It’s that time again! Every year we have our Annual Lee Upholstery Sale for the entire month of July! We’ve got 30% off all Lee Upholstery and a portion of the proceeds goes to supporting SchoolPower and the Boys &Girls Club of the South Coast area! This sale is in store only, so come down to the Laguna Beach or San Clemente store and start planning for new Lee furniture and decor in your home!
We’ve got a little sneak peek of our custom furniture we’re making! We don’t want to give away too much, but we couldn’t wait to show you guys! Stay tuned for more information and details about the project. For now, enjoy the pictures! We’ve got fabric previews and an up close look at some of the furniture details!
We spotted the Lee Industries Banquet Loveseat in this month’s Coastal Living magazine! In the brightly decorated dining space above, you’ll see the Lee Banquet Seat tucked behind the table in bright yellow. This wing back, arm less loveseat by Lee is a beautiful, highly customizable piece they offer. See the Lee Industries Banquet Loveseat and more on Tuvalu Home online store here!
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Decorating with skirted furniture is a great way to add style and charm to a space. They can cover up unwanted furniture legs or add volume to a piece to give it more weight. They also add instant coastal cottage feels which can make the space feel more cozy and welcoming. Using skirted furniture also bring a sense of continuity to the space. It brings the decor together while also giving you the option to break up the space by pairing furniture that is skirted with furniture that is not skirted. Say you have a separate nook you want to be it’s own space, using chairs that are not skirted can set it apart. Check out some of these beautiful, coastal spaces that have taken advantage of skirted furniture! Get inspired and a get a feel for cozy, skirted furniture!
We spotted the Noir Bullseye Ottomon! This ottoman has a very unique bulls eye design that is outlined with nail heads that evokes a symmetry to which ever room it is placed in. Multiple nail heads run down the sides to make sure the burlap stays tight and secure. Check it out on our online store here!
We spotted the Akron Round Counter Stool in the latest Country Living! We found the Akron Stool nestled perfectly under a kitchen island begging for us to come sit down. This stool is a great addition to the kitchen that’s made with reclaimed wood and has an iron frame. The wood, metal materials create a combination that offers great texture to the kitchen space. The stools also compliment an island (pictured nicely above) or a bar perfectly as well. Interested in picking up some bar stools for your kitchen? Find the Akron Round Counter Stool on our online store here!
The 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!
Wicker furniture is no longer banished to the patio and the backyard. This light-weight, woven furniture has made it’s way inside and into living rooms as well as bedrooms. Choosing to use wicker based furniture inside brings many new fun and exciting design elements to a space. It adds color and texture with it’s natural woven material design (or at least the look of it if it’s made with a synthetic material). You’re also only limited to the amount of wicker you can fit into a space. The versatile material has been used to create everything you could ever want or need for a living space. We’ve gathered a few pictures of designers using wicker furniture that we love. We grabbed a few indoor examples, but dropped a few outdoor set ups to show the potential you could bring inside. Check it out, be inspired and create beautiful spaces!
If 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!
Here 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.