This week’s Tuva-Luv is brought to us by Emily! One of Emily’s store favorites is the Furano Side Table by Aidan Gray! The golden Furano side table exudes refined sophistication and fits seamlessly into a modern coastal home. Rising to a timeless antique glass surface, the furnishing’s clean-lined, rectangular frame features criss-cross panels for a geometric statement. Take a closer look at Aidan Gray’s Furano Side Table on the Tuvalu Home webstore here!
If you want more Tuva-Luvs and to see what the rest of the Tuvalu Home team picked, check out all the Tuva-Luvs here!
We’ve got a feature up on 4men1lady.com! We helped out with the living room redesign with a new coffee table and end table. Check out their blog post for more info and pictures here!
In today’s interior design world, style names are thrown around everywhere and slapped on everything. There are the main style categories, like our favorite coastal, and there are usually multiple sub-style categories in each style. It can get quite confusing at times and makes it easy to get lost in decor styles. Well want to help you with that! We’re going to take a look at a few sub-styles in coastal design with our main emphasis being on coastal styles because, well, we love coastal decor! This way we’ll give you the style name, show you a piece of furniture that fits that style and give you a little info as to why it’s labeled the way it’s labeled. Please keep in mind, this is not an absolute guide! There will be pieces in each style that look very different, but are classified in the same style and some pieces that you don’t know what to do with! Our descriptions are based on the piece we have featured in the post. So keep that in mind! Now scroll down and get to know a few sub-styles in coastal decor!
This side table is about as rustic coastal as it gets. How can you tell? It looks weathered, the color is a typical coastal palette color and it’s made of wood. Rustic coastal is an easy style to spot. It tends to looks 0ldish and it looks like it was found on or near the beach. This style can easily be confused with cottage coastal, american coastal scandinavian coastal (based on color), or even the main style rustic. What separates the styles? A lot, but for this piece it’s the look of the weathered wood matched with the bright, coastal color that’s faded like it’s been sitting out in the sun.
Like the look of this side table and think it belongs in your home? Pick it up now! Get the Paris Side Table here!
This style is synonymous with clean lines and sleek decor. What makes this side table modern coastal? The lighter, wood top and the clean, metal legs. It would blend effortlessly into a modern living room or bedroom. Does this mean all side tables and furniture that have wood tops with metal legs are modern coastal? No! Of course not! This table’s light wood colored, weathered top gives the piece a look that would be welcomed into a coastal home. This style can be confused with eclectic coastal and industrial coastal.
Looking for a modern side/end table? Shop the Langer End Table here!
This style is an easy one to pick out. You ask yourself one simple question: If i were on a tropical island, would I see this piece of furniture there? If it’s an easy yes, then it’s tropical coastal decor. It’s really that easy. The style uses a lot of bamboo and other natural tropical woods in the furniture which makes spotting these pieces quite easy. This style can also be known as island style or beach style because of the natural feel it gives.
Bring a piece of the island life into your home and shop the noir bamboo end table here!
Tuesday’s Tip From The Pros
One element of the bedroom that we feel that gets overlooked quite often is the nightstand. Everyone focuses on the bed, bed frame and headboards and forgets about it. I don’t know about you, but my nightstand is a lifesaver and has helped out in numerous ways. We want to cover everything in the bedroom so there’s no way we were gonna leave this little guy out. We’re gonna show you a few different design elements and decor pieces that will make your nightstand complete.
Nightstands come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. There’s no limit to what you can put next to your bed and use as your nightstand. You can go with a basic nightstand table like the Mendocino Table or you can go with a more traditional nightstand that has a drawer like the Mandalay Nightstand. Want to get a little more creative? No problem! You can try stacking vintage trunks or use an accent side table with a round top like the Somerville Side Table shown above. It’s all up to you and your style. You can really bring the space together when you find a nightstand that’s the right fit for your bedroom. Looks aren’t always everything though and functionality plays a part too. Don’t get us wrong, you’re nightstand needs to be cute and show that you have good style and taste, but if you’re going to need to a little more space or storage out of your nightstand then sometimes a simple side table won’t cut it. Think about the use and abuse your nightstand will endure while trying to find the right one. It’s out there! You’ve just gotta look!
A nightstand is incomplete without a lamp on it or extremely close to it, like a floor lamp hanging over it acing like a table lamp. They not only serve aesthetic purposes, but they bring more light into the space. What good is all that hard work put into decorating if it can’t even be seen? Exactly. Most importantly the nightstand lamp gives you light right where you want it. It allows you to get cozy and read your favorite book or browse through the latest issue or Coastal Living or Elle Decor. If you’re more of an in bed reader look at lamps that will enable you to do so and make it easier to give you accessible light at night like our Paris Desk Lamp. If you already have your nook setup in the corner of your room and enjoy reading there then the Jamie Young French Bottle Lamp will give you that perfect touch of light in your bedroom and look great on your nightstand.
Call it old fashion, but I like to have an alarm clock on my nightstand. Yes, my phone is right there and has the same functions, if not more, but something about alarm clocks make me feel at home and nostalgic. Cell phones with built in alarms weren’t always around and I’ve had them fail on me a number of times. Alarm clocks also bring in a fun design element too. You can find cute ones that have a great vintage style like the Ritz Alarm Clock or if you’re into digital ones you can go that route too. Either way we like alarm clocks on our nightstand.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t mind waking up to familiar faces smiling back at me in the morning. That’s why we love putting picture frames with loved ones on our nightstand. They also add a personal touch so your bedroom doesn’t feel like it’s in a stuffy magazine or like it’s a hotel room. The Boatwood Frame will add a touch of coastal decor without taking away from any picture you want to frame in it. It’s not the only frame we have though, you can check them all out Here.
There are so many fun accessories and things you can add to your nightstand. You can go as crazy as you want and try to fit as much as possible on your nightstand. Or you can keep it clean and simple and only keep the necessities on your nightstand. It’s all up to you. Add some shells, store your books or have fresh flowers that will make your space smell wonderful. Nightstands are not only there to look good, but they’re there to help. So take advantage of them!
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!
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!
This week’s Tablescape Tuesday is all about going vertical. Maybe it’s all the March Madness we’ve been watching but, just like those basketball players, we’re striving to score points with some height! Add this trick to your knowledge of the power of threes and landscaping and your tables will really start to kick into gear!
This week: Don’t be Afraid to Go Vertical
Plain and simple: Add height with a tall lamp, a vase with fresh tree cuttings or candlesticks. How high should you go? Look to surrounding furniture and accessories for clues… we’ll explain below!
Happy Tuesday everyone! Although spring is supposedly here it’s still a little gloomy here in Laguna Beach. So cuddle up to your coffee or tea and enjoy this simple tip for creating beautiful settings on your tables and sideboards. Make sure to read up on the power of threes in last Tuesday’s post if you happened to miss it. And stay tuned each week for more easy tips!
This week: Setting Up A Dramatic Landscape
Plain and simple: Place objects in the front, middle and back for the most interesting tablescapes