Category Archives: Accessories

:: Tuva-Luvs – Franny ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week out Tuva-Luv comes from Franny! One of her store favorites is the painted wood ladder! This painted ladder is a quick and creative way to add a focal point and dimension to any room. Let is stand alone, or use it to hang your favorite blankets on. Perfect for those beach cottage vibes. Shop the painted wood ladder now!

Do you want more of our Tuvalu Home store favorites? Then head on over to the Tuva-Luvs Page!

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:: Coastal Staircase Decoration ::

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coastal living coastal staircase home built in storage stairsThe staircase, like the bathroom, can often be overlooked and forgotten. Don’t waste that space! It can be a tricky space because it’s not the easiest to decorate. You mostly have walls, maybe a small shelf space of sorts and a little floor space at the bottom to work with, but that’s okay!

We have found that a lot can be done in small spaces! There’s no need to limit yourself. Plus we can’t forget about the stairs themselves. We can use stair runners, wood or even tiles to decorate them giving us even more options.

Check out some of these staircases to find out what other people/designers are doing and to get some inspiration! Apply what you like to your home. Put up that gallery wall and use that space!Modern coastal staircase Nautical style staircase in a coastal homeCoastal beach house with a reclaimed wood staircase

:: Tuva-Luvs – Catherine ::

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tuva-luv-catherine-sunrise-on-esther-island-mermaid-artThis week our Tuva-Luv comes from Catherine! One of her store favorites is the “sunrise on esther island” mermaid wall art piece! This piece shows scenes of mermaids in everyday life! Wonderful paintings of whimsically charming and demure mermaids in lovely seaside settings. They are numbered and signed in a black distressed wood frame with a glass front. The artist has a unique style and flair with her paintings that is reminiscent of her favorite place the island of Nantucket, located 30 miles out to sea off the coast of Cape Cod. Shop out the “sunrise on esther island” mermaid art piece now!

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

:: Texture Details With Woven Pieces ::

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Coastal kitchen and dining area with woven chairs, white pendant lamp and striped rugIt’s time to get your weave on! Woven furniture and accessories are a great way to bring some coastal cottage feels to any space. They’re light on the eyes because they don’t have a bulky or solid look. We associate the look of rattan with a laid back, cottage feel that has the opposite effect of hard lines.

Woven pieces also bring a nice bit of texture to the space. This adds more visual depth while not having to add extra decor. Another big plus about woven pieces is that they also come in every shape and size. You can get almost anything from a woven rattan chair to the classic woven jute basket. You can go wild with woven pieces! Not recommended though, you don’t need an entire house filled with woven furniture and accessories. Think of them as accent pieces.

Check out what these designers have done with woven pieces in their space! Get inspired and then get your woven goods!
Coastal details on a neutral color palatte Coastal living room with a woven coffee table and beautifully displayed art Modern coastal kitchen with natural wood accents and woven pendant lightsCoastal bedroom with a woven bed frame and blue accents throughout the space

:: Get Your Summer On With Gingham Print ::

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Coastal kitchen with gingham topped stoolsAre you getting enough summer? Are the sun filled beach days and warm nights not enough? Then you should try decorating with gingham print! This pattern is the perfect summer pattern!

When you see gingham you can’t help but think of a fun picnics and the great outdoors. This is why it should be in your home for summer! Get those instant outdoor picnic feels and enjoy your summer inside when it gets a little too hot outside.

Not sure where you can decorate with your new found gingham print? Well the secret with gingham print/gingham check, and it’s bolder sibling, the buffalo check, is a little goes a long way. It’s easy to go overboard with gingham. So like some things, less is more. Keep that in mind and have fun decorating your way through summer!

Coastal kitchen with a little red gingham print pattern Nook covered in bright blue gues and fun patterns

:: Stress-Free Coastal Living Room Design ::

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Coastal living room witha beauitful view!Decorating a living room can be a stressful project to take on. You start the project with high hopes and a dream of new beginning in your living room. Well, once you get started you find out quick that this is never the case. So why not give yourself a head start and plan it right? We’ve got 3 stress-free tips on how to decorate your living room. This will help you on your decorating journey and make the process go a lot smoother. Let’s start decorating!

1. Work It or Toss It.

First thing you need to do is find out what’s staying and what’s going. Are you completely redoing the whole living room or are you keeping certain pieces? Take a look at what you want to keep in the space and how you’re going to use it. Does it need to be a repainted? Reupholstered? Moved? Find out what you want to keep and what will work with your new decor idea. If you it’s old, broken, no longer needed or doesn’t fit in the new decor style then get rid of it.

2. Decide On Your Colors.

Next it’s all about the colors. Deciding what color palette you want to use is a huge part of the decorating battle. Once you’ve picked your colors it’s all downhill from that point on. Actually picking your colors can be a difficult process if you have no idea what you want. Try looking at other spaces to find color palette inspiration or head down to your local hardware store and grab some swatches to play around with. Just be certain on what colors you want because no one wants to repaint a freshly painted wall right after you change your mind.

3. Add Your Style.

This is the most important part of the process. Don’t forget to add your personal style to the space. Try not to get caught up in what other designers or friends are doing. Don’t get us wrong, definitely use other’s design ideas for inspiration, but do it in your own way. The best part of adding your style is that it is constantly and always evolving and changing. There’s no time limit on your design process so it’s okay to take your time and really figure out what you want to add to the space. Maybe you want to go minimal and modern coastal or nautical with your living room. Find out what you want and then let the decorating begin!
Coastal living room with coasatal art on the wall Simple coastal cottage living room Tropical coastal living room with an amazing vewCoastal living room decorated with stripes and fun patterns

:: Add Coffee Table Books For The Complete Coastal Look ::

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Beautiful coastal coffee table books and decorIs your coffee table missing something? You have your coral, your flower or plant, but you still feel like it’s missing something. Try adding coffee table books!

Coffee table books are great way to display your interests and compliment your decor. They are a great accessory that can fill space without creating clutter. You can stack a few of your favorites and create a pedestal for another accessory as well, like a stunning white piece of coral or a wonderful smelling candle. Make those accessories work for you! It’s also fun to toss home decor books on the coffee table to have them accessible for inspiration.

Take a look at these coffee table books and see how you can use them on your coffee table!
Coffee table books and blue and white chinoiserie Coffee table decor styled with coral, shells, books and moreCoastal details in the living room Coffee tables books in a coastal home

:: Tuva-Luvs – Gracie ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week our Tuva-Luv is brought to us by Gracie! One of her store favorites is the Dash & Albert trimaran stripe pouf! Set sail for high style with the classic nautical stripe in a horde of happy hues. This pouf is made of extra-durable polypropylene and filled with polystyrene beads, making them perfect for the porch or patio, the living room, kids’ rooms, and even the boat. Shop the Dash & Albert trimaran stripe pouf now!

Find this store favorite and many more favorites on the Tuva-Luvs page!

:: Have You Ever Considered Designing With A Round Mirror? ::

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Round mirror hanging in a coastal vignette with modern piecesA mirror is a great piece to add to your entryway or a vignette. They can help bring light to the space and add a different look than the usual wall art. To take it up a design notch, try incorporating a round mirror. They offer a unique look and style that the typical mirror cannot.

People often ask, what are the rules to hanging mirrors or artwork? What are the measurements? Let us sum it up quickly and easily for you guys:

1. The mirror or artwork should be two-thirds (2/3) or three-fourths (3/4) as wide as the side console. Get out those rulers and start measuring!

2. If you are hanging a mirror or artwork above a side console or furniture you typically hang it 3-8 inches above the furniture. This is a general height that can be adjusted to your liking and will depend on how large or small the piece you are hanging is.

3. If you are hanging a mirror or piece of artwork on a wall on its own, depending on the size of the piece being hung, you typically hang it 55-65 inches above the floor. The general measurement depends on how high the wall is and what is to be hung.

These measurements are of course general guidelines that will get you started on your designing you space. At the end of the day, it’s your mirror or artwork being hung so do what you think looks best. If you want your art to bigger than your side console than be our guest. It is your home after all.

I know we got lost in the measurements, but a round mirror is a fun piece to add to you home. Check out these round mirrors to get inspired by the look and play with the idea of one hanging in your home.
Round mirror hanging in a vignette filled with natural textures Round mirrors in a coastal bathroom Simple coastal vignette with a round mirror hanging above Stylish round mirror in a costal entryway

:: Cool Off This Summer With A Nice Drink ::

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coastal bar area setup on a side table ready to entertain

Cool off this summer with a chilled, refreshing drink. Whether it be an ice cold lemonade or your favorite summer cocktail, there’s always time to relax and take a load off. One way to make sure you can do just that is to have your home bar set up and ready to serve. It’s the perfect thing for those summer get togethers.

Set it up outside in the backyard and let the party begin! Check out some of these beautiful home bars and see what you should be doing this summer!

Looking to set up a little bar in your home? Then check out what we’ve got on our online store here!
Cute bistro set up with drinks for the party in a coastal home Outdoor bistro setup on a coastal patio