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:: Coastal Cottage Weekend Pins! ::

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Feature Friday

3a192987a91a93a28c4fabecc3d622c4We’ve got some coastal cottage pins for you guys today! We love the cozy feeling of a beach cottage and how welcoming it is. That’s kind of how the weekend feels! After a long week of work, the weekend’s a well earned break of rest and relaxtion. So get ready to add to those boards and start pinning!

Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest! Find us by searching for @TuvaluHome or by clicking here! Happy Friday!7c5890b6e14cf5890f36734b3c1b5bac 9f225617828df476bdeb3beaf8572eab 1557821f5cd79256eb209f6cf583c503 668081081afe572c7bfd3871b6da2a25 a66a07cf8a1b9db568cb418bd2070cce0ed1fe51190931f0ba9b334cba92fc72

:: Pinning For The Weekend! ::

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coastal-home-coastal-patio-blues-white-decor-tuvalu-homeThe weekend is almost here! Just a few more hours and then freedom! We’ve got a few pins to get your weekend started off right! If you’re not experiencing the beautiful California weather, pin these photos to wish for better days or even warmer ones! Spring is right around the corner. Pin away, have fun and enjoy the weekend! Happy Friday!

Find coastal home decor on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
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:: Christmas Time Is Here! ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday!

photo-177We’ve decked the halls here at the store and we’re in full Christmas mode! Come on down and see all of the Christmas goodies we have for you guys! Can’t make it down? No problem! We’ll be posting all kinds of Christmas stuff we have in the store here on the blog! Here’s just a quick sample of what we have in the store! So if you have any questions about anything feel free to ask us! You can leave a comment, email us or even call us at the store at 949.497.3202! photo-178 photo-179 photo-180 photo-181 photo-182 photo-183

:: Modern Coastal Decor ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

There are different styles and design elements in decor. With coastal decor, and many other design styles, there isn’t just one, cookie cutter way to go about it. With all the unique styles and tastes out there the decor is going to change from person to person. Modern coastal decor brings all of our favorite coastal colors and tones with sharper, cleaner edges and shapes. Modern decor has a very geometric look by itself. When you bring coastal decor into the design mix you get some fun, unique shapes and spaces.

Modern coastal decor is a simple and minimal style; less is more when it comes to the modern coastal look. Just like any style, it isn’t limited to any specific hues or furniture. It can have a bright and bold palette or a calm neutral palette. Take a look at some of these examples we have for you. If you like some of the elements use them to inspire you and possibly work the modern coastal decor style into your home. It’s always fun and interesting to see new or different ways of designing. Are you guys fans of modern coastal decor? Let us know! Tweet us at @tuvaluhome, leave a comment on here or let us know on our facebook page!





:: A Little Tuvalu Design Work ::

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Here’s a little design work of ours for you guys! We had fun with a neutral palette and brought in a few fun patterns to help bring some character to the space. We loved creating this space and had a great time! Need some work done or looking to redo your home? Let us know! We would love to help you out and see what beautiful designs we can bring to your home. Contact us at laguna@tuvaluhome.com for any home decor questions. We’d love to talk to you!

:: Coastal Bedroom – Nightstands ::

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Tuesday’s Tip From The Pros

Nautical inspired bedroom decor One element of the bedroom that we feel that gets overlooked quite often is the nightstand. Everyone focuses on the bed, bed frame and headboards and forgets about it. I don’t know about you, but my nightstand is a lifesaver and has helped out in numerous ways. We want to cover everything in the bedroom so there’s no way we were gonna leave this little guy out. We’re gonna show you a few different design elements and decor pieces that will make your nightstand complete.
Bedroom night standstacked vintage trunks as nightstands in the bedroom side table in a rustic style homeBamboo inspired nightstand in a coastal bedroomNightstands come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. There’s no limit to what you can put next to your bed and use as your nightstand. You can go with a basic nightstand table like the Mendocino Table or you can go with a more traditional nightstand that has a drawer like the Mandalay Nightstand. Want to get a little more creative? No problem! You can try stacking vintage trunks or use an accent side table with a round top like the Somerville Side Table shown above. It’s all up to you and your style. You can really bring the space together when you find a nightstand that’s the right fit for your bedroom. Looks aren’t always everything though and functionality plays a part too. Don’t get us wrong, you’re nightstand needs to be cute and show that you have good style and taste, but if you’re going to need to a little more space or storage out of your nightstand then sometimes a simple side table won’t cut it. Think about the use and abuse your nightstand will endure while trying to find the right one. It’s out there! You’ve just gotta look!
nightstand lamps and table lampsA nightstand is incomplete without a lamp on it or extremely close to it, like a floor lamp hanging over it acing like a table lamp. They not only serve aesthetic purposes, but they bring more light into the space. What good is all that hard work put into decorating if it can’t even be seen? Exactly. Most importantly the nightstand lamp gives you light right where you want it. It allows you to get cozy and read your favorite book or browse through the latest issue or Coastal Living or Elle Decor. If you’re more of an in bed reader look at lamps that will enable you to do so and make it easier to give you accessible light at night like our Paris Desk Lamp. If you already have your nook setup in the corner of your room and enjoy reading there then the Jamie Young French Bottle Lamp will give you that perfect touch of light in your bedroom and look great on your nightstand.

Vintage style alarm clock for the bedroom nightstand

Call it old fashion, but I like to have an alarm clock on my nightstand. Yes, my phone is right there and has the same functions, if not more, but something about alarm clocks make me feel at home and nostalgic. Cell phones with built in alarms weren’t always around and I’ve had them fail on me a number of times. Alarm clocks also bring in a fun design element too. You can find cute ones that have a great vintage style like the Ritz Alarm Clock or if you’re into digital ones you can go that route too. Either way we like alarm clocks on our nightstand.

reclaimed wood coastal picture frame

I don’t know about you, but I don’t mind waking up to familiar faces smiling back at me in the morning. That’s why we love putting picture frames with loved ones on our nightstand. They also add a personal touch so your bedroom doesn’t feel like it’s in a stuffy magazine or like it’s a hotel room. The Boatwood Frame will add a touch of coastal decor without taking away from any picture you want to frame in it. It’s not the only frame we have though, you can check them all out Here.

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There are so many fun accessories and things you can add to your nightstand. You can go as crazy as you want and try to fit as much as possible on your nightstand. Or you can keep it clean and simple and only keep the necessities on your nightstand. It’s all up to you. Add some shells, store your books or have fresh flowers that will make your space smell wonderful. Nightstands are not only there to look good, but they’re there to help. So take advantage of them!

:: Huntington Beach Design Work ::

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We updated our portfolio and uploaded all of our Huntington Beach design work photos into it! We’ve got a little sneak peek of what’s in store for you featured above, but if you want to check out the rest of it you can now! Go to our Huntington Beach Portfolio Here! Want more Tuvalu design work? Browse our portfolio Here! We hope you enjoy!

:: Huntington Beach Design Project ::

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Here’s a quick preview of our Huntington Beach design project. We recently went back and took some updated pictures of this beautiful home and can’t wait to show you guys! We’re gettin’ your toes wet today because next week we’ll post all the pictures and let you dive right in. Let’s hope this helps you start your weekend right! Happy Friday!

:: How To Bring Tuvalu Into Your Bedroom Pt.1 ::

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Tuesday’s Tips From The Pros

Last week we showed you some coastal bedrooms and what we loved about the spaces. If you missed that, jump on over and take a look by clicking here. This week we’re bringing Tuvalu to your bedroom! Today we’re focusing on furniture that we love in this room and some we would add in the bedroom shown above. We know that there’s a lot that goes into the bedroom, but we’re just showing you furniture today. Let’s get started!For starters we’re keeping the bed. We love this bed because it brings so much coastal goodness into the bedroom. The shape of the bed posts are fun and show a playful side so the room never looks stiff or boring. We also like the headboard! It fits perfect with the bed frame and doesn’t over power the piece.We’re switching this one up! They went with a bamboo chair instead of a bamboo desk. We’re choosing the latter of the two. If you haven’t noticed, we are huge fans of bamboo so of course we’re going to bring it into the bedroom. We like the idea of a desk in the room. It gives you a space to get a little work done or just lay out a few magazines so you have some inspiration close by. We wanted more pop in our space so we’re throwing the Verona Cyan Side Chair into the mix. This is the perfect desk chair because of it’s size. It’ll fit nice and snug! We like the back of the chair with the round shape and swirl-like charateristics. It continues on with our fun, coastal bedroom decor. We want to bring a little more cyan into the room and we think that this desk lamp will do just that. You’re going to need some light when your working at your desk! This lamp is simple and clean. We don’t want the piece to be too big or clunky because that will throw off the balance of the space and look out of place. Make sure to keep it balanced! We can’t forget about the little corners in the bedroom. They give us plenty of unique opportunities to create cute spaces. We like what they did with this space, but we’re swapping out the furniture. We’re going with our Baylor Arm Chair instead. We like this chair because it gives off a great coastal vibe and brings that classic coastal look to the space. It also isn’t big which gives us more space to move through the room.Since it is a corner, and the space is a little limited, we don’t want big, protruding pieces that will ruin the flow of the room. So we’re keeping it small with this box side table. This side table is great because it doubles as storage space and a side table. The box gives you a place for you to store whatever you please, but if you’re in a hurry and just need to plop it down on the table part of it you can! You’ve gotta love a great functional piece when you find one.You can barely see what looks maybe like a dresser or cabinet barely peaking it’s way into this picture. We thought a fun and unique take on the traditional way would be to bring in a bookcase to the space. This would work great for displaying pictures, various accessories, possibly books and could be used to hold the foldable pieces of your wardrobe. We also want to carry on the cyan color scheme throughout the room and this beautiful bookcase definitely allows us to do that.

Bring coastal furniture and plenty more coastal decor for your home at Tuvalu Home!

:: Art About Laguna Beach ::

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If you haven’t been to Heisler park lately, it’s time you head over there and check out all the eclectic art that’s in the park. The park itself is spectacular and is located on the ocean in the heart of Laguna Beach.  When Tuvalu was built in 2003, we commissioned local artist Larry Gill to design a fountain on the property. Not only does this reflect our appreciation of Laguna’s art history, but this was also created in memory of Tuvalu founders brother Brian who sadly is no longer with us. Brian called Laguna home and loved our great community.

Some more art at Heisler Park.