Monthly Archives: March 2016

:: Tuva-Luvs – Emily ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv-emily-aidan-gray-furano-side-table-tuvalu-homeThis week’s Tuva-Luv is brought to us by Emily! One of Emily’s store favorites is the Furano Side Table by Aidan Gray! The golden Furano side table exudes refined sophistication and fits seamlessly into a modern coastal home. Rising to a timeless antique glass surface, the furnishing’s clean-lined, rectangular frame features criss-cross panels for a geometric statement. Take a closer look at Aidan Gray’s Furano Side Table on the Tuvalu Home webstore here!

If you want more Tuva-Luvs and to see what the rest of the Tuvalu Home team picked, check out all the Tuva-Luvs here!

:: Coastal Spring Flowers ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal cottage with simple decor and spring flowersBring fresh and bright flowers into your home this spring. They’re the perfect accessories this time of the year for a coastal home. They bring life as well as a reminder that winter is behind us and summer is right around the corner. Add a vase full of colorful flowers to the dining table to give the family something to smile about or to the kitchen to bring fresh scents to the space. Open up the windows, let the sunshine in because spring is here! Greet it with beautiful, spring time flowers and enjoy their beauty!
Coastal cotttage with beauitful spring flowers and beach cottage decor Coastal dining space set with a view and spring flowers Coastal flowers bright wth color and cheer Spring flowers on a coastal window seal over looking the ocean

:: How To Create A Coastal Gallery Wall ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal galler wall with sea animal inspired artA gallery wall is a great way to display art and take full advantage of the walls in your home. There’s no need for your walls to stay bare and look plain. Creating a gallery wall is an easy way to solve that problem. If you follow these 3 steps to create your gallery wall, you’ll have your walls covered and looking good in no time!

1. Pick Out Your Art
First, and foremost, you need to pick out the art you wish to display. Pick out fun and creative pieces that make up a unique gallery wall. You can decide if your gallery wall is made up completely of art prints or if you want to incorporate other pieces of art or objects. Display pieces that reflect your style and create a gallery wall that is special to you.

2. Lay It Out
Before you start mounting your art, lay it out on the ground. Get an idea of what works and looks good before you start putting holes in your wall. Seriously, lay it out on the ground. The last thing you want to do is decide halfway through installing the art that you’ve changed your mind or you find out that certain pieces don’t fit well together. Don’t find yourself stuck covering up holes! The best part about a gallery wall layout is there’s no ‘right way’ to do it. The way it looks is entirely up to you! Get creative with the wall space and your art!

3. Put It Up
The last step after you finalize your layout on the ground (yes, we are going to stress that again) is to mount each piece of your gallery wall. This is the step that is going to take the longest and some patience. Get yourself a stud finder, a leveler, some nails and a hammer. You may also want to look into drywall screws and drywall anchors too. Gallery walls don’t always line up perfectly with studs and you should always mount things properly. Once you have the right tools and hardware, pick a piece and start mounting your gallery wall! Then step back and enjoy your new gallery wall.

Coastal gallery wall in a cottage style homeCoastal gallery wall with different layers of art and nautical objectsCoastal gallery wall with ocean inspired wall artNautical inspired gallery wall with sailboat art

:: Coastal Monday Pins ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal dining space in a rustic beach cottageIt’s Monday and that means it’s time for a Monday Pins post! Start your week right with a little coastal inspiration. We love finding coastal spaces that make us dream of doing more with our homes. Each of these five, pin-worthy spaces inspire us to decorate and design. They bring fun, fresh ideas to our minds and we hope they do the same for you! We wanted to share these pins with you because we think they should be on your boards, don’t you? Start pinning and get inspired to decorate your home!
Coastal nook with an ocean view Coastal space with tropical style influence Coastal style living room with minimal decor Simple Mediterranean style living room

:: Spotted! Arteriors Durango Chandelier ::

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Feature Friday

spotted-arteriors-durango-chandelier-coastal-living-tuvalu-homeLook what we spotted in Coastal Living magazine! We spotted the Arteriors Durango Chandelier! This nature inspired, 8-light chandelier is painted with a white finish and features intertwined, iron branches that are shaped into a curved basket design. The candle-holders mimic real candles with a dripping wax design. It’s a great addition to a coastal or rustic beach style home. Get a closer look at the Arteriors Durango Chandelier here!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Cindy ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv-cindy-chevron-pleated-jute-clutch-tuvalu-homeThis Thursday Tuva-Luv comes from Cindy! One of her favorites is the Chevron Pleated Jute Clutch! The Chevron Pleated Jute Clutch features a gray chevron print pattern and pleats along the front. Also, this clutch has padded handles and a magnetic snap closure. Made of distressed jute and fully lined in satin make this accessory a must have! Shop the Chevron Pleated Jute Clutch here!

Get all of our Tuva-Luvs and more on the Tuvalu Home website!

:: Coastal Outdoor Bar Seating ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Beautiful coastal bar with bar chairs for comfortable seatingComplete your coastal outdoor bar space with comfortable and stylish seating. Part of creating an outdoor space to entertain is to provide your guests a place to gather. This job is accomplished by the outdoor bar. Serve drinks or food and give your guests a place to come together for conversation and good times. While they’re there they need a place to take a load off. Queue the bar chairs and stools. We’ve gathered a couple great examples of what your coastal outdoor space can look like. Check out what these designers have done to create beautiful outdoor bar spaces.
Coastal outdoor space with bar seating decorated in an all white color palette Pineapple covered bar seating in a coastal space

:: How To Create The Best Coastal Outdoor Space ::

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Tuesday Tips

Beautiful Coastal outdoor space decorated with bright colors creating a tropical styleDo you have a beautiful outdoor space that you’re not fully taking advantage of/borderline abusing?

Do you have the space to create an outdoor space and still haven’t?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, shame on you! Thankfully, we know exactly how to fix that problem! But really, why not create the perfect coastal outdoor space?

If you’re struggling to create a dreamy outdoor space listen up. It’s as easy as this: create a space that is so comfortable you never want to leave. Seriously. We’re not joking. If you design an outdoor space to be as utterly and ridiculously comfortable as an outdoor space can possibly be, you will never want to leave. You will yearn for sunny days and drift into a state of longing for your comfortable spot outside. There’s really not much more to it, it’s quite simple. Employ outdoor furniture such as a day bed to help with this task or a large, cozy chair that demands relaxation and you will no longer spend days indoors.
Coastal outdoor space covered with simple matching decor and patterns Coastal outdoor space with a beautiful ocean and cozy seating Coastal outdoor space with a giant day bed Modern coastal outdoor space

:: Talk About A Sailboat ::

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Monday Pins

A big sail boat in a home libraryLet’s talk about sailboats. Not the ones you’d actually take out in the water, but the ones you can decorate your home with. They’re a fun and cute way to decorate the home with nautical style. Plus they work in many different coastal home decor styles (we’ve got a few examples below). Get those pin buttons ready because we’ve got five pin-worthy photos that will fit perfectly on your coastal boards! Each featuring a beautiful model sailboat showing you how to incorporate one into your home. Get inspired and have a great week!
Nautical details in a clean, modern coastal style home Nautical home decor Sail boat details in a nautical home Simple nautical details in a home

:: Featured On CBS-LA – Best In Laguna Beach ::

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Tuvalu-Home-Best-Furniture-And-Decor-Laguna-BeachWe’re featured on CBS Los Angeles’ website as one of the Best Furniture & Home Decor Stores in Laguna Beach! We’re so excited to be on their list and love providing Laguna Beach with great home decor! Here’s what they wrote,

“Want to add that beach vibe to your home? Tuvalu Home’s furniture can best be described as one that is packed with unique pieces, finds, furnishings, and treasures that will add that special touch to the look of your home. Started in 2003, Tuvalu Laguna Beach prides themselves on offering a variety of items from all over. Throughout the years, they have found pieces of furniture, accessories and artwork with a coastal and eclectic vibe, which has made them a store that any local knows to stop by when looking for anything ranging from furniture like stools, headboards, benches, nightstands and sofas to lighting fixtures and accessories.”

We’re thankful for the kind words and feel free to check out the rest of the article here!