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:: 3 Easy Ways To Update Your Bathroom ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal bathroom decorated with stripesMake your bathroom your happy place. There’s no reason to be unhappy in or with your bathroom. Seriously, it’s the place where so many good things can and will happen. Mainly we’re talking bath tub love, but that’s a given. It’s easy to forget about the rest of the bathroom and only focus on the tub. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We’ve got 3 easy ways to update your bathroom that won’t break the bank or require your to hire a contractor or an interior designer. Read on!

1. Open it up.

Don’t hide anything everything in the bathroom by using traditional cabinets and storage in the bathroom. Leave everything out in the open! It makes it easier for you to grab things when you need them and it helps fight the mess. Stop hiding the mess and take action to prevent it!

2. Don’t forget the towels.

Towels are an easy way to decorate the bathroom and give it a quick punch of style. They can introduce colors and patterns without much work or effort. It’s a great way to try experimental colors or patterns as well. Not everyone is going to be in your bathroom, plus it’s pretty easy and inexpensive.

3. Cover the floor.

Rugs are essential! They give us something soft and warm to plant our toes on while providing another decor element. Use the rug to bring some texture into the space and mix up the feel in the bathroom.

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:: Big, Inviting Bathtubs ::

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Large bathtub in a bright, naturally lit bathroomWe love baths. We like really, really, really love baths. Then again, who doesn’t? Think about how amazing it is to come home after a long day and soak in a nice, hot tub. It sounds heavenly. And what would make this experience even better? A big, inviting bathtub. It’t just you, a glass of wine and nothing but peace and quiet.

We believe that every person, man and woman, deserves a nice relaxing bath.

That’s why today we found some of our favorite bathtubs and posted them just for you guys. We aren’t trying to create bathtub lust or envy, but it may happen. Sorry about that! Enjoy these tubs and hopefully you can enjoy yours today or later tonight!
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:: Beach Home Bathroom Pins ::

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Monday Pins

Beach house bathroom decorate in a rustic and whiteThis week we have beach house inspired bathroom pins! These coastal bathrooms are what dreams are made of! Find yourself lost in a relaxing bath tub or getting ready for a nice relaxing sunday with the family. When you snap back into reality you should get that pin button ready because we have five pin-worthy bathrooms for your coastal home boards! Get to pinning and enjoy your week!

Find more coastal home decor and design on our Tuvalu Home Pinterest!

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:: Coastal Home Bathroom Pins ::

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Coastal bathroom with sea life inspired decorIt’s Monday and we’re here to drop a few coastal home decor pins on you! This week we’re pinning coastal bathrooms. Everything from ocean life inspired bathrooms to minimal, modern coastal bathroom styles. We’ve got a little love for everyone in the coastal decor family. Get those pin buttons ready and hit the boards with these five pin-worthy coastal bathroom pins. Get inspired by these well designed coastal bathrooms and see how you can step up your bathroom decorating game! We hope these pins help you start your week on the right foot!
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:: Repurposed Furniture In The Bathroom ::

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Bathroom with rustic decor and a repurposed sinkBring style and rustic charm into your bathroom by repurposing furniture! Retrofit an old side console or dresser and reuse it in the bathroom! Keep the old table top or upgrade it with a new, bathroom friendly top while still keeping the aged patina of the piece. Check out these pictures to get an idea of what you could do in your bathroom! Add to your coastal cottage or bring in some charm with a repurposed piece in the bathroom!
Rupurposed furniture in a rustic style bathroom

:: Coastal Bathroom – Open Storage ::

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A coastal bathroom with a clean look and open storageA great way to simplify and free up space in the bathroom is to open up the storage space. This way you can prevent yourself from stuffing the drawers and creating clutter in the bathroom. With storage out in the open, it’s easy to see what should stay and what should go. Open storage underneath the sink provides a look and feel of openness in the small space. We gathered a few images to give you an idea of how a bathroom with open storage can look. Scroll down to get inspired to simplify your bathroom and create a clean, minimal look!
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:: Coastal Bathroom Pins ::

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Bright, coastal bathroom with a fun pattern and clean nautical featuresTake the weekend for you. Take time to pamper yourself. Spend time in your bathroom in peace. Soak in the tub or give yourself a mani/pedi because you know what? You deserve it! We’ve gathered some great coastal bathroom photos that we wanted to share with you guys for this weekend pins post. So get those boards ready and pin away! And don’t forget to treat yourself! Bold bathroom with red, coatsal decor Coastal bathroom with natural material details Minimal coastal design in an all white bathroom Natural, beach themed bathroom complete with coral and natural decor

:: Coastal Vibes Weekend Pins ::

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Stunning all white decor in a coastal living roomIt’s Friday and we all know what that means! It’s the weekend baby and we’re about to have us some fun! We hope you have a fun, relaxing weekend planned because that’s what everyone deserves. In order to get the weekend started off right, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite pins we found on Pinterest today. Get those boards ready ladies and gentlemen and pin away! Here’s to you and the weekend! Happy Friday!
Coastal etails pushed off to the side of the room Natural textures coastal vignette Open, airy feeling coastal bathroom with an amazing ocean view Sea glass beads hanging on a sea glass bottle surrounded by coastal details

:: Lay Down Some Stripes ::

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Coastal bedroom with a blue and white stripe rugStipes are a classic design element in coastal decor. And lately, these bad boys have been shown’ up left and right this summer! We’ve been spotting stripe rugs and we support them! Stripes look great in any space and bring fun to the floor. The pattern and colors give the space a little extra coastal flare and gives the room a nice, full look! They’re also easy enough to roll up and out if you change your mind. Today we’ve gathered some great photos that feature stripe rugs quite nicely, so don’t forget to take notes and see how these designers are using their stripes!
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:: Monarch Beach Design Project Room Breakdown ::

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Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-002Today’s post is all about breaking down some of the rooms from our latest project. We’ll be letting you know what the designer was thinking during the process and where she was coming from. If you haven’t seen the entire finished project, jump on over to our portfolio page and see it in it’s entirety here! But make sure to come back for more goodies in this post!

Let’s start with the living room (pictured above). We talked to Jaymi, designer and home owner, and she said, “For a cozy feel in the living room I chose to do a custom blend of wood tones to create warmth for the tongue and groove but white beams to still add a coastal touch.” She also went with sisal carpet instead of regular carpet throughout the entire home. It’ beautiful and also adds an extra unique design element to each space. She also decided to hang her art by using art gallery style with brass chains that come from the ceiling to get a more traditional look. Jaymi became a fan of this way to display wall art as she traveled to other countries and toured historic castles and estates. She went on to say, “I noticed how they hung their priceless works of art in this style and always admired how beautiful it looked.  And it won’t make holes in my walls or wood work.” Jaymi also decided to use sconces rather than table lamps in the living room to conserve space on end tables and create more space for decor.

Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-026Jaymi used oyster shells on the fireplace to add that ocean feel without having shells everywhere. The bricks are hand stamped and give the space a custom feel while mixing up the textures in the space. The TV is framed with a custom matte frame and hung above fireplace as to not have take up room on a console or TV stand (Yes, that’s a TV, not a piece art above the fireplace).

Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-004Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-012Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-027The kitchen backsplash features 6×12 marble subways in a herringbone pattern with stunning wood shelves made from barnwood from the 1900’s. You can see the white that still shows on the wood shelves from when they used a milk glaze on the wood of the barns to prevent bugs from eating through the wood.  If you haven’t noticed by now, this home and designer is heavy on the details! The brackets holding the shelves were custom made from chair rail pieces. They give a great rustic design compliment to the wood shelves and really bring the look together. The base cabinets are retrofitted from Tuvalu cabinets and the kitchen comes complete with a glass front pantry cabinet.

Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-010At the time Jaymi was deciding to invest in her first home, she was torn on her first home being located at the beach or in the mountains. Even though the beach home won out, she still wanted to have aspects of a cozy mountain feel for her guests to enjoy. With white tongue and groove walls and a dark navy ceiling as a base, the rest was just a matter of layering it with aspects of warmth.  With the spool style bed, buffalo check curtains, vintage boy scout backpacks, antlers, a few Pendleton blankets, and a vintage American flag (not pictured), Jaymi had the perfect cozy retreat for her guests.

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In her master suite, Jaymi wanted it to be relaxing and have a spa like quality after her long days. She did a more traditional wainscotting than the rest of the space and used her wallpaper in the bath as a match for the colors of her walls to create continuity. The barn door that’s painted in a very light grey separates the bathroom from the bedroom without taking up any space.  The clam shell sink is one of the many items she had saved for years, which she found on a buying trip to Atlanta, and knew that one day it would make the perfect sink after a little retrofitting. The vanities in both bathrooms are chest of drawers from Tuvalu. Jaymi knew she loved Tuvalu’s mermaid artwork, but as with most things in her home, she wanted it to be meaningful. She accomplishes this by a grouping that represents each one of her best friends in their hair color and personality so she always has them near.

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