Category Archives: Kitchen

:: Open Kitchen Design ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal kitchen with boho chic style and open shelvesWe’ve been seeing a lot open shelf and open storage kitchens lately that we love! It’s another fun way to bring style and character to your coastal kitchen. It’s a pretty simple idea; stop hiding everything and show it off!

Let people see all of your plates, cups, spices, utensils, cooking supplies, pots, pans and small appliances. We love it because it opens the kitchen right up. It gets rid of the closed off look and invites everyone right in. When people display their spices and baking essentials in mason jars or other glass jars it gives the kitchen a cute, homey look. Plus when they’re out, they’re begging to be used and make you want to cook and bake!

With everything out for your family and guests to see there will be no more wondering where the mugs or a spatchula are. Also when you have no where to hide your dishes it will finally give you a good reason to go get that cute set you’ve been eyeing for awhile now! Stop hiding and open up your kitchen! Coastal kitchen with open shelves Bright coastal kitchen space filled with open shelves Open shelf displaying dinnerware in the kitchen

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:: Bring On The Breakfast Nook ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Breakfast nook in a coastal cottageHow nice would it be to wake up and have breakfast your breakfast nook. Who doesn’t want to cozy up with their favorite book/magazine and a warm cup of coffee? This scenario sounds perfect to us!

We love some of these amazing breakfast nooks and had to share with you guys! We love the built-in seating and the extra dining seats it offers. The space also gives us a little extra space to compliment the kitchen decor and take it step further. utilizing the space is a great way to make sure you use every part of the room. Waste not! Plus, there are people who would love to that extra space, so use it!

What do you think about breakfast nooks? Love yours? Want one or need one? Let us know what you think and don’t forget to check out what these designers have done with these nooks!
Coastal breakfast nook with lots of natural light Cozy coastal cottage with a cute dining space Kitchen breakfast nook converted into a dining space

:: 3 Pendant Lights Perfect For A Coastal Kitchen ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal kitchen with lots of lightingThis week we’re taking a look at three different pendant lights that are perfect for a coastal kitchen! A pendant light is a great visual piece in the kitchen that also offers a little extra light. They come in every shape and size that makes finding the perfect lighting fixture easy for any kitchen. Each of the pendant lights below offer a unique style and add the perfect touch to the kitchen. Check out these 3 pendant lights that you can use in your kitchen!

arteriors reeves pendants1. Arteriors Reeves Pendants

This pendant from Arteriors is the perfect solution for a clean and simple lighting solution for the kitchen.  With it’s minimal look it can fill the space in the kitchen without distraction from the space.

bogart spot light pendant2. Bogart Spot Light Pendant

This spot light pendant from Bogart offers a nice punch of nautical style when it is used in the kitchen. This list would fit perfect in a traditional nautical style home or any beach cottage.

jamie young lafitte pendant3. Jamie Young Lafitte Pendant

The Jamie Young Lafitte Pendant has a vintage light style look shaped from glass. The glass lets the light cast more light and offer more to the space than just accent lighting.

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins 96 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal kitchen with plenty of plants and natual lightIt’s the first Monday on the new year and that means it’s time for your Monday pins! This week’s coastal home decor pins is all about the kitchen! For this of you focusing on clean and healthy eating, we hope these pins offer inspiration! A clean kitchen for a clean body! Or something like that. Either way, get those pin buttons ready and start pinning! Happy Monday to everyone and we hope it’s a great start to 2019!

Get more coastal home inspired pins on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Cozy coastal cottage style kitchen Modern coastal kitchen Modern coastal kitchen with clean lines and minimal decor Textures in the kitchen and dining room space

:: 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!

:: 3 Quick Tips For Kitchen Design ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal kitchen with large wicker pendant lights and dark cabinets with white wallsToday we have 3 quicks tips to help in the kitchen! We spend a lot of time in our kitchens so why not love them? Here are 3 ways to help you enjoy your coastal home kitchen!

1. Pop Those Colors

The kitchen gives you a place to really go bold with pops of color. With limited counter space you have to make your accessories count. Don’t forget that you can also bring in different colored lighting pieces as well!

2. Use Natural Textures

With most kitchens having wood cabinets it easy to forget that you can play and design off those textures. There’s no need to just slap a coat of paint on the cabinets and call it a day. If that’s how you planned it, there’s no problem with that, but don’t forget that you can expand on the natural wood grains and textures to bring your kitchen to the next level.

3. Play With Patterns

Kitchens are a great place to have fun with patterns. They can be bright and pop out or they can compliment the color palette. The choices are endless and so are the pattern placements. Explore pattern ideas with kitchen rugs, the back splash and maybe even the tile floor. The pattern possibilities are endless!
Natural textures in a coastal kitchen Playful patterns and colors in a coastal kitchen

:: 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

:: 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

:: Cozy Beach Cottage Kitchens ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal beach house kitchen with a cozy feelWe’re loving the look and feel of these beach cottage kitchens! They’re open, airy and extremely inviting which makes the look perfect for this time of year!

A beach cottage kitchen brings the right amount of rustic charm while creating a cozy environment that always feels like home. Do you have to get creative with counter space at times? Sure, but nothing a little planning and proper execution can’t handle. Imagine yourself breezing around the kitchen whipping up a tasty snack or a delicious dessert.

Do yourself a favor and check out some of these lovely kitchens we’ve found! We wouldn’t mind owning one of these kitchens, would you?
Rustic inspired cottage kitchenBeach cottage kitchen with a country feel Beach cottage kitchen with weathered wood features

:: Tuva-Luvs – Candace ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Candace! One of her store favorite’s is the arte italica butter dish! The original pewter and ceramic dinnerware, combines white ceramic with our signature pewter trim. Handcrafted in Italy of the highest quality materials, this classic butter dish translates seamlessly from traditional to contemporary, from casual to formal. Check out the arte italica butter dish and the rest of the arte italica dinnerware collection now!

Find more coastal home decor and all of our store favorites on the Tuva-Luvs Page!