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:: Perfectly Pastel ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal living room decorated with pastel colorsIt’s time to start thinking about spring colors! There are plenty of options in the yellow and blue realm of hues, but why not expand into something different this spring? Try decorating with pastel colors to mix it up!

Pastels are a classic spring look! Plus they look like, well, spring time! Pastel colors are a great way to step away from the bright or bold colors of spring and give you a chance to take it easy on the eyes. The muted pastel colors are easy to mix into your existing decor too. Most of them will just replace anything bright or simply be added to the existing decor.

For example, if you’re lucky enough to have a neutral color palette, you can add a few pastel colored accessories and you’ve got your spring decorating started. What’s that? You don’t have the ridiculously convenient and easy to style example we just mentioned to further our blog post agenda in your home? Well that’s okay! Because we do have these images of pastel decorated and designed spaces for you to look at. We love what these designers have done and hopefully you do too! Get inspired for spring! Pastel colors in the kitchen Muted, pastel colors in a cottage style living room pastel blue painted coastal front door Pastel colors in a coastal living room

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins #19 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal outdoor backyard space It’s Monday and that means it’s time for pins! We’ve got five, pin-worthy photos ready for your coastal home Pinterest boards. So what are you waiting for? Get to pinning, ladies and gentlemen! Have a good week and happy Monday to all!

Find more coastal home inspired decor, ideas and pins on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Eclectic lighting option in a coastal home with a modern flare Entrance to a coastal cottage Ocean inspired table lamp filled with sea shells Turquoise inspired Coastal beach cottage

:: Tuva-Luvs – Jaymi ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Jaymi! One of her picks is the arte italica vintage small pitcher! This hand-made pitcher is made of the highest quality pewter by the talented Italian artisans, using techniques passed down through generations. It’s dishwasher safe and ready to be added to your kitchen! Head on over and get a closer look at the arte italica vintage small pitcher!

See of our store favorites and more on the Tuva-Luvs Page!

:: Coastal Simplicity ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal living room with simple design There’s something refreshing about simple, elegant coastal design. It creates an open feeling in the space that is inviting and mind settling. It takes you to a place that doesn’t need to be filled with extra furniture or clutter and useless junk. Sometimes people can get a little too carried away with their accessories and next thing you know they’re a hoarder, just kidding, but they do have too much going on.

There is an art to keeping it simple. You want to add enough elements to tell your story and show your design style in the space, but also keep it to a minimum. You can do this by finding the ‘tipping point’ and stop yourself before you add too many pieces or things in a space. Adding more to a space doesn’t always make it better.

If you have ever wanted to know the secret to creating a simple look here it is: start subtracting stuff.

It’s a simple concept that is much easier than it looks. Start by taking out what is not needed in the space and see how the simplicity starts to shine through. Then start removing more and eventually you will get to a point where you’ve taken too much out and the room is just too bare. That is the tipping point. Once you have the bare minimum you can add a few pieces back, but keep it to a minimum. Let the pieces in the room help tie together the home’s color palette or create statements in their design.

In case you can’t imagine what simple coastal decor looks like, we’ve got a few photos for you. Check out these photos and use them for some simple inspiration.
Simple coastal kitchen with light colors Coastal living room with simple coastal decor Coastal details with a simple touch Coastal indoor/outdoor space with a mellow feel Coastal bathroom decorated with simple coastal decor

:: 3 Quick Tips To Spring Your Patio Back To Life ::

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Tuesday Tips

Kick back with the pup on this cozy coastal patioSpring is right around the corner and it’s been heating up here in Southern California! The last couple of days have been nice and hopefully it’s been the same for your area as well. Looks like a quick day of rain, but then we’re  back to the good weather!

Not sure about you, but we’re all ready to be outside in the sun. When the time comes, we want to maximize our patio with as much comfort and style as we can. That’s why we have 3 quick tips for your spring patio! Get your patio ready for the weather and sun with these tips!

1. Use Colors.

Don’t be afraid to use a little color outside! Sure the spring flowers show bring lots of color, but do the flowers match your interior’s color palette? Or do you want the outside to start a fresh, new palette for your patio space! There’s no need to shy away from colors! Let the hues jump out and shine like they’re meant to in spring!

2. Use Different Types of Materials.

The tip’s title pretty much says it all. Don’t limit yourself to only one type of material on your patio. There are a ton of natural materials that work great outdoors and even plenty of ‘indoor’ materials that work well outside in the weather. They just might need to be pulled in from time to time.

3. Use Plants & Flowers.

This one is a no brainer! Bring some lush, green plants onto the patio space and really feel surrounded by the outdoors. Like we mentioned above, the flowers are strangers to color so use them to brighten up your patio! Make them the standout decor in your patio space!

Beautiful, coastal patio set up with lots of fun patterns and textures Coastal patio dining space perfect for dinner in the backyard Coastal patio with furniture inspired by natural textures White bamboo furniture set out on the patio

:: Spotted – Dash & Albert Clarence Rug ::

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Feature Friday

Spotted! Dash & Albert Clarence RugLook what we spotted in Country Living! We spotted the Dash & Albert Clarence Rug! With its laid-back luxe look and soothing blue and pink tones, this eco-friendly, indoor/outdoor rug is perfect for the porch, the patio, the parlor, and everywhere in between. Shop the Dash & Albert Clarence Rug now!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Franny ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuva-Luvs - Franny: Mud Pie Lettered Marble & Wood Cutting BoardThis week our Tuva-Luv comes from Franny! One of her store favorite is the mud pie lettered marble & wood cutting board! Add a little personal touch to your kitchen with this elegant, multi-purpose cutting board. These boards feature joined marble and acacia wood construction with a large initial etched into wood. The cutting board comes tied with a spreader made of wood and metal. Marble and acacia wood are natural occurring materials with variations in color and texture throughout. All boards will have individual color differences in wood and marble. Pick up a mud pie lettered marble & wood cutting board online or in store now!

Find all of our store favorites and more on the Tuva-Luvs Page!

:: Garden Stools ::

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Coastal living room decorated with a garden stool Garden stools are a great way to mix up the design in your home. They work inside, outside, in the bedroom, in the living room and in the bathroom! Basically, you can use a garden stool anywhere and it works.

They’re the perfect piece for any space and come in every size, color and shape imaginable. Garden stools give you a chance to switch things up. You can substitute a garden stool for an end table, use it as a layering piece or even use them to add pops of color to any room. With their small size they can come in handy in the coziest of spaces. Extra bonus, they’re easy to add or remove from any space. Not feeling it anymore? Take it out.

We’ve gathered a few pictures of garden stools for you guys to enjoy! Check out how these designers have used garden stool sin various areas of the home. Get inspired and try using a garden stool, or two, in your home!
Garden stool in a coastal bathroom Modern coastal home decorated with a garden stool Coastal cottage living room with garden stool side tableYellow garden stool in a beach house Coastal bedroom with a garden stool at the base of the bed

:: Spring Your Garden Into Action! ::

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Tuesday Tips

Beach cottage with flowers everywhereThe weather has started to heat up the last couple of days here in Southern California, so we’ve been outside enjoying it! That includes a large amount of time spent at the beach and laying out in the backyard enjoying the garden. Speaking of gardens, what’s your garden look like? Eagerly blooming this spring? Or nonexistent? It’s okay if it’s the latter of the two.

Now is the time to plant that garden and show the world you can grow beautiful flowers! Believe in your green thumb! It will give you an extra excuse to get outside and will get that base started on that summer time glow. Plus it all pays off when you get to relax outside and, quite literally, smell the roses.

It’s time to head down to your local nursery or hardware store and get that garden going! The more flowers the better! Start having a little fun in the sun! Don’t forget the sunscreen! 
Walkway lined with flowers that lead to an ocean viewBeauitful flowers reaching for the sun in a coastal cottage backyard

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins #18 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal bedroom with a cottage feelIt’s Monday, let’s cut to the chase.

We’ve got five, pin-worthy photos ready for your coastal home Pinterest boards. Yes, that’s right! Not one, not two, but five coastal inspired pins! So what are you waiting for? Pin ’em and share ’em, ladies and gentlemen! Have a happy monday and a pleasant week!

Find more coastal home decor and design ideas on the Tuvalu Pinterest!
Coastal bunk beds in a the beach house Cottage coastal bedroom with a cozy look and feelSimple coastal bedroom decorSwings in a nautical themed room