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:: Tuva-Luvs – Liz ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-LuvsTuva-Luv Liz True Love Story SignThis week our Tuva-Luv comes from Liz! One of her store favorites is the true love story sign. The true love story sign is printed on distressed metal and set with a recycled wood frame. This is the perfect piece to add to any coastal home with a bold, turquoise color and a cute message. Start shopping the true love story sign online now!

Want more Tuva-Luvs? Find all of the store favorites and more on the Tuva-Luv Page!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Stephanie ::

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Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv stephanie all you need is love signToday our Tuva-Luv comes from Stephanie! One of her store favorites is the all you need is love antique sign! This antique sign takes inspiration from nature, antiques and folk art to create handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces both sentimental and modern.  All you need is love reinterprets a popular Beatles lyric into a heartfelt piece of art for family rooms or bedrooms. Expressed in typography, this square vintage sign serves as a touching accessory in the home or a thoughtful gift to a loved one. Shop the all you need is love antique sign online at Tuvalu Home now!

:: How To Create A Coastal Gallery Wall ::

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Coastal galler wall with sea animal inspired artA gallery wall is a great way to display art and take full advantage of the walls in your home. There’s no need for your walls to stay bare and look plain. Creating a gallery wall is an easy way to solve that problem. If you follow these 3 steps to create your gallery wall, you’ll have your walls covered and looking good in no time!

1. Pick Out Your Art
First, and foremost, you need to pick out the art you wish to display. Pick out fun and creative pieces that make up a unique gallery wall. You can decide if your gallery wall is made up completely of art prints or if you want to incorporate other pieces of art or objects. Display pieces that reflect your style and create a gallery wall that is special to you.

2. Lay It Out
Before you start mounting your art, lay it out on the ground. Get an idea of what works and looks good before you start putting holes in your wall. Seriously, lay it out on the ground. The last thing you want to do is decide halfway through installing the art that you’ve changed your mind or you find out that certain pieces don’t fit well together. Don’t find yourself stuck covering up holes! The best part about a gallery wall layout is there’s no ‘right way’ to do it. The way it looks is entirely up to you! Get creative with the wall space and your art!

3. Put It Up
The last step after you finalize your layout on the ground (yes, we are going to stress that again) is to mount each piece of your gallery wall. This is the step that is going to take the longest and some patience. Get yourself a stud finder, a leveler, some nails and a hammer. You may also want to look into drywall screws and drywall anchors too. Gallery walls don’t always line up perfectly with studs and you should always mount things properly. Once you have the right tools and hardware, pick a piece and start mounting your gallery wall! Then step back and enjoy your new gallery wall.

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:: Tuva-Luvs – Taylor ::

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Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv-taylorThis week’s Tuva-Luv comes from Taylor! One of his Tuvalu Home favorites is the Framed American Flag! This flag, turned art piece, is as patriotic as it gets! This weathered looking American flag is mounted in a rustic, white wood frame. It’s a great piece of wall art for a coastal cottage or traditional coastal home. Check out out Old Glory and more of Taylor’s Tuva-Luvs on the Tuvalu Home website here!

If you would like to see more Tuva-Luvs, you can jump over to the page here!

:: Cuban Tile ::

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Beauitful tile work in a cuban homeNow that traveling to Cuba has become easier for Americans, it seems that everyone is trying to make their way over there and see what they’ve been missing out on. Even though it’s not exactly legal to just jump a flight and vacation over there, the lengthy process that once was has been set aside making traveling over much less of a hassle. Heading over there under the guise of journalism is one way to ensure a trip to Cuba. That’s why you may have seen many publications toting their Cuban trips, photos and stories. We have no objections to people sharing the Cuban culture because it is as island lifestyle as it gets. We love seeing the architecture, the design and the home decor that we now get an up close look at.

One design aspect we’re really excited about is the beautiful tile work that they do in Cuba. The bright, colorful patterns are gorgeous and something to dream about. As trendy as trips to Cuba are, the culture and lifestyle that they finally get to share with us is much more fascinating. We’ve gathered some great Cuban tile photos and we hope there are many more to come from travels over to their country. Take a look at how they have create wonderful works of art and get inspired to bring a little Cuban style to your home.
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:: Tuva-Luvs – Adrianne ::

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Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvsadrianne tuva-luv spotlightDo you know about our Tuva-luvs? If you don’t, let us introduce you to one of our favorite sections of our website. On our Tuvalu Home website we have a section called Tuva-luvs, it’s dedicated to our team and our team’s favorite items we carry on the website as well as some of our favorite spots around Laguna Beach. It’s a great way to get to know the Tuvalu Home family! If you have shopped on our online store you may have noticed the Tuva-luv ribbon draped over certain items. Those are Tuva-luvs! That item has been picked by one of our team members as a favorite of theirs!

On Thursdays we are going to start spotlighting the team’s Tuva-luvs. This week we’re starting with Adrianne and one of her Tuva-luvs! One of her Tuva-luvs is the ‘this is the beginning’ art print! This is a fun print that motivates you to get the most out of your day! Check out the print here! This piece is great addition to a gallery wall or perfect as a stand alone piece. If you’ve got wall space to fill we think this would be great!

If you’re interested in more Tuva-luvs you can head over to the page and see what the team luvs here!

:: Go Big With Your Art! ::

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Creative way to show off art. Create a shelf and place the frame on it.We think that no wall should be left behind! No wall shall go bare while there is art out in the world to hang on it! That’s why you should go big with your art. Cover as much of that wall as you can. There are many ways to do this: get one large piece to cover the wall, create a gallery wall, or get creative with how you display it (like the picture shown above). The bottom line is you get to cover your walls and you get to show off some great art. It’s truly a win-win, especially for those home owners that are fortunate enough to have large spaces. Use large art or gallery walls to fill the space. Using art to cover the walls can give the room a fuller, richer feel when you enter it. Take a look at what these designers have done with these spaces and how they’ve used art to not only cover the walls, but pull the room together.

Are you looking to invest in some art for your home? Check out our art on our online website here!
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:: Stairway To A Coastal Haven ::

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Coastal stairs taking advantage of the wall space with some coastal wall artAre you ready for stairs that you can excited about? How about stairs that won’t be over looked? What about a set of stairs that will get you excited to take those steps up to your comfy bedroom?

The stairway can easily be over looked and forgotten, but with a little love and attention it can become an eye catching space. It’s a canvas ready for you to pick up the design brush and paint the space with your personal style. The stairs offer a lot more design space and many more options than meet the eye. The space gives you the walls that the stairs follow up, the space before the stairs, the banisters and the stairs to create a stairway that you can be excited about.

When people come into your home for the first time they won’t only be greeted by your beautiful entryway, but they’ll also give your stairway some much deserved attention as well. Hit the walls with coastal wall art and create a beautiful gallery wall to fill what would otherwise be empty space. The art fills the blank walls and utilizes what most would see as unable space. Try adding a mirror to open up the stairs. It allows more light and gives the person looking into the mirror a sense of open space.

Looking to add a little more nautical flare? How about ditching those traditional banisters and swapping them out for a rope banister? Is that nautical enough for you? Rope banisters are the ultimate coastal addition and instantly invoke the feeling of being aboard a boat. Don’t forget about the stairs themselves. They too can be used to as a design detail in the space. The stairs can be painted or covered with a stair runner. Stair runners offer a great range of color and texture options for your stairway. It allows you to mix up the materials that can be on your stairs as well.

Lastly, you cannot forget about the space before the stairs. It sets up the stairway and acts almost as an appetizer to the main course that will be the stairs. You can help it set the design tone and style for the rest of the stairway. It can compliment the art or the frames while still offering a great look as well. So what are you waiting for? Your stairs are ready to become a standout part of your home! Take a look at these great stairway pictures we’ve gathered and don’t forget to get out there to see what other designers are doing!

Coastal stairs with rope bainsters that give it extra flare! Coastal stairway with a fun hanging light and great shell wall art! Coastal stairway wall gallery Rope banister giving off great coastal and nautical vibes!

:: Coastal Art Weekend Pins ::

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aefcc1e15c626697bd0f0afdb824c326We’re feeling artsy today and we want to share the love! So today’s weekend pins’ post is all about the art baby! Get those boards ready ladies and gentlemen because it’s time to start pinning! Pad your boards with this great coastal art pins! Who knows? Maybe they will inspire you to head out and look at some art this weekend. We know there are plenty of galleries down here in Laguna! If you find yourself doing an art walk be sure to stop by and say hi to us at the store! Happy Friday!

And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest! Find our profile @tuvaluhome or click here now!
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:: 6 Tips On Creating A Gallery Wall ::

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how-to-create-a-gallery-wall-coral-coastalGallery walls are a great way to show off your art and photos. They also allow you to use your walls for design and to show off the things you love. Here are a few tips to creating a beautiful gallery wall:

  1. Get meaningful art pieces and pictures to frame to make your gallery more personalized.
  2. Pick out fun, interesting and unique frames; the art isn’t the only thing being displayed.
  3. Decide if you want a color palette or not.
  4. There isn’t a ‘right way’ to layout your gallery wall; there are no rules for displaying your pieces.
  5. There are no limits on how many pieces or the sizes you can use.
  6. Practice your gallery set up by laying it out on the floor.

Remember that a gallery wall is a direct expression of you, so don’t limit yourself! Show off your passions! Have fun putting your gallery wall together, but don’t forget to try new and different things to find your perfect layout!

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