We 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!
This 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!
Look 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!
Do 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!
The 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.
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