Category Archives: Dining Room

:: Spotted! Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw ::

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spotted! pendleton chimayo fringed throwWe have another feature in this month’s HGTV Magazine! The Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw is feature in a dining room in the November issue. The designer choose to use the Pendleton throw as a tablecloth on the dining table and challenge the typical idea that you have to use a standard tablecloth. Check out what we’re talking about above! If you are interested in picking up the Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw you can find it here!

:: Chairs 101: Windsor Chairs ::

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An eclectic collection of windsor chairs in a coastal dining room

The Windsor Chair is a classic chair in home decor. It dates back to the early 1700’s and gets it name from the English town Windsor. The Windsor Chair is a wood chair that’s back and sides consist of multiple thin, turned spindles that attach to a solid, sculpted seat. The chair also has straight legs that splay outward and the back has a slight recline. There are 7 different types of Windsor Chairs: sack-back, loopback, comb-back, continuous arm, low back, rod back and fan back.

Windsor chairs were brought over during the American colonial days and became quite popular for their light weight design and portability. In the early years of these chairs they used multiple types of wood in order to construct them. After they were made they would often paint them to hide the fact that different woods were used. The Windsor Chair has a look and feel from another time period which makes them the perfect for traditional coastal style homes. The Windsor Chair effortlessly rounds a dining table in a nautical style dining room or completes the breakfast nook in a New England style coastal home. Its simple look makes them easy to incorporate and blend into these style.

Modern Windsor Chairs come in a range of sizes and colors which makes it easy to decorate any room with them. Take a look at what designers have done with Windsor Chairs in these spaces. Look at their classic design aesthetic and note how well they blend into the nautical and New England coastal styles.
Bright coastal furniture colors with windsor chairs New England style dining room with windsor chairs and nautical decor accents Windsor chairs that are painted in a light turquoise that surround the dining table in a coastal home

:: Coastal Table Decor Monday Pins ::

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Coastal dining table with a low haning pendant light, cutre decor and a striped table runnerAnother Monday means the start of another week. We’ve got a few pins that will hopefully help you through your week and get it started off on the right foot. This week we’ve got pins that focus on coastal table decor. Take a look and be inspired by what these designers have done in these dining rooms.

If you want more home decor pins for your Pinterest boards you can check out the Tuvalu Home Pinterest here!
Coastal table runner in a nautical dining room Coastal table runner with blue stripes Nautical inspired table runner Simple, rustic inspired table runner

:: Coastal Fall Tablescapes ::

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Rustic cottage fall tablescape with a distressed teal picnic table and cute striped pillows for cushionsFall tablescapes are a great way to be festive this season! It allows you to introduce fall decor into your home in a simple way. Use a little fall foliage is an easy way to set a center piece that is simple and well styled. How about adding a few gourds? And of course, when in doubt, pumpkin out! The best part is, a few pieces go a long way with fall design and decor. You can create stunning tablescapes that look amazing and still allow functional table use. We could sit here and try to explain it to you, but we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to quickly understand what we’re talking about by seeing it. We’ve grabbed a few pictures to show you guys what we think beautiful fall table decor looks like. Take a look so you can see what we’re talking about and we hope it inspires to get festive for the fall season!
Coastal fall tablescape decorFall table decoration on a rustic coffee table Fall tablescape decor done in a neautral palette Fun, bright coastal fall tablescape

:: Chairs 101: Chippendale Chairs ::

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Bright and bold space decorated with chinese chippendale chairsThe Chippendale Chair is one of the most popular chairs in coastal decor. It embodies the coastal style in an effortless way. Its history, however, is not rooted in coastal design though. An 18th century English cabinetmaker, Thomas Chippendale, is responsible for the creation of Chippendale furniture and for the name of the it as well. Thomas Chippendale created many pieces and styles of furniture, chairs were not his only contribution to furniture design. The Chippendale style also includes tables, cabinets, desks and bed frames. There are also sub-styles of the Chippendale style furniture that include Rocco, Gothic and Chinese.

The Chinese style of the Chippendale furniture is the one typically incorporated into modern day coastal decor, especially the Chippendale chairs. These chairs are often seen in coastal homes and are popular due to their design. Today’s chairs often resemble the original styles, but are made out of faux bamboo or plastics. The chair is known for its fret work on the back and legs. The fret work on the back of the chairs look like a bamboo lattice.

These chairs also come in a large variety of styles and colors which makes designing with them easy. You have probably seen the chair while searching through coastal decor pins on Pinterest and now you can put the proper name to them. We’ve also added a few examples of what Chippendale Chairs look like and how to use them in a coastal style home.

If you want to incorporate Chippendale Chairs into your home, you can shop for them on our online store here!

Coastal dining space with a long table, wicker pendant lights and chippendale chairs Coastal dining space with a shell chadelier and chinese chippendale chairs Coastal workspace with chinese chippendale furntiure Simple coastal inspired dining space with chippendale chairs

:: Spotted! Luca Dining Table ::

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spotted! luca dining tableLook what we spotted! Flipping through Coastal Living we found the Luca Dining Table! This extra long, trestle dining table is perfect of those large family gatherings and dinner parties! With a simple rustic look, this table will provide you with more than enough space for dining or any other activity you could ever need table space for. If you’re interested in the Luca Dining Table, you can pick it up at our store or online here!

:: Chairs 101: Marais A Chairs ::

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Nautical dining space and kitchen with hanging flags and marais chairsWe’ve all seen them, in fact, we’re certain a few of you even have these chairs in your home. Yes, we’re talking about the Marais A Chair or the Model A Chair or the Tolix Cafe Chair. This chair dates back to 1934 when metalworker Xavier Pauchard, the man responsible for bringing the process of steel galvanizing to France, created the first Model A Chair. Xavier originally created the chairs to be used in industrial settings such as factories or even on ships, but it was quickly adopted by French cafés. These chairs are made of metal and are known for their sturdy, reliable feel. This also allows them to hold up against the toughest outdoor weather or the wear and tear from constant indoor use. They’re perfect for a coastal home too! Match them with a rustic farm table or a sleek modern table and see how the Marais A Chair seamlessly blends with the decor. Get the perfect nautical feel by bringing these chairs into the dining space or take ’em to the backyard for long lasting seating space outside. Check out the pictures we’ve put in this post and see how designers have used them in each space. We’ve gathered a few different styles so you can get a feel for the chairs versatility.

If you missed our last Chair 101 post you can catch up and read it here!
Beauitful backyard dining space with a canvas, striped table cloth and marais chair. Coastal dining area with nauitcal style pedant lamps and marais chairs gathered around the tables Coastal dining space with marais chairs and natural decor details Marais chair in a simple, nautical influenced bathroom

:: Chairs 101: Ladder Back Chairs ::

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Beach cottage brakfast nook with ladderback chairs and an amazing view of the coeanHere at Tuvalu Home we want to use our blog to share amazing home decor, design ideas and inspiration. We also want to use it share our home decor knowledge and experiences. One way to this is to dive into certain areas and subjects to give you a little more in depth information about them. In this mini series we’re looking into chairs. Not just any old chairs, specifically chairs you would commonly see in coastal home decor.

In this post we’re taking a look at ladder back chairs. The ladder back chair is one of the oldest style of chairs to exist. These chairs date back to the 17th century. They were sought after for their sturdy build and durability. It wasn’t as easy back then as it is for us now! It’s a classic shape and a recognizable chair in home decor. It has a high back with horizontal spindles that provide back support and has four legs. The horizontal spindles resemble a ladder like look which the name “ladder back chair” derives from.

These chairs were also popular in American colonial homes. This popularity is why you will still see these chairs in New England Style or Nautical style homes. The classic influence and style of these chairs works well in each of the coastal styles. It’s also not uncommon to see ladder back chairs that are painted in bright or pastel colors. The updated look on the classic chair works well in a beach cottage style home or rustic, coastal homes.

Take a look at these photos we’ve dropped into this post and get a feel for the chair. You can see how the ladder back chair can be used in a couple different coastal design styles. Nautical style dining space with ladder back chairs Rustic cottage dining space with ladder back chairs

:: Spotted! Harden Cafe Chair ::

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spotted harden cafe chair tuvalu homeWe spotted the Harden Café Chair in latest issue of Country Living! This French café inspired chair is the perfect addiction to any home! Use the Harden Café Chair to bring in a new textured material to the space or to break up the monotony of the design in your dining space or kitchen. These chairs also have a vintage look and feel to them because of their metal design. It’s the perfect way to spice up the rustic or cottage style you’re going for in your home. If you’re interested in the Harden Café Chair, you can shop it on our online store here!

:: White Chair Affair Weekend Pins ::

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Coastal dining space with bench seating and white chairs to compliment the neautral paletteWe’re loving all these white chairs in these dining spaces and had to gather a few up to share with you guys for this week’s Weekend Pins post! We love the look of these white chairs on an all white palette. It give you plenty of creative freedom while still making it easy for you to design. Get those pin buttons ready because you’re about to hit those boards! Start with these great spaces that these designers have used white chairs or white palettes in! Then head out onto Pinterest and hunt for some more great pins!

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Beach cottage dining space with white chairs and natural decor elements Coastal dining space with a cute, cottage design Eclectic space with coastal influence, large natural material pendant lighting, white chairs and unique decor Modern coastal dining space with clean lines, white chairs and elegant design