Monthly Archives: July 2014

:: The Handy Mason Jar ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal home and dining with large mason jars lined up on the table. Mason jars are the Swiss Army Knives of home decor. They can be used for everything: such as decor as is, to store shells or other coastal accessories, replacement flower vases, in the kitchen as drink glasses or for food storage and that’s just to name a few of their uses. The list truly is as long as your imagination is, or at least until Pinterest runs out of suggestions. The jars are cute and handy, plus they are an ode to simpler times. They give us slight nostalgic feels from a time that once was. Mason jars are also easy to get your hands on as well, most grocery stores still carry them. Finding certain glass colors or sizes can be lead you on more of a hunt, but once you find your dream mason jars it’s worth it. Alright, enough words, let’s look at some mason jars and see how designers are using them in their spaces. Today we’ve gathered mason jar photos that show off their versatility. Take a gander and use them as inspiration for you mason jar journeys.  Coastal home with sailboat decor and mason jar storage. Mason jar flower vases. Mason jar food storage in the kitchen. Scandi inspired decor with cute mason jars with flowers.

:: Make It Shine! ::

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Tuesday Tips

coastal bedroom with a gorgeous gold mirror making a statement over the bedDon’t let the sun stop shining this summer! The sun may set, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep it bright with some gold decor!

Gold is a fun color to work into your decor. It can be used in a couple different ways. You can make a statement with it and go bold with your gold. Use the color’s bright hue to really give the room some pop and a little touch of glam. Make it fabulous!

If you’re not looking for bold, you can use your gold pieces as little accents. Use the color to compliment the other hues in the space and just drop little hints of gold throughout the space.

Check out how these designers use gold in these spaces and then start your treasure hunt to add gold to your home! A coastal backyard living area with a touch of gold decor coastal kitchen with gold painted hanging lights gold bamboo chair with leopard print fabric

:: A Peek Into Our Texas Design Project! ::

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Feature Friday

texas-design-project-boxTuvalu heads to the Lone Star State! Here’s a quick preview of what we’re doing for our clients out in Texas. Check out some of the pattern, color and furniture choices we’re helping them make. We love the way it’s coming together and we’re so excited to be working on this project with our client. We can’t wait to show you guys more! Stay tuned and in no time this fun project will be ready to swoon over. Until then, enjoy the weekend and happy Friday!
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:: We Love Our Cute Customers! ::

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tuvalu-home-cute-guestsWe got a visit from an absolute cutie the other day! We love when we get visitors! Peggy her showed our new friend Leah around the store and introduced her to our little birdies. Leah shared a few laughs with Peggy and they even played some games. She’s such a cutie! Thank you Leah for coming in a brightening up our day!
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:: Guest Season ::

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coastal guest room bedroom ready to take on the summer seasonIt’s that time of the year when everyone is eager to travel. And if you live by the beach, it seems like everyone’s vacation destination is your guest room. Bring ’em on! We love hosting and sharing Laguna with everyone and we hope you feel the same about your town! So why not make sure the guest room is ready for them? Today we’re looking at a few guest rooms that we love and are more than ready to host guests. Take a look at what these designers have done and make these guest rooms perfect for anyone visitors!
coastal guest room bedroom with an eclectic, rustic feel coastal guest room decorated in classic coastal decorcoastal bedroom ready for comfort coastal guest bedroom with fun aqua crab lamps and cute linens

:: A Coastal Collection of Weekend Pins ::

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Coastal bedroom decorated in beautiful blues and whites.This week we found a nice collection of coastal decor images and had to share these with you guys. Each space is so stunning and so fresh that we fell in love. Our hats are off to these designers and can’t help but swoon over these spaces. We love the look of both the bedrooms and that kitchen looks so inviting! Not to mention that sitting area decorated in grey looks like it needs an entire day dedicated to just sitting in it. And how nice would it be to come home and be welcomed by the vignette in the last photo? It was be amazing. So get your boards ready and start pinning these great coastal spaces! Happy Friday!

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Coastal bedroom with natural details and beautiful blues. Coastal kitchen with gorgeous textures giving it depth and character. Coastal nook decorated in grey with a beautiful view of the ocean. Coastal vignette decorated with sailboats.

:: Cheers To The Weekend Pins! ::

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Coastal bar vignetteThe weekend is here and it’s time to have fun! We think you should cut loose this weekend and celebrate with a drink. Whether it be a nice mixed cocktail, a cool glass of wine or even an iced lemonade, take advantage of the weekend weather to enjoy a drink. This thought has inspired us to grab a few photos of some beautiful bar set ups and share them with you guys for this week’s Weekend Pins post. Check out what these designers have done with their bar space and enjoy the weekend! Happy Friday!

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Coastal bar decorated with corals, sea fans and vintage sea glass bottles Coastal bar details. Grab a drink! Coastal drinks with a view! Outdoor coastal bar area

:: 3 Things To Look For In Outdoor Furniture ::

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Coastal backyard with a great patio and view!With the amazing weather that we’ve had lately, it’s no surprise that we want to be outside. A good way to get out and enjoy the weather is heading to the patio or backyard. We love lounging and taking in a sunset in comfort of our own space. And we think that you should too! That’s why today’s post is all about helping you get your outdoor furniture set up and ready for you to enjoy! We think that there are 3 things everyone should look for in outdoor furniture, keep reading to find out!

Size

The first thing you should take into account is size. Not only should you think about the size of your potential furniture, but you should also keep in mind the size of the space you have to decorate in. There’s a ton of great furniture pieces out there, but if they don’t fit there’s no point. Make sure you know your measurements so you can get furniture that fits and give yourself plenty of room to enjoy it!

Function

A question you really need to ask yourself is, “What am I going to use my furniture for?” Is it going to be used for solo sunset gazing or are you going to want to have a nice family dinner outside? The furniture you invest in can serve more than one function. A comfy chair can not only be a nice place to plant your tush when you’re sun bathing, but it can also provide great comfort when you’re serving Grandma’s famous apple pie!

Materials

This one is crucial! Since outdoor furniture is, well, outside, you’re definitely going to want furniture that’s going to last. Look for materials that can stand the elements of weather such metals or durable woods, like teak, to name a couple. Choosing the right materials will make all the difference in the life span of your furniture. Investing in good outdoor cushions will also provide comfort and style!
Coastal furniture Coastal outdoor furniture with a gorgeous view Coastal outdoor furniture with a modern twist!

 

:: We’ve Started A New Project! ::

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We’re excited to share the latest news with you guys!

We’ve started a massive, new project and we can’t wait to finish it so we can show you guys!

When we say massive we aren’t joking because this project is a hotel install. The Tuvalu design studio is taking on 87 acres, 97 guest suites, a restaurant, and a pro shop for a 9 hole golf course. All of it is 100% custom designed by Tuvalu.

That means custom designed fabrics, carpet, throws, lightening and everything in between! Oh yeah, we’re doing a bridal suite too.

More info and pictures coming soon! We’ll definitely be keeping you guys posted!

:: Patriotic Weekend Pins! ::

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Coastal entry adorned with an American flagIt’s the 4th of July and it’s time to celebrate the greatest country to ever exist! Today’s America’s birthday and we plan on celebrating like everyone should! That means we’re getting the family and friends together to BBQ! It’s beautiful out and you should be celebrating outdoors today! Plus, we want to get a good spot on the beach for those fireworks! Today’s a day to enjoy the sun and good company, but more importantly enjoy the freedoms we have in this wonderful country!
We’ve got some great 4th of July inspired pins for this week’s Weekend Pins post. So hit the boards and then go out to enjoy your 4th! Happy Friday!

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Coastal bathroom featuring an American flag as a curtain Coastal vignette featuring an American flag Nautical coastal bedroom Nautical coastal bedroom with great lighting!Beautiful coastal exterior featuring an Ameican Flag