Category Archives: Kitchen

:: Dining On Pedestal Tables ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal kitchen with a dining nook and pedestal tablePedestal tables offer a lot more than meets the eye. They offer more space, both in actual table top space and seating options, and give everyone a seat at the table. That means everyone gets enough room and there isn’t an awkward person trying to lean in to be a part of the conversation.

A pedestal table is nice change of pace from traditional dining table options. They help out in those tight spots by creating extra space and give you a little wiggle room in the corners.

These tables, like most tables, come in two sizes: large and small. A large pedestal table is great way to entertain more than two to three people. They offer the space you need and give everyone the opportunity to comfortably interact with one another at the table. For those of you with small nook or kitchen space, you’d be more interested in a small pedestal table. They seat two to three comfortably and create a person and intimate experience while filling the small amount of space provided.

Take a look at these great pedestal tables below! See how they are used and how the designers placed them in the space!

Coastal space with a pedestal table surrounded by benches Nautical dining space with bench seating around a pedestal table Pedestal table in a coastal dining room Coasatal cottaged dining space with a pedestal table

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:: 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!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Jaymi ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Jaymi! One of her picks is the arte italica vintage small pitcher! This hand-made pitcher is made of the highest quality pewter by the talented Italian artisans, using techniques passed down through generations. It’s dishwasher safe and ready to be added to your kitchen! Head on over and get a closer look at the arte italica vintage small pitcher!

See of our store favorites and more on the Tuva-Luvs Page!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Franny ::

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Tuva-Luvs - Franny: Mud Pie Lettered Marble & Wood Cutting BoardThis week our Tuva-Luv comes from Franny! One of her store favorite is the mud pie lettered marble & wood cutting board! Add a little personal touch to your kitchen with this elegant, multi-purpose cutting board. These boards feature joined marble and acacia wood construction with a large initial etched into wood. The cutting board comes tied with a spreader made of wood and metal. Marble and acacia wood are natural occurring materials with variations in color and texture throughout. All boards will have individual color differences in wood and marble. Pick up a mud pie lettered marble & wood cutting board online or in store now!

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

:: Pops of Color in the Kitchen ::

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Bright, multicolored bar stools in the kitchenLet’s step up the color in the kitchen. Using color in the kitchen is a fun way to break up the normal neutral tones you normally see in the space. Usually there’s a good amount of white or some variation of stereotypical granite, so why not break it up?

Get a couple colors that pop out and say, “Hey! Look at me!” Bring that life and fun back to the space. Sometimes it’s as easy as throwing a quick coat of paint on the cabinets or grabbing a few eye-catching appliances. There’s no need to deck the entire kitchen out in color – unless you want to and we support you 100%! Check out some of these kitchens that are using color and get inspired!

Bright colors in a coastal kitchen Blue island in a nautical inspired kitchen Colorful backsplash in a minimal style coastal kitchen Blue painted cabinets in a coastal style kitchen

:: Pull Up A Stool, A Bar Stool ::

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Coastal kitchen with bistro style chair bar stoolsBecause a bar just isn’t complete without a bar stool. It’s like the classic PB&J. It doesn’t happen without the J. We can’t live in a world without complete and happy endings – it just isn’t right. Basically that’s why bar stools were invented. Okay, we can’t confirm that, but it’s the story we’re going with and we’re sticking to it.

Bar stools offer a lot to the look of a well designed kitchen and they actually serve a purpose. They give you place to plant your butt while you use that bar you had to have built into your kitchen island.

Another great advantage of the good ol’ bar stool is its ability to easily change the style or look of the kitchen. No remodeling or expensive projects involved, simply pick out your new stools and take out the old ones. Done and done.

Get inspired to bring new ideas into your kitchen with these lovely pictures featuring some beautifully designed and decorated kitchens complete with bar stools as well as plenty of envious design details.
Matching blue and white decor in a coastal kitchen Modern coastal kitchen with hints of cottage decor to break up the clean, cold feeling Pendant lights hanging in a coatsal kitchen White coastal kitchen space with stools, carrara marble counter tops and lots of natural light

:: Tuva-Luvs – Stephanie ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luv

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv-stephanie-ocean-breeze-mugThis week our Tuva-Luv comes from Stephanie! One of her store favorites is the Ocean Breeze Mug! This is a cute mug that reads, “Life’s at ease with an ocean breeze.” It’s a simple, fun way to express yourself all day, everyday. So why not bring a little fun into the kitchen? Shop the Ocean Breeze Mug online now!

Find all of our Tuva-Luvs and more on the Tuva-Luv Page!

:: Gifts For Mom – Pioneer Woman ::

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mothers-day-pioneer-woman-tuvalu-home copyWe’re featured on Pioneer Woman on their Gifts For Moms list! Our “OMG My Mother Was Right About Everything” Tea Towel was selected for the list and is the perfect gift for Mom! If you’ve been waiting for an appropriate time to tell your Mom she was right, we think this Mother’s Day is it. And in what better way? Pick up the “OMG My Mother Was Right About Everything” Tea Towel and give it to your Mom this up coming Mother’s day!

:: Coastal Kitchen Pins ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal kitchen with beauitful stone work and simple designIt’s Monday and without any further waiting, here are your Monday Pins! This week we’ve gathered coastal kitchen pins. We found everything from coastal cottage kitchens to kitchens with modern coastal influence and a couple styles mixed in-between. Needless to say, there’s something for every coastal decor lover to enjoy and pin to one of their Pinterest boards. So ladies and gentlemen, get those pin buttons ready and pin these to your boards! Enjoy your week and have a good day!

If you want to see more coastal kitchens and coastal decor regularly, head over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest and give us a follow!
Coastal kitchen with fun turquoise detailsKitchen with bright yellow stools and a modern rustic styleModern coastal kitchen with clean lines and natural decor influence Modern coastal kitchen with natural materials to help balance the space

:: Show Off Your Kitchen ::

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Open kitchen storageWe’ve been seeing a lot open shelf/open storage kitchens lately and we love it! It’s another fun way like coastal kitchen hardware to bring style and character to your kitchen. It’s a pretty simple idea; stop hiding everything and show off what you’ve got!

Let people see all 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! Head over to out online store and shop the Tuvalu Home dinnerwareTall selves with open storage and plenty of plates and bowls Kitchen with open storage and yellow accents Open storage in a coastal cottage kitchen Open storage in the kitchen dining area Open storage in a kitchen with white and green decor Tall open storage shelves in the kitchen Open dinnerware storage in the kitchen Open spice and ingredient storage in the kitchen