Monthly Archives: October 2015

:: Spotted! Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw ::

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Feature Friday

spotted! pendleton chimayo fringed throwWe have another feature in this month’s HGTV Magazine! The Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw is feature in a dining room in the November issue. The designer choose to use the Pendleton throw as a tablecloth on the dining table and challenge the typical idea that you have to use a standard tablecloth. Check out what we’re talking about above! If you are interested in picking up the Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw you can find it here!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Allison ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luvs-allison-blue-glazed-table-lampThis week our Tuva-Luv comes from Allison! We’re spotlighting the la marina blue glazed table lamp from Allison’s favorites! This lamp is great for the living room or bedroom and brings coastal style to the space. It’s a perfect fit for that side table next to the sofa or your night stand in the bedroom. A little decor and light goes a long way! Take a look at the la marina blue glazed table lamp here! And don’t forget to head on over to Allison’s Tuva-Luvs to see more of her store favorites!

If you would like to see more Tuva-Luvs you can check out the Tuva-Luv page here! See what else the Tuvalu Home team likes now!

:: Bronze Side Tables ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

A bronze side table with coastal detailsBronze side tables are great pieces to add to a coastal living room. They bring a good mix of of style and texture to the space. With a vintage, antique look the side tables bring another layer of design to the decor. It’s soft, metal hue is easy to work into most color palettes too. Check out what these designers have done in coastal living rooms with bronze side tables. Get inspired and see what a bronze side table could do in your home!Coastal living rom with blue and white decor, host chair and bronze side table Coastal living room with a blue and white stripe sofa and bronze side table Coastal living room with bronze side table Coastal living room with eclectic decor and a bronze side table

:: Coastal Bathroom – Open Storage ::

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Tuesday Tips

A coastal bathroom with a clean look and open storageA great way to simplify and free up space in the bathroom is to open up the storage space. This way you can prevent yourself from stuffing the drawers and creating clutter in the bathroom. With storage out in the open, it’s easy to see what should stay and what should go. Open storage underneath the sink provides a look and feel of openness in the small space. We gathered a few images to give you an idea of how a bathroom with open storage can look. Scroll down to get inspired to simplify your bathroom and create a clean, minimal look!
Coastal bathroom with clean, open storage under the sinks Coastal bathroom with open shelves for storing bathroom goods Coastal bathroom with open storage on the wall Coastal bathroom with open storage underneath the his and hers sinks

:: Beach Cottage Monday Pins ::

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Monday Pins

Beach cottage decor detailsThis Monday Pins post we’re all about beach cottage decor! This ocean-inspired style is a great way to feel like your at the beach while still in the comfort of your home. This style creates a great platform that can mix classic, traditional pieces with more modern ones to give it a fun decor blend. Get in the cottage spirit and ready those pin buttons because here’s five beach cottage photos that are perfect for your Pinterest boards! Start pinning away and enjoy the week ahead!

Beach cottage decor vignette approved by the pups Beach cottage living room wirh cute natrual design elements Beach cottage sitting area with cute bamboo style furniture Beach cottage style kitchen with simple design style

:: Spotted! Aqua Stoneware Canister ::

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Feature Friday

spotted! aqua stoneware conister hgvtv tuvalu homeLook what we spotted in HGTV Magazine! The Aqua Stoneware Canister! In their November issue they look into kitchen style and feature the Aqua Stoneware Canister as a recommendation for the small canisters! This canister is a cute addition to any kitchen that offers a pop of color and some functional storage space perfect for snacks! Shop the Aqua Stoneware Canister on our online store here!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Adrianne ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvsadrianne tuva-luv spotlightDo you know about our Tuva-luvs? If you don’t, let us introduce you to one of our favorite sections of our website. On our Tuvalu Home website we have a section called Tuva-luvs, it’s dedicated to our team and our team’s favorite items we carry on the website as well as some of our favorite spots around Laguna Beach. It’s a great way to get to know the Tuvalu Home family! If you have shopped on our online store you may have noticed the Tuva-luv ribbon draped over certain items. Those are Tuva-luvs! That item has been picked by one of our team members as a favorite of theirs!

On Thursdays we are going to start spotlighting the team’s Tuva-luvs. This week we’re starting with Adrianne and one of her Tuva-luvs! One of her Tuva-luvs is the ‘this is the beginning’ art print! This is a fun print that motivates you to get the most out of your day! Check out the print here! This piece is great addition to a gallery wall or perfect as a stand alone piece. If you’ve got wall space to fill we think this would be great!

If you’re interested in more Tuva-luvs you can head over to the page and see what the team luvs here!

:: Vibrant Patterns ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal patio with fun, vibrant colors and patternsVibrant patterns are a great way to spice things up and bring some flare to any space! You can mix and match to get an unlimited amount of fun and stylish combinations. Use can also play patterns off of one another. Pair a floral and a geometric shape pattern to offset one another and mix things up! Check out what designers have done with patterns and get creative!
Fun, indigo colored patterns and designKids coastal bedroom with fun and vibrant patternsVibrant coastal bedroom with lots of colors and patterns

:: Using Furniture To Anchor A Coastal Living Room ::

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Tuesday Tips

A coastal living room with fun, electic decorThe living room is an essential room in every home. It gets used daily and is often one of the most seen rooms in the house. That means design in the living room is crucial. One way to ensure design success in the living room is to properly anchor the room. Anchoring is just a fancy term that refers to pulling the room together and there are many ways to anchor a room. The most known would be to use a rug, or rugs, but one of the beautiful things about design is how there are more than one way to do things.

Today we’re exploring the option of using furniture to anchor the living room. It’s a way that offers another design element and mixes up the typical design style. The best way to anchor a room using furniture is to use a neutral colored sofa and matching chairs. There are two reason why they should be neutral colored and these pieces specifically.

First, these pieces in neutral colors are important because they are going to be large pieces that every living room needs. They will take up space and will stand out if they are a bright, loud color.

Second, the neutral colors allow you to build, layer and design on top of them. Set bright red pillows on the sofa to match the red striped rug you lay or the red side table you set in between your neutral colored chairs.

By using these pieces and neutral colors it allows the eyes to see them, but not fixate on them and move onto the more important design elements of the living room. Also, if you have the space, you can use two neutral colored sofas to anchor the space and now your chair options are as open as the color palette you choose.

We’ve gathered a few images to give you a visual of what we’re talking about. Each image shows a beautiful, coastal living room that is anchored by furniture. These spaces are anchored by furniture and allow the designer to decorate the rest of the room as they please. Have a look, take notes and be inspired to try this technique in your home.
Coastal living room with electic patterns and decor Coastal living room with fun and colorful patterns Coastal living room with small accent decor pieces Coastal living room with white sofa and chairs and colorful decor

:: Tuvalu Design is Now on Instagram! ::

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tuvalu design instagramFollow the Tuvalu Design Studio on Instagram! We’ll be posting pictures of our design projects, inspirations, creative design tools and everything else Tuvalu Design related. We look forward to showing you guys the design side of Tuvalu Home! It’s what we live for!

If you’re on Instagram find us and follow us @TuvaluDesign! We’ve got a quick link to our page here!