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We’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!
What’s Trending Wednesday
How 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!
This 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!
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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!
Today 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!
It’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!
What’s Trending Wednesday
We’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?
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!