Category Archives: Entertaining

:: Don’t Forget The Coffee Table Books ::

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Tuesday Tips

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

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:: Summer Dining In A Coastal Backyard ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

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

:: Swing The Summer Away ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal home with a lovely swingSet yourself up to enjoy your patio or porch this summer and grab yourself a swing! Don’t miss out on swinging those summer days and nights away!

Swings are a great way to just relax and enjoy being outside. Since they typically need to be mounted to a sturdy, overhead structure, you will have the much needed shade to help maximize those enjoyable summer days.

When it comes to swing options you have many choices. Go for a classic swinging bench with comfy pillow tops, a cozy day bed style would offer endless napping opportunities and you can even opt for individual chair swings which are perfect for limited spaces. Get inspired by these swings and look into setting yourself up this summer!
Coastal patio with a day bed swing perfect for summer relaxing Patio swings ready to be enjoyed Rope swing on a coastal home patio

:: Bunk Beds In The Beach House ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

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

:: Get That Patio Ready For Spring & Summer! ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal cottage patio space ready for the spring and summerIt’s time to get that patio ready for spring and summer! Make up the lemonade because it’s time to get outside! It’s beautiful out here in Laguna Beach and we’re hoping it’s the same for everyone else no matter where you are! The patio is a great place to chill out, relax and even soak up some vitamin D. Set your patio up with a beautiful outdoor sofa or a set of rocking chairs to rock the day away in.

The patio gives you an excuse to be outside. Who doesn’t want to be outside on a beautiful day? We know we do! Plus once you set up your patio you’ve created an outdoor office if you work from home. Looks like work just got a little better 😉

So what are you waiting for?? Take some tips from these designers and see how they set up these stunning patios! Don’t miss out on this beautiful weather!
Coastal patio decorated with lots of bluesCoastal patio space with bright colors and plenty of palmsSimple coastal cottage patio right on the water

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #61 ::

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Monday Pins

Bright coastal outdoor patio spaceMonday means it’s time for your coastal home decor pins! This week we have a nice dose of bright, relaxing space that require you to dream of! Hit that pin button and share these to your coastal home boards! We hope you have a good week and a happy Monday!

Find more coastal home design and style on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal dining room with a modern twist Coastal entryway with a rustic look Coastal living room with natural design influence Cute coastal outdoor space perfect for entertaining and enjoying th sun

:: Tuva-Luvs – Madison ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week’s Tuva-Luv comes from Madison! One of Madison’s store favorites is the dash & albert braided natural pouf! Add a dash of organic texture to your favorite spaces with this braided rope pouf. Made of durable, eco-friendly jute, its ideal for extra, space-saving seating, as an ottoman, or as an accent table. Add the dash & albert braided natural pouf to your home today!

Find all of our store favorites and more when you visit the Tuva-Luvs Page!

:: 3 Quick Tips For The Holiday Kitchen ::

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Coastal kitchen with plenty of space and natural lightIt’s the season of the kitchen and we’re spending a good chunk of time in our beloved space. When we’re whirling around conducting a spiced filled symphony in our kitchens, we want to make sure all is in harmony and on cue. There’s no need to make your life more difficult, that’s why we’ve come up with these 3 quick tips to get your kitchen ready for the holidays. Get those aprons ready, heat up those ovens and get ready for the holiday season!

1. Cut The Clutter

If it doesn’t need to be in the kitchen get rid of it. Seriously, the last thing we need is to be tripping over things or frantically searching for counter space. The holidays are stressful enough, the last thing we need to add to it is mess and clutter.

2. Check The Kitchen Tools

Is everything good to go? Are those whisks still, well, whisky? Make sure the wine is ready while you’re at it. Do those pots and pans have another season in them? Are those mixers still mixing? Check and make sure everything you need is actually going to work. We don’t want a meltdown while that souffle is melting down.

3. Carry A Stockpile

We’re not saying you need all Costco this holiday season, but you definitely want to make sure you have plenty of goods. Running out mid-meal to grab ingredients is completely avoidable these holidays. Also the holidays are always faster and demand more time for everything. That being said, make sure you have some quick, healthy and easy meals ready to go.

Got all that ladies and gentlemen? There’s no reason these holidays shouldn’t go smooth and be successful. Tuvalu wants to help you guys out, but much more importantly, we want you guys to enjoy yourselves over the holidays. Happy cooking!Cozy coastal kitchenCountry style kitchen with a cozy feel Rustic inspired details in a kitchen

:: Simple Winter Home Decor ::

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Tuesday Tips

Bright rustic dining space decorated with holiday decorIt’s time to start breaking out the winter and holiday decor if you haven’t already. Halloween has officially ended so you’re in the clear. Since Thanksgiving is still coming, we won’t go full Christmas mode yet. We’ll just ease into it and start setting the mood for winter and holiday decor.

Whether it’s bright winter berries scattered about on the table or even a couple strands of garland can be the perfect holiday touch in your home. There’s no need to go above and beyond when it comes to decorating your home during the holidays. We aren’t saying that you should just put a few pine leaves out and call it a day, but there’s no need for all the mini Christmas village scenes or several nativity scenes throughout the home either – put that on hold for now. We are just warming up for the holiday season.

Hopefully some of these images bring you some inspiration and new ideas on how to keep it simple before you go full holiday mode on your home. Holiday wreath in the kitchen Minimal holiday touches throughout the home Simple holiday exterior decor