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:: Dining On Pedestal Tables ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

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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:: Pops of Color in the Kitchen ::

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Bright, multicolored bar stools in the kitchenLet’s step up the color in the kitchen. Using color in the kitchen is a fun way to break up the normal neutral tones you normally see in the space. Usually there’s a good amount of white or some variation of stereotypical granite, so why not break it up?

Get a couple colors that pop out and say, “Hey! Look at me!” Bring that life and fun back to the space. Sometimes it’s as easy as throwing a quick coat of paint on the cabinets or grabbing a few eye-catching appliances. There’s no need to deck the entire kitchen out in color – unless you want to and we support you 100%! Check out some of these kitchens that are using color and get inspired!

Bright colors in a coastal kitchen Blue island in a nautical inspired kitchen Colorful backsplash in a minimal style coastal kitchen Blue painted cabinets in a coastal style kitchen

:: Pull Up A Stool, A Bar Stool ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal kitchen with bistro style chair bar stoolsBecause a bar just isn’t complete without a bar stool. It’s like the classic PB&J. It doesn’t happen without the J. We can’t live in a world without complete and happy endings – it just isn’t right. Basically that’s why bar stools were invented. Okay, we can’t confirm that, but it’s the story we’re going with and we’re sticking to it.

Bar stools offer a lot to the look of a well designed kitchen and they actually serve a purpose. They give you place to plant your butt while you use that bar you had to have built into your kitchen island.

Another great advantage of the good ol’ bar stool is its ability to easily change the style or look of the kitchen. No remodeling or expensive projects involved, simply pick out your new stools and take out the old ones. Done and done.

Get inspired to bring new ideas into your kitchen with these lovely pictures featuring some beautifully designed and decorated kitchens complete with bar stools as well as plenty of envious design details.
Matching blue and white decor in a coastal kitchen Modern coastal kitchen with hints of cottage decor to break up the clean, cold feeling Pendant lights hanging in a coatsal kitchen White coastal kitchen space with stools, carrara marble counter tops and lots of natural light

:: Coastal Kitchen Pins ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal kitchen with beauitful stone work and simple designIt’s Monday and without any further waiting, here are your Monday Pins! This week we’ve gathered coastal kitchen pins. We found everything from coastal cottage kitchens to kitchens with modern coastal influence and a couple styles mixed in-between. Needless to say, there’s something for every coastal decor lover to enjoy and pin to one of their Pinterest boards. So ladies and gentlemen, get those pin buttons ready and pin these to your boards! Enjoy your week and have a good day!

If you want to see more coastal kitchens and coastal decor regularly, head over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest and give us a follow!
Coastal kitchen with fun turquoise detailsKitchen with bright yellow stools and a modern rustic styleModern coastal kitchen with clean lines and natural decor influence Modern coastal kitchen with natural materials to help balance the space

:: Show Off Your Kitchen ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Open kitchen storageWe’ve been seeing a lot open shelf/open storage kitchens lately and we love it! It’s another fun way like coastal kitchen hardware to bring style and character to your kitchen. It’s a pretty simple idea; stop hiding everything and show off what you’ve got!

Let people see all your plates, cups, spices, utensils, cooking supplies, pots, pans and small appliances. We love it because it opens the kitchen right up. It gets rid of the closed off look and invites everyone right in. When people display their spices and baking essentials in mason jars or other glass jars it gives the kitchen a cute, homey look. Plus when they’re out, they’re begging to be used and make you want to cook and bake!

With everything out for your family and guests to see there will be no more wondering where the mugs or a spatchula are. Also when you have no where to hide your dishes it will finally give you a good reason to go get that cute set you’ve been eyeing for awhile now! Stop hiding and open up your kitchen! Head over to out online store and shop the Tuvalu Home dinnerwareTall selves with open storage and plenty of plates and bowls Kitchen with open storage and yellow accents Open storage in a coastal cottage kitchen Open storage in the kitchen dining area Open storage in a kitchen with white and green decor Tall open storage shelves in the kitchen Open dinnerware storage in the kitchen Open spice and ingredient storage in the kitchen

:: Tuva-Luvs – Allison ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv-allisonIt’s Thursday and you know what that means! It’s time for Thursday Tuva-Luvs! Every Thursday we share store favorites fresh from the Tuvalu Home Family and this week’s comes from Allison! One of her Tuva-Luvs is the California Kitchen Towel! This bright and colorful towel highlights some of the best California has to offer! Add color and charm to the kitchen with this fun towel! If you want a closer look at the California Kitchen towel you can get one here!

Get all of our Tuva-Luvs and more on the Tuvalu Home website!

:: Spotted! Jade Measuring Cups! ::

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Feature Friday

Spotted! jade measuring cups good housekeeping magazine tuvalu homeWe spotted the Jade Measuring Cups in this month’s Good Housekeeping magazine! Handy and attractive, this set of Jade Measuring Cups has an old-fashioned look and design you’ll love. It comes with four measuring cups – 1/3, 1/4, 1/2 and 1 cup. They cover all your bases and look great doing it. If you’re interested in the Jade Measuring Cups you can check them out on the Tuvalu Home online store here!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Peggi ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv peggiToday’s Tuva-Luv comes from Peggi! One of her store favorite’s are the Heart Measuring Spoons! These measuring spoons are made with rhodium plated zinc. They say of love after each measurement and would make a perfect gift for a loved one! Add these to your kitchen or to the kitchen of someone you care about today! Get a closer look at the Heart Measuring Spoons here!

If you want more Tuva-Luvs and to see what the rest of the Tuvalu Home team picked, check out all the Tuva-Luvs here!

:: 3 Ways To Accent Your Home With Color ::

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Beautiful Coastal living room with deep-blue accent painted wallsUsing color to accent walls and spaces is a great technique that anyone can use throughout their home. Step one is deciding what color you want to accent or highlight the space with. When you’re picking out the color there’s one main thing you need to consider, what do you want your accent color to accomplish? Do you want it to be bright? Do you want it compliment the color palette in a subtle way? Maybe you want something that does both? If you’re having a hard time deciding how to use color to accent, these 3 ways to accent your home with color will help. Each of the 3 ways to accent your home with color gives you design ideas and decor options to help you accent with color.

1. Accent A Wall

The easiest, and most effective way, to accent with color in your home is by painting a wall. It’s one wall with one color and you’re done. Painting can be a hassle, but thankfully it’s only one wall and not the entire room. This wall can be painted in a bright color to stand out or it can be used to add color while complimenting the space (pictured above).

Coastal cottage style kitchen with an accent painted island

2. Accent A Specific Section

If you want to get creative with color, try accenting a specific section of the space. For example, in the kitchen you can paint the island a different color to create an accent piece in the kitchen space (pictured above). Another way this has been done is by painting the inside of shelves. If it’s a built in shelf, for example, the inside area of the shelf can be painted a different color to create a more interesting accent style.

Coastal living room with colored accessories to help accent the space with pops of color

3. Accent With Accessories

The third way to accent with color does not involve painting. If you’re not handy with a brush, this is the option for you. Accent the space by decorating with accessories (pictured above). This is usually done by decorating on a neutral color palette in order for the accessory colors to pop. Hunting the pieces down can be a task, but it is all part of the fun that we call decorating. Also, don’t forget how easy the internet has made shopping for specific color palettes. Each item adds a fun pop of color that allows you to use colors to accent the space to your heart’s desire. Coastal cottage style kitchen with light blue and turquoise accent pieces Coastal living room with a bright yellow accent painted wall and accessoires to match

:: Cookin’ Up Monday Pins ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal cottage style kitchen with minimal decor and a weather wood ceilingWe’ve got oven fresh pins straight out the kitchen! This week’s Monday Pins post is all about the kitchen! We’ve found five pin worthy kitchens that have a different styles for you guys to see and pull inspiration from. So get those pin buttons ready and hit those boards! Happy pinning!

Find more coastal and home decor pins on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal kitchen with rustic inspired decor and furniture Coatsal cottage kitchen with beauitful a weathered ceiling and little nautical details Kitchen with a bright blue, green back splash that adds fun color mixed with lush, green plants Large wicker pendant lights in a mondern coastal style kitchen