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:: Sail Off Into Your Weekend Pins! ::

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Feature Friday

Coastal living room with a beautiful sailboat!We’ve got a little wind down here in Laguna today which makes it perfect out on the water for a sailboat! We’d sure love to be on the water sailing around in the wind! Since it’s Friday, that means this weekend we can be! And it’s also time for your weekend pins! This Friday we’re cyber sailing through coastal decor! These pins all feature a space with sailboats in the them! We’re going nautical and we’re lovin’ it! Enjoy these pins and happy Friday!

If you want more pins form Tuvalu, be sure to check us out on Pinterest here!
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:: Tour de Coastal Design ::

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Tuesday Tips

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So you like coastal design? Great! Because we do too! The best part about coastal design and decor is that there’s much more to it than pretty shells and cute hues of blue. There are multiple types of coastal decor within the design style. They are beach cottage/rustic, Scandinavian, modern/eclectic, Mediterranean and tropical. Each design style has it’s own unique characteristics that we plan on looking at and breaking down. In the coming Tuesday tips posts we’ll feature one of the design styles and show you guys what they’re all about. To give you all a quick preview of what’s to come we’ve found living rooms from each style to include in this post. Stay tuned and check back in to see each style up close and personal!

Beach Cottage/Rustic

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:: Weekend Coastal Living Room Pins ::

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2aac64a8964460b709b0eb86e1a18439It’s so hot out today! Right now it says it’s 80, but theres no way! It’s gotta be way hotter than that! But you know what the hot weather means, right? Beach!! We can’t wait to go hit the beach! We can work on our summer tans and cool off in the water. The weekend is here so that means we’re off to the water! Before we go though, we’ve got some pins for you guys! We’ve gathered these images to help you pad your boards and get in the coastal spirit! Enjoy your weekend and happy Friday!

Don’t forget to add the @tuvaluhome Pinterest! We love pinning for you guys and always try to supply you guys with great pins!
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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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:: Endless Love of White Decor ::

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a28c0c4f33be21585ee984f94ef50301An all white room never gets old. Something about it is timeless and beautiful. We think it’s the simplicity that you get lost in and instantly fall in love again and again. The pure white of the space really grabs ahold of you and pulls you in. Another big plus with white (and any monochromatic space) is all the texture play that goes on. You really have to mix it up and get a fun range of textures in the space. If everything is the same it looks extremely flat and boring. Mixing in old or new and different finishes will really make the space pop.

We love getting lost in white spaces, they’re just dreamy and scream “enjoy me!” We’ve gathered a few for you to enjoy today and get a good look at what we’re talking about. If you have any favorite white spaces that you think we should see please share them! We love to see what you guys love as well!
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:: Monarch Beach Design Project Preview ::

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Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-001Are you guys ready to see our latest project? Because we’re definitely ready to show you guys! We love the way this home turned out and can’t wait to show you! Unfortunately, you guys have to wait until later this week. We’re getting it up on the blog and making sure we don’t leave anything out, so please be patient! Stay tuned and check back later this week for a full view of this amazing coastal home we designed!
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:: Weekend Ready Pins! ::

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7422126b1c386aefa889e0250c98c86aIt’s time to get ready for the weekend. The work day is winding down and the weekend is starting up. So you know that means! It’s time for some weekend-worthy pins!

Get on  Pinterest and start adding to those boards! Make sure you follow us by heading over to our Pinterest here! Happy Friday!

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:: Weekend Pins! ::

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0d282670651ca266bb39d6f67e1a92d7It’s Friday and you know what that means!? Pins, pins, pins! We’ve got your weekend pins for you right here! So get on Pinterest and let the pinning begin!

If you aren’t following us make sure you do! Check out our boards here at @tuvaluhome now! Happy Friday!5cd7946cac73bc007cf51271e258c7be a9d129b6e556b3f06e166f5d7d0e84a1 c626afb9d9fd9bec01c49d54a40bb5f7 e344dafad0852237cd34f6ec1535a8cb

:: Monochromatic Decorating ::

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Coastal bedroom with a monochromatic yellow color palette You can never go wrong with a monochromatic color scheme. Well, that’s not entirely true, but let’s focus on the good right now. Monochromatic decorating is decor based on one color and you build the color palette around that color. If you really love blues hues then you might want to look into monochromatic decorating! It’s a great way to create an eye catching living room and with the help of monochromatic decorating these living room tips can also inspire you as well.

When you’re designing a monochromatic space you don’t need to make everything the same color. In fact, do not make everything the same color. We promise you it’s too much. Pick your main color and then compliment that color with other hues of that color or neutral colors. A good neutral color to design with in monochromatic decorating is white because white goes with everything.

We love monochromatic decorating, so naturally we have to share a few inspirational monochromatic spaces with you! Scroll down and get inspired! Do you have any favorite monochromatic spaces you’d like to share? Link us in the comments or even share with us on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest by tagging us in the pin! We’d love to see what monochromatic spaces you guys love!
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:: Cut The Mess This Year ::

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c7f87b70a8ec6bab4e095a1870555aabStart the new year off right, cut the clutter and get rid of the mess. There’s no reason you need to bring last year’s mess with you. The year and the mess should stay where they are – in the past. Invest in some new storage or cut some of the extras you don’t need. It also means you have to put a little effort into keeping the home tidy, but that’s not hard! We’ve grabbed a few pictures to inspire you guys and show you what others are doing to fight the mess. Make it goal for yourself and even involve the family to help fight the mess this year! We support and believe in you guys! 5f414d15699ddffc048ac016a731bcb9 484e3ef1254d024b58f61b7032bbcae3 512c4bc4aebe14931ff80c39b88155dd fe16ddcc2933b071eecac2df6b53fb7e