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:: Dine Outside During The Summer ::

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Coasatl outdoor dining with a rustic beach house feel With the heat sticking around and giving us these warm nights, it creates opportunities to dine outside. Naturally, we have to take advantage of it and you should too!

Head outdoors and enjoy a nice meal with some fresh air. We’re loving the idea of being outside as much as we can and we found some great outdoor dining spaces that reflect just that. Check out how these people are enjoying their open air dining experience and see how they decorated.
Rustic beach house outdoor dining spaceTropical outdoor dining space with lots of natural design influencescoastal outdoor dining with a fun mix of modern coastal decor

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:: Romantic Beach Dining ::

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Beach dining with big comfy pillowsWho’s going to say no to a little beach dining? It’s so romantic that we know we can’t!

Just imagine cozying up for dinner with your significant other enjoying tasty food and refreshing drinks while you dig your toes into the cool evening sand. Sounds absolutely terrible, doesn’t it? That’s why we’re on board with beach dining. We love the shabby chic idea of laying out a big blanket with a couple comfy pillows to help us relax and enjoy a meal on the beach. It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the long summer says and warm nights, but it does cool down so don’t forget to bring a sweater and a blanket!

Just in case you needed extra motivation we’ve gathered and posted inspiring pictures to get you guys in the mood for some good old fashion summer romance on the beach!Chic beach dining ready for summer memories Cute dining table on the beach Rustic beach dining Coastal chic beach dining

:: Dining On Pedestal Tables ::

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Coastal kitchen with a dining nook and pedestal tablePedestal 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, like most tables, 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!

Coastal space with a pedestal table surrounded by benches Nautical dining space with bench seating around a pedestal table Pedestal table in a coastal dining room Coasatal cottaged dining space with a pedestal table

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:: 3 Quick Tips For Outdoor Dining ::

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Coastal outdoor dining spaceThe sun is out and it’s starting to heat up! Perfect weather to head to the backyard for a dinner and a sunset. The spring and summer seasons are great for outdoor dining. When the heat starts to linger into the nights it creates a cozy outdoor dining experience. We have 3 quick tips to help you take total advantage of the weather and get the most of the season!

1. Dinnerware

There’s no need for extra fancy dishes and utensils, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be cute! Heading outside for a little dinner can easily get messy and the last thing you want or need are broken plates or cups – leave the glass and porcelain inside. Find cute melamine plates and acrylic cups for the perfect outdoor dining experience!

2. Comfy Seats

Being comfortable makes every experience better. This is a fact. Outdoor dinners are one-fourth eating and three-fourths spending time with the people you love. Why not make sure everyone is comfortable while they enjoy the weather? Invest in some chairs that offer comfort. Take it to the next level in decor and comfort by snagging some outdoor cushions for ultimate coziness.

3. Enjoy The View

This tip is the most important! Enjoy being outside! Enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful weather! Enjoy the company and enjoy your backyard space!

Outdoor dining space with fun chairs Simple outdoor dining space Coastal outdoor space for dining

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:: Dine With Candlelight This Thanksgiving! ::

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Beautiful fall table decor perfect for ThanksgivingIt seems quite obvious to add candles to the table this coming Thanksgiving, but you’d be surprised how the simple things get lost in the shuffle. Candles can play two roles on the table. They can add style to the table as well as bring a functional use. You can have cute candle sticks sitting on top of beautiful candle holders that also provide extra light for the table and your guests. Basically it’s a table must have, especially if you’re looking to fill small holes in the table decor. One thing that you should definitely remember when it comes to using candles for the table–go unscented. There will already be plenty of delicious foods for all the noses to enjoy. If you are looking to add some candlelight to your table this holiday season, you can shop for candles and candle accessories on our online store here!
Coastal table setting with cute shell accessories Coastal, rustic thanksgiving table Rustic, fall style Thanksgiving table decor Simple, white coastal table decor

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:: Dinner is Served! ::

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Blue and white striped plate perfect for a coastal kitchenThanksgiving is right around the corner! What do your dinnerware and serving pieces look like? Is it time for some new ones? If you’re in the market for some new dinnerware pieces than this is just the post for you! We’ve gathered a fun range of images that have plates, bowls and serving pieces in them that can inspire you and let you see what’s out there. You can go coastal with it and invest in sea-life inspired dishes or you can keep is classic with traditional white, ceramic pieces. It depends on what look your going for this Thanksgiving. Who knows? Maybe you’ll love your new dinnerware so much that they’ll become your regular, everyday dishes. We’ve got plenty of options in store and on our website! Start shopping for new dinnerware on our online store here!

Coastal sea inspired plates and dinnerware Cute painted cermic coastal dinnerware White, ceramic dinnerware stored on openshelvesRustic wood serving piece

:: 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

:: Spotted! Luca Dining Table ::

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spotted! luca dining tableLook what we spotted! Flipping through Coastal Living we found the Luca Dining Table! This extra long, trestle dining table is perfect of those large family gatherings and dinner parties! With a simple rustic look, this table will provide you with more than enough space for dining or any other activity you could ever need table space for. If you’re interested in the Luca Dining Table, you can pick it up at our store or online here!

:: 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

:: Brighten Up The Dining Room ::

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Bright, open coastal dining space featuring bold, teal chairs and dining tableBring a little color into your dining room with colorful chairs. Go bold with bright colors that stand out as accents in the space or use softer colors that compliment the decor. You can even mix and match chairs or colors for a unique look. There are many ways you can bring color into your home and dining space with your chairs. Check out how some of these designers are using colorful chairs to bring color and style to the dining room. Take notes, get inspired and change it up in your home.
Coastal dining table with bright and bold red chairs complimented by weathered, rustic style chairs at the head of the table Colorful chairs at the dining table stand out and create a fun conversation piece Dark colored chairs in the coastal dining space Pairing complimenting colors at the dining table to give the space some fun style