Category Archives: Art

:: Tuva-Luvs – Cindy ::

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Our Tuva-Luv comes from Cindy this week! One of her store favorites is the “iv’e been spotted” mermaid art!

Have you ever imagined what in everyday mermaid life would look like? Then this wonderful painting of whimsically charming and demure mermaid in a lovely seaside setting is just for you! These are numbered and signed editions 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 the “iv’e been spotted” mermaid art now!

Want more Tuva-Luvs and coastal home decor? Head over to the Tuva-Luvs Page!

:: Don’t Just Display It, Say It! ::

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A tropical inspired living room with fun wall artYou can never have enough art in your home. Art can be as abstract and crazy as you want or it can flat out say exactly what you want it to. Why beat around the bush?

Use art to say what’s on your mind! We tend to see signs and art in coastal homes that say something about the beach or the beautiful beach city they are located in (Shout out to Laguna Beach!) and we love that. We love it because that’s something you don’t see in other home decor styles. You might find a Victorian style home with a sign that says, “God Save The Queen,” but that’s probably it. Chances are you won’t find a sign that says, “Hello Gorgeous.”

Have fun with the art and signs you place around your home. Take a look at how these spaces are saying something with the art. If you want to bring more art into your home, check out what we call ‘the written word’ section on the Tuvalu Home online store here!

Coastal bedroom with life is beautiful wall art Coastal details with cute accessories and art

:: Tuva-Luvs – Liz ::

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Tuvalu Home Tuva-LuvsTuva-Luv Liz True Love Story SignThis week our Tuva-Luv comes from Liz! One of her store favorites is the true love story sign. The true love story sign is printed on distressed metal and set with a recycled wood frame. This is the perfect piece to add to any coastal home with a bold, turquoise color and a cute message. Start shopping the true love story sign online now!

Want more Tuva-Luvs? Find all of the store favorites and more on the Tuva-Luv Page!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Stephanie ::

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Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv stephanie all you need is love signToday our Tuva-Luv comes from Stephanie! One of her store favorites is the all you need is love antique sign! This antique sign takes inspiration from nature, antiques and folk art to create handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces both sentimental and modern.  All you need is love reinterprets a popular Beatles lyric into a heartfelt piece of art for family rooms or bedrooms. Expressed in typography, this square vintage sign serves as a touching accessory in the home or a thoughtful gift to a loved one. Shop the all you need is love antique sign online at Tuvalu Home now!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Dean ::

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Tuvalu Home Tuva-LuvsTuva-luv dean This week our Thursday Tuva-luv comes from Dean! One of her store favorites is the Navajo stamped silver rectangular box with turquoise! This beautiful box resembles the Navajo stamp work of the early 1900’s. It is crafted from German silver: an alloy containing nickel and copper. Each piece is hand made and hand finished. Get a closer look at the Navajo stamped box with turquoise here!

:: Summer Coastal Home Colors ::

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Bright coastal colors in the Tuvalu Home storeSummer is right around the corner and the sun is starting to shine! Brighter days calls for brighter colors and coastal home decor! Summer is the season to decorate with bright and bold colors. It’s a great time to incorporate summer vibes with fun beach season inspired colors, art and accessories. Spring decor is a great warm up for color, but summer is when you truly bring out the vibrant yellows, blues, pinks, greens and more!

We’ve gathered some summer coastal decor inspiration so you guys can get a feel for how designers are decorating for summer. If you’re looking for even more summer coastal home decor accessories and ideas, check out both our Laguna Beach and San Clemente stores today! Coastal bar space with hints of summer colors and feels Coastal dining area with bright eclectic colors and patterns complimented with beauitful sun flowers Coastal outdoor space with hints of yellow vibrance Modern coastal with hints of boho mixed into the decor

:: How To Create A Coastal Gallery Wall ::

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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

:: 5 Rustic Beach Decor Items To Add To Your Home! ::

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5 rustic beach items to add to your home tuvalu homeWe’ve got 5 rustic beach items that are the perfect blend of rustic and beach cottage decor. Each piece embodies the weathered ocean wear and tear with inspired rugged character. The rustic beach style draws from natural materials such as wicker and wood. The aged and weather appearance of the materials has rustic charm that fits perfectly in a beach house. We’ve got 5 rustic beach decor items that will get your home started in the right direction! You can find them all on our website now! Check out the list below!

1. reclaimed wooden whale wall hanging with hooks
2. arteriors bodega lamp
3. caribou square basket
4. white wood ladder
5. laurel round end table

:: Painted Jars & Bottles ::

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Beauitful painted jars in different hues of bluePainted bottles and jars are a great way to add style and color to your home. You can use them to bring more coastal colors, shades and hues to a space or to compliment your existing color palette. It’s also a popular DIY project too. It’s a pretty simple one as well. First, find a bottle or jar you would like to paint. Second, find the color you wish to paint your bottles or jars. Third, paint the bottle or jar and apply as many coats as needed for your desired look. That’s it! Three simple steps and you have your new painted bottles or jars! Check out these painted bottles and jars to get inspiration on how to make yours!
Coastal details with coral decor and painted bottles and jars Painted bottles and jars in light hues Painted jars and rustic decor White painted bottles used for coastal decor

:: Oar Decor ::

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Coastal cottage with nautical inspired decorIf you’re looking to add nautical flare to your home then look no further because we’ve got exactly what you need! That’s right! We’re talking about oars! It’s a simple way to bring nautical charm to your home. You can mount them on the wall and display them like art or decorate them around the house to create full spaces. Oars can be a great vintage piece to add to your coastal home as well. Head out to flee markets or antique stores to hunt down the perfect, vintage oars for your walls! Check out how these designers have used oars to decorate these spaces. Get inspired by the oars and bring more nautical style to your home today!
Coastal dining space with nautical decorations Cozy coastal cottage dining space Simple coastal bedroom with oars hangin on the walls as decorationCoastal living room with nautical decor inspiration