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:: Bring On The Breakfast Nook ::

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Breakfast nook in a coastal cottageHow nice would it be to wake up and have breakfast your breakfast nook. Who doesn’t want to cozy up with their favorite book/magazine and a warm cup of coffee? This scenario sounds perfect to us!

We love some of these amazing breakfast nooks and had to share with you guys! We love the built-in seating and the extra dining seats it offers. The space also gives us a little extra space to compliment the kitchen decor and take it step further. utilizing the space is a great way to make sure you use every part of the room. Waste not! Plus, there are people who would love to that extra space, so use it!

What do you think about breakfast nooks? Love yours? Want one or need one? Let us know what you think and don’t forget to check out what these designers have done with these nooks!
Coastal breakfast nook with lots of natural light Cozy coastal cottage with a cute dining space Kitchen breakfast nook converted into a dining space

:: Fun Light Fixtures In The Kitchen ::

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9dce46294edabdcf38e67178dbe483b5We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s no one making you use boring light fixtures in your kitchen. It’s time you take your kitchen’s lighting into your hands, much like these fabulous kitchen owners have. There are so many options out there to choose from and to play with! Best part is, it’s an inexpensive upgrade compared to an entire kitchen appliance overhaul. So get out there and check out some of those options! We’ve got a few beautiful kitchens with great light fixtures installed in this post, but check our kitchen board on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest and don’t forget to go to the Tuvalu Home online store to start shopping right now!
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:: Painted Stairs ::

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Lost in the wonderful world of Pinterest we stumbled upon the stairs in the picture above. It sparked our interest in painted stairs and of course we’re going to dig further. We’re loving all the pictures and had to share them with you guys today. So, here you go. More pictures will most likely pop up on some of our Pinterest boards so don’t forget to check over there. Go to our Pinterest page here. Do you have painted stairs or how you ever tried to paint your stairs? Let us know! We’d love to hear some of your stories and experiences!

:: Bright & Bold Pillows ::

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Bright and bold pillows have been popping up left and right! They bring lots of color and let you get wild without going overboard. We aren’t quite sure how we feel about neon green or Barbie pink walls, maybe if they’re just a small accent wall. Pillows on the other hand, bring them on! It can bring life and pop to any dull room. Plus it allows you to experiment with prints and patterns you normally wouldn’t think of. If it doesn’t work you just pull the pillow off and it’s gone. If it’s a reupholstered sofa or freshly painted wall then that’s a chore and a headache. Pillows are easy and can be switched out even easier. Bring out different pillows for different seasons if you want or maybe it’s time to switch things up in the space and one easy way to do that is with some bright pillows. So get out there and start shopping ladies! Time to bring some life back to your home! Start you search with us at www.tuvaluhome.com!

:: Color, Color, Color! – Kitchens ::

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House Beautiful recently asked their reader’s what their favorite color in each room is and they posted their findings in their September issue. Many of the color choices that are the favorites aren’t too surprising. One we weren’t necessarily shocked about, but surprised it beat out the competition was in the kitchen. Reader’s choice was yellow with white right behind it. We of course coming from our coastal roots won’t be the first to put yellow into the kitchen, but have nothing against it. We like yellow and support it, but of course we have to go with our whites and blues in the kitchen. No offense yellow, it’s a coastal thing. We’ve got some pictures form House Beautiful of some of their favorite yellow kitchens for you. Of course we couldn’t leave out some of our favorite white kitchens so we’ve got some of those for you too. Enjoy!







:: Let’s Sail Away ::

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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.

Coastal living room with natural tones and a model sail boat Coastal living room with nautical design influence like the model sail boat and vintage mapsSimple coastal decor with a sail boat and other ocean inspired decorModel sail boats in a coastal living room Model sail boat used as mantle decor in a coastal living roomLarge model sail boat mounted to wall as art in a coastal home

:: Neutral Spaces With Pops Of Color ::

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Neutral home decor with pops of purple accenting the space
A fun trend that we’ve seen people decorating with lately is livening up their neutral spaces with pops of color. This is a great way to bring new life to an old room or a space that has been designed with a neutral color palette. It leaves you with so many decor options and gives you a chance to bring fun and bright accent colors to the space. You can choose to decorate with big or small pops of color, like a bright sofa or even colored lamps. The choice is yours! Have fun with the new pops of color you choose to add to your space!

Coastal home cottage with a neutral color palette and pops of blue decoreclectic coastal space with pops of green decorate throughout the roomCozy coastal cottage with mild pops of colorsCoastal living room with a neutral base and pops of blue decor

:: Refined & Rustic ::

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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!

:: Tuvalu & The City of Atlanta ::

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Our buyers are over in Atlanta, Georgia at the Atlanta Gift Show shopping for some new stuff for the holiday and Spring 2013 seasons. They’re looking for the latest and greatest to bring back home to sunny California. And yes, we are jealous that we’re here working and they’re shopping in Atlanta, I mean ‘working’ in Atlanta. Luckily they’ve been sending photos and emails updating us with everything they’re doing and seeing. So today we thought we’d share some of their finds with you readers. Get excited, because we are!

I guess one plus about not going is enjoying our sunshine and beautiful weather while they get their rain over in Atlanta. We can’t be too mad about that one! Are you in, around or from Atlanta or Georgia? Do you know of any must go-to places to shop, eat or just enjoy life? Let’s us know!! Have fun ladies and be safe!

:: Painted Bamboo Chairs ::

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Every home and every space can use a little pop of color. Whether it be a subtle pop that your eye sneaks off to real quick or a pop that leaves you starring while forgetting everything else is in the room. Lately what we noticed trending are bright colored chairs. We’ve seen all kinds of styles and designs, but what really caught our attention were painted bamboo chairs. They’re right up our alley! Bamboo chairs go hand in hand with coastal-beach themed decor, so if we can elaborate and put a new twist on them, why not? We found our favorites from around the web and we want to share them with you. Try to not to focus on the space that the pieces are set in because not all of them are quite our style. Instead focus on the bamboo chairs because that’s what we’re trying to show you.

While looking through pictures of painted bamboo chairs we stumbled upon our Bamboo Wing Back Chairs. Check them out here and add them to you home now!