Monthly Archives: September 2015

:: Coastal Halloween Pumpkin Decor ::

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What’s Trending Wednesdays

Fall decor with white pumpkinsDecorate with pumpkins this Halloween! It’s a fun and easy way to be festive for Halloween as well as fall. Nothing is more Halloween than a gourd, but not just any gourd. We’re talking the king of gourds! The pumpkin. You can have fun painting, carving or designing on them any way you want for Halloween. Not looking for a mess? You can take them as is and just place a few pumpkins around the home. Pick up a pumpkin or two to see how they can bring a little fall and a lot of Halloween into your home!
Rustic, coastal table setting with blue painted pumpkins Carved beach themed pumpkins Coastal decor and fall decorCarved pineapple jack o lantern

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:: Chairs 101: Chippendale Chairs ::

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Tuesday Tips

Bright and bold space decorated with chinese chippendale chairsThe Chippendale Chair is one of the most popular chairs in coastal decor. It embodies the coastal style in an effortless way. Its history, however, is not rooted in coastal design though. An 18th century English cabinetmaker, Thomas Chippendale, is responsible for the creation of Chippendale furniture and for the name of the it as well. Thomas Chippendale created many pieces and styles of furniture, chairs were not his only contribution to furniture design. The Chippendale style also includes tables, cabinets, desks and bed frames. There are also sub-styles of the Chippendale style furniture that include Rocco, Gothic and Chinese.

The Chinese style of the Chippendale furniture is the one typically incorporated into modern day coastal decor, especially the Chippendale chairs. These chairs are often seen in coastal homes and are popular due to their design. Today’s chairs often resemble the original styles, but are made out of faux bamboo or plastics. The chair is known for its fret work on the back and legs. The fret work on the back of the chairs look like a bamboo lattice.

These chairs also come in a large variety of styles and colors which makes designing with them easy. You have probably seen the chair while searching through coastal decor pins on Pinterest and now you can put the proper name to them. We’ve also added a few examples of what Chippendale Chairs look like and how to use them in a coastal style home.

If you want to incorporate Chippendale Chairs into your home, you can shop for them on our online store here!

Coastal dining space with a long table, wicker pendant lights and chippendale chairs Coastal dining space with a shell chadelier and chinese chippendale chairs Coastal workspace with chinese chippendale furntiure Simple coastal inspired dining space with chippendale chairs

:: Coastal Vibes Monday Pins 2 ::

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Backyard built in space with a day bed and coastal vibesMonday means the start of another week so let’s start it right! Let Tuvalu Home help get you into a coastal mindset with some pins for your Pinterest boards. Forget about Monday and the week ahead. Instead focus on these amazing coastal photos and the design ideas that went into them. Get that pin button ready and start pinning to those boards!

If you want more coastal decor pictures to pin, you can follow Tuvalu Home on Pinterest here!
Coastal cottage bedroom with a bol painted ceiling Coastal dining space with wicker style chairs and a bold, stripe rug Coastal living room with nautical  and tropical design influences Coastal space with navy and white patterns

:: Painted Pumpkin Fun! ::

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Fall inspired, painted pumpkin. Bright yellow, orange and red leaves paintd on a pumpkinHalloween is right around the corner and that means an entire month of Halloween decor! Pumpkins are a must have for Halloween decorations and we’re no longer limited to carving them. Many people have turned to painting pumpkins. Painting pumpkins allows you to explore many more options with colors, patterns and designs. We’re talking stripes, polka dots, lettering and anything else you can imagine! We’ve gathered a few examples of painted pumpkins that we think are fun, creative and inspiring. So take notes, grab a pumpkin and get creative!
Fun chevron stripe and polka dot painted pumpkins Painted pumpkins withs dots and words on them Simple black painted pumpkin with the word boo on it

:: Baking Season Is Here! ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal kitchen with creative center island storage spaceToday is the official first day of fall! That means baking seasons is here! It’s starts to cool down outside (hopefully) and heat up in the kitchen. All of the fun holidays (fun holidays = holidays that involve food) are coming up and that means more cooking as well as baking. Naturally we gathered pictures of some beautiful, coastal kitchens because where else does the magic happen? Hopefully this gives you a little inspiration for this upcoming baking season. If not, it definitely gives you a reason to pick up a cute, new apron or two! If you’ve just entered the market for an apron you can pick one up on our online store here! Let the baking begin!
Simple coastal kitchen with nautical inspired pendant lights Open coastal kitchen with lots of natural light and a beautiful ocean view Coastal kitchen with lots of differnt materials, colors and patterns Coastal kitchen with carrara marble and beachy accessories

:: Coastal Vibes Monday Pins ::

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Coastal bedroom done in a grey color paletteLet’s start the week with the right vibes. That’s right, we’re talking coastal vibes. We’ve gathered a few photos that will ease you into this week’s madness and help you enjoy the rest of your Monday. Each picture we’ve grabbed should transport you into a coastal haven that is worthy of pinning and sharing on your Pinterest boards. So get those pin buttons ready ladies and gentlemen, because we’ve got a few pinable photos that we want to share with you. Scroll down, enjoy and get ready for the rest of this week.

If you want more pins from Tuvalu Home you can check out our Pinterest here!
Coastal bedroom with an airy, open feel Coastal details in the hallway Mellow coastal vibes with an amazing view Simple coastal stariway with minimal details

:: Spotted! Luca Dining Table ::

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Feature Friday

spotted! luca dining tableLook what we spotted! Flipping through Coastal Living we found the Luca Dining Table! This extra long, trestle dining table is perfect of those large family gatherings and dinner parties! With a simple rustic look, this table will provide you with more than enough space for dining or any other activity you could ever need table space for. If you’re interested in the Luca Dining Table, you can pick it up at our store or online here!

:: Autumn Coastal Oranges ::

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What’s Trending Wednesdays

Coastal dining space decorated in fall decor and fall colorsAs autumn starts to show it’s famous colors do as well. One fall color we rather enjoy is orange and it’s different tints and shades that are synonymous with autumn. It’s a fun color to decorate with because you can go bright, bold, dark and everything in between. With multiple natural hues of orange, it gives us the easy option of a monochromatic palette. Not only does it offer that color option, but it allows you to effortless design with other autumn colors as well. Look into orange hues this autumn and enjoy decorating with Mother Nature’s color palette.
Coastal dining space with a touch of fall colors Fall colors in a coastal home

:: Why Not Wicker? ::

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Tuesday Tips

Wicker coffee table in an eclectic coastal spaceWicker furniture is no longer banished to the patio and the backyard. This light-weight, woven furniture has made it’s way inside and into living rooms as well as bedrooms. Choosing to use wicker based furniture inside brings many new fun and exciting design elements to a space. It adds color and texture with it’s natural woven material design (or at least the look of it if it’s made with a synthetic material). You’re also only limited to the amount of wicker you can fit into a space. The versatile material has been used to create everything you could ever want or need for a living space. We’ve gathered a few pictures of designers using wicker furniture that we love. We grabbed a few indoor examples, but dropped a few outdoor set ups to show the potential you could bring inside. Check it out, be inspired and create beautiful spaces!
Coastal patio with a beautiful living set up framed with wicker chairs Coastal space with white wicker chairs and love seats Wicker side chairs in a coastal living roomCoastal cottage living room with a wicker sofa

:: San Clemente Store Grand Opening Party! ::

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IMG_6003We had our official San Clemente store grand opening this last Saturday and it was so much fun! Thank you to all who came out and stopped by to say hello! We’re so thankful for all of our new Tuvalu friends and family! If you weren’t able to make it out we snapped a few photos from around the store before the party got started! Check it out below and thank you again!
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