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:: Rustic Wooden Ladders ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Bright coastal living room with plenty of ocean inspired decorA wooden ladder is a great design piece and an easy way to add rustic decor to your home. They’re extremely versatile and bring a great deal of eye pleasing interest to any space. How does a wooden ladder do this? By taking advantage of the vertical space.

They fill the room and give your eye something to follow through the space. This is as easy as leaning the wooden ladder up against the wall. Now if you want to take it a step further, you can add another layer of decor to continue building dynamic design. Decorate the ladder with throws or even hang art from them, the options can be as creative as you are (or, realistically, what you find on Pinterest). If you’re handy enough you can even convert a wooden ladder into a makeshift shelf. Just be careful what you choose to display, we can’t imagine those will be the sturdiest of shelves!

Take a look at what these designers have done and how they have decorated these spaces with wooden ladders. Plus let’s not forget, they’re a great excuse to go antique hunting. Oops, did we just plant that seed into your mind? Happy hunting!
Coastal home with a natural and white decor style Rustic beach house with plenty of eclectic decor

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins #10 ::

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Monday Pins

Big widows in a coastal living room Monday means it’s time for coastal home decor pins! Don’t worry, we will deliver! We have five, pin-worthy coastal home decor pins ready for your Pinterest boards. So let’s get the week started off right and share some coastal decor! Happy pinning!

Find more coastal home decor and design ideas on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest boards!

Coasatl decor details in the stairway Coastal dining space with an open view of the ocean Coastal home decor covered in bright, natural light Large pendant light hanging over a farm style table

:: The Ranch Featured On Forbes ::

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ranch-at-laguna-beach-1200x675The Ranch at Laguna Beach is featured on Forbes! And guess who got a little mention? That’s right! Tuvalu Home and our wonderful owner, Laurie Alter, got a nice, little mention in the article.

It reads, “His sister, Laurie Alter, with whom he co-owns the popular Tuvalu Home Environment furnishings store in Laguna Beach (and the wife of Hobie’s son), designed the rooms to have the vibe of a small beach town, including rustic rope chandeliers, patterned tile backsplashes and vintage-looking distressed-leather couches.”

Head over and read the entire article “A Fresh Slice of Orange County: The Newly Reinvented Ranch at Laguna Beach” on Forbes

:: Because it isn’t Christmas without a Wreath ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal style living room decorated for ChristmasAre you looking to get festive fast? Then we’ve got just what you need! A wreath is an easy and fast way to show your Christmas spirit. If you add another wreath you’ll double your Christmas design efforts just like that! All jokes aside, the wreath is a classic staple in Christmas decor. Hanging on the front door, it instantly let’s anyone who’s about to enter your home know that you aren’t a Grinch. No wreath can tell people you’re taking off Christmas this year and headed for warmer climates. Have a little fun this year! Blast jingle bells, sip on hot cocoa and have a holly jolly Christmas!
Festive Christmas decor in a minimal beach rustic style homeFestive welcome with a bright green door decorated with garland and a wreathHoliday wreath ready to greet any visitorsWreaths decorated over the mantle

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins #6 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal bedroom decorated with nautical decorWe’ve got your Coastal Home Monday Pins post up and ready for you to pin! Those boards can never have enough pins and this week we’ve got five more pin-worthy photos ready for them! We hope these pins get you inspired to start decorating and designing your home! Start pinning and find more coastal home decor pins and decorating ideas on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal living with a rustic feel and unique wallart Cozy coastal family room Minimal coastal decor Nautical inspired home with a statement chandelier made from reclaimed materials

:: Coastal Home Details ::

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Monday Pins

beautiful coastal home detailsMonday means more coastal home decor pins for your Pinterest boards! Get your pin buttons ready because we have five pin-worthy photos ready for you! We love the details here at Tuvalu Home, so it’s no shocker that we are attracted to beautiful home decor that features stunning details. No space is should be left undesigned and these designers get that! Check out these coastal homes and start pinning now!

Find more coastal home decor pins for your boards on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest.

coastal details in the home coastal details on the bookshelf coastal details ready for the beach coastal dining set up with an ocean view

:: Unique Stripes In Coastal Home Decor ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Beautiful coastal home with nautical inspired decor and fun unique stripesStripes come in every size and shape imaginable. Okay, maybe not shape since they’re just straight lines, but you get the idea. That’s why when you stumble across unique ways that designers have incorporated stripes into coastal home decor, you pay attention.

We love finding new and interesting ways that make us think about design. Maybe it’s as simple as layering stripes to add a new dynamic or adding stripes to place you normally wouldn’t think to try. Take a look at what these designers have done with stripes and get inspired to broaden your way of thinking when it comes to stripes and designing.
Coastal dining space with layers of stripes to create a unique lookMixing stripes to create a unique dynamic in the coastal decor

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:: Show Off Your Kitchen ::

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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

:: How To Create A Coastal Gallery Wall ::

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Coastal galler wall with sea animal inspired artA gallery wall is a great way to display art and take full advantage of the walls in your home. There’s no need for your walls to stay bare and look plain. Creating a gallery wall is an easy way to solve that problem. If you follow these 3 steps to create your gallery wall, you’ll have your walls covered and looking good in no time!

1. Pick Out Your Art
First, and foremost, you need to pick out the art you wish to display. Pick out fun and creative pieces that make up a unique gallery wall. You can decide if your gallery wall is made up completely of art prints or if you want to incorporate other pieces of art or objects. Display pieces that reflect your style and create a gallery wall that is special to you.

2. Lay It Out
Before you start mounting your art, lay it out on the ground. Get an idea of what works and looks good before you start putting holes in your wall. Seriously, lay it out on the ground. The last thing you want to do is decide halfway through installing the art that you’ve changed your mind or you find out that certain pieces don’t fit well together. Don’t find yourself stuck covering up holes! The best part about a gallery wall layout is there’s no ‘right way’ to do it. The way it looks is entirely up to you! Get creative with the wall space and your art!

3. Put It Up
The last step after you finalize your layout on the ground (yes, we are going to stress that again) is to mount each piece of your gallery wall. This is the step that is going to take the longest and some patience. Get yourself a stud finder, a leveler, some nails and a hammer. You may also want to look into drywall screws and drywall anchors too. Gallery walls don’t always line up perfectly with studs and you should always mount things properly. Once you have the right tools and hardware, pick a piece and start mounting your gallery wall! Then step back and enjoy your new gallery wall.

Coastal gallery wall in a cottage style homeCoastal gallery wall with different layers of art and nautical objectsCoastal gallery wall with ocean inspired wall artNautical inspired gallery wall with sailboat art