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:: Use Materials That Last In Your Coastal Home ::

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Tuesday Tips

reclaimed-wood-metal-stools-coastal-backyard-home-decor-tuvaluLiving on the coast can really do a number on your home. That means it’s a must that you invest in the right materials that can take on the coastal weather. If you don’t, things will fall apart and end of costing you a lot more in the long run. Invest in materials that are built to last. What materials might those be? Scroll down and take a look!

1. Metals.

Metals will take on any weather and be left standing, ready for more. Metals, especially steel, will out last every other material you have in or around your house. It will probably still be there after we’re gone too. It’s built tough and built to last. Toss it up on you the roof and let it take the constant coastal weather beating or grab some metal furniture and accessories for the outdoors. Metal goods even work indoors as well and can give the space a nice rustic feel too!

2. Reclaimed Wood.

Reclaimed wood has already seen it’s fair share of weather. It’s proven that it can last so when you use this material in your home you can rest assured that it’s not going to be changing too much. Since it is reclaimed it’s going to be a bit on the pricier side, but the extra money is worth the look and the reassurance of knowing you have a lasting material.

3. Natural Stone Tile.

Tile was created to make our lives easier, give our homes a fantastic look and to last forever. The only way you’re getting rid of your tile is if you tear it out with your own hands. Tile can take a beating from us humans and from any weather Mother Nature can throw at it. If it gets a little wet no problem! A quick mop up or a sunny day and the water’s gone. Plus tile keeps the house cool and we love that during the summer which is okay with us!
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:: Cuban Tile ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Beauitful tile work in a cuban homeNow that traveling to Cuba has become easier for Americans, it seems that everyone is trying to make their way over there and see what they’ve been missing out on. Even though it’s not exactly legal to just jump a flight and vacation over there, the lengthy process that once was has been set aside making traveling over much less of a hassle. Heading over there under the guise of journalism is one way to ensure a trip to Cuba. That’s why you may have seen many publications toting their Cuban trips, photos and stories. We have no objections to people sharing the Cuban culture because it is as island lifestyle as it gets. We love seeing the architecture, the design and the home decor that we now get an up close look at.

One design aspect we’re really excited about is the beautiful tile work that they do in Cuba. The bright, colorful patterns are gorgeous and something to dream about. As trendy as trips to Cuba are, the culture and lifestyle that they finally get to share with us is much more fascinating. We’ve gathered some great Cuban tile photos and we hope there are many more to come from travels over to their country. Take a look at how they have create wonderful works of art and get inspired to bring a little Cuban style to your home.
Cuban home with a turquoise color pallete and stunning tile work Cuban kitchen with great tile work and open shelvesCuban style tile on outdoor stairs Cuban tile in the home with bright, tropical colors

:: Spotted! Encaustic Cement Tiles ::

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Feature Friday

kerry-washingotn-emmy-rossum-hayden-panettiere-encaustic-cement-tiles-coastal-decor-tuvalu-homeAt last week’s Variety Emmy Studio event, stars walked something a little better than the red carpet. Celebrities like Kerry Washington, Hayden Panettiere and Emmy Rossum were snapped posing on Encaustic Cement Tiles that can be found right here at Tuvalu!

What makes this tile so special? Well, here are some quick facts! This ancient technique began in Europe, the tiles are handcrafted and best of all are 100% recyclable. That means you can choose custom colors, sizes, and shapes enabling you to express your own style in your home!

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to give your home a much deserved update! If you’re interested in Encaustic Cement Tile for your home call us at 949.497.3202 and talk to our design center today! Happy Friday!