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:: Coastal Bedrooms For Kids ::

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Tuesday’s Tips

Designing for kids is always a blast! You get to decorate with all the fun and playful options that you normally don’t get to. Dust off that crazy imagination and get ready to collaborate with the most fun clients around – kids. The excitement that comes from them participating in the design of their new space is what it’s all about. Let’s take a look a few rooms to get you in the right design space and bring out your inner child!

Colors, color, colors! You have an endless color options and palettes to work with when it comes to kids’ bedrooms. No color is off limits. Not all designers want to stray too far from the overall style and feel of the home’s decor which means they won’t go too crazy with the colors. And others will let the kids pick out their favorite colors and go wild! It’s a great way to get the kids involved and creates a fun environment for them to be themselves. You don’t want them waking up in a dark, gloomy space do you? No way! So bring out the colors!

Looking to bring a little color to the kid’s bedroom, but not wanting to go all out? Then colored accents are your new best friends! Use accent colors to bring small pops of bright colors into the space without going overboard with colors. Stay true to the home’s overall theme and still have a little fun in the kid’s room. Accenting the right pieces can be tricky, you want the accented pieces to be noticed, however, you don’t want eyes to linger on them. Start with a few accented pieces and then add or subtract from there.

You can bring fun design pieces into the kid’s bedroom that both of you will like! Do you have an extra model sail boat, vintage chest or rustic dresser that needs a home? Well, there’s no reason to count out the kids’ bedrooms. They will get a kick out of having something like a model sail boat in their room and you can finally display it instead of hiding it in the garage or attic.

Speaking of model sail boats, they are the perfect addition and decor pieces for the kids’ bedrooms. Designers beware, you may want to avoid investing in antique or vintage model because they are more than likely going to be looked at as toys and not models. We all know where that leads – broken or ‘lost’.

Not into bright colors? Here’s kids’ bedroom designed with soft, neutral colors. It’s simple, calm and inviting. There’s nothing over the top about this space and there doesn’t need to be; sometimes less is more. We love a space that looks like it was put together effortlessly and this has just that look.

:: Ocean Inspired Coastal Blues ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Beautiful coastal vignette inspired by ocean bluesIt’s easy to be inspired by beautiful, ocean blues. There are so many gorgeous hues to pull inspiration. From the tropical turquoises to the deep, dark blues, the ocean can inspire an amazing color palette throughout the home.

It’s a no brainer when it comes to designing that we draw inspiration from the biggest pool in the word. Check out what these designers have done with beautiful, ocean inspired blues. Draw inspiration and invite the prettiest blue hues into your home!
Bright tropical sea inspired blue decor Hues of blues in a coastal bedroom Sea inspired blues in a coastal cottage style bedroom Sea inspired blues in a coatsal cottage

:: Coastal Decor With A View ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal bedroom with ocean views without having to get out of bedIt’s a pretty safe bet to think that most people want their home to have a view. It’s also a pretty safe bet to say that if you’re reading this blog post that your preferred view would be of the ocean. If you’ve randomly stumbled onto our blog and coastal decor really isn’t your style, that’s okay! We’re very excited you’ve taken the time to stop by! We think you should hang out for awhile and explore our blog – we also think you’ll like what you’ll find! Now back to that ocean view! Having a beautiful view to wake up to every morning sounds pretty good to us. That’s why this week’s Monday Pins post is inspired by coastal style home with an ocean view! We feel like we really don’t need to explain this one, so we won’t. Get those pin buttons ready because we’ve got five pin worthy photos coming at you! Enjoy the decor in the spaces and the views that come with the home! There’s no reason not to pin these to your boards!

If you want more coastal style pins check out the Tuvalu Home Pinterest here!

Eclectic coastal living room with beach front views Minimal coastal backyard decor Modern coastal kitchen with a stunning ocean view Nautical inspired living room with a grand ocean view

:: Take In The View Weekend Pins ::

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Feature Friday

Coastal living room with a beautiful view!This weekend you deserve a treat! Actually, you deserve one every weekend! So this weekend, why not treat yourself to a nice view?? Grab a coffee, pack a picnic or just bring your favorite book to your favorite spot. You know which spot we’re talking about: the one with the most beautiful view, the one you can’t wait to get to after a long day, the one you love showing the people closest to you. We thought we would give you a little head start with this weekend pins post. You know, give you a little inspiration to get out and take in the views. And use this weekend to it’s fullest! Go outside and enjoy the weekend! Happy Friday!

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coastal backyard with a viewCoastal dining with a view!Coastal patio with a beach view! Coastal patio for two!

:: Let’s Sail Away ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal beach cottage with a giant model sail boat as decorWe love sail boats and working model sail boats into homes as decor. Nothing reminds us of the wide open ocean better than a sail boat. Going down to the harbor in Dana Point and walking around is so fun. You get to walk along the beach where you see all the boats out in the water and dream about being out on the water. It’s relaxing and peaceful.

We love bringing that feeling into the home and adding a model sail boats into the space is a great way to achieve that. It gives us the feel of adventure and playful memories. Plus model sail boats stand out and give the room a nautical theme unlike any other. They’re a great decor addition for any coastal home. You can go big and have them dominate the space or you can grab smaller ones that playfully accent your nautical theme. Either way we love working them into our homes.

Coastal living room with natural tones and a model sail boat Coastal living room with nautical design influence like the model sail boat and vintage mapsSimple coastal decor with a sail boat and other ocean inspired decorModel sail boats in a coastal living room Model sail boat used as mantle decor in a coastal living roomLarge model sail boat mounted to wall as art in a coastal home

:: Coastal Bedrooms – Rugs ::

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Tuesday’s Tip From The Pros

coastal bedroom decorated for christmasA rug can be the perfect thing for a cold morning, help tie a room together or be your cherished decor piece. We love rugs and if you do want a rug in your bedroom, because we know we do, then you have your work cut out for you! There are so many choices and decisions to make. What do you want your rug to feel like? How big do you want it? What material is it made out of? Where is it going to go? These are just a few questions that you will run into and need answers for. The beautiful thing is that you don’t need the answers right away. Some people like to start designing a space with the rug and others like to finish up the space with a rug. Either way works and you’re going to end up with a beautiful room.

tropical inspired coastal bedroom The look of your rug is important, but it’s only important to you. You’re going to see it everyday. Whether it’s in the morning when you first wake up or at night when you’re going to bed. So you better like what you lay down. Actually, you better love it. No one wants to spend the money and then regret it later. With so many choices out there you’ve got a good amount of shopping ahead of you. Do you want a jute, sisal, grass, wool, silk, bamboo, or cotton rug? Or maybe some other material? This all depends on your decor and the look you’re going for. If you’re going for your beloved beach cottage look than a jute rug will enhance the room and fit perfectly in the space. If you’re going for an eclectic, coastal space you might have more luck with a silk rug. Start your search and leave no stone unturned. Let your eyes pick out your rug not your budget. Forget about the price for now because you can always grab the old savings jar and start saving your pennies. Plus if you settle for something you don’t truly want you’ll be kicking yourself later.

Coastal bedroom with a beautiful ocean viewWhat purpose is your rug going to serve? Is it just for looks? Or did you lay it down for a functional reason? The beauty of a rug is it can be either of the two or both. You can lay a rug at the foot of your bed to help bring the room together and fill ’empty’ space. The rug gives the room a full feeling and doesn’t leave the room looking bare. You can always lay a larger rug underneath your bed so when you get up in the morning your feet aren’t greeted with the cold hardwood.

The size of your rug is up to you and what you’re using it for. If you want a large area rug that will just cover the entire bedroom floor you can find one to do that. The purpose of your rug also plays into finding the right rug. If you’re going to be walking on it everyday then you’re going to want a material that can take a little abuse. Wool rugs wear well and won’t leave you wishing you got something else. If your rug isn’t getting much foot traffic then you don’t need a heavy duty rug that can take the beating, like a woven rug. We know your bedroom isn’t getting the same foot traffic your kitchen or entryway is, but if you wanted to go the synthetic or outdoor rug route you can always do that too. You’re never limited to what you can or cannot lay down in your bedroom.

Nautical inspired bedroom With some many choices on materials, styles and sizes you can go crazy trying to find the perfect rug for your bedroom. Just take your time because your rug will come to you. There is a lot to factor in when trying to pick the right one. Just remember these three things when you’re trying to find your rug. Where is it going? What’s it made out of? And most importantly, do I love it? If you go out hunting for your rug with just those three things you should have no problem finding the rug that’s meant for your bedroom. Good luck!

 

:: Tuvalu On Houzz ::

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Feature Friday

Our Capo Beach home that we did some design work for is featured on Houzz! Check it out and browse some of the pictures that Dana from Houzz snapped of this beautiful home. Thanks again Dana! Take the jump over to Houzz Here! Happy Friday!

:: Neutral Spaces With Pops Of Color ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Neutral home decor with pops of purple accenting the space
A fun trend that we’ve seen people decorating with lately is livening up their neutral spaces with pops of color. This is a great way to bring new life to an old room or a space that has been designed with a neutral color palette. It leaves you with so many decor options and gives you a chance to bring fun and bright accent colors to the space. You can choose to decorate with big or small pops of color, like a bright sofa or even colored lamps. The choice is yours! Have fun with the new pops of color you choose to add to your space!

Coastal home cottage with a neutral color palette and pops of blue decoreclectic coastal space with pops of green decorate throughout the roomCozy coastal cottage with mild pops of colorsCoastal living room with a neutral base and pops of blue decor

:: Huntington Beach Design Work ::

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We updated our portfolio and uploaded all of our Huntington Beach design work photos into it! We’ve got a little sneak peek of what’s in store for you featured above, but if you want to check out the rest of it you can now! Go to our Huntington Beach Portfolio Here! Want more Tuvalu design work? Browse our portfolio Here! We hope you enjoy!

:: Huntington Beach Design Project ::

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Here’s a quick preview of our Huntington Beach design project. We recently went back and took some updated pictures of this beautiful home and can’t wait to show you guys! We’re gettin’ your toes wet today because next week we’ll post all the pictures and let you dive right in. Let’s hope this helps you start your weekend right! Happy Friday!