Monthly Archives: June 2013

:: 1000 Followers On Pinterest! ::

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join-us-on-pinterest-tuvaluhome- We hit our 1000th follower today on Pinterest! Thank you guys so much! We promise to continue pinning the best pins for you guys! Follow us on Pinterest if you aren’t already and join the party! Jump over to Pinterest here to follow us!

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:: Coastal Outdoor Dining ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

img67o We love being outside during summer time and in Southern California we try to find any excuse to get out. So of course we’re going to want to get the family outside and enjoy dinner. Why wouldn’t we? Today’s post is all about outdoor dining and we grabbed some photos to show you what others are doing. But don’t just sit here and wish you could do this! Make it happen and bring your families dinner outdoors tonight!
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:: Spotted! Giant Clam Shell ::

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Feature Friday

giant-clam-shell-coastal-living-home-decor-tuvaluLook what we found in Coastal Living! What home doesn’t need a Giant Clam Shell? It’s the perfect coastal accessory! It’s even big enough to decorate inside it, like these fun starfish seen above. It’s versatility can be utilized in any space inside or out. Happy Friday!

:: 3 Summer Backyard Furniture Must Haves ::

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Tuesday Tips

6e4ca118a076bfdc147079577381f48dIf you plan on enjoying your backyard this summer you’re going to want these 3 must have pieces of furniture. This furniture will allow you to enjoy yourself and let your friends enjoy themselves too! What are you waiting for? Scroll down and find out what our 3 summer backyard furniture must haves are!
66e9f8c21f3b53b07e5687d93036a1e7 1. Somewhere To Sit
Our first must haves are outdoor chairs and sofas! These give you and any potential summer party guests somewhere cozy and comfy to sit. This way everyone has a place to plant their bum and enjoy that tasty BBQ!

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Next we’re working on our summer tan. Who doesn’t want to be a golden goddess or god this summer? Right?? That means you’ve gotta grab yourself a nice chaise lounge chair so you can soak up those rays! Don’t forget that sun screen!

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There is no better way to end a fun, summer night than gathering around a fire. Bonfires, fire pits and outdoor fires places give us the perfect setting to end those memorable, summer nights. Plus that always gives us the option for S’mores. One option we’ll always choose!

Not sure where to start your summer furniture search? Well then let us help you! Head over to our online store at TuvaluHome.com.

images via coastal living, coastal style, pottery barn and chichcoastalliving

:: Spotted! Encaustic Cement Tiles ::

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kerry-washingotn-emmy-rossum-hayden-panettiere-encaustic-cement-tiles-coastal-decor-tuvalu-homeAt last week’s Variety Emmy Studio event, stars walked something a little better than the red carpet. Celebrities like Kerry Washington, Hayden Panettiere and Emmy Rossum were snapped posing on Encaustic Cement Tiles that can be found right here at Tuvalu!

What makes this tile so special? Well, here are some quick facts! This ancient technique began in Europe, the tiles are handcrafted and best of all are 100% recyclable. That means you can choose custom colors, sizes, and shapes enabling you to express your own style in your home!

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to give your home a much deserved update! If you’re interested in Encaustic Cement Tile for your home call us at 949.497.3202 and talk to our design center today! Happy Friday!

:: Top 10 Coastal Design Trendsetters in 2013 ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

trendsetters-thomas-paul-0613-l Thomas Paul via Coastal Living
trendsetters-meg-braff-0613-l Meg Braff via Coastal Living
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Coastal Living releases their first-ever list of top designers who are out there creating stunning spaces and setting trends while doing it. Some of these designer’s work you seen (whether you know it or not), like Thomas Paul’s famous octopus that’s on pillows, bedding and art or like Meg Braff’s work which is plastered on Pinterest. A quick google search or a little poking around on Pinterest and you’ll realize these designers have been influencing coastal style for awhile. Check out Coastsal Lving’s list here! We’ve also got a quick preview of some work from the names featured above below!
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images via decor pad and coastal living

:: Spotted! Antique Shell Bottles ::

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In this month’s Coastal Living we spotted this wonderful, antique bottles perfect for any coastal home or beach cottage! These beauties give any home that beachy charm and can be used anywhere in the house. You can place them on a side table, coffee table, book shelf, bathroom, bedroom or in any other nook and cranny you can think of! These small guys also make the perfect gift! Decorate your home with these fun and coastal accessories! Happy Friday!