Monthly Archives: July 2017

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #31 ::

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Monday Pins

Bright and cute coastal cottage space with plenty of colorsMonday, Monday, Monday! Time for pins! This week we’ve gathered more coastal home decor inspired pins for your Pinterest boards. Get that mouse ready and start up those clicking fingers, because it’s time to add to those boards! We hope your week starts easy and cruises straight through to the weekend. Happy Monday!

Looking for more coastal home inspired pins? Check out the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal bedroom details Coastal bedroom with beach style influence Coastal living room with blue accent chairs Outdoor coastal space with different types of stools

:: Tuva-Luvs – Gracie ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuva-Luvs – Gracie Carved Whale BookendThis week our Tuva-Luv comes from Gracie! One of her store favorites is the carved whale bookend! This over-sized, whimsical hand carved wood whale features a split in the middle, allowing the headpiece and tale to each serve as a bookend. Add this piece to your side console or bookshelf, shop the carved whale bookend now!

Want more of favorites and coastal home decor? Find all of our picks and more on the Tuva-luvs page!

:: Lay Down Those Stripes ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Striped chair in a coastal living roomStripes are a classic design element and pattern in coastal decor. These lovely lines are exactly what we like during the playful summer season. We’re talking striped rugs, striped pillows, striped blankets, striped curtains, striped towels, striped accessories and whatever else we can fit these colored lines on! They bring a fun look to any space and that’s why they are always welcomed into any home except maybe a Victorian Gothic style home.

They also bring effortless style points to anything they’re on. Don’t believe us? Here’s a simple test anyone can do and it only requires a little imagination. Imagine you have two tea towels, one is white and the other is white with three red stripes. Which one are you going to pick? Most of us will probably choose the red striped tea towel and we don’t blame you because we did too.

Embrace the steps and enjoy the stripes! We’ve gathered a couple great photos that feature stripes, so don’t forget to take notes and see how these designers are using their stripes! Striped chair in a coastal homeCoastal bedroom with a blue and white stripe rugCoastal bathroom with a stripe rug Cute kitchen with a stripe rug

:: Use Materials That Last In Your Coastal Home ::

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Tuesday Tips

reclaimed-wood-metal-stools-coastal-backyard-home-decor-tuvaluLiving on the coast can really do a number on your home. That means it’s a must that you invest in the right materials that can take on the coastal weather. If you don’t, things will fall apart and end of costing you a lot more in the long run. Invest in materials that are built to last. What materials might those be? Scroll down and take a look!

1. Metals.

Metals will take on any weather and be left standing, ready for more. Metals, especially steel, will out last every other material you have in or around your house. It will probably still be there after we’re gone too. It’s built tough and built to last. Toss it up on you the roof and let it take the constant coastal weather beating or grab some metal furniture and accessories for the outdoors. Metal goods even work indoors as well and can give the space a nice rustic feel too!

2. Reclaimed Wood.

Reclaimed wood has already seen it’s fair share of weather. It’s proven that it can last so when you use this material in your home you can rest assured that it’s not going to be changing too much. Since it is reclaimed it’s going to be a bit on the pricier side, but the extra money is worth the look and the reassurance of knowing you have a lasting material.

3. Natural Stone Tile.

Tile was created to make our lives easier, give our homes a fantastic look and to last forever. The only way you’re getting rid of your tile is if you tear it out with your own hands. Tile can take a beating from us humans and from any weather Mother Nature can throw at it. If it gets a little wet no problem! A quick mop up or a sunny day and the water’s gone. Plus tile keeps the house cool and we love that during the summer which is okay with us!
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:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #30 ::

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Monday Pins

Boho chic coastal living roomIt’s time for your Monday pins! This week we have five more coastal home decor inspired pins for your Pinterest boards. So get those pin buttons ready, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s time to pin! We hope you have a good week and you’re staying cool because it’s been hot hot hot! Happy Monday!

Do you want more Tuvalu Home inspired coastal decor? Then head to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal chic space with black and white hues Open coastal home with lots of space and natural light Open shelves in a coastal beach cottage kitchen Outdoor coastal space with mixed woods and materials

:: Cozy Beach Cottage Kitchens ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal beach house kitchen with a cozy feelWe’re loving the look and feel of these beach cottage kitchens! They’re open, airy and extremely inviting which makes the look perfect for this time of year!

A beach cottage kitchen brings the right amount of rustic charm while creating a cozy environment that always feels like home. Do you have to get creative with counter space at times? Sure, but nothing a little planning and proper execution can’t handle. Imagine yourself breezing around the kitchen whipping up a tasty snack or a delicious dessert.

Do yourself a favor and check out some of these lovely kitchens we’ve found! We wouldn’t mind owning one of these kitchens, would you?
Rustic inspired cottage kitchenBeach cottage kitchen with a country feel Beach cottage kitchen with weathered wood features

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #29 ::

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Monday Pins

Blue and white decor on a dreamy coastal patioThis week’s coastal home decor pins are dedicated to outdoor spaces!  With the weather being so nice there’s no excuse to not be outside! We’ve gathered five fresh outdoor spaces that can help inspire you to get outside and enjoy the weather! So get those pin buttons ready to share and add these to your coastal home decor boards! Have a good week and happy Monday!

Do you want more coastal home decor and inspiration? Head over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal outdoor space with a fun, bright look Eclectic coastal outdoor dining space Outdoor deck decorated with bright coastal colors Simple coastal outdoor space