Tag Archives: side console

:: Vintage Furniture ::

Standard

Tuesday’s Tip From The Pros

Today’s post is our last post in this mini vintage series we’ve been doing the last few Tuesdays. If you missed last weeks post on Vintage Accessories go here. This time we are talking about the furniture. We love bringing in a vintage, rustic style piece into our design space. It brings character and a sense of home to every room. If everything looks brand new it makes us feel like we’re living in a museum and we don’t want that for our homes. We want our home to feel welcoming and cozy. That’s why we love bringing in vintage and rustic design elements. Now onto the furniture!

We love vintage and rustic tables. Give us the table we want and we’re in heaven. We love massive tables that allow us to sprawl out and handle anything we put on it. Sometimes you need to the space when you’re working on a design project so you can lay out your fabrics, wood samples, paint swatches, inspirational pictures and still have space for your laptop. We like big tables. We also like cute, intimate tables that create the perfect sharing environment. It’s nice to share a small table with a friend or loved one and catch up on things. We don’t want to be yelling now!

If you’re thinking about bringing vintage into your bedroom then Tuvalu supports you! You can go all out or you can just bring a few vintage elements into your bedroom. We are fans of vintage dressers. Tall or short we support it! We also like vintage bed frames. You can go with a classic iron rod bed frame or you can lean more towards the rustic side and go with a wood bed frame. Small side tables and night stands can also bring a touch of vintage into your bedroom without over powering anything.

Side consoles will really make a difference in the room you put it in. The console itself won’t only bring a vintage element, but the pieces you put on top of it, around it, and even hang above it will really pull the whole space together. Consoles are a vintage base piece that will continually let you grow and redesign your vintage space. The best part about the console is if you decide that your home needs a new look, you can still use it. Just replace the surrounding design elements.

Normally a TV above a beautiful console just ruins the entire thing. For some reason we like this. I’m not quite sure if it’s the airy, light feeling the picture has or the simplicity that the vignette displays. Whatever it is, this work!

Lastly we leave you with a few pictures that we love. We hope that this post and all these pictures have inspired you to go out and add a little vintage to your home. Let us know if you have and send us a picture. We’d love to show off your home and your design work!

Advertisements

:: Capo Beach Design Work Preview ::

Standard

Feature Friday

We went out and shot some of our design work at one of our wonderful client’s house and we thought we’d give you a special sneak peek today. We aren’t going to give it all away quite yet, but soon you’ll see every gorgeous part of this home! Enjoy!

:: Get The Look – Coastal Side Console ::

Standard

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!