Monthly Archives: March 2013

:: Spotted! African Bone Beads ::

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Feature Friday

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Look what we spotted in this month’s House Beautiful! African Bone Beads are the perfect decor accessory for any coastal home. These beads can be used to decorate any space by being  laid out or even hung up. Pick these up and get to decorating today! Grab these and more over at our online store here! Happy Friday!

:: Multiple Bright & Bold Patterns ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Nitik_II_Tashkent_New_Batik_Aquarias_John_Knott-House_Beautiful_April_2013It’s time to let all those patterns shine! Bright and bold patterns are being used with one another to give each space a unique design twist. It takes a bold person to use multiple patterns that are bright and demand attention. When it’s done right, the vivid patterns will pack a lively punch of color and pattern into any space. With an assortment of mediums to use a pattern through (fabrics, wallpapers, rugs, etc.) the design range is vast.

Check out some of these fun patterns and spaces we found! Are you a fan of multiple pattern usage? Or are you against it? Let us know!
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:: 3 Quick Tips To Enjoy The Great Outdoors ::

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It’s so beautiful outside today we had no choice but to post about how to take advantage of this weather. It feels like summer’s already come here in Southern California. We apologize for all our friends and family that are covered in snow, you really should be out here! For those of you that are here, you better be outside reading this on your laptop! Unless you’re here for a few tips on how to enjoy the great outdoors. Let’s get this started.

1. Get outdoor furniture.

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2. Get an outdoor rug. 

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3. Get your garden on.

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If you want to browse some outdoor furniture, outdoor rugs or garden accessories come into the store or check out our online store here.

:: Spotted! Whale Art! ::

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spotted-whale-art-coastal-decor-tuvalu-home Flipping through this month’s issue of House Beautiful we spotted some familiar art. Featured in the ‘Pattern Happy” home, these framed whale paintings are nestled into the living room giving it that extra nautical touch. Want to bring these whale painting to your living room? Well you can! Start shopping our whale art online here. Happy Friday!

:: Coastal Simplicity ::

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35fbcee6a2596d4912d46a10491d8b81 There’s something refreshing about simple, elegant coastal design. It creates an open feeling in the space, but a welcomed one. One that doesn’t need to be filled with extra furniture or clutter. Sometimes people can get a little too carried away with their accessories and next thing you know they’re a hoarder, just kidding, but they do have too much going on. There is an art to keeping it simple. You want to add enough elements to tell your story and show your design style in your space, but stop yourself before you go overboard. More stuff in a space doesn’t always make it better. If you want to create a simple look in any space all you need to do is start subtracting. Take out what you don’t need and enjoy the simplicity that shines through. Check out these photos and use them for some simple inspiration.
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:: We Remerched The Store! ::

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tuvalu-store-remerch-coastal-decor-1We gave you the before photos of us remerching the store and now we have the finished ones! So here’s for those of you who can’t make it down to the store, but hopefully you can come see it in person! We hope to see you all of you guys here!

If you have any questions or comments let us know! We love hearing from you guys! Alright, enough with the words. Here’s the photos.
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:: Store Remerch – Before Photos ::

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photo-138 If you haven’t been to the store in awhile then you’re in for quite the treat! We just remerched the store and it looks great! Here’s a few pictures of us in action getting it in order for you guys and a few before photos just to give you an idea of what we did. Don’t worry though, we’ve got finished pictures too. Enjoy these for now!
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:: Gourd Lamps! ::

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home-decor-must-haves-gourd-lamps-coastal-tuvaluWe were flipping through the latest HGTV Magazine and in their ‘fun decorating’ section they featured gourd lamps saying that you can count on them for decorating any space and we agree! These fun and colorful lamps can brighten up any space! They give the space more texture and flow as well. The lamp’s odd, gourd shapes aren’t like those traditional table lamps and will give your guest something they can’t overlook. You can find gourd shape lamps in all shapes, sizes and colors. We tossed our Jamie Young Gourd Table Lamp into the mix to show you just that. Pick up the Jamie Young Gourd Lamp Here.

Do you like gourd lamps? Or do you prefer something else? Let us know! Leave a comment with your thoughts, we’d love to here from you! Happy Friday!

:: Cabana Project – Behind The Scenes ::

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photo-117 Check out some of the behind the scenes pictures we have for you! We’re making sure you get the full experience with our cabana project. We love our Raul and his team. They do amazing work and deliver every time! We are so thankful for them! We hope you enjoy these pictures and you can see the finished project here. Enjoy!
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:: Pacific Edge Hotel Cabana Four ::

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