Monthly Archives: May 2013

:: Spotted! Wood Top Coffee Table ::

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Feature Friday

wood-top-metal-bottom-coffee-table-coastal-living-coastal-home-decor-tuvalu-home Flipping through the latest in Coastal Living we spotted this perfect rustic, coastal wood top coffee table that even has a hint of modern in it! This wood top coffee table is outfitted with thin, metal legs which give the coffee table a light, airy feel while still packing a big design look. This coffee table will look at home in any coastal style of decor and could be the perfect finishing touch for your home. Happy Friday!

:: Ikat Fabric ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

3f7c4df81d2df86ac37443136edcc456We’re loving all this ikat fabric popping up throughout the home! This fun pattern can be used to effortlessly create a boho chic look that can compliment the coastal decor in any space. You can be bold and use the fabric to reupholster the sofa or just add little touches of ikat fabric throughout the room. If you’re wondering how you could use ikat fabric in your home, check out some the pictures below and see how these designers used ikat fabric.
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:: 3 Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Summer ::

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Tuesday Tips

frontpatioIt’s finally the time of year to get outside and enjoy the weather. The sun is shining, the beach is begging you to come play and the birds are chirping away  trying to convince you to join them in the great outdoors. But is your home ready for summer? If you’re not sure, then use these 3 tips to help get your home ready for summer!

1. Dust off, clean up or replace the outdoor furniture. 

If we plan on getting that beautiful, golden tan or hosting a BBQ (or two or three) this summer, we’re going to need some furniture to lend us a helping hand. So take a quick look at your outdoor furniture. How’s it looking? Do you need new cushions? Does it just need a quick cleaning? Or is it time to ditch it for some new furniture?

2. Bring out the marshmallows.

Get that fireplace ready for those gooey, delicious s’mores! It’s not summer unless you’re ending your nights around the fire and roasting your marshmallows for the classic summer time treat. No fireplace? No problem! It’s time you get that fire pit!

3. Let it flow

It’s time to let the air flow through and open those windows wide! Let the summer breeze fill your home and bring the lovely scents of summer in. You can keep your home cool and give your indoor plants some fresh air as well!

:: Beach House Bunk Beds ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

ba961bcc73a206a7a22ca8cc1de2191fWe’re loving these bunk beds! It’s such a fun way to get the whole family into the beach house on those summer vacations or to create more space in the bedroom! Plus, who doesn’t remember how fun bunk beds were when you were a kid? They leave so much room for activities! Check out all these fun and beautiful bunk beds in these bedrooms!
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:: Coastal vs Boho Plates! ::

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It’s that time of the year for barbecuing and parties! The weather is perfect and it’s time to have everyone over for a fun night of eating, drinking and relaxing. Before we get wild, we have one very important question for you. Which style are you going to choose? Coastal of boho? Do you stick with your true love for all things coastal? Or do you shake things up with these chic boho plates?

Let us know what you would choose! Leave a comment and choose your style! And no one said you couldn’t pick both!

:: The Bungalow On Marcie Taylor! ::

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Feature Friday

Hobie-and-Tuvalu-Bungalow_small Just in case you haven’t gotten your fill of the Pacific Edge Hotel bungalows, we’ve got more! Check out this great write up and pictures of the bungalows, especially the Hobie and Tuvalu one, from Marcie Taylor! Jump over to her blog and read her post here! Happy Friday!

:: Refreshing Blues ::

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refreshing-blues-coastal-entry-home-decor-tuvalu We’re loving these refreshing blue and white spaces! Not sure if we’re just in complete spring mode or it’s the permanent coastal trend we love, but we’re really into it! These refreshingly simple spaces welcome you with open arms and say, “Come in and relax. You are home.” What better way to start or end the day than with a beautiful home. As we all know, simple is not all easy, but when you get it it’s perfect. So kick back and enjoy these wonderful spaces, because we sure are!
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:: Color Board – Bold Reds ::

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color-board-greens-reds-room We haven’t done a color board for you guys in awhile so we thought we’d change that today! We chose this bold space to show you how to play with color! Check out how the designer uses the different hues of green in this space and infuses the bright and bold reds to grab your attention. The truly amazing part of this room is that they managed to use greens and reds together without making you instantly think of Christmas. Not an easy feat! It’s those cool, sky blue walls that tone down the greens and compliment the reds. Imagine if the walls were white! Or even green! No thanks! We’ll stick with our blues.

This designer knows how to use color right and the room shows it. We’ve grabbed a few of the standout colors for our color board, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few more subtle hues bringing this room together. Feel free to use our board as inspiration and to show your friends or family how color plays!

:: Our Bungalow Wins + Features From Around The Web! ::

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tuvalu-hobie-cabana-4 The Hobie and Tuvalu bungalow is voted the favorite! All of the invited guests voted between the five bungalows designed by Billabong, Fox Head Inc., The Sleepy Hollow Group, gorjana & griffin and, yours truly, Hobie and Tuvalu. We absolutely loved how our bungalow came out and are very pleased that Pacific Edge Hotel’s guests get to enjoy it! We owe it all to our designers Laurie Alter and Wendy Grand Pre who did an amazing job reviving the bungalow and giving it new life!

If you haven’t had a chance to see our bungalow project, you can see more here! Also check out some features from around the web on the bungalows! Click on any of the pictures below to read more! Happy Friday!
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