Monthly Archives: August 2014

:: Coastal Party Weekend Pins ::

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Feature Friday

Coastal dining on the waterHot and fresh out of the kitchen, it’s the weekend! We’re about to have some fun! This week’s Weekend Pins post features outdoor spaces gearing up for a coastal gathering. Take advantage of this Labor Day weekend and get outside! Call everyone up and get the grill started! And make sure they know to bring lots of wine and smiles! Get those boards ready, pin these pins and then head out to enjoy your weekend. Happy Labor Day!

Get more coastal pins from Tuvalu Home by following us on Pinterest! Check out our boards here!
Coastal bar with drinks for the party! Coastal outdoor dining on the water Outdoor dining on the patio decorated in stripes Outdoor dining with a beautiful view

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:: Sunset Magazine ::

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sunset-magazine-laguna-beach-tuvalu-home-1We were recently talked about in Sunset magazine! They featured our lovely little town, Laguna Beach. They talk about the best of the best in our beach town and guess who was featured for best shopping? That’s right, we were! And we’re not going to fight them on it. So head down to the store and pick up a copy of this month’s Sunset and read up on their picks for Laguna. Then come on into the store and say hi!
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:: Backyard Must Have – Outdoor Rug ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal outdoor space with a cozy seating set up and a eclectic outdoor rugIt’s been nice and toasty here in Southern California and we’ve been outside as much as we can be! Actually, it’s more like as long as we can. The heat really gets you if you’re out too long in the middle of the day, but when the suns starts to set and it starts to cool it’s perfect. Perfect for a little down time after a work day or a nice outdoor dinner with the family. One thing we love in our backyards when we’re out battling the heat is an outdoor rug. It’s an absolutely backyard must have! It keeps those toes from burning and works as a great design piece. Outdoor rugs come in all shapes, sizes and colors. The rug can be bright, bold, neutral and even natural. They’re ready to take on the weather and any other mess you throw their way. Most importably, they make your coastal backyard look great!

Are you in the market for an outdoor rug? Then check out some of our rug options on our online store here!
Coastal patio with a fun bamboo swing and an outdoor jute rug Our furry friends enjoy the outdoor space Outdoor coastal backyard sitting area with a great outddor rugCoastal outdoor space with a bright and bold pattern sofa

:: Pins From Happy Mundane ::

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tuvalu-home-happy-mundane-pinterestHappy Mundane blogger Jonathan Lo pinned some of our products up on his home goods board! Head on over and check out the rest of his boards here!

Get lost in his wonderful pins and don’t forget to check out boards out too! Go to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest here!

:: Something Coastal Weekend Pins ::

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Amazing coastal details that compliment each other with colors and texturesThe weekend is here! It’s Friday and we hope you’re acting like it! For this week’s Weekend Pins post we’ve got a great little collection of coastal pins for your boards. We found a fun mix of pin worthy pictures that feature great coastal, nautical and tropical decor. So get those pin buttons ready and start hitting those boards ladies and gentlemen! Enjoy the weekend and happy Friday!

If you want more coastal pins be sure to check us out on Pinterest. Follow us @tuvaluhome or go to our boards here.

Gorgeous bathroom with an amazing mix of textures Minimal coastal deisgn with touches of vintage and nautical decor Nautical bedroom designed with bueaitful hues of blue Tropical backyard space with an inviting hammock

:: Rue Magazine Featured Tuvalu! ::

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Feature Friday

rue-magazine-tuvalu-home-featureWe were featured on Rue Magazine! They’ve included some of our design project photos and got some great words from Tuvalu Home’s owner Laurie Alter! We’re so excited to share the feature with you guys! Head on over and check it out here! Don’t forget to bounce around their site while you’re there!

:: Enjoy The Weekend Pins ::

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Modern coastal mix done up in whiteThe weekend is in full swing and here’s a few more cherries to top off that weekend sundae. Get those boards ready ladies and gentlemen because we’ve gathered some great coastal inspired pins for this week’s Weekend Pins post. Each pinable picture shows a different coastal scene that we love and wanted to share with you guys. Pad the boards and tuck these away for great coastal inspiration when you’re doing your next project!
Coastal bedroom Open, airy coastal space that effortlessly invites guests in Rustic, coastal space with a neutral tones Tropical inspired patio space with plenty of natural decor

:: Coastal Picnics ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal picnic on the beachSummer’s the perfect season for a picnic. The beach is the perfect place to hang out during the summer. So when we combine these two greats, we have an amazing time ahead of us. Beach picnics are a great way to wind down the summer. They’re relaxing and mellow. Grab a big blanket, make some tasty food, gather up friends and family and head to the beach. Time it right and catch the sunset. Who’s going to say no to that? We definitely aren’t! Plan a picnic this week or even get started on plans for one this weekend. See you on the beach!
Coastal picnic on the beach! So cute! French picnic on the beach Nautical picnic on the beach Picnic on the baech with great coastal decor

:: 3 Tips To Dorm Room Decorating ::

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boho chich dorm roomWith school starting right around the corner, we want our students to make the most out of their year. They’re going to spending at least a year in the dorms, so why not make it the best space it can be? This post is for you future and current dorm room dwellers. We’ve got 3 tips to dorm room decorating to help students get the best out of their dorm rooms and to make sure they’re on their way to educational success in a well designed space.

1. Bring Only The Essentials

As we all know, dorm rooms aren’t lavish, spacious suites. They are limited spaces that give you enough room to sleep and, if you’re lucky, space to study. Keep this in mind when preparing to go to a dorm room. Some of them come furnished which typically means a twin bed frame, twin bed mattress and a poor excuse for a desk. And some of them don’t come furnished at all. Find out what your dorm comes with and go from there. Sorry kids, the Cal king is going to have to stay at home. That means bedding, clothing, wall decor and possibly some extra storage pieces. Plus, you’re going to acquire more and more stuff throughout the year. We promise, it’s inevitable.

2. Think Vertical. 

In a small space it pays to think vertically. Take advantage of the open space above your head by lofting your bed and sliding your desk or maybe a dresser underneath. This compacts the large furniture items and give you more space for designing and activities.

3. Get Creative With Storage.

One tricky thing you’re going to have to solve is storage. You will need it, but the problem you face is the lack of space. This is where shoe holders that hang on closet doors and night stand side tables doubling as extra storage come in handy. Don’t forget about shelving options. They offer a place to decorate and much needed storage space. Every space is different and you’ll adapt your storage needs accordingly.

cute chic dorm room dorm room details in aqua dorm room with fun textures and colors Dorm room with great patterns and colors