Tag Archives: sea

:: 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!
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:: Storage Space ::

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Tuesday’s Tips From The Pros

Why does it feel like we never have enough space? Better question, where did all this stuff come from? It constantly seems like we have more stuff then space. Besides just tossing everything, which happens to be the easiest way to create some extra space in your home, what can you do? Today’s post is about the extra storage you can bring into your home. Possibly taking advantage of some dead space, like under the stairs, or installing some new storage opportunities. Some of these ideas involve a little work. Maybe you don’t have the budget or want to do construction and that’s fine. A simple shelf here and there can make a huge different. Let’s start!
We will start in the kitchen, but this can be applied to anywhere you have drawers. Go deep! Deep drawers means more space in the drawer to put stuff in. It’s a pretty simple idea actually. For some of you this could be as easy as taking out a small drawer to create space for a larger one and some new brackets. Others it could be a whole new cabinet, which we support you 100% on. These deep drawers can feel endless and will proper organization they will feel endless.
Don’t let your stairs limit you! There are tons of storage opportunities here. You can install some built in selves or put up a few shelves on the wall. This will give you plenty of space for pictures, accessories, books, or whatever else your heart desires. Do you have a shell collection from around the world? You do!? Great! This is a perfect way to show it off without compromising your other valuable spaces.
We can’t forget about underneath the stairs. If you aren’t already using this space you should. Don’t have access to this space? Make it happen. You can use it as straight storage space or you can get creative and put a TV under there like above. The extra space is yours!
Your hallways offer a ton of storage space. Those walls are begging to be used. You can put some art on them and call it a day, that’s fine. If you want some more space though, you can put some selves on the walls or build them into the wall. Obviously this isn’t meant for every hallway. They aren’t all corridors, but if you can, it will add more storage space to your home.
Entryway shelves are great for cutting back the clutter and clearing up the space. Put your jacket or sweater up on the hook and toss your purse onto the shelf – nice, simple and easy. We like easy, especially with the little ones. All you need is a wall and you’re good to go.
Last, but definitely not least, the family/living room. This is where we are most of the time so why not have the storage and space we want or need? Some build in shelves will help you stay organized in the busy space and make it easy for everyone to find a blanket, or book, or movie. They can each have there place and cut back on searching time. You can install open face shelves or have cabinets that close. Either way works. Can’t put in the built in’s? That’s why we have side consoles or book cases. They can be moved anywhere at anytime. Don’t forget to take advantage of your vertical space. You can go as high as you want or as high as your ceilings will let you. It just means more storage space. Good luck organizing!

:: 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.

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:: 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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Feature Friday

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!

:: Refined & Rustic ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

We’ve been seeing rustic, coastal design done right lately and we’re loving it. You can tell because it feels right. I know we can throw out some design jargon as to why it works or compliments this or that, but deep down you can just feel it throughout your entire body. You don’t want to change anything and you don’t need to add anything either. Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of original wood floors and wall panels. Also, people these days aren’t afraid to bring in a little color. Home owners are accepting and embracing the original installations of their home instead of ripping it all out and redoing it from top to bottom. We’re attributing it to this day and age’s DYI attitude mixed in with a little of the latest style trends and we’re loving it!

:: 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.