’t there or scrambling for a bottle stopper! So come down to the shop and pick up what you need to put the finishing touches on your Super Bowl party! Also available online.

  1. Boat Cooler
  2. Anchor and Mermaid Bottle Openers
  3. Shell Wooden Serving Tray
  4. Sealife Bottle Stoppers
  5. Bamboo Coasters

Find these and more online at Tuvalu Home!

:: Spotted! Beach Days Laundry Detergent! ::

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Spotted in this month’s Coastal Living is the Beach Days Laundry Detergent! It can be seen in their Coastal Home section on how to outfit your laundry room. Want to bring those fresh beachy scents to your clothes? Then grab the Beach Days Laundry Detergent now! Snag this fun, coastal detergent on our online shop by clinking here or the picture above! Happy Friday!