Tag Archives: coastal dining

:: Dining On Pedestal Tables ::

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Coastal kitchen with a dining nook and pedestal tablePedestal tables offer a lot more than meets the eye. They offer more space, both in actual table top space and seating options, and give everyone a seat at the table. That means everyone gets enough room and there isn’t an awkward person trying to lean in to be a part of the conversation.

A pedestal table is nice change of pace from traditional dining table options. They help out in those tight spots by creating extra space and give you a little wiggle room in the corners.

These tables, like most tables, come in two sizes: large and small. A large pedestal table is great way to entertain more than two to three people. They offer the space you need and give everyone the opportunity to comfortably interact with one another at the table. For those of you with small nook or kitchen space, you’d be more interested in a small pedestal table. They seat two to three comfortably and create a person and intimate experience while filling the small amount of space provided.

Take a look at these great pedestal tables below! See how they are used and how the designers placed them in the space!

Coastal space with a pedestal table surrounded by benches Nautical dining space with bench seating around a pedestal table Pedestal table in a coastal dining room Coasatal cottaged dining space with a pedestal table

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:: 3 Quick Tips For Outdoor Dining ::

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Coastal outdoor dining spaceThe sun is out and it’s starting to heat up! Perfect weather to head to the backyard for a dinner and a sunset. The spring and summer seasons are great for outdoor dining. When the heat starts to linger into the nights it creates a cozy outdoor dining experience. We have 3 quick tips to help you take total advantage of the weather and get the most of the season!

1. Dinnerware

There’s no need for extra fancy dishes and utensils, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be cute! Heading outside for a little dinner can easily get messy and the last thing you want or need are broken plates or cups – leave the glass and porcelain inside. Find cute melamine plates and acrylic cups for the perfect outdoor dining experience!

2. Comfy Seats

Being comfortable makes every experience better. This is a fact. Outdoor dinners are one-fourth eating and three-fourths spending time with the people you love. Why not make sure everyone is comfortable while they enjoy the weather? Invest in some chairs that offer comfort. Take it to the next level in decor and comfort by snagging some outdoor cushions for ultimate coziness.

3. Enjoy The View

This tip is the most important! Enjoy being outside! Enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful weather! Enjoy the company and enjoy your backyard space!

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:: 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

:: Dine With Candlelight This Thanksgiving! ::

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Beautiful fall table decor perfect for ThanksgivingIt seems quite obvious to add candles to the table this coming Thanksgiving, but you’d be surprised how the simple things get lost in the shuffle. Candles can play two roles on the table. They can add style to the table as well as bring a functional use. You can have cute candle sticks sitting on top of beautiful candle holders that also provide extra light for the table and your guests. Basically it’s a table must have, especially if you’re looking to fill small holes in the table decor. One thing that you should definitely remember when it comes to using candles for the table–go unscented. There will already be plenty of delicious foods for all the noses to enjoy. If you are looking to add some candlelight to your table this holiday season, you can shop for candles and candle accessories on our online store here!
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:: Dinner is Served! ::

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Blue and white striped plate perfect for a coastal kitchenThanksgiving is right around the corner! What do your dinnerware and serving pieces look like? Is it time for some new ones? If you’re in the market for some new dinnerware pieces than this is just the post for you! We’ve gathered a fun range of images that have plates, bowls and serving pieces in them that can inspire you and let you see what’s out there. You can go coastal with it and invest in sea-life inspired dishes or you can keep is classic with traditional white, ceramic pieces. It depends on what look your going for this Thanksgiving. Who knows? Maybe you’ll love your new dinnerware so much that they’ll become your regular, everyday dishes. We’ve got plenty of options in store and on our website! Start shopping for new dinnerware on our online store here!

Coastal sea inspired plates and dinnerware Cute painted cermic coastal dinnerware White, ceramic dinnerware stored on openshelvesRustic wood serving piece

:: Coastal Table Decor Monday Pins ::

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Coastal dining table with a low haning pendant light, cutre decor and a striped table runnerAnother Monday means the start of another week. We’ve got a few pins that will hopefully help you through your week and get it started off on the right foot. This week we’ve got pins that focus on coastal table decor. Take a look and be inspired by what these designers have done in these dining rooms.

If you want more home decor pins for your Pinterest boards you can check out the Tuvalu Home Pinterest here!
Coastal table runner in a nautical dining room Coastal table runner with blue stripes Nautical inspired table runner Simple, rustic inspired table runner

:: 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! 

:: Know Your Scale ::

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Coastal living room with natural textures and turquoise accentsScale is one of the most important factors when it comes to design. It can set the tone for the entire space. It can make a room feel full, empty, right and wrong. When you’re designing a space you need to keep everything to the scale of the room. If you just run out and start buying without knowing the right measurements you’ll be in for a big surprise when it comes to the install.

Without knowing measurements of furniture and accessories they potentially won’t fit and it will cause a headache or two. You want to know what will fit in your space before you head off hunting for it. Knowing the measurements of your space will also allow you to use it to its full potential as well as show you were you can take design risks with scale. So do your homework, know your space and pick pieces that will not only look great in your space, but will actually fit!
Coastal bedroom filled with decor to show the size and scale of the room Coastal living room with a neautical, ecelctic feel Coastal, rustic dining area with a large pendant lamp and farm table Vintage coastal art hanging over a large sofa and a symmetrical design

:: Coastal Thanksgiving Table Decor ::

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Coastal Thanksgiving table decor with rustic influences and fall decorationsThanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year! Do you know why? Is it all of the family time? Maybe. Is it all of the fall decor? Maybe. Is it the pumpkin spice lattes? Maybe. Is it the all-you-can-stuff-into-your-little-tummy-until-you-pass-out-into-a-turkey-coma and then overdose on pumpkin pie? Yes! That’s exactly it! We have a blast cooking for the family and getting everyone together at the table. Is your Thanksgiving table ready for everyone though? If not, that’s perfectly okay! Today we’ve got you and your table covered! Take a look at how these tables are designed. They’ve got their centerpiece covered, they brought out beautiful tableware and they’ve done it with ease.

When you look at the tables you’ll notice one main theme – space. They kept the decor simple and didn’t cover every inch of the table. Let the food be the final touch of the decor! Let those sweet ‘taters and stuffing do the heavy lifting. Plus, on Thanksgiving we need all the table space we can get! And don’t forget you already have enough to clem up in the kitchen. Make the table easier for yourself later on. If you still need to grab some extra pieces for the table, come on down to the store or check out our online store! Go straight to the kitchen section here!

Coastal Thanksgiving driftwood centerpiece Coastal Thanksgiving table decorated with pumpkins, shells and beachy decor Open, airy feeling coastal Thanksgiving table. Less can be more when it comes to decor Rustic Thanksgiving table decorated in a simple, minimal style

:: Coastal Party Weekend Pins ::

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Coastal dining on the waterHot and fresh out of the kitchen, it’s the weekend! We’re about to have some fun! This week’s Weekend Pins post features outdoor spaces gearing up for a coastal gathering. Take advantage of this Labor Day weekend and get outside! Call everyone up and get the grill started! And make sure they know to bring lots of wine and smiles! Get those boards ready, pin these pins and then head out to enjoy your weekend. Happy Labor Day!

Get more coastal pins from Tuvalu Home by following us on Pinterest! Check out our boards here!
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