Category Archives: Entertaining

:: 3 Tips For Coastal Outdoor Furniture ::

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Coastal backyard with a great patio and view!With the amazing weather that we’ve had lately, it’s no surprise that we want to be outside. A good way to get out and enjoy the weather is heading to the patio or backyard. We love lounging and taking in a sunset in comfort of our own space. And we think that you should too! That’s why today’s post is all about helping you get your outdoor furniture set up and ready for you to enjoy! We think that there are 3 things everyone should look for in outdoor furniture, keep reading to find out!

Size

The first thing you should take into account is size. Not only should you think about the size of your potential furniture, but you should also keep in mind the size of the space you have to decorate in. There’s a ton of great furniture pieces out there, but if they don’t fit there’s no point. Make sure you know your measurements so you can get furniture that fits and give yourself plenty of room to enjoy it!

Function

A question you really need to ask yourself is, “What am I going to use my furniture for?” Is it going to be used for solo sunset gazing or are you going to want to have a nice family dinner outside? The furniture you invest in can serve more than one function. A comfy chair can not only be a nice place to plant your tush when you’re sun bathing, but it can also provide great comfort when you’re serving Grandma’s famous apple pie!

Materials

This one is crucial! Since outdoor furniture is, well, outside, you’re definitely going to want furniture that’s going to last. Look for materials that can stand the elements of weather such metals or durable woods, like teak, to name a couple. Choosing the right materials will make all the difference in the life span of your furniture. Investing in good outdoor cushions will also provide comfort and style!
Coastal furniture Coastal outdoor furniture with a gorgeous view Coastal outdoor furniture with a modern twist!

 

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:: Get That Guest Room Ready ::

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coastal guest room bedroom ready to take on the summer seasonIt’s that time of the year when everyone is eager to travel. The weather is good and the kids are out of school. It also happens that if you live by the beach, it seems like everyone’s vacation destination is your guest room.

We say bring ’em on! We love hosting and sharing Laguna and Southern California with everyone. We hope you feel the same about your town! It’s always so much fun sharing your favorite spots to eat, hang and soak up some of that California sun with people you care about.

Why not make sure the guest room is ready for them? Today we’re looking at a few guest rooms that we love and are more than ready to host guests. Take a look at what these designers have done and make these guest rooms perfect for anyone visitors!
coastal guest room bedroom with an eclectic, rustic feel coastal guest room decorated in classic coastal decorcoastal bedroom ready for comfort coastal guest bedroom with fun aqua crab lamps and cute linens

:: Pedestal Dining Tables ::

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Cute an beachy dining spacePedestal tables offer a lot more than meets the eye. They offer more space, both in actual table top space and seating options, and give everyone a seat at the table. That means everyone gets enough room and there isn’t an awkward person trying to lean in to be a part of the conversation.

A pedestal table is nice change of pace from traditional dining table options. They help out in those tight spots by creating extra space and give you a little wiggle room in the corners.

These tables typically come in two sizes: large and small. A large pedestal table is great way to entertain more than two to three people. They offer the space you need and give everyone the opportunity to comfortably interact with one another at the table. For those of you with small nook or kitchen space, you’d be more interested in a small pedestal table. They seat two to three comfortably and create a person and intimate experience while filling the small amount of space provided.

Take a look at these great pedestal tables below! See how they are used and how the designers placed them in the space!
Pdestal stable with bamboo chairs around it Pedestal table in a chic, modern style dining space White coastal dining space with a round dining table

:: 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

:: 3 Coastal Outdoor Dining Tips ::

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Coastal outdoor dining spaceThe sun is out and it’s starting to heat up! Perfect weather to head to the backyard for a dinner and a sunset. The spring and summer seasons are great for outdoor dining. When the heat starts to linger into the nights it creates a cozy outdoor dining experience. We have 3 tips to help you take total advantage of the weather and get the most out of your outdoor dining experience!

1. Dinnerware

There’s no need for extra fancy dishes and utensils, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be cute! Heading outside for a little dinner can easily get messy and the last thing you want or need are broken plates or cups – leave the glass and porcelain inside. Find cute melamine plates and acrylic cups for the perfect outdoor dining experience!

2. Comfy Seats

Being comfortable makes every experience better. This is a fact. Outdoor dinners are one-fourth eating and three-fourths spending time with the people you love. Why not make sure everyone is comfortable while they enjoy the weather? Invest in some chairs that offer comfort. Take it to the next level in decor and comfort by snagging some outdoor cushions for ultimate coziness.

3. Enjoy The View

This tip is the most important! Enjoy being outside! Enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful weather! Enjoy the company and enjoy your backyard space!

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:: Backyard Bar Stools ::

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Coastal backyard space with bar stools and dining spaceComplete your coastal outdoor bar with comfortable and stylish seating. Part of creating an outdoor space to entertain is to provide your guests a common place to gather and social. What better way to achieve this than utilizing an outdoor bar.

Serve drinks or food and give your guests a place to come together for conversation and good times. Give them a place to kick back and relax white they sip on their drink. Queue the bar chairs and stools. We’ve gathered a couple great examples of what your coastal outdoor space can look like.Coastal home patio with bar stools outside Simple wood bar stools on the patio of a coastal home

:: Tuva-Luvs – Madison ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Madison! One of her store favorites is the Morella stool! This is a great piece for the kitchen island or bar. It offers a rustic look with the elm wood top and iron legs. Add the Morella stool to your home today!

Find more of our favorites on the Tuva-Luv Page!

:: Summer Dining In A Coastal Backyard ::

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Coastal outdoor dining space with tropical feels and decorWe love being outside during summer time and in Southern California we try to find any excuse to get outdoors. That means we’re going to want to get the family outside and enjoy dinner as much as possible. Why wouldn’t we?

It should be no surprise that a summer home trend would be all about outdoor dining. The weather’s right, the food is warm and the good times are plenty. It’s the perfect combination for all to enjoy. Plus it’s an easy way to entertain any guests coming over. Set up shop outside and keep the mess to a minimum and the laughter to a maximum.

We grabbed a couple photos to show you what others are doing outside, but don’t just sit here and wish you could do this! Make it happen and bring your families dinner outdoors tonight!
Cute coastal cottage dinging space in the backyardPerfect outdoor dining space ready for entertainingSimple outdoor dining space ready for summer dinners

:: Bunk Beds In The Beach House ::

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A couple bunk beds in the beach houseIt’s not uncommon to see bunk beds in a beach house. There are many theories as to why bunk beds are in a beach houses, but we figure it’s because everyone wants to go to the beach and the more places there are to sleep the more people can go to the beach! It’s simple math, more beds equals more people.

We welcome any all to join when it comes to staying at a beach house. It always leads to more fun and many more laughs. We welcome you to explore the idea of bunk beds when it comes to the beach house. It may be an easy way to set up the kids when it comes to the trip, but it can also be a place for a friend that wants to come out for a day or two.

Get inspired by these bunk beds and celebrate more laughs and good times in the beach house!
Bunk beds with blue decor in the beach house Offset bunk beds in a coastal bedroom Stripes and bunk beds in the beach house Two sets of bunk beds in the beach house

:: 3 Must Have Outdoor Summer Chairs ::

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Backyard cottage dining space with Palecek chairsSpending time outside is inevitable during the summer. It’s almost mandatory when the weather is so nice. Give yourself, your family and your guests a stylish and comfortable place to sit when you’re outside! Today we have 3 must have chairs for your backyard this summer! Each chair has a unique look and allows you to decorate with them based off of your needs. Check them out and get your backyard ready for summer!

Palecek Capri outdoor arm chair1. Palecek Capri Outdoor Arm CharmPalecek Colima outdoor chair2. Palecek Colima Outdoor ChairPalecek Lucca outdoor arm chair3. Palecek Lucca Outdoor Arm Chair