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:: Tuva-Luvs – Stephanie ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Stephanie! One of her store favorites is the jamie young bandeau table lamp! This Jamie Young table lamp features a warm, wood base with natural grain details and a warm metal detail in the center. The lamp comes with a white linen shade has a beautiful burlap trim to balance the wood base. Shop the jamie young bandeau table lamp now!

Find all of our Tuva-Luvs and more on the Tuva-Luv Page!

:: Pendant Lights – Perfect For The Kitchen ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal kitchen with a pendant rope lightPendant lights are a great way to bring light and style into your kitchen, especially to the island space. They’re perfect for task lighting and add the right touch of coastal feel to the kitchen. They also give the kitchen a fuller look and feel feeling since they hang from the ceiling. It give the eyes something extra to enjoy in your kitchen.

You can get pendant lights in a variety of sizes as well! You can grab a large pendant and make a bold statement or grab a few smaller ones to highlight the space. It depends on the look you’re going for and the amount of space available to you. So if you want to change things up in your kitchen and you aren’t looking to break the bank, it’s time you look into pendant lighting in your kitchen.

Not sure where to start? Get inspired by these beautiful coastal kitchens and then start shopping our online store for pendant lights here! Nautical inspired pendant lights in a coastal kitchen Pendant lights made out of bambooPendant lights hanging in the kitchen

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:: Tuva-Luvs – Mia ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-LuvsTuva-Luvs Mia arteriors granville pendantThis week our Thursday Tuva-Luv comes from Mia! One of her store favorites is the arteriors granville pendant! The solid brass pendant with its fluted gourd shape and hand hammered surface texture is finished on the outside with an oxidized blue that will vary from piece to piece. The interior reflects the coloration of the brass. Shop the arteriors granville pendant and other store favorites now!

Want the full list of Tuva-Luvs? Then head over to the Tuva-Luvs page here!

:: How To Design With Little Natural Light ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal entryway with light colors and clean linesAll homes are not created equal. Every home has it’s unique features that challenge and force us to get creative. One of the biggest challenges can be natural lighting. It’s something that every home owner wants, but doesn’t always get. Also, it seems that every ’10 Way To Coastal Design’ list or article always says to design with natural light. But what if you don’t have that luxury? Are you just suppose to knock down walls or cut holes out for windows? Okay, that’s dramatic, but what are you really suppose to do? Natural light is a great suggestion to ‘design with’ and we always support the use of it, but for some homes it’s just not an option. For those finding themselves on the lower natural light end of the spectrum there is hope. We have 3 ways to decorate for darker spaces that don’t require demolition.

First, design and decorate with lighter colors. Using a lighter color palette will instantly make a room feel brighter. It’s a known fact that white reflects light and black absorbs it. If you decorate towards the whiter, lighter side of the color spectrum you will find yourself with more light in the space.

Second, add mirrors to the space to help reflect light. You’re at least going to have a window or two that will splash some light into your home and you need to take advantage of that! Use a mirror to not only open up the space, but to help add extra light.

Third, layer your lights to create a well lit and balanced space. Layering your lights consists of using ambient, task and accent lighting together in order to maximize the light. Each light source works with one another to help make a full, well lit home.
Nautical style bathroom with bold designWhite kitchen with a simple look

:: Spotted! Arteriors Southampton Chandelier ::

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Feature Friday

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!

:: Buoy String Lights In Enjoy ::

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ENJOY MAY_JUNE 2015 COVERenjoy may 2015 buoy string lights tuvalu homeWe’re featured in this month’s Enjoy Magazine! They selected our buoy string lights to feature in their magazine and we support their choice all the way! These are the perfect edition to any spring/summer patio or backyard space. String them up for those nights spent enjoying the warm weather under the stars in the great outdoors. If you’re interested in picking up the buoy string lights you can head over to the online store here and buy them now!

:: Coastal Curb Appeal Pt. 2 ::

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Tuesday Tips

b8fc7b697c495f752b7d5be67b420a82We’re not done trying to boost your home’s coastal curb appeal! This week we’re bringing you part two! If you missed last week’s post (part 1), you can give it a quick read here! This week we’re looking at your exterior lighting situation. Upgrading your lights is a great way to bring character and charm to the front of your house.

You don’t want to be one of the boring people that use the typical lights, do you? Heck no! This quick and easy upgrade can really bring out the coastal curb appeal making you stand out next to your neighbors. Grab some vintage, rustic looking lights to get that old, salty beach look that comes with living on the coast and fall in love with your beautiful home all over again. Let ’em hang, mount ’em up or run ’em down the entry path; use light fixtures to bump up the coastal curb appeal of your home.

Check out some these pictures for some inspiration and stayed tuned, because next week we’ve got another coastal curb appeal tip!
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