Monthly Archives: September 2013

:: Wicker Pendant Lights ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

c85a51b3c4e7eceaabb940d8effccc00We love the way these wicker pendants look! They look so amazing in these kitchens and add great volume to the space. These wicker pendants capture your attention while filling up the typically unused vertical space that is begging to be inhabited in every kitchen. The pedants also have that classic coastal feel and vibe from the wicker which makes them easily blend into the rest of the coastal decor. Check out some of these images and how these designers used the wicker pendants to complete these kitchens. 10798902c36ec89bc870bc56a3a76961 d2ccf29033d29dedb2cae7ba5e4002d830cd589abaad904e7469f5b01f3192f6

:: Decorating Your Coastal Home With Pumpkins ::

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Tuesday Tips

13e9abae58529f1c859598af0d91968bFall is here and the pumpkins are out! It’s time to decorate for this lovely upcoming season and what better way then with some festive pumpkins! The pumpkin is an iconic symbol of fall that adds instant autumn color and tones to the space. They can be used in tablescapes or placed throughout the house to add punches of fall in the home. Check out these quick inspirations then go out and get yourself some pumpkins! d6f4b9f391cc08833945b8d65d796c82 e9e3a9b6b7f72abfa4d1dcdbfd4c418a

:: Fall Jewelry In Tuvalu! ::

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Feature Friday

89358aa84772c2515c92307ce1dd0b63Get ready for this upcoming fall with the latest Neck Candy jewelry! We got this new piece and we’re loving the fall feeling it has. So come on down to the store and try this beauty on! She’s waiting for you!

:: Gorgeous Grey Decor ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

7ad05f6be1ab0f154d18d80392626590Grey is a color that can wear many hats in decor. It can be used to create a beautiful, rustic cottage that mixes neutrals to produce a space that you could live in forever and it can be used as a dramatic punch of color that stands out, but doesn’t ruin the design of the space. The color grey is resourceful and an all around useful color in home decor. It can be joined with most colors and looks great. Our favorite combinations with grey are yellows and pinks. These bright colors pop extremely well with the subtle, neutral grey backing.  We love the look of a grey colored space and the color’s ability to blend into any space. Check out some of these gorgeous grey spaces and enjoy these designers work!1b096f25d52cac73d7eafc44bc72112a 4ce88e320d366c5af6274c0dc0ae6c53 73dcf0b45b1966e41c3ad3e4aab7d0e8 137c4a681a96c1be91c4834e698b1c00 784a014402cdf68ad69a22ba2b3d9430 1821e96c82e38f3c393cb415a9d4699d ba55403c65d84eb412207a7ccd3bc9c4 da28e75b4714045f9eddfe50a51b0db3 dafee82334b06ccbbe2ec4f2ab2d33c7 f0e979eee07ffcdee8dc1c84afbc167f fa1e022a043c3627829fc523eeb96898

:: 3 Uses of Pillows in a Coastal Home ::

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623114c62ee2b3f2dd08ce859c9889fbNever under estimate the power of pillows. They have the ability to completely change the look the room, effortlessly blend in and be the final touch needed for the space. In a coastal home, pillows can really bring out your design style and decor. A coastal home isn’t about dramatic furniture or hard lines that define the space. It’s all about the light, airy feel which leaves you the option of using your pillows for more than just a comfy place to rest your head. We’ve got a quick list for you guys on three simple ways to maximize the use of your pillows! And when you’re done with one set, all you have to do is pick them up and plop the new ones down! It’s that easy! Now onto the list!

c5d348d32abce94768c93ae83781c2fa 498682eeaf304ebbed6c1003f83f79e71. Use them to compliment the decor

Are you in love with the way your space came out? Perfect! Let’s add the finishing touches, the pillows. You can use pillows to carry your design throughout the space without them taking away from, or distracting from, the rest of the decor. You usually see this in an all white space or a space with a neutral palette. That doesn’t mean it can’t be used in spaces that use color in the design though!

d3d6b208faf04a9177a01d6f8b7cbaf2d03f968dffb59d2906bfbf0a328f03f22. Use them to add color and patterns.

Pillows are one the easiest and best ways to add color to any space! They do not require a paint brush or clean up. Pick out some fun pillows to add pops of color to the space and watch them bring life to the room. The same goes with any colorful or fun patterned pillows. They will liven up the space and leave you happy with your design choices!

a82966ae7db0c8df41c523d1ddf95bf3 187f5a9f115bb3630552a13419c5be573. Use them to add texture and depth

A few pillows on a sofa can be very versatile. They can break up the solid colors you may have as while as give the space a deeper, fuller look. You can achieve this by pairing pillows (such as the blue ikat patterned ones on top of the solid white ones above). It gives depth and character to an area of the space that could easily be overlooked. It also shows your attention to detail and that you loved designing your home.

:: Vegas Install Product Breakdown ::

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tuvalu-vegas-henderson-7We often see great looking design work and beautiful homes in the magazines and online, but they some times they don’t mention what furniture or accessories they used to get that amazing look. Well, we don’t to that to you guys. So we decided to shed a little light and hopefully answer any questions as to what items we used. In this post we’ll share with you what we used. If we forget to mention a piece, and you really would like to know what it is, just let us know! We’ll be more than happy to tell you guys!

Above: Sectional by Lee Industries made up with two twin mattresses. Woven president chair by palecek. Custom coffee table in driftwood finish. Hand painted seahorse on reclaimed wood.

tuvalu-vegas-henderson-4Above: Aqua slipped club chairs with cream band by Lee Industries. Com geometric tufted ottoman topped with a woven tray by Roost. Custom driftwood etagere to display our clients family photos in boat wood frames. Accent pedestal table with glass cloche with rope topper. Fishermen knit pillows from pottery barn.

tuvalu-vegas-henderson-1Above: Slipcovered dining Chairs by Lee Industries. Turquoise bead chandelier with oil rubbed forged accents. Carved sconces with burlap shades. One of a kind painted sideboard with driftwood candelabra.

tuvalu-vegas-henderson-3Above: Coral art in gold gilded frame topping a reclaimed entry sideboard. Asian gathering basket filled with sand to nest candles .

 

Please let us know if you have any questions on anything we used! We love helping you guys out and keeping you informed!

:: Before & Afters of the Vegas Install + Extras! ::

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We’ve got some before and afters for you guys of our Vegas install! We battled the heat and came out victorious! We love the way this project came out and we hope you guys too! We’ve also got some extra behind the scenes pictures for you guys! We had to have some fun while we were in Vegas! Thank you again to our great Tuvalu Team. It wouldn’t have been possible without all of you guys. Okay, enough words, time for pictures!  Enjoy!vegas-install-before-tuvalu-2vegas-install-after-tuvalu-3vegas-install-before-tuvalu-3vegas-install-after-tuvalu-2vegas-install-before-tuvalu-1vegas-install-after-tuvalu-1photo-14photo-15photo-16photo-19photo-20photo-21photo-22photo-167photo-168photo-170tuvalu_truckphoto-171photo-172photo-174

:: 3 Ways To Update Those Boring Stairs ::

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coastal-stairs-three-rope-banister-coastal-living-home-decor-tuvalu-homeIt’s time to breath new life into the stairs you walk up and down each day! There’s no reason not to love your stairs so we put together this tips post to help you guys out and give you some inspiration! We’ve got three ways you can update your stairs and enjoy walking up and down your stairs. Check it out!
coastal-stairs-painted-coastal-living-home-decor-tuvalu-home1. Get your Paintbrush Ready!

A little paint can go a long way on your stairs. There are plenty of options for painting your strairs. You can paint them one solid color, multiple colors, paint patterns, or even paint scenes on them. It all depends on the look you’re going for. And when you want to change it up again, no problem! Just pick your new paint colors and start painting.

coastal-stairs-stair-runner-coastal-living-home-decor-tuvalu-home2. Time To Start Running!

A stair runner can add more than just a new look to your stairs. It can bring style, color and purpose. You can use a stair runner to bring the upstairs and downstairs decor together and keep the flow going from space to space. It will also help fight against wear if your stairs are going to get a constant beating.

coastal-stairs-tile-mosaic-natural-stone-coastal-living-home-decor-tuvalu-home3. Keep It Natural!

Not into wood stairs or stair runners? Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you! Natural stones and tiles can bring a new look and style into your home. You can also paint your tile to give your stairs a unique look. These materials can be used inside or outside and are built to last.   coastal-stairs-rope-banister-coastal-living-home-decor-tuvalu-home* Bonus Tip – Ditch The Typical Banister  *

If you really want to change up your stairs and give them a whole new look then it’s time to try something new. Get rid of your original banister and run some thick rope instead. This nautical accessory will give your stairs the complete coastal look and leave you loving your stairs.

:: Tuvalu Goes To Vegas! ::

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tuvalu-vegas-henderson-7The Tuvalu team headed out to Vegas this last week to install our wonderful clients new home decor! And we love the way it came out! We journeyed from our beloved Laguna Beach, fought the heat (just a cool 105 degrees), and a coastal, desert retreat was born! We’re so excited for this oasis in the desert to finally come to life! The designers for this lovely project were Laurie Alter, Stephanie Molinaro and Wendy Grand Pre. The true heroes of this install team though were Craig and Collin! Thanks to these gentlemen we were able to move everything in and get everything set up!

We’ve got plenty more pictures for you guys including some before and afters as well as some behind the scenes photos! We also have product details for each room and will be posting those as well! So check back with us so you can get the full Vegas install experience! We hope you love it as much as we do! Happy Friday!

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:: How Can You Not Bamboo? ::

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2cd5b9d01c56b251e88bef1cee81c5e7Bamboo chairs are no strangers to coastal decor and can be found in almost every beach cottage. So it’s no surprise to see designers using bamboo chairs in a space and getting in touch with their coastal roots. The bamboo chair brings a beachy vibe to any space and definitely lets that person know exactly what kind of home they’re in. Plus it comes in almost any color. Painted bamboo chairs have really opened up the design options and let us go wild! We love the look of bamboo chairs and the chippendale bamboo chair has become a coastal home classic.

What are your thoughts on bamboo chairs? Do you use it in your home? Are you still a fan? Or have you guys moved onto to something new? Let us know! And don’t forget to enjoy these beautiful spaces these designers have put together using bamboo chairs!

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