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:: Coastal Bedrooms ::

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Tuesday’s Tips From The Pros

Today we’re looking at some beautiful bedrooms. The bedroom is arguably one of the best rooms in the house. We love the kitchen, mostly the food, and of course our family room, but the bedroom will always be at the top. We want to inspire you today with bedrooms we like and design aspects of the bedroom we like. We’re just going to get you warmed up for next week when we show you how to redo your bedroom Tuvalu style. So hopefully you’re still in your bed and getting cozy because we wish we were!

We are envious of this space. It makes us think of driftwood or being out at sea. The tall ceilings with the rustic wood posts shaping the headboard is stunning. Not only is the headboard lined with thick wood posts, but the ceiling is too! What a great and unique idea instead of the typical crown moulding. The side table/nightstand and the wood bench in front of the bed also make great accent pieces without pushing the rustic, wood feel over the top. This is Tuvalu love.

This bedroom feels so light and airy. It’s inviting and looks relaxing. It makes you want to run and jump into the bed and forget about your worries. We also enjoy the symmetry of the room with the night stands and the lamps really bringing that aspect to the room. The rug underneath the bed leading out to the chest is a great way to add a little extra detail to the room. We like that the rug compliments the room and doesn’t stand out or clash what-so-ever. Be careful when choosing a rug that will go underneath your bed. A few things to keep in mind is the amount of space you have, your color scheme and of course quality.

We love anything that hangs, especially beds. These beds are beautiful hanging beds. From the ropes to the pillows, we love it! We like the vertical stripes on the walls as well. It gives the room an even bigger, taller feeling with the already tall feeling that the hanging ropes gave.

This room is all about the color scheme – blue and white. There’s almost too much blue and white in this bedroom, but did you notice the little touches of red in the pillows and the bedding? When you’re trying to stick to a color scheme you want to make sure you don’t go over board. It’s really easy to go over board and when you realize it, it’s usually too late. Keep your color scheme in mind when you’re putting together your bedroom, but don’t forget to bring in another color that will compliment your scheme. That’s not to say that you can’t do a color scheme without going over board. It’s possible, just harder to do.

When it comes to coastal design we all think of beach cottages filled with whites, blues and neutrals; but not all of us have that taste. This room has more pop and brings an eclectic look to the room while still infusing coastal design elements. It brings together bright prints and patterns with accessories to match. Every style is up to your interpretation and that’s how design grows and evolves. Feel free to break the rules and let your true creativity come out.

:: Dash & Albert x Lonny ::

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Feature Friday

Dash & Albert rugs are featured in the June/July issue of Lonny Magazine. We love Dash & Albert rugs here at Tuvalu and carry a wide variety of them online and in the store. Swing down to the shop and check out some of the rugs or come hang out with us. Browse Dash & Albert online! Happy Friday everyone!

:: Jute Rugs ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Jute rugs are the perfect rug for any summer beach cottage or coastal inspired home. We’re all about infusing and incorporating as much of the beach lifestyle as we can into our homes. An underplayed area of any space is the floor. There’s so much potential to maximize the area and you would be silly not to. We’ve noticed that more of the summer trends have been rolling in and our favorite, the Jute Rug, is coming back in full swing. The Jute Rug is a great way to cover floor space and add some coastal love into your home. They are versatile and can be used in almost any room. They can be used as a floor covering with other rugs laid on top it or they can lay solo and bring the space together.

:: Coastal Decor In Your Family Room ::

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Tuesday’s Tip From The Pros

We stumbled upon this beautiful family room while getting lost in the time sucking void known as Pintrest. Boy do we love us some Pintrest! I’m sure we’re not the only ones. We thought this would be the perfect picture to recreate Tuvalu style and show you what you can do in your home with our help. We’ll show a few things that we can offer you guys and hopefully inspire you to take on a summer project. Let’s get started!

We’re starting with our White Lily Sofa and decorating the room from here. We don’t want a big or hard to maneuver around sofa in our space. The last thing we want is to have to climb over things to move around our room. The Lily Sofa will give you that desired look and plenty of extra space to work with in your room.

We’re gonna need something on that sofa! We’ve got plenty of pillows to choose from, but we’re gonna go with our Embroidered Coastal Themed Pillows. It will bring some more of those coastal vibes into the space and leave us dreaming of the beach.

You’re gonna need somewhere to put your morning coffee or your afternoon iced tea, so we’ve picked our Havana Bench Table to meet your needs! We like wicker decor for multiple reasons, but the main reason is that it brings a coastal, rustic feel that over time only gets better. Have you ever seen outdoor wicker furniture that over time gets sun bleached? That’s what we’re talking about when we say coastal, rustic feel.

 

We absolutely adore those lanterns and think they are the perfect addition to the room. We like lanterns hanging, just standing on their own, big, small, tall, short, old and new. We don’t mind, we just like them way. It’s a good way to add more to a room and to utilize space that can’t be filled without making the room feel cluttered or crammed.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, we love all things from the beach. So when we saw that they added driftwood design elements we fell more in love with this room. Driftwood is the perfect accent piece for a coastal style room.

How could we ever forget about the starfish? We just can’t! Shop all things coastal and more at Tuvalu Home!

:: Capo Beach ::

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This is just a preview of the home, we have plenty more pictures for you! Look at all of the Capo Beach Home Pictures Here! Let us know what you think!

Check out our other homes on our portfolio page here.

:: Picture This ::

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Tuesday’s Tip From The Pros

Today’s tip is a quick one about a different way to present framed pictures and art. We were looking through older magazines for inspiration because over time your tastes change. Things you weren’t into or didn’t even come close to interesting now have become just the opposite. We highly recommend you look through old design books and magazines. They are great because you can add your new ideas and styles into old ones. We found this image in an older edition of Coastal Living and fell in love with it. We love the creative and different way they set their photos up around the space instead of hanging them. It allows them to show more pieces and gives that relaxed look that every beach inspired space should have. Be different and be creative! Try new things!

Want to show us what you’ve done with your home? Send us some pictures and we’d love to post them!

:: Pendleton Towels ::

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Monday Must Haves

Summer is in full swing and that means it’s time for the beach! What does everyone need at the beach? A towel! This week we are featuring our Pendleton Towels as our Monday Must have. So that means you get 30% off this week only! Come down to the store a snag one quick! Or shop online and check out our Pendleton Towels Here!

:: Octopus Triptic ::

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One of the Local artists here in Laguna painted this beautiful Octopus triptic. These three panels are perfect for any wall space that needs a little love! It’s 72″ x 72″ and it shows. The artist is standing next to it looks small! If you’re interested in this coastal piece, let us know! Happy Friday everyone!

 

:: Bring Out The Bamboo ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

It’ summer time! So why not incorporate some bamboo into your home? Bring a little beach back to your home! We got three solid bamboo pieces that would make a great addition to any space. If you just want to add a touch of bamboo, then the mirror we’re showing you below will work out great for you!

Looking for a  bamboo mirror?? Well we’ve got it! This mirror works great anywhere in the home. Want to get a little crazy? Bring it outside and mount it in a totally different environment. The choice is yours! Plus it comes in a variety of colors! Snag the Chloe Mirror and get your Bamboo Accents Started Here!

Want to recreate this look in your home? Well let us start you off with the perfect bamboo desk. These have been showing up in all shapes, sizes and colors. Get your hands on one and start bringing the coastal look to your home. They can also be used in a couple ways. It can be used for its actually purpose, which is a desk and then you have yourself a cute mini office in your home or they can be used like semi-replacement side console. Perfect size for any apartment or tight squeeze! Check out our Bamboo Desk Here!

It’s time to get your chest on! We cannot forget about the bedroom. A bamboo chest will continue to bring your coastal theme throughout your home and let’s not forget the storage space. Let’s be honest, we all have stuff and it needs to be put some where! The chest will also give you more opportunities to decorate and bring other design pieces into the space. Shop our Love Letters Bamboo Chest Here!

:: Capo Beach – Living Room ::

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Here is the living room of our Capo Beach design project. This house is so beautiful! We can’t wait to show you! The pictures are done and we are posting them all up in our portfolio section, which is here, next week. Enjoy this little teaser until then! Have a good weekend!