Tag Archives: coastal dining room

:: Trestle Tables in the Dining Room ::

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Coastal dining space with bright colored chairs, a trestle table and cute pup!Trestle tables are a great choice when it comes to choosing your dining room table. With a traditional look, these classic tables fit perfectly into coastal style homes and make great tables for the entire family to gather around.

Typically, trestle tables are longer and can accommodate more people which means the more family and friends the better! This is a great table for the entertainer and for those who have large families. There will be plenty of space for everyone!

Take a look at these trestle tables we have found and notice how the designers have made trestle tables so inviting you’ll want to jump right in and enjoy the space.
Minimal cottage style dining space Outdoor dining space with a bright turquoise trestle table Rustic, coastal cottage dining space with hints of modern coastal decor Simple coastal dining room with a tresle table

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:: Coastal Dining Monday Pins ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal dinign space with a beauitful view and minimal decorThis Monday we’ve got beautiful coastal dining spaces for your Monday Pins! With Thanksgiving right around the corner it’s time you start thinking about your dining room because there’s home cooked meals and family gatherings in your future! So we thought we would get this week started with some pins to get your design wheels turning. Get inspired and get creative for this upcoming holiday season! Now hit those Pinterest boards with these pins and don’t be afraid to keep looking for more table design or dining room ideas!

If you want more pins from Tuvalu Home you can follow us here!

Coastal dining space with nautical details Coastal outdoor dining space with a great view Long, modern coastal style dining table Simple, coastal dining space with clean details

:: Spotted! Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw ::

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Feature Friday

spotted! pendleton chimayo fringed throwWe have another feature in this month’s HGTV Magazine! The Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw is feature in a dining room in the November issue. The designer choose to use the Pendleton throw as a tablecloth on the dining table and challenge the typical idea that you have to use a standard tablecloth. Check out what we’re talking about above! If you are interested in picking up the Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw you can find it here!

:: Chairs 101: Chippendale Chairs ::

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Tuesday Tips

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

:: White Chair Affair Weekend Pins ::

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Coastal dining space with bench seating and white chairs to compliment the neautral paletteWe’re loving all these white chairs in these dining spaces and had to gather a few up to share with you guys for this week’s Weekend Pins post! We love the look of these white chairs on an all white palette. It give you plenty of creative freedom while still making it easy for you to design. Get those pin buttons ready because you’re about to hit those boards! Start with these great spaces that these designers have used white chairs or white palettes in! Then head out onto Pinterest and hunt for some more great pins!

Follow Tuvalu Home on Pinterest here! Check out our boards and see what we’re pinning!
Beach cottage dining space with white chairs and natural decor elements Coastal dining space with a cute, cottage design Eclectic space with coastal influence, large natural material pendant lighting, white chairs and unique decor Modern coastal dining space with clean lines, white chairs and elegant design

:: Get The Look – Bright, Coastal Dining Room ::

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Tuesday Tips

get the look bright coastal dining roomget the look coastal living july 2015Now’s your chance to get this look straight out of Coastal Living! We’ve put together our version of this coastal dining room using items you can find here at Tuvalu Home! You can find all of these items in store or online. Interested in any of these items? You can see each of them online now! Links below!

1. birch cross back chair
2. homart otto vase large
3. arteriors jarrod white pendant
4. houston mirror
5. lacefield zig zag ikat aqua pillow with tassels
6. sienna dining table
7. bella dining chair

:: Coastal Weekend Pins ::

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This week’s weekend pins consist of some good old fashion coastal style. Beautiful spaces with every detail noted and every available design opportunity taken advantage of. We love sharing great coastal decor with you guys and helping you create amazing boards on Pinterest. So here’s five more coastal pins to help you let go of the week and move into weekend mode. Get inspired, pin the pictures and then get out and create beautiful decor!  If you want more coastal pins you can see more on our Pinterest here! Happy Pinning! 

:: Spotted! Arteriors Southampton Chandelier ::

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spotted arteriors southampton chandelierWe were flipping through the latest Coastal Living and spotted the Arteriors Southampton Chandelier in this month’s issue! The chandelier is featured in an amazing eclectic, coastal style dining room and looks stunning. Check it out in this month’s Coast Living! If you want the look for your home you can shop for the chandelier and more on our website here!

:: How High To Hang Your Dining Room Chandelier ::

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Coastal chic diing room with a gorgeous chandelierThe dining room chandelier is a design conundrum that has been around for as long as we can remember. There are many aspects that go into making this design choice. The official standing, and what you’ll most likely read in the textbooks, is to hang the chandelier 30-34 inches above the dining room table if you have an 8 foot ceiling. If you have a higher ceiling you add 3 inches for every foot above 8 feet. For example, if you have 10 foot ceiling you would hang the chandelier 36-50 inches above the table. That’s just the start.

On top of the hanging height, you need to take into consideration the width. The general rule is to make sure your chandelier is 12 inches narrower than the with of your table. So purchase a wide table because we don’t want anyone hitting their heads on it now, do we? That’s not too bad, but wait! It’s then suggested that the chandelier be 48 inches from each wall in the dining room and should be centered on the table. We can manage that right? Right!

Now that we have the technically side down, it’s time to actually pick your chandelier which means more choices and options as well as design aspects to factor in. Starting to see where this is going? Exactly, no thanks! Sometimes you have to toss the rules out the window and go for it. A chandelier doesn’t need to be that complicated. Find what you like, make sure it fits in the room (literally and aesthetically) and then eye it. Size it up with your eyes and pick the height that you like the most as well as looks right to you. This is your space, you don’t need other people telling you how to design it.

Looking for a chandelier or looking to upgrade yours? Check out the chandeliers that Tuvalu Home offers online here!

Beautiful coastal dining room with a spectacular viewBig, coastal dining space with a minimal design look Bright, open coastal dining space with fun textures and patterns Ikat dining room table chandelier with matching chair and beauitful coasta art on the walls