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:: Tuva-Luvs – Jaymi ::

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 Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv jaymiThis weeks Tuva-Luv is brought to us by Jaymi! One of her store favorites is the Large Mounted Antlers! The antique finish, beveled wood plaque features dimensional burlap sculpt with magnetic removable antlers. It’s also a great piece if you’re looking to add rustic charm to your home. Check out the Large Mounted Antlers on our website here!

See more of the Tuvalu Team’s Tuva-Luvs here!

:: Cozy Christmas Cabin Decor ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

A cute, rustic cabin living room with a beautiful Christmas treeIt’s time to get seriously cozy. We’re talking curled-up-in-a-warm-blanket-next-to-the-fire-in-a-cabin-with-a-cup-of-hot-cocoa cozy. That’s what level of cozy we want to be on. Rustic cabins are basically as cozy as it gets. And if you get a chance to enjoy one this holiday season we highly recommend it. Not sure if it sounds like something you’d enjoy? Then you should probably take a look at some of these amazingly cozy and rustic spaces we’ve added to this post. They’ll make you want to jump into each space and get comfortable asap! Don’t believe us? Have a look.
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:: Spotted! Ceramic Pig Twine Holder ::

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Feature Friday

RH TemplateWe’re featured in American Farmhouse! Our Ceramic Pig Twine Holder is featured in their “Barn Finds” section of the 2015 Fall/Winter issue! The cute, little twine holder is perfect as a decorative and function piece for the home. This little piggy even holds up to 20 yards of twine! That should be enough to get you through the holiday season right?? If you want to pick up the Ceramic Pig Twine Holder you can find it in our store or on our online store here!

:: Rustic Inspired Furniture ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal dining space in a cottage style home with a rustic, farm tableThere’s something cozy about rustic furniture. Maybe it’s the weathered charm that invokes feelings of the past or the idea that it perfectly serves its purpose without looking perfect. It allows you to feel like you can truly be yourself and live in your home without the worry of breaking anything like you would in a polished, immaculate home. Not only does it bring you comfort, but it also brings character. Each piece is unique in its own way. Take a look at what designers have done in these coastal spaces with rustic furniture and decor. Get inspired by these spaces and appreciate what the style can offer to you and your home.
Coastal bedroom decorated with a simple, rustic bed frame and side table Cottage vibes in the living room with coastal and rustic design elements Cute, coastal cttage with weathered, rustic furniture and decor Nautical vignette with beach decor and a rustic, weatehred side console

:: Beach Cottage/Coastal Rustic Design Style ::

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d740060d3279d271ac8b3b6f219d2423The beach cottage and coastal rustic design styles are staples in coastal decor. We’ve put these two styles together because they really go hand in hand. The beach cottage style is all about comfort, being cozy and weathered decor. Doesn’t that sound just like rustic coastal decor? It does to us too, so that’s why we gladly combine these styles! Without further adieu, let’s get into what makes the beach cottage/coastal rustic decor unique.

The first thing you notice about the beach cottage/coastal rustic style is the immediate comfort the space offers. This style is all about welcoming you into a cozy space that you can curl up in on a cold winter night or take it easy on a hot summer day. The decor style invites you to forget about your worries and let go. You will also notice all of the textures that come along with the style. This is due to the fact that this style heavily incorporates weathered and vintage pieces. Another big theme throughout the style is the wood work. Whether it be the floors or furniture, there’s going to be wood. It’s most likely going to be stained, weathered or painted because that’s what the style calls for. It’s also very common to see wood paneling on the walls. This adds to the decor and the wood theme is usually carried throughout the home.

Cottages are known to be cozier (word friendly version of small) and that means you have to get creative with the space. That can mean little nooks, built in’s and many other creative ways to utilize the small amount of space you have to work with. Of course not every coastal cottage is small. Some have a lot of space and give the designer the opportunity to play in it. So instead of using standard, cottage friendly furniture pieces they can use larger ones that can add dramatic depth and style to the space.

The furniture used in this style is usually wood based. It keeps with the cottage theme and ties in with the wood flooring that’s already in place. Designers have been known to work in a few pieces that incorporate metals, but they are used sparingly in the home. The pieces also tend to have a vintage, rustic look. This gives the designer the opportunity to actually work with real vintage pieces that give the home unique charm. This idea carries through to the accessories and where we think the style really comes through. The accessories are the whipped cream and cherry on top! It’s very common to see trunks and weathered coastal inspired pieces in this style. Like old pieces off sail boats, vintage looking art and lots of driftwood. This style also gives way to the use of vintage knick knacks throughout each space. The designer can really have fun and get creative with what vintage accessories they want.

If you weren’t already sold on this style, we’ve got a few pictures for you guys to check out and see what we’re talking about. We tried to give you guys a mix of what’s out there when it comes to the style without branching off into any other style (which is a lot harder to do than you think). If you have anything to add to our beach cottage, coastal rustic design style post please let us know! We’d love to know your favorite design aspects of the style and anything you think we should know!

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:: Monarch Beach Design Project Room Breakdown ::

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Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-002Today’s post is all about breaking down some of the rooms from our latest project. We’ll be letting you know what the designer was thinking during the process and where she was coming from. If you haven’t seen the entire finished project, jump on over to our portfolio page and see it in it’s entirety here! But make sure to come back for more goodies in this post!

Let’s start with the living room (pictured above). We talked to Jaymi, designer and home owner, and she said, “For a cozy feel in the living room I chose to do a custom blend of wood tones to create warmth for the tongue and groove but white beams to still add a coastal touch.” She also went with sisal carpet instead of regular carpet throughout the entire home. It’ beautiful and also adds an extra unique design element to each space. She also decided to hang her art by using art gallery style with brass chains that come from the ceiling to get a more traditional look. Jaymi became a fan of this way to display wall art as she traveled to other countries and toured historic castles and estates. She went on to say, “I noticed how they hung their priceless works of art in this style and always admired how beautiful it looked.  And it won’t make holes in my walls or wood work.” Jaymi also decided to use sconces rather than table lamps in the living room to conserve space on end tables and create more space for decor.

Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-026Jaymi used oyster shells on the fireplace to add that ocean feel without having shells everywhere. The bricks are hand stamped and give the space a custom feel while mixing up the textures in the space. The TV is framed with a custom matte frame and hung above fireplace as to not have take up room on a console or TV stand (Yes, that’s a TV, not a piece art above the fireplace).

Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-004Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-012Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-027The kitchen backsplash features 6×12 marble subways in a herringbone pattern with stunning wood shelves made from barnwood from the 1900’s. You can see the white that still shows on the wood shelves from when they used a milk glaze on the wood of the barns to prevent bugs from eating through the wood.  If you haven’t noticed by now, this home and designer is heavy on the details! The brackets holding the shelves were custom made from chair rail pieces. They give a great rustic design compliment to the wood shelves and really bring the look together. The base cabinets are retrofitted from Tuvalu cabinets and the kitchen comes complete with a glass front pantry cabinet.

Monarch-beach-coastal-home-tuvalu-010At the time Jaymi was deciding to invest in her first home, she was torn on her first home being located at the beach or in the mountains. Even though the beach home won out, she still wanted to have aspects of a cozy mountain feel for her guests to enjoy. With white tongue and groove walls and a dark navy ceiling as a base, the rest was just a matter of layering it with aspects of warmth.  With the spool style bed, buffalo check curtains, vintage boy scout backpacks, antlers, a few Pendleton blankets, and a vintage American flag (not pictured), Jaymi had the perfect cozy retreat for her guests.

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In her master suite, Jaymi wanted it to be relaxing and have a spa like quality after her long days. She did a more traditional wainscotting than the rest of the space and used her wallpaper in the bath as a match for the colors of her walls to create continuity. The barn door that’s painted in a very light grey separates the bathroom from the bedroom without taking up any space.  The clam shell sink is one of the many items she had saved for years, which she found on a buying trip to Atlanta, and knew that one day it would make the perfect sink after a little retrofitting. The vanities in both bathrooms are chest of drawers from Tuvalu. Jaymi knew she loved Tuvalu’s mermaid artwork, but as with most things in her home, she wanted it to be meaningful. She accomplishes this by a grouping that represents each one of her best friends in their hair color and personality so she always has them near.

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:: Spotted! Vintage Seltzer Bottles ::

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spotted-vintage-seltzer-bottles-home-decor-tuvalu-homeLook what we found in Flea Market Style Decorating! We loved flipping through this magazine that is chalk full of finds, which you’ll probably see more of later, and is inspiring for decorating ideas. While flipping through we found one of our favorites that we have here at Tuvalu Home, our beloved Vintage Seltzer Bottles. These look great in any coastal, rustic style home because of their vintage look and feel that they give the space. Head over to our online store and pick up these wonderful Vintage Seltzer Bottles here! Happy Friday!

:: Gorgeous Grey Decor ::

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7ad05f6be1ab0f154d18d80392626590Grey is a color that can wear many hats in decor. It can be used to create a beautiful, rustic cottage that mixes neutrals to produce a space that you could live in forever and it can be used as a dramatic punch of color that stands out, but doesn’t ruin the design of the space. The color grey is resourceful and an all around useful color in home decor. It can be joined with most colors and looks great. Our favorite combinations with grey are yellows and pinks. These bright colors pop extremely well with the subtle, neutral grey backing.  We love the look of a grey colored space and the color’s ability to blend into any space. Check out some of these gorgeous grey spaces and enjoy these designers work!1b096f25d52cac73d7eafc44bc72112a 4ce88e320d366c5af6274c0dc0ae6c53 73dcf0b45b1966e41c3ad3e4aab7d0e8 137c4a681a96c1be91c4834e698b1c00 784a014402cdf68ad69a22ba2b3d9430 1821e96c82e38f3c393cb415a9d4699d ba55403c65d84eb412207a7ccd3bc9c4 da28e75b4714045f9eddfe50a51b0db3 dafee82334b06ccbbe2ec4f2ab2d33c7 f0e979eee07ffcdee8dc1c84afbc167f fa1e022a043c3627829fc523eeb96898

:: Spotted! Pendleton Towels! ::

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Flipping through the latest House Beautiful we spotted Pendleton Towels featured in the Best for the bath section! These towels are perfect for the bathroom, the beach and everything else! Plus they’re nice and big too! That way they’ll give you plenty of coverage and soak up every bit of water! Get your Pendleton towels now by shopping online here or come down to the store to pick yours up today! Happy Friday!