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:: Tuva-Luvs – Dean ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week we have a Tuva-Luv from Dean! One of her store favorites is the oak chair! The oak chair is a great piece to add to any coastal home with a modern twist. This minimal style chair adds eye catching looks and provide a nice woven seat. These clean simple lines on the oak chair are exactly what any modern coastal home needs! Head on over to the Tuvalu Home online store and shop the oak chair now!

Get a look at all of our store favorites and more on the Tuva-Luv Page!

:: Lee Industries Coastal Furniture ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Bright blue coastal decorated room with a custom Lee Industries U shaped sectional sofaAround the Tuvalu Home stores, Lee Industries furniture has definitely been trending. With our 6th Annual Lee Upholstery Sale going the entire month of July, you might say we’ve been thinking about and talking about Lee furniture a lot lately. We can say all the great things we want about their furniture, but we can also take it a step further and actually show you some beautiful coastal homes that have been decorated with Lee Industries furniture. From sofas to bar stools, you can find and design the perfect piece of Lee Industries furniture for your home! Take a look at what these designers have done! Get inspired and head into one of the Tuvalu Home stores to start shopping! Get up to 30% off all Lee Upholstery for the rest of July!
Colorful ottoman by Lee Industries with a playful pattern Cozy beach cottage chairs by Lee Industries Great coastal outdoor space furnished with Lee Industries furniture Lee Industries blue and white striped barstools

:: Spotted! Noir Harry Style Chair ::

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spotted noir harry style chair tuvalu homeWe spotted, in Country Living magazine, beautiful Noir Harry Style Chairs! This chair offers a chic, modern look that can blend perfectly into any modern coastal home. The Noir Harry Chair is constructed with walnut wood and then painted with a dark walnut finish. The seat cushion and back are upholstered with a upgraded linen material which makes it soft and comfortable at the same time. Head over to Tuvalu Home and get a closer look at the Noir Harry Chair!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Dana ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv dana redford hosue swedish cane diing chair tuvalu homeThis Thursday Tuva-Luv comes fresh from Dana! Dana’s pick is the Redford House Swedish Cane Dining Chair! The Redford House Swedish Cane Dining Chair is constructed from solid Pacific Northwest Alder wood. It has a hand woven cane seat and on a classic hand turned wood frame. Each chair is hand painted and will have it’s own unique characteristics of hand made furniture with a beautiful patina. Get a closer look online at the Redford House Swedish Cane Dining Chair!

Find all of the Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvs online and more here!

:: Spotted! Palecek Colima Style Chairs ::

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spottex! palecek colima style chairsWe spotted chairs in the latest Coastal Living magazine that remind of us the Palecek Colima Chairs! These chairs have a great look and bring extra texture to any space! Because these chairs are made out of metal, they are perfect for indoors or outdoors! Decorate the kitchen table or add some extra seating in the backyard! You’re the designer so you make the choice! Check out the Palecek Colima Chairs on our online store here!

:: Chairs 101: Windsor Chairs ::

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An eclectic collection of windsor chairs in a coastal dining room

The Windsor Chair is a classic chair in home decor. It dates back to the early 1700’s and gets it name from the English town Windsor. The Windsor Chair is a wood chair that’s back and sides consist of multiple thin, turned spindles that attach to a solid, sculpted seat. The chair also has straight legs that splay outward and the back has a slight recline. There are 7 different types of Windsor Chairs: sack-back, loopback, comb-back, continuous arm, low back, rod back and fan back.

Windsor chairs were brought over during the American colonial days and became quite popular for their light weight design and portability. In the early years of these chairs they used multiple types of wood in order to construct them. After they were made they would often paint them to hide the fact that different woods were used. The Windsor Chair has a look and feel from another time period which makes them the perfect for traditional coastal style homes. The Windsor Chair effortlessly rounds a dining table in a nautical style dining room or completes the breakfast nook in a New England style coastal home. Its simple look makes them easy to incorporate and blend into these style.

Modern Windsor Chairs come in a range of sizes and colors which makes it easy to decorate any room with them. Take a look at what designers have done with Windsor Chairs in these spaces. Look at their classic design aesthetic and note how well they blend into the nautical and New England coastal styles.
Bright coastal furniture colors with windsor chairs New England style dining room with windsor chairs and nautical decor accents Windsor chairs that are painted in a light turquoise that surround the dining table in a coastal home

:: Chairs 101: Marais A Chairs ::

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Nautical dining space and kitchen with hanging flags and marais chairsWe’ve all seen them, in fact, we’re certain a few of you even have these chairs in your home. Yes, we’re talking about the Marais A Chair or the Model A Chair or the Tolix Cafe Chair. This chair dates back to 1934 when metalworker Xavier Pauchard, the man responsible for bringing the process of steel galvanizing to France, created the first Model A Chair. Xavier originally created the chairs to be used in industrial settings such as factories or even on ships, but it was quickly adopted by French cafés. These chairs are made of metal and are known for their sturdy, reliable feel. This also allows them to hold up against the toughest outdoor weather or the wear and tear from constant indoor use. They’re perfect for a coastal home too! Match them with a rustic farm table or a sleek modern table and see how the Marais A Chair seamlessly blends with the decor. Get the perfect nautical feel by bringing these chairs into the dining space or take ’em to the backyard for long lasting seating space outside. Check out the pictures we’ve put in this post and see how designers have used them in each space. We’ve gathered a few different styles so you can get a feel for the chairs versatility.

If you missed our last Chair 101 post you can catch up and read it here!
Beauitful backyard dining space with a canvas, striped table cloth and marais chair. Coastal dining area with nauitcal style pedant lamps and marais chairs gathered around the tables Coastal dining space with marais chairs and natural decor details Marais chair in a simple, nautical influenced bathroom

:: Spotted! Chippendale Arm Chair ::

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spotted! chippendale arm chairIf you pick up the latest Coastal Living and flip through you’ll stumble upon the Chippendale Arm Chair! This chair has become one of the most recognizable chairs in coastal decor. It’s bamboo look brings the perfect blend of tropical and ocean vibes to the decor. The Chippendale Arm Chair is also extremely customizable. It comes in many finishes, colors and fabric options which makes it a no brainer when it comes to designing. If you want to add this piece to your home, you can pick up the Chippendale Arm Chair here!

:: Chairs 101: Ladder Back Chairs ::

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Beach cottage brakfast nook with ladderback chairs and an amazing view of the coeanHere at Tuvalu Home we want to use our blog to share amazing home decor, design ideas and inspiration. We also want to use it share our home decor knowledge and experiences. One way to this is to dive into certain areas and subjects to give you a little more in depth information about them. In this mini series we’re looking into chairs. Not just any old chairs, specifically chairs you would commonly see in coastal home decor.

In this post we’re taking a look at ladder back chairs. The ladder back chair is one of the oldest style of chairs to exist. These chairs date back to the 17th century. They were sought after for their sturdy build and durability. It wasn’t as easy back then as it is for us now! It’s a classic shape and a recognizable chair in home decor. It has a high back with horizontal spindles that provide back support and has four legs. The horizontal spindles resemble a ladder like look which the name “ladder back chair” derives from.

These chairs were also popular in American colonial homes. This popularity is why you will still see these chairs in New England Style or Nautical style homes. The classic influence and style of these chairs works well in each of the coastal styles. It’s also not uncommon to see ladder back chairs that are painted in bright or pastel colors. The updated look on the classic chair works well in a beach cottage style home or rustic, coastal homes.

Take a look at these photos we’ve dropped into this post and get a feel for the chair. You can see how the ladder back chair can be used in a couple different coastal design styles. Nautical style dining space with ladder back chairs Rustic cottage dining space with ladder back chairs

:: Spotted! Harden Cafe Chair ::

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spotted harden cafe chair tuvalu homeWe spotted the Harden Café Chair in latest issue of Country Living! This French café inspired chair is the perfect addiction to any home! Use the Harden Café Chair to bring in a new textured material to the space or to break up the monotony of the design in your dining space or kitchen. These chairs also have a vintage look and feel to them because of their metal design. It’s the perfect way to spice up the rustic or cottage style you’re going for in your home. If you’re interested in the Harden Café Chair, you can shop it on our online store here!