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:: Tuva-Luvs – Mia ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-LuvsTuva-Luvs Mia arteriors granville pendantThis week our Thursday Tuva-Luv comes from Mia! One of her store favorites is the arteriors granville pendant! The solid brass pendant with its fluted gourd shape and hand hammered surface texture is finished on the outside with an oxidized blue that will vary from piece to piece. The interior reflects the coloration of the brass. Shop the arteriors granville pendant and other store favorites now!

Want the full list of Tuva-Luvs? Then head over to the Tuva-Luvs page here!

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:: How To Design With Little Natural Light ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal entryway with light colors and clean linesAll homes are not created equal. Every home has it’s unique features that challenge and force us to get creative. One of the biggest challenges can be natural lighting. It’s something that every home owner wants, but doesn’t always get. Also, it seems that every ’10 Way To Coastal Design’ list or article always says to design with natural light. But what if you don’t have that luxury? Are you just suppose to knock down walls or cut holes out for windows? Okay, that’s dramatic, but what are you really suppose to do? Natural light is a great suggestion to ‘design with’ and we always support the use of it, but for some homes it’s just not an option. For those finding themselves on the lower natural light end of the spectrum there is hope. We have 3 ways to decorate for darker spaces that don’t require demolition.

First, design and decorate with lighter colors. Using a lighter color palette will instantly make a room feel brighter. It’s a known fact that white reflects light and black absorbs it. If you decorate towards the whiter, lighter side of the color spectrum you will find yourself with more light in the space.

Second, add mirrors to the space to help reflect light. You’re at least going to have a window or two that will splash some light into your home and you need to take advantage of that! Use a mirror to not only open up the space, but to help add extra light.

Third, layer your lights to create a well lit and balanced space. Layering your lights consists of using ambient, task and accent lighting together in order to maximize the light. Each light source works with one another to help make a full, well lit home.
Nautical style bathroom with bold designWhite kitchen with a simple look

:: Tuva-Luvs – Laurie ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv laurieThis week’s Tuva-Luv comes from Laurie! One of her store favorites is the Ro Sham Beaux Carmen Chandelier! This chandelier’s round hemp-wrapped frame captivates the eye with cascading arrangement of beads. Ro Sham Beaux takes a fresh approach to lighting design with an eye towards the future and a reverence of the past. This is the perfect chandelier for a coastal home! See the more of the Ro Sham Beaux Carmen Chandelier in our online store here!

If you would like to see more Tuva-Luvs you can check out the Tuva-Luv page here! See what else the Tuvalu Home team likes now!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Allison ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luvs-allison-blue-glazed-table-lampThis week our Tuva-Luv comes from Allison! We’re spotlighting the la marina blue glazed table lamp from Allison’s favorites! This lamp is great for the living room or bedroom and brings coastal style to the space. It’s a perfect fit for that side table next to the sofa or your night stand in the bedroom. A little decor and light goes a long way! Take a look at the la marina blue glazed table lamp here! And don’t forget to head on over to Allison’s Tuva-Luvs to see more of her store favorites!

If you would like to see more Tuva-Luvs you can check out the Tuva-Luv page here! See what else the Tuvalu Home team likes now!

:: Spotted! Palm Beach Lantern ::

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Feature Friday

spotted palm beach lantern tuvalu homeWe spotted the Palm Beach Lantern by Currey & Company in Coastal Living! This beautiful lantern is the perfect piece for any coastal home. It’s clean and simple design works well in any space, plus the bamboo and iron blend effortlessly to complete the look. If you want to add the Palm Beach Lantern to your home you can buy it here! Happy Friday!

:: Spotted! Arteriors Southampton Chandelier ::

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Feature Friday

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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Tuesday Tips

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!

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:: Sea Glass Table Lamps ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal bedroom with matching steel bed frames, turquoise rustic nightstand, and sea glass table lampSea glass is basically a permanent trend in coastal design. It will always be around and will always be a staple in coastal decor. So when we see something involving sea glass start to get more design time we instantly support it. Like these sea glass table lamps you see in this post. It’s a great addition to any coastal home and brings heavy coastal style into any space. It’s natural hues work perfectly with most coastal palettes as well. Check out these pictures and take notes on how these designers use sea glass table lamps in each space.

If you’ve fallen in love and need a sea glass table lamp, you can pick one up now on the Tuvalu Home webstore here!
Coastal living room decorated in nuetral tones and a splash of sea green Coastal living room with a white palette decorated with blue accents Fantastic range of blue and turquoise featured in an eclectic space Natural textures mixed with blue hues to create a beautiful coastal vignette

:: Fun Light Fixtures In The Kitchen ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

9dce46294edabdcf38e67178dbe483b5We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s no one making you use boring light fixtures in your kitchen. It’s time you take your kitchen’s lighting into your hands, much like these fabulous kitchen owners have. There are so many options out there to choose from and to play with! Best part is, it’s an inexpensive upgrade compared to an entire kitchen appliance overhaul. So get out there and check out some of those options! We’ve got a few beautiful kitchens with great light fixtures installed in this post, but check our kitchen board on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest and don’t forget to go to the Tuvalu Home online store to start shopping right now!
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:: Coastal Curb Appeal Pt. 2 ::

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Tuesday Tips

b8fc7b697c495f752b7d5be67b420a82We’re not done trying to boost your home’s coastal curb appeal! This week we’re bringing you part two! If you missed last week’s post (part 1), you can give it a quick read here! This week we’re looking at your exterior lighting situation. Upgrading your lights is a great way to bring character and charm to the front of your house.

You don’t want to be one of the boring people that use the typical lights, do you? Heck no! This quick and easy upgrade can really bring out the coastal curb appeal making you stand out next to your neighbors. Grab some vintage, rustic looking lights to get that old, salty beach look that comes with living on the coast and fall in love with your beautiful home all over again. Let ’em hang, mount ’em up or run ’em down the entry path; use light fixtures to bump up the coastal curb appeal of your home.

Check out some these pictures for some inspiration and stayed tuned, because next week we’ve got another coastal curb appeal tip!
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