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:: 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!

:: A Season Of Color ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

If you were to pick one word that summarizes the trends for spring it would be: color. And we’re talking bold color. We’re seeing it at the home shows, on the runways of NYC fashion week, and even the Oscar gowns. If you’re not ready to make a change with paint, take a look at these colorful accessories that are an easy add to your existing decor. They are sure to be a great fit!

pillows (also in-store) / measuring cups / coo-coo clock / glass jars / books  (also in-store)

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:: Make An Original Statement With These Rustic Headboards ::

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Tuesday’s Tip From the Pros

Looking for something to make your basic bedroom a little more unique? Using large-scale, reclaimed architectural pieces as a headboard can make a bold and original statement in your bedroom. We’re loving how these rather plain rooms become spectacular with the addition of just a single item. Try a pair of antique barn doors or mirrored windows and rustic shutters with pops of bright color in their original paint.

Lucky for you, we’re bringing in some incredible pieces to Tuvalu over the next few weeks that would work wonderfully behind your bed – or in any room for that matter. Come on by and check them out!

yellow barn door headboard

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:: Style Your Bookcase Like a Designer ::

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Tuesday’s Tip from the Pros

What is it that draws our eye to a well dressed bookcase? We know it when we see a drool worthy piece in magazines or online. But how do you get that in your home? Here are a few quick and easy tips:

bookcase painted back

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