Category Archives: Entertaining

:: 3 Quick Tips For The Holiday Kitchen ::

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Tuesday Tips

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

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:: Simple Winter Home Decor ::

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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

:: Fall Pumpkin Decor Throughout The Home ::

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Fall table decor with wheat grass and white pumpkinsFall is the perfect time to decorate the home with pumpkins! We especially love the look that white pumpkins offer and how they can add a little festive fall cheer. The white hue of the pumpkins is easy to match or accent any color palette in any home. If they weren’t seasonal we’re sure some people would use them to decorate year-round because they look so cute!

Browsing around the internet and Pinterest we have seen a bunch of fun and festive fall decor ideas using pumpkins. Besides using white pumpkins, we love the look of using multiple hues (as seen in the fireplace below). It creates an interesting and eye catching display and is completely fall.

Take a look these photos and see how these people have used pumpkins to decorate with fall in their homes!
Festive fall decor in the kitchen with plenty of pumpkins Pumpkins stuffed in the fireplace to bring a festive look Simple fall center piece of a dining table White fall center piece decorated with white pumpkins and antlers

:: Floor Pillows, Cushions & Poufs ::

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Coastal living room with a cottage feelHave you thought about bringing a little pouf into your life? More importantly, into your home? These floor pillows are the perfect accessory for any family room or living room. They add a fun design element and double as a little extra seating. Who wouldn’t mind that? They’re especially great for all those entertainers out there!

In design, it’s the little things that count and a pouf can be used as a great accent in any space. They can add texture, color, or even act as a little extra filler in a large room. Tight on space or budget? No problem! These little guys are what you’re looking for! And when they’ve served their purpose or are no longer needed, you just pick up and move them out. Take a look at the poufs used these photos! They look great right??

Start shopping for poufs now online at Tuvalu Home!

Coastal living room with a blue and white stripe sofa, an accent chair and a cozy pouf Poufs in a cozy coastal cottage living room Poufs designed as extra seating in a coastal living room Nautical inspired cottage with a pouf

:: Coastal Kitchens – Metal Adjustable Stools ::

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A clean, coastal kitchen with round wood top, metal base adjustable stoolsDo you get excited when you walk into your kitchen? If you don’t, we think we may have a solution to your problem. Take a look at metal, adjustable bar stools. These bar stools are perfect for the kitchen island or bar. They have a great look that adds more texture, style and seating options to the kitchen space.

These stool are often seen with a round wood top and metal base, but you can find all metal ones if you’re going for that look instead. The fact that the stool is adjustable also adds a huge perk to its design. This ability allows you to get the perfect height for your island or bar which can really make or break a stool. Not the right height? No problem, adjust until it is!

Browse these photos we’ve added to this post and get a feel for what we’re talking about! See how these designers have used metal adjustable stools in the kitchen and get inspired!
Coastal kitchen with a fun turquoise color palette and adjustable metal stools Cute, coastal kitchen with a minimal, simple design and round wood top, metal base adjustable stools Fun, coastal kitchen with a rustic island and round wood top, metal base adjustable stools Modern coastal kitchen with large pendant lights, carrara marble island and wood:metal adjustable stools

:: Dine Outside During The Summer ::

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Coasatl outdoor dining with a rustic beach house feel With the heat sticking around and giving us these warm nights, it creates opportunities to dine outside. Naturally, we have to take advantage of it and you should too!

Head outdoors and enjoy a nice meal with some fresh air. We’re loving the idea of being outside as much as we can and we found some great outdoor dining spaces that reflect just that. Check out how these people are enjoying their open air dining experience and see how they decorated.
Rustic beach house outdoor dining spaceTropical outdoor dining space with lots of natural design influencescoastal outdoor dining with a fun mix of modern coastal decor

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #29 ::

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Blue and white decor on a dreamy coastal patioThis week’s coastal home decor pins are dedicated to outdoor spaces!  With the weather being so nice there’s no excuse to not be outside! We’ve gathered five fresh outdoor spaces that can help inspire you to get outside and enjoy the weather! So get those pin buttons ready to share and add these to your coastal home decor boards! Have a good week and happy Monday!

Do you want more coastal home decor and inspiration? Head over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal outdoor space with a fun, bright look Eclectic coastal outdoor dining space Outdoor deck decorated with bright coastal colors Simple coastal outdoor space

:: Romantic Beach Dining ::

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Beach dining with big comfy pillowsWho’s going to say no to a little beach dining? It’s so romantic that we know we can’t!

Just imagine cozying up for dinner with your significant other enjoying tasty food and refreshing drinks while you dig your toes into the cool evening sand. Sounds absolutely terrible, doesn’t it? That’s why we’re on board with beach dining. We love the shabby chic idea of laying out a big blanket with a couple comfy pillows to help us relax and enjoy a meal on the beach. It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the long summer says and warm nights, but it does cool down so don’t forget to bring a sweater and a blanket!

Just in case you needed extra motivation we’ve gathered and posted inspiring pictures to get you guys in the mood for some good old fashion summer romance on the beach!Chic beach dining ready for summer memories Cute dining table on the beach Rustic beach dining Coastal chic beach dining

:: Get Coastal in Red, White & Blue ::

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Coastal entryway decorated with the stripes of the Amrican FlagCome this 4th of July, decorate your home with style! There’s no need to go to the party supply store to grab anything and everything red, white or blue and plastered with little American Flags, because this year you are going to accessorize your home with the perfect touch of independence.

We’re talking about decorating with red, white and blue accessories and flowers throughout the home. These little pops of color will act like fireworks on the Fourth of July! Plus you can use them again next year or even throughout the year instead of throwing everything out and buying everything over again next year. And don’t forget the pièce de résistance, that good ‘ol star spangled banner – the American Flag. This is one piece that can fly year-round and will always look good. Don’t be afraid to love your country and be patriotic!

Enjoy yourself this 4th of July! Stay cool, use plenty of sun screen and enjoy the fireworks! Happy 4th of July! Rustic 4th of July Home DecorCoastal outdoor area with red stripes and blue cushionsCoastal cottage with a cozy, vintage feel

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:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #27 ::

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Monday Pins

Beautiful coastal home bar perfect for entertaining and drinksIt’s Monday and we have your coastal home decor pins! Get those pin buttons ready because we have five fresh photos for your coastal home decor Pinterest boards. Get inspired, get lost and get to sharing! Have a good week and don’t forget the sun screen! Happy Monday!

Want more coastal inspired decor, style and ideas? Head to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal cottage dining space Coastal entryway decorated with shell accessories Coastal living room with the most stunning view of the ocean Modern coastal family room