Tag Archives: Shells

:: Tuva-Luvs – Gracie ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv-gracie-white-clamrose-shell-table-lamp-tuvalu-homeThis Thursday Tuva-Luv is brought to us by Gracie! Gracie’s Tuva-Luv is the White Clamrose Shell Table Lamp! The perfect table lamp for any coastal home! The base of the lamp is covered in off-white clam rose shells that are applied individually by hand, tightly packed in elegant flower clusters creating a subtle rose pattern. The lamp is also topped with a medium open cone shade in natural linen. See more of the White Clamrose Shell Table Lamp of the lamp on Tuvalu Home Here!

See all of Gracie’s Tuva-Luvs and more on the Tuva-Luvs page!

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:: The Coastal’s In The Details ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal cabinet with sea inspired detailsOne thing you can never over stress are the details. It’s the little things in design that really complete the decor. The subtle addition of color here or the way you placed a shell there, is like the icing on the cake. The details can really add character and style to a space without even looking like they’re trying.

That’s why this week’s Monday Pins post features beautiful spaces that have taken the time to notice the details. Whether it be the color palette or the choice to fill up or let a space breathe, these pictures are ripe for the pinning when it comes to great examples of detail decoration. Get those pin buttons ready, ladies and gentlemen, because these pictures should be pinned to your boards! Enjoy the rest of your week!

If you want more coastal pins you can follow the Tuvalu Home Pinterest here!
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:: Can’t Forget The Shells! ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal table lamp filled with shellsSea shells will forever be a part of coastal decor. Today we’re focusing on one of the basics of coastal style. They can be used as little accessories in any space or they can be an attention grabbing, focal point in a room. And let’s not forget the fact that they come in every shape, color, form, size and style. Shells are a classic, versatile part of the coastal style that we love incorporating into our design work and from the looks of it, everyone else does too. Check out some of these great images we’ve found that use shells perfectly and in various ways. 

If you feel like your home could use a little more shell lovin’ then head on over to our online store here and pick up some shells for the home. 
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:: Keep It Coastal Weekend Pins ::

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IMG_0330It’s the weekend and we hope you’re enjoying it! You should be kicking back, relaxing and pinning the day away. We’ve gathered some great coastal pins to help you pin away this weekend and pad those boards on your Pinterest! Check them out and share them with your followers! Have a good weekend!
For more coastal pins and inspiration head on over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest Here! IMG_0332IMG_0334IMG_0333IMG_0331

:: Getting In Touch With Nature ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

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It’s time for us to get in touch with nature. How am I suppose to do this in my house, you ask? Well that’s simple, bring the nature inside! This picture above shows you how to do just that. They brought in nature inspired accessories like the wood trunk side table, the faux fur and even the animal skulls up on the wall. As If these natural shapes and textures weren’t enough, this designer took it step further and even used a floral fabric pattern on the sofa.

With coastal home decor you can get your hands on all kinds of fun, beachy design elements. We have a range of beautiful shells, coral, driftwood and everything else the sea provides to choose from. Don’t be afraid to bring nature indoors, it won’t bite! Check out some more inspirational design in these pictures below.

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:: Capo Beach – Living Room ::

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Feature Friday

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!

:: Urchin Appeal ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

We’ve spotted these little guys in a few different places and we’ve noticed that the little sea urchin has snuck it’s way back into coastal design lately. The sea urchin is a classic tide pool find that has been in coastal and beach decor forever. Usually showing up in it’s natural form as a shell, but it’s been known to appear on pillows and in art and various other places. The great part of sea urchin shells is that they come in a variety of colors! Perfect to match your color scheme or to add a little pop of color.

1. Linen Shell Pillow 2. Porcelain Sea Urchin Lamp 3. Sea Urchin Box 4. Coral & Sea Urchin Art 

:: Get The Look – Coastal Side Console ::

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Tuesday’s Tip From The Pros

While browsing through our stacks of magazines we came across this little gem. What we have here is a beautiful side console table and a stunning coastal theme arranged around it. Today we want to show you how you can easily recreate, or even expand on, this setting and make your home look like it should be featured in magazines. Clear a space and get ready for a coastal over haul because we’re turning you into a pro!

Let’s start with the base piece. We will start to build from the side console table and go from there. Choose a solid table that will fit perfect in the coastal theme. Make sure you have plenty of space to play with too. On top of it and below it!

Hit the walls with a few framed art pieces. These paintings have a strong nautical theme and bring more ocean vibes into the setting. Consider going antique or at least the vintage look to scare some extra style points.

This scene is not complete without a replica model sail boat. Finding the right one for you will complete this look! Let this model shine and breathe that fresh ocean air into your home while everyone marvels at it.

You’re going to need a little light in that space which provides a good opportunity to bring in rustic-coastal style lamps. You don’t want to go overboard on the shells or ocean theme, so why not balance it out with a couple rustic-coastal lamps.

It’s not coastal without some shells. I don’t know how you feel about taxidermy birds, but I think we’ll pass. So instead of the taxidermy bird in a case we’re opting for shells, coral and sand. We like that a lot more and it feels more beachy to us. It’s kind of hidden behind the chair, but there’s a box decorated in shells on the floor which drives the coastal feels home

What would we do without accessories? I mean really, where would we be? Let’s finish this setting by pointing you in the right direction. We only want to get your started with a few because we think that every space needs a personal touch added by you. Run down to the beach and hunt for shells, rocks or anything that will fit into your setting. While you’re down there you can stop by our shop or go online to grab these accessories. Find antique accessories and more at Tuvalu Home!

We’ve got you started and now it’s up to you to finish it! We want to see what you do and how it looks finished. So don’t be shy and send us over some pictures of your space!

:: Shadow Box Table ::

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We did some design work for Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna and here’s a quick sample of what we did…

 We started with this as our base. We wanted to infuse our coastal style into this so we decided to fill it.

This is what we put on the inside. We put sand, coral, shells, starfish, beads and other beach themed accessories.

Here it is finished and installed. We’re very happy with the way this piece came out and so is Pacific Edge Hotel.