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:: 3 Must Have Outdoor Summer Chairs ::

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Backyard cottage dining space with Palecek chairsSpending time outside is inevitable during the summer. It’s almost mandatory when the weather is so nice. Give yourself, your family and your guests a stylish and comfortable place to sit when you’re outside! Today we have 3 must have chairs for your backyard this summer! Each chair has a unique look and allows you to decorate with them based off of your needs. Check them out and get your backyard ready for summer!

Palecek Capri outdoor arm chair1. Palecek Capri Outdoor Arm CharmPalecek Colima outdoor chair2. Palecek Colima Outdoor ChairPalecek Lucca outdoor arm chair3. Palecek Lucca Outdoor Arm Chair

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:: 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!

:: 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: Chippendale Chairs ::

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Bright and bold space decorated with chinese chippendale chairsThe Chippendale Chair is one of the most popular chairs in coastal decor. It embodies the coastal style in an effortless way. Its history, however, is not rooted in coastal design though. An 18th century English cabinetmaker, Thomas Chippendale, is responsible for the creation of Chippendale furniture and for the name of the it as well. Thomas Chippendale created many pieces and styles of furniture, chairs were not his only contribution to furniture design. The Chippendale style also includes tables, cabinets, desks and bed frames. There are also sub-styles of the Chippendale style furniture that include Rocco, Gothic and Chinese.

The Chinese style of the Chippendale furniture is the one typically incorporated into modern day coastal decor, especially the Chippendale chairs. These chairs are often seen in coastal homes and are popular due to their design. Today’s chairs often resemble the original styles, but are made out of faux bamboo or plastics. The chair is known for its fret work on the back and legs. The fret work on the back of the chairs look like a bamboo lattice.

These chairs also come in a large variety of styles and colors which makes designing with them easy. You have probably seen the chair while searching through coastal decor pins on Pinterest and now you can put the proper name to them. We’ve also added a few examples of what Chippendale Chairs look like and how to use them in a coastal style home.

If you want to incorporate Chippendale Chairs into your home, you can shop for them on our online store here!

Coastal dining space with a long table, wicker pendant lights and chippendale chairs Coastal dining space with a shell chadelier and chinese chippendale chairs Coastal workspace with chinese chippendale furntiure Simple coastal inspired dining space with chippendale chairs

:: 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

:: 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!

:: Brighten Up The Dining Room ::

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Bright, open coastal dining space featuring bold, teal chairs and dining tableBring a little color into your dining room with colorful chairs. Go bold with bright colors that stand out as accents in the space or use softer colors that compliment the decor. You can even mix and match chairs or colors for a unique look. There are many ways you can bring color into your home and dining space with your chairs. Check out how some of these designers are using colorful chairs to bring color and style to the dining room. Take notes, get inspired and change it up in your home.
Coastal dining table with bright and bold red chairs complimented by weathered, rustic style chairs at the head of the table Colorful chairs at the dining table stand out and create a fun conversation piece Dark colored chairs in the coastal dining space Pairing complimenting colors at the dining table to give the space some fun style

:: Today’s Pins 11/12/12 ::

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Here’s a few of our finds from the wonderful world of Pinterest today! Pin these for your followers to see and jump over to our Pinterest page to see more of today’s pins here.