Category Archives: Bathroom

:: Coastal Vibes Weekend Pins ::

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Stunning all white decor in a coastal living roomIt’s Friday and we all know what that means! It’s the weekend baby and we’re about to have us some fun! We hope you have a fun, relaxing weekend planned because that’s what everyone deserves. In order to get the weekend started off right, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite pins we found on Pinterest today. Get those boards ready ladies and gentlemen and pin away! Here’s to you and the weekend! Happy Friday!
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:: Something Coastal Weekend Pins ::

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Amazing coastal details that compliment each other with colors and texturesThe weekend is here! It’s Friday and we hope you’re acting like it! For this week’s Weekend Pins post we’ve got a great little collection of coastal pins for your boards. We found a fun mix of pin worthy pictures that feature great coastal, nautical and tropical decor. So get those pin buttons ready and start hitting those boards ladies and gentlemen! Enjoy the weekend and happy Friday!

If you want more coastal pins be sure to check us out on Pinterest. Follow us @tuvaluhome or go to our boards here.

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:: Monarch Beach Design Project Room Breakdown ::

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Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-002Today’s post is all about breaking down some of the rooms from our latest project. We’ll be letting you know what the designer was thinking during the process and where she was coming from. If you haven’t seen the entire finished project, jump on over to our portfolio page and see it in it’s entirety here! But make sure to come back for more goodies in this post!

Let’s start with the living room (pictured above). We talked to Jaymi, designer and home owner, and she said, “For a cozy feel in the living room I chose to do a custom blend of wood tones to create warmth for the tongue and groove but white beams to still add a coastal touch.” She also went with sisal carpet instead of regular carpet throughout the entire home. It’ beautiful and also adds an extra unique design element to each space. She also decided to hang her art by using art gallery style with brass chains that come from the ceiling to get a more traditional look. Jaymi became a fan of this way to display wall art as she traveled to other countries and toured historic castles and estates. She went on to say, “I noticed how they hung their priceless works of art in this style and always admired how beautiful it looked.  And it won’t make holes in my walls or wood work.” Jaymi also decided to use sconces rather than table lamps in the living room to conserve space on end tables and create more space for decor.

Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-026Jaymi used oyster shells on the fireplace to add that ocean feel without having shells everywhere. The bricks are hand stamped and give the space a custom feel while mixing up the textures in the space. The TV is framed with a custom matte frame and hung above fireplace as to not have take up room on a console or TV stand (Yes, that’s a TV, not a piece art above the fireplace).

Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-004Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-012Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-027The kitchen backsplash features 6×12 marble subways in a herringbone pattern with stunning wood shelves made from barnwood from the 1900’s. You can see the white that still shows on the wood shelves from when they used a milk glaze on the wood of the barns to prevent bugs from eating through the wood.  If you haven’t noticed by now, this home and designer is heavy on the details! The brackets holding the shelves were custom made from chair rail pieces. They give a great rustic design compliment to the wood shelves and really bring the look together. The base cabinets are retrofitted from Tuvalu cabinets and the kitchen comes complete with a glass front pantry cabinet.

Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-010At the time Jaymi was deciding to invest in her first home, she was torn on her first home being located at the beach or in the mountains. Even though the beach home won out, she still wanted to have aspects of a cozy mountain feel for her guests to enjoy. With white tongue and groove walls and a dark navy ceiling as a base, the rest was just a matter of layering it with aspects of warmth.  With the spool style bed, buffalo check curtains, vintage boy scout backpacks, antlers, a few Pendleton blankets, and a vintage American flag (not pictured), Jaymi had the perfect cozy retreat for her guests.

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In her master suite, Jaymi wanted it to be relaxing and have a spa like quality after her long days. She did a more traditional wainscotting than the rest of the space and used her wallpaper in the bath as a match for the colors of her walls to create continuity. The barn door that’s painted in a very light grey separates the bathroom from the bedroom without taking up any space.  The clam shell sink is one of the many items she had saved for years, which she found on a buying trip to Atlanta, and knew that one day it would make the perfect sink after a little retrofitting. The vanities in both bathrooms are chest of drawers from Tuvalu. Jaymi knew she loved Tuvalu’s mermaid artwork, but as with most things in her home, she wanted it to be meaningful. She accomplishes this by a grouping that represents each one of her best friends in their hair color and personality so she always has them near.

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:: Mint Condition ::

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What’s trending Wednesday

coastal2The color mint is a refreshing, soft tone that can make a home feel welcoming and calm. It’s also a versatile color that looks good painted on the walls and scattered throughout a space in the form of accessories. There aren’t too many colors that can get away with that. Plus we can’t forget that it’s totally a coastal color. It belongs in a coastal home just as much as shells and coral. We love the use of mint in the kitchen. There’s just something about using the color in the kitchen that just feels right. Those mint painted cabinets look so inviting and draw our eyes to them. They makes want to be in the kitchen.

What are your thoughts on the color mint? Are you fan? Using it already? Or is the color not for you? Let us know! And check out how some of these designers are using mint in the spaces pictured below!

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:: 3 Ways To Create A Rustic, Coastal Cottage ::

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dd82c5ec8c17799864635198fcd38007 We love rustic, coastal cottages! Nothing feels more comfortable and right than a well designed cottage. So we thought we would give you our list of 3 ways to create a rustic, coastal cottage in your home and make it so you never want to leave, except to go to the beach! So keep on reading and see what 3 ways you can turn your home into a rustic, coastal cottage!

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1. Aged Wood Floors.

Wood flooring in any cottage is a want. Aged, weathered wood floors in a rustic, coastal cottage is need. This must have sets the tone and mood throughout the entire home. The floors add character to the cottage that give it the rustic, coastal look and we haven’t even gotten to designing . Needless to say, we love woods floors in a cottage.

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2. Vintage & Rustic Furniture/Accessories/Decor.

How else would you design your cottage? These choices are basic must haves in the home and in each space. There are plenty of choices from lighting to furniture that you can bring into your rustic, coastal cottage that will give you the desired look. Let’s not even get started on color because we can go on and on about the possibilities. Let’s not forget to mention these amazing kitchens above. Love those teal painted cabinets!

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3. An Old Tub In An Old Bathroom.

We love the look a porcelain tub gives the bathroom so of course it’s on the list and we’re putting one in our cottage! Plus when you’re soaking in your tub with your eyes closed – loving life – you’re going to have to open them eventually. So why not open them to a great bathroom space? Don’t forget to bring the decor into the bathroom! It will bring the entire home together and will show that you left no space untouched.

:: Spotted! Round Leather Mirror ::

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round-leather-mirror-bathroom-coastal-tuvalu-home We’ve spotted the super cute Jamie Young Round Leather Mirror in Coastal Living’s Our Favorite Beach Cottages! This mirror works great in bathrooms, shown above, and brings an amazing simplistic look to the space with little effort. If you’re interested in picking one up you can go to our online store and snag one here! Happy Friday!

:: Spotted! Pendleton Towels! ::

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Flipping through the latest House Beautiful we spotted Pendleton Towels featured in the Best for the bath section! These towels are perfect for the bathroom, the beach and everything else! Plus they’re nice and big too! That way they’ll give you plenty of coverage and soak up every bit of water! Get your Pendleton towels now by shopping online here or come down to the store to pick yours up today! Happy Friday!