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:: Pedestal Dining Tables ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Cute an beachy dining spacePedestal 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 typically 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!
Pdestal stable with bamboo chairs around it Pedestal table in a chic, modern style dining space White coastal dining space with a round dining table

:: Fall Tablescapes Coastal Edition ::

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Coastal dining space decorated for fall with pumpkins, shells and driftwoodThe fall season is upon us and it can now be incorporated into your tablescape! Employ they help of your dining room table during this fall to get into the fall season. This table gets used for the big family gatherings and during the holidays, but usually it sits unused for most of the year. No longer with it be ignored!

We’re talking gourds! We’re talking pumpkins! We’re talking fall home decor! Designing a fall tablescape brings fall decor and mindset into full swing.

Here are some beautiful fall tablescapes to get you and your table off in the right direction. We hope yogurt inspired to get festive for the fall season! Coastal dining space decorated with large pumpkins Coastal dining space with a fall decor Coastal dining space with a fall style tablescape

:: Tuva-Luvs – Dana ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv dana redford hosue swedish cane diing chair tuvalu homeThis Thursday Tuva-Luv comes fresh from Dana! Dana’s pick is the Redford House Swedish Cane Dining Chair! The Redford House Swedish Cane Dining Chair is constructed from solid Pacific Northwest Alder wood. It has a hand woven cane seat and on a classic hand turned wood frame. Each chair is hand painted and will have it’s own unique characteristics of hand made furniture with a beautiful patina. Get a closer look online at the Redford House Swedish Cane Dining Chair!

Find all of the Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvs online and more here!

:: Trestle Tables in the Dining Room ::

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Coastal dining space with bright colored chairs, a trestle table and cute pup!Trestle tables are a great choice when it comes to choosing your dining room table. With a traditional look, these classic tables fit perfectly into coastal style homes and make great tables for the entire family to gather around.

Typically, trestle tables are longer and can accommodate more people which means the more family and friends the better! This is a great table for the entertainer and for those who have large families. There will be plenty of space for everyone!

Take a look at these trestle tables we have found and notice how the designers have made trestle tables so inviting you’ll want to jump right in and enjoy the space.
Minimal cottage style dining space Outdoor dining space with a bright turquoise trestle table Rustic, coastal cottage dining space with hints of modern coastal decor Simple coastal dining room with a tresle table

:: Coastal Dining Monday Pins ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal dinign space with a beauitful view and minimal decorThis Monday we’ve got beautiful coastal dining spaces for your Monday Pins! With Thanksgiving right around the corner it’s time you start thinking about your dining room because there’s home cooked meals and family gatherings in your future! So we thought we would get this week started with some pins to get your design wheels turning. Get inspired and get creative for this upcoming holiday season! Now hit those Pinterest boards with these pins and don’t be afraid to keep looking for more table design or dining room ideas!

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Coastal dining space with nautical details Coastal outdoor dining space with a great view Long, modern coastal style dining table Simple, coastal dining space with clean details

:: Spotted! Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw ::

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Feature Friday

spotted! pendleton chimayo fringed throwWe have another feature in this month’s HGTV Magazine! The Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw is feature in a dining room in the November issue. The designer choose to use the Pendleton throw as a tablecloth on the dining table and challenge the typical idea that you have to use a standard tablecloth. Check out what we’re talking about above! If you are interested in picking up the Pendleton Chimayo Fringed Throw you can find it here!

:: Chairs 101: Windsor Chairs ::

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An eclectic collection of windsor chairs in a coastal dining room

The Windsor Chair is a classic chair in home decor. It dates back to the early 1700’s and gets it name from the English town Windsor. The Windsor Chair is a wood chair that’s back and sides consist of multiple thin, turned spindles that attach to a solid, sculpted seat. The chair also has straight legs that splay outward and the back has a slight recline. There are 7 different types of Windsor Chairs: sack-back, loopback, comb-back, continuous arm, low back, rod back and fan back.

Windsor chairs were brought over during the American colonial days and became quite popular for their light weight design and portability. In the early years of these chairs they used multiple types of wood in order to construct them. After they were made they would often paint them to hide the fact that different woods were used. The Windsor Chair has a look and feel from another time period which makes them the perfect for traditional coastal style homes. The Windsor Chair effortlessly rounds a dining table in a nautical style dining room or completes the breakfast nook in a New England style coastal home. Its simple look makes them easy to incorporate and blend into these style.

Modern Windsor Chairs come in a range of sizes and colors which makes it easy to decorate any room with them. Take a look at what designers have done with Windsor Chairs in these spaces. Look at their classic design aesthetic and note how well they blend into the nautical and New England coastal styles.
Bright coastal furniture colors with windsor chairs New England style dining room with windsor chairs and nautical decor accents Windsor chairs that are painted in a light turquoise that surround the dining table in a coastal home

:: Coastal Table Decor Monday Pins ::

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Coastal dining table with a low haning pendant light, cutre decor and a striped table runnerAnother Monday means the start of another week. We’ve got a few pins that will hopefully help you through your week and get it started off on the right foot. This week we’ve got pins that focus on coastal table decor. Take a look and be inspired by what these designers have done in these dining rooms.

If you want more home decor pins for your Pinterest boards you can check out the Tuvalu Home Pinterest here!
Coastal table runner in a nautical dining room Coastal table runner with blue stripes Nautical inspired table runner Simple, rustic inspired table runner

:: Chairs 101: Chippendale Chairs ::

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Bright and bold space decorated with chinese chippendale chairsThe Chippendale Chair is one of the most popular chairs in coastal decor. It embodies the coastal style in an effortless way. Its history, however, is not rooted in coastal design though. An 18th century English cabinetmaker, Thomas Chippendale, is responsible for the creation of Chippendale furniture and for the name of the it as well. Thomas Chippendale created many pieces and styles of furniture, chairs were not his only contribution to furniture design. The Chippendale style also includes tables, cabinets, desks and bed frames. There are also sub-styles of the Chippendale style furniture that include Rocco, Gothic and Chinese.

The Chinese style of the Chippendale furniture is the one typically incorporated into modern day coastal decor, especially the Chippendale chairs. These chairs are often seen in coastal homes and are popular due to their design. Today’s chairs often resemble the original styles, but are made out of faux bamboo or plastics. The chair is known for its fret work on the back and legs. The fret work on the back of the chairs look like a bamboo lattice.

These chairs also come in a large variety of styles and colors which makes designing with them easy. You have probably seen the chair while searching through coastal decor pins on Pinterest and now you can put the proper name to them. We’ve also added a few examples of what Chippendale Chairs look like and how to use them in a coastal style home.

If you want to incorporate Chippendale Chairs into your home, you can shop for them on our online store here!

Coastal dining space with a long table, wicker pendant lights and chippendale chairs Coastal dining space with a shell chadelier and chinese chippendale chairs Coastal workspace with chinese chippendale furntiure Simple coastal inspired dining space with chippendale chairs

:: Chairs 101: Ladder Back Chairs ::

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Beach cottage brakfast nook with ladderback chairs and an amazing view of the coeanHere at Tuvalu Home we want to use our blog to share amazing home decor, design ideas and inspiration. We also want to use it share our home decor knowledge and experiences. One way to this is to dive into certain areas and subjects to give you a little more in depth information about them. In this mini series we’re looking into chairs. Not just any old chairs, specifically chairs you would commonly see in coastal home decor.

In this post we’re taking a look at ladder back chairs. The ladder back chair is one of the oldest style of chairs to exist. These chairs date back to the 17th century. They were sought after for their sturdy build and durability. It wasn’t as easy back then as it is for us now! It’s a classic shape and a recognizable chair in home decor. It has a high back with horizontal spindles that provide back support and has four legs. The horizontal spindles resemble a ladder like look which the name “ladder back chair” derives from.

These chairs were also popular in American colonial homes. This popularity is why you will still see these chairs in New England Style or Nautical style homes. The classic influence and style of these chairs works well in each of the coastal styles. It’s also not uncommon to see ladder back chairs that are painted in bright or pastel colors. The updated look on the classic chair works well in a beach cottage style home or rustic, coastal homes.

Take a look at these photos we’ve dropped into this post and get a feel for the chair. You can see how the ladder back chair can be used in a couple different coastal design styles. Nautical style dining space with ladder back chairs Rustic cottage dining space with ladder back chairs