Monthly Archives: October 2014

:: Messy, Muddy Love ::

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Bright and colorful mudroom with fun, coastal accessoriesGet the mudroom ready because the weather is coming! It’s going to get wet, muddy and dirty! And you should be prepared! We’re loving all these coastal mudrooms and think they’re great sources of inspirations. These designers show us a few great ways to maximize the mudroom with colors and accessories. The mudroom is a space where function trumps style, but who’s to say you can’t do both? Make sure you invest in weather worthy materials that can last the upcoming seasons. So take notes and check out these great mudrooms we have for you guys!

Coastal mudroom decorated with stunning turqoise Coastal mudroom waiting to taking on the weather Cute mudroom with great coastal vibes and decor Simple, coastal mudroom in a blue and white color palette

:: Coastal Textures On Tuvalu Home ::

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coastal textures collage
You will usually find a coastal home playing host to a wide, varying range of textures. Many of these textures come from the natural style furniture and accessories that are used in the design style. They directly reflect the ocean and coastal life, so naturally, they are incorporated into the home. We’ve combed through our online web store to put together a fun little coastal texture guide. It’s an easy way to get your toes wet before jumping right into online shopping! If you like what you see feel free to browse more Tuvalu Home here. And if you see something specific you like in our coastal texture guide all of the products are listed below with direct links! Feel free to click away!

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beachcomber driftwood heart
ro sham beaux small malibu up chandelier
rattan chair natural
eat sleep beach hook pillow
sea green lamp with shade
dash & albert braided natural pouf
jute rope photo frame
glass & jute float
natural wicker whitewash whale
beijing coffee table

:: Coastal Cottage Weekend Pins ::

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Coastal details bringing the space a full lookCoastal cottage homes are the best! They’re cozy and inviting which makes you never want to leave. So this week’s weekend pins post is dedicated to the cottage details. Each picture has cottage worthy details from accessories to furniture. We love to dream about our perfect spaces just like you probably do and since we can’t have it all, we’ll have to settle for pinning it to our boards. Get that pin button ready and start pinning on those boards! Enjoy the weekend and happy Friday!

Want more pins from Tuvalu Home? Then follow us on Pinterest and take a look at our boards here!
Blue and white striped stool chairs in a coastsal kitchen Coastal living room details. Love the use of a few simple shells Fun colors, patterns and textures in the living room White cottage style kitchen with great textures

:: Coastal Workspace Love ::

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Coastal workspace with great colors and textures throughou the spaceHaving a designated workspace in the home is essential for every home. Whether you work from home or just need a place to write the latest blog post, your home should have a spot for that. In this post we’re looking at some of our favorite workspaces we’ve found on the web. They inspire us to make our spaces better and, in a weird way, to get work done. Weird, right!? Take a look at these coastal workspaces and pull inspiration from them to start or finish yours!
Light, airy and open coastal workspace Modern Coastal workspace decorated in white and blue Perfect space for designing! Clean, open and ready to let the imagination run wild with design Sceneic workspace that over looks the ocean. Talk about a beautiful distraction!

:: 3 Different Ways To Decorate Your Pumpkin! ::

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Decorate your fireplace with fire carved pumpkins!Pumpkins are one of the greatest parts of Halloween! They’re so much fun to decorate, carve and let’s not get started on all the yummy pumpkins seed you can eat! We are big fans of the traditional pumpkin carving, it’s kind of a Halloween must, but sometimes you want to try a new approach and there’s nothing wrong with that. Mixing it up a little bit makes life fun! In this post we’re looking at 3 different ways to decorate your pumpkin this Halloween and we’re pretty excited to see what everyone comes up with season! So scroll down and get the creative juices flowing!
Carving pumpkins without fully carving pumpkins this Halloween season1. Carve without carving.

Carve without carving? Yes, you read that right. We’re talking about carving into the surface and taking a little bit of it off the top. Pick out a fun design and go at it!
Halloween pumpkins covered and decorated with stickers2. Slap some stickers!

Not looking to make a mess this Halloween season? What about using stickers? Put your favorite Halloween expressions or poems on your pumpkins! Maybe even channel your inner Edgar Allen Poe this season. The darker the better!
Painted pumpkins covered with lace for a unique look for this Halloween3. Lace up

Looking to get fancy this Halloween? Then cover those pumpkins in lace! Cover them in fun, lacy patterns to give them a fantastic and festive look! Want to ramp it up? Try painting the pumpkins first, like pictured above!

:: 10 DIY Projects That Are Past Their Prime (And How To Update Them) ::

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diy trends collageHouse Beautiful put together an amazing list of 10 DIY projects you should probably pass on. Most of these are regulars on Pinterest and you’ve more than likely done one or two of them. Pinterest has a lot of great ideas and DIY tutorials, but sometimes you just need to not do it. As fun as trends are, they start to get overdone. And a big part of trends is knowing what not to do or what isn’t trendy any more. Luckily for us, this list not only touches on the bad, but offers ways to update and improve!

Check out the list over on House Beautiful’s website here and keep up with the latest decor trends.

:: Pumpkin Weekend Pins ::

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Beautifully painted pumpkins featuring fall foliageFall is in full swing during the month of October. We really start to see the leaves change and we get to have fun celebrating a very festive holiday – Halloween. It’s almost here! Just a  couple more weeks. To get in the spirit of Halloween, we’ve gathered a few fun and festive pumpkins for you guys to pin up on your boards! So get those pin buttons ready ladies and gentlemen because we’re getting your boards Halloween ready! Hopefully these pumpkins inspire you to go out and get yours started if you haven’t already! Happy Friday!
Coastal pumpkins painted as beach balls for this upcoming Halloween Cute painted pumpkins with fun and colorful patterns Decorated staricase lined with cute, painted pumpkins spelling out Halloween Halloween pumpkins painted as a fun craft for the family and kids

:: Nautical Flag Decor ::

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Nautical flags strewn about a kids coastal bedroomThe nautical flag is no stranger to our blog or to coastal decor. So it should be no surprise that you see them on the blog today. These guys have been showing up left and right in coastal homes lately. Flip through this month’s Coastal Living and you’ll spot your fair share of nautical/signal flags. Nautical flags are great in any coastal home because they bring in bright colors and make covering the walls a breeze. Have you ever seen a boring space with nautical flags? No way! They’re too much fun to be boring!

Check out how these designers have decorated with nautical flags in each space. They infuse the bright and bold flags into the decor with ease. Take notes ladies and gentlemen because this how you design a space with nautical flags.
Coastal bedroom decorated with nautical flags Nautical flag art hanging in a coastal bedroom Nautical flags framed in the living room Coastal Living 2014 showhouse with nautical flags hanging in the kitchenNautical flags hang above the dining area in a coastal home

:: Maximize Your Window Nook ::

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Window nook painted a fun turquoise and decorated with pillows to complimentWindow nooks are a great addition to any home. They allow extra light into the home, give you a nice little place to sit and can offer up some extra storage. Does your home have a window nook? If it does, are you taking advantage of it? Don’t overlook this little architectural detail! Window nooks give you plenty of space to decorate and design. You can bring life to them with just a few pillows or you can keep going with the decor and maybe even install some storage space. They also allow you carry your decor throughout the home. They can be used as a transitional area to keep your home’s style flowing from space to space. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a nice, big window that brightens up a space and lets it breathe? We’re trying to liven up the home and natural light allows us to do just that.

Take a look at what these designers have done with window nooks. See how they style them and what accessories they use to really decorate the nook to it’s fullest! Get inspired and then start on your nook! Or start dreaming about the nook you wish you had ;).
Beautiful window nook allowing natural light to pour into the space Cute cottage window nook decoratde with fun patterns and matching colors Great storage use out of a window nook Simple window nook with padding for sitting and cozy pillows

:: Outdoor Vibes Weekend Pins ::

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Great outdoor space with an amazing view of the oceanWe love Laguna Beach. There really isn’t much to dislike about this city. Maybe the summer traffic, but we don’t know anyone who gets exited about traffic. We feel so lucky and fortunate to live here, we wish everyone could live in an amazing place like Laguna. One thing that we’re blessed with is the weather. And lately, the weather has been amazing. It doesn’t take much convincing from the clear blue skies and shining sun to get us to go outside. That’s why this weekend we plan on spending our time outdoors in our backyards or lounging around the patio. So it should come to no shock that this week’s weekend pins has to be all about outdoor spaces.

We’ve gathered some inviting, well decorated spaces for you guys to enjoy. These pictures should get you in the mood for the weekend and the break you get from the crazy work week. Imagine yourself relaxing and forgetting about your worries in one of these spaces. Sounds nice, huh? Enjoy the weekend and have fun! Happy Friday!

Want more pins for this Pinterest Boards? Then head on over and follow us for more coastal pins and decor here!
Boho chic patio area with beauitful, oversized pendant lights Great indoor dining space with an outdoor feel decorated with natural materials and fun patterns on the end chairs In love with this chic outdoor sitting area. Perfect for gatehring friends and family for an afternoon of fun Looking out onto the water through clean, moden influenced coastal decor