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:: Spring Sofa Slip ::

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Coastal living room with spring colorsWant a quick and easy way to bring a little more spring into the home? Then we’ve got just the tip for you!

Go out and find yourself a nice spring colored slip for the sofa! It’s a large piece of furniture that easily stands out when you put some color on it. Look for bright and fun spring colors or maybe playful pattern! The choice is yours! And when spring is over, just pull the slip off. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

If you want more pastel ideas and inspirations for this spring, be sure to check out our Perfectly Pastel Post Here!
Pinks in a coastal living room Pastel colors in a cottage style living room

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:: How To Decorate For The Fall ::

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Fall entryway ready to greet the guests with perfect decorThere’s no fighting it, fall is here and the leaves are definitely changing. There’s no need to guess anymore, Mother Nature is letting us know. If you haven’t already started decorating for the fall then this blog post is just for you! We’ve got 3 quick tips on to decorate for the fall! These tips will help you get started and should inspire you to keep decorating for the fall. Ready or not, here comes autumn!

1. Let The Great Outdoors Help.

Mother Nature is one of the greatest decorators to ever exist. If you really think about it, she’s probably responsible for one of your favorite spots (first, of course, is the wonderful bathtub with a glass of wine). Let her help out and bring some of those fall colors inside! Bring those beautiful reds, yellows and oranges into the your home. Grab some wild grass and bundle it up for display. There’s no reason you shouldn’t take advantage of the changing of colors and to let Mother Nature do the heavy lifting for you.

2. Design With Warmth In Mind.

Now we’re not just talking about layering up, laying out extra blankets or constantly having the fire place going – those are a given. We’re talking about colors! You’ve already decided to bring in the fall colors with floral accents, so why not drive it home with complimentary colors? Create warm and inviting spaces for everyone! Guest season is starting, so why not give them a great welcome with your love and beautiful fall home decor?

3. Don’t Be Afraid To Get Out.

It hasn’t started snowing yet! Fall gives you a few more chances to get outside to enjoy the backyard or patio! Just grab your warmest sweater, a few extra blankets, a warm beverage of choice and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! If you’ve got a fire pit, it gives you a few more chances to really turn up the heat! Think about some extra comfy padding for that outdoor furniture set because you’re not done using it yet! Coastal dining room with festive, fall foliage as decor Fall entryway with beautiful fall foliage Perfect fall patio set up! Ready to enjoy the leaves changing colors! Cute fall decorations mixed into the sidebaord

:: Spotted! White Coral Sculpture ::

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spotted white coral sculpture coatsal living tuvalu homeOur white coral sculptures were featured in Coastal Living magazine! These white coral cold cast porcelain sculptures on glass stands are a beautiful, humane addition to your beach home! It’s a great way to bring coral accessories into a coastal home without harming our oceans or reef ecosystems. The sculptures are available in three designs and sizes. Find the white coral sculptures in store or in our online at TuvaluHome.com!

:: 7 Secrets To Owning Your Own Private Island ::

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7 secrets to owning a private island

In Coastal Living‘s February issue they feature a quick guide called the “7 Secrets To Owning Your Own Private Island” and it gives you a basic run through of what you need to know about private island purchases. With California’s Power Ball jackpot sitting at $1.4 Billion, and rising, this really could be a great guide to help you with your new found wealth. Even if you aren’t a lotto winner, the dream of owning a private island actually isn’t that unrealistic. We’ve listed their 7 Secrets to Owning Your Own Private Island below so that you can find out how to make it happen!

1. They’re not all as pricey as you may think.

Sure, a large and sandy tropical island will seriously set you back (the undeveloped Caribbean isle pictured here is listed at $5.5 million), but some small, rocky islands—like the 1-acre Wohoa Bay in Maine, 30 miles east of Acadia National Park—can go for as little as $40,000.

2. But be prepared to pay up front.

Banks generally won’t grant loans for the purchase of private islands, because without comparable properties on the market nearby, it’s almost impossible to establish a clear-cut monetary value, explains Chris Krolow, CEO of Private Islands Inc., the largest marketplace for international private island listings and sales.

3. Existing dwellings rarely affect the price.

A house that might go for $1.5 million elsewhere does not add the same amount to an island’s listing price. If anything, particularly quirky houses can sometimes pull down the final purchase price, says Krolow, because new owners might have different needs for the property.

4. The hottest spot to buy an island right now is…

the Bahamas or Belize. Both countries are relatively easy to get to from the United States and have the tropical feel that many potential island owners are after. There’s a lot of interest in purchasing Greek islands, but logistical difficulties and bureaucracy usually slow down the process and make people look elsewhere.

5. Island owners still have to deal with nature.

Owning an island means being responsible for the area’s ecosystem. Anything an owner does—say, getting rid of snakes—could have unintended consequences, such as creating a rodent problem. Krolow advises looking to local regulations on the nearest mainland for guidance.

6. Tech advances have made island life more accessible than ever.

Krolow notes that new yachting technology is opening up possibilities for private islands. For example, small water desalination units made for yachts are easy to transport and capable of cleaning enough water for single-occupancy residential islands.

7. The trick to easy maintenance year-round is…

Rent out your island. Even some of the wealthiest owners rent  their islands to guests, employing full-time staffs. Doing so ensures that the island is ever-ready for  visitors, and that owners won’t be greeted by surprises when it’s their own off-the-grid time.

:: Spotted! Chippendale Arm Chair ::

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spotted! chippendale arm chairIf you pick up the latest Coastal Living and flip through you’ll stumble upon the Chippendale Arm Chair! This chair has become one of the most recognizable chairs in coastal decor. It’s bamboo look brings the perfect blend of tropical and ocean vibes to the decor. The Chippendale Arm Chair is also extremely customizable. It comes in many finishes, colors and fabric options which makes it a no brainer when it comes to designing. If you want to add this piece to your home, you can pick up the Chippendale Arm Chair here!

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

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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

:: 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!

:: We Remerchandised The Store! Pt. 2 ::

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Tuvalu_Store_Pano_5Here’s the rest of the store remerch photos! We’ve put together some of our favorite vignettes during this store remerchandising and we’re happy we get to show you guys! But enough with the words, on to the photos! Scroll down and check them out! If you want to see everything in person come on down and say hi! tuvalu-remerch-19tuvalu-remerch-21tuvalu-remerch-20tuvalu-remerch-22tuvalu-remerch-23tuvalu-remerch-24tuvalu-remerch-50tuvalu-remerch-51tuvalu-remerch-52tuvalu-remerch-53tuvalu-remerch-54Tuvalu_Store_Pano_4tuvalu-remerch-1tuvalu-remerch-2tuvalu-remerch-3tuvalu-remerch-4tuvalu-remerch-5tuvalu-remerch-6tuvalu-remerch-7tuvalu-remerch-8tuvalu-remerch-9tuvalu-remerch-10tuvalu-remerch-12tuvalu-remerch-30tuvalu-remerch-29tuvalu-remerch-28tuvalu-remerch-27tuvalu-remerch-26tuvalu-remerch-25tuvalu-remerch-18tuvalu-remerch-17tuvalu-remerch-16tuvalu-remerch-15tuvalu-remerch-14tuvalu-remerch-13

:: Use Your Words ::

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A good way to get your style across is to go out and say it. It’s fun to pick words that compliment the design and look great in the home. You can even style them in a couple different ways. Mount them up on the wall or display them on their own. Get creative with the letter styles and words that you come up with. Make them ocean themed or even customize them to your family. The possibilities are endless! 

:: Thinking About Color For Spring ::

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Bright coastal outdoor lounge area with a beautiful ocean viewMother Nature brings all of the colors with spring and we’re starting to see the colors work their way indoors. Pops of colors are being used by designers to make spaces feel as springy as possible. It’s fun way to decorate for spring and is a great way to shed away the dull winter. Check out how these designers are using color in a fun, interesting way! Get inspired and bring some color into your home!
Blue, coastal room with brillant huesBright, fun coastal decor in the bedroom with eye catching pops of color throughout the space Colorful beach art in a coastal home Fun pops of color in a nautical room