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:: Tuva-Luvs – Cindy ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Our Tuva-Luv comes from Cindy this week! One of her store favorites is the “iv’e been spotted” mermaid art!

Have you ever imagined what in everyday mermaid life would look like? Then this wonderful painting of whimsically charming and demure mermaid in a lovely seaside setting is just for you! These are numbered and signed editions in a black distressed wood frame with a glass front. The artist has a unique style and flair with her paintings that is reminiscent of her favorite place the island of Nantucket, located 30 miles out to sea off the coast of Cape Cod. Shop the “iv’e been spotted” mermaid art now!

Want more Tuva-Luvs and coastal home decor? Head over to the Tuva-Luvs Page!

:: Don’t Just Display It, Say It! ::

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A tropical inspired living room with fun wall artYou can never have enough art in your home. Art can be as abstract and crazy as you want or it can flat out say exactly what you want it to. Why beat around the bush?

Use art to say what’s on your mind! We tend to see signs and art in coastal homes that say something about the beach or the beautiful beach city they are located in (Shout out to Laguna Beach!) and we love that. We love it because that’s something you don’t see in other home decor styles. You might find a Victorian style home with a sign that says, “God Save The Queen,” but that’s probably it. Chances are you won’t find a sign that says, “Hello Gorgeous.”

Have fun with the art and signs you place around your home. Take a look at how these spaces are saying something with the art. If you want to bring more art into your home, check out what we call ‘the written word’ section on the Tuvalu Home online store here!

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:: Tuva-Luvs – Stephanie ::

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Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv stephanie all you need is love signToday our Tuva-Luv comes from Stephanie! One of her store favorites is the all you need is love antique sign! This antique sign takes inspiration from nature, antiques and folk art to create handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces both sentimental and modern.  All you need is love reinterprets a popular Beatles lyric into a heartfelt piece of art for family rooms or bedrooms. Expressed in typography, this square vintage sign serves as a touching accessory in the home or a thoughtful gift to a loved one. Shop the all you need is love antique sign online at Tuvalu Home now!

:: How To Create A Coastal Gallery Wall ::

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Coastal galler wall with sea animal inspired artA gallery wall is a great way to display art and take full advantage of the walls in your home. There’s no need for your walls to stay bare and look plain. Creating a gallery wall is an easy way to solve that problem. If you follow these 3 steps to create your gallery wall, you’ll have your walls covered and looking good in no time!

1. Pick Out Your Art
First, and foremost, you need to pick out the art you wish to display. Pick out fun and creative pieces that make up a unique gallery wall. You can decide if your gallery wall is made up completely of art prints or if you want to incorporate other pieces of art or objects. Display pieces that reflect your style and create a gallery wall that is special to you.

2. Lay It Out
Before you start mounting your art, lay it out on the ground. Get an idea of what works and looks good before you start putting holes in your wall. Seriously, lay it out on the ground. The last thing you want to do is decide halfway through installing the art that you’ve changed your mind or you find out that certain pieces don’t fit well together. Don’t find yourself stuck covering up holes! The best part about a gallery wall layout is there’s no ‘right way’ to do it. The way it looks is entirely up to you! Get creative with the wall space and your art!

3. Put It Up
The last step after you finalize your layout on the ground (yes, we are going to stress that again) is to mount each piece of your gallery wall. This is the step that is going to take the longest and some patience. Get yourself a stud finder, a leveler, some nails and a hammer. You may also want to look into drywall screws and drywall anchors too. Gallery walls don’t always line up perfectly with studs and you should always mount things properly. Once you have the right tools and hardware, pick a piece and start mounting your gallery wall! Then step back and enjoy your new gallery wall.

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:: Oar Decor ::

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Coastal cottage with nautical inspired decorIf you’re looking to add nautical flare to your home then look no further because we’ve got exactly what you need! That’s right! We’re talking about oars! It’s a simple way to bring nautical charm to your home. You can mount them on the wall and display them like art or decorate them around the house to create full spaces. Oars can be a great vintage piece to add to your coastal home as well. Head out to flee markets or antique stores to hunt down the perfect, vintage oars for your walls! Check out how these designers have used oars to decorate these spaces. Get inspired by the oars and bring more nautical style to your home today!
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:: Tuva-Luvs – Taylor ::

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Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv-taylorThis week’s Tuva-Luv comes from Taylor! One of his Tuvalu Home favorites is the Framed American Flag! This flag, turned art piece, is as patriotic as it gets! This weathered looking American flag is mounted in a rustic, white wood frame. It’s a great piece of wall art for a coastal cottage or traditional coastal home. Check out out Old Glory and more of Taylor’s Tuva-Luvs on the Tuvalu Home website here!

If you would like to see more Tuva-Luvs, you can jump over to the page here!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Adrianne ::

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Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvsadrianne tuva-luv spotlightDo you know about our Tuva-luvs? If you don’t, let us introduce you to one of our favorite sections of our website. On our Tuvalu Home website we have a section called Tuva-luvs, it’s dedicated to our team and our team’s favorite items we carry on the website as well as some of our favorite spots around Laguna Beach. It’s a great way to get to know the Tuvalu Home family! If you have shopped on our online store you may have noticed the Tuva-luv ribbon draped over certain items. Those are Tuva-luvs! That item has been picked by one of our team members as a favorite of theirs!

On Thursdays we are going to start spotlighting the team’s Tuva-luvs. This week we’re starting with Adrianne and one of her Tuva-luvs! One of her Tuva-luvs is the ‘this is the beginning’ art print! This is a fun print that motivates you to get the most out of your day! Check out the print here! This piece is great addition to a gallery wall or perfect as a stand alone piece. If you’ve got wall space to fill we think this would be great!

If you’re interested in more Tuva-luvs you can head over to the page and see what the team luvs here!

:: Get Lost In Maps ::

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Coastal living room. Great natural decor offering a range of textures. Map art and cute masons jars for the perfect touch!Maps are great piece to use in a coastal home. They allow us to escape to another part of the world without leaving the room. A map is a tool turned into decor. Inspiring ideas of travels and adventure, hanging up a map provides great nautical decor and it doubles as a great art piece. Check out how these great spaces use maps and fall in love with the world all over again. Map art hung in a coastal living room and a great low sitting coffee table Nautical inspired map hanging over a well designed coastal space Rustic, coastal space that gives off a tone of comfortCute coastal vignette with vintage and eclectic accesories complete with a framed map

:: Stairway To A Coastal Haven ::

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Coastal stairs taking advantage of the wall space with some coastal wall artAre you ready for stairs that you can excited about? How about stairs that won’t be over looked? What about a set of stairs that will get you excited to take those steps up to your comfy bedroom?

The stairway can easily be over looked and forgotten, but with a little love and attention it can become an eye catching space. It’s a canvas ready for you to pick up the design brush and paint the space with your personal style. The stairs offer a lot more design space and many more options than meet the eye. The space gives you the walls that the stairs follow up, the space before the stairs, the banisters and the stairs to create a stairway that you can be excited about.

When people come into your home for the first time they won’t only be greeted by your beautiful entryway, but they’ll also give your stairway some much deserved attention as well. Hit the walls with coastal wall art and create a beautiful gallery wall to fill what would otherwise be empty space. The art fills the blank walls and utilizes what most would see as unable space. Try adding a mirror to open up the stairs. It allows more light and gives the person looking into the mirror a sense of open space.

Looking to add a little more nautical flare? How about ditching those traditional banisters and swapping them out for a rope banister? Is that nautical enough for you? Rope banisters are the ultimate coastal addition and instantly invoke the feeling of being aboard a boat. Don’t forget about the stairs themselves. They too can be used to as a design detail in the space. The stairs can be painted or covered with a stair runner. Stair runners offer a great range of color and texture options for your stairway. It allows you to mix up the materials that can be on your stairs as well.

Lastly, you cannot forget about the space before the stairs. It sets up the stairway and acts almost as an appetizer to the main course that will be the stairs. You can help it set the design tone and style for the rest of the stairway. It can compliment the art or the frames while still offering a great look as well. So what are you waiting for? Your stairs are ready to become a standout part of your home! Take a look at these great stairway pictures we’ve gathered and don’t forget to get out there to see what other designers are doing!

Coastal stairs with rope bainsters that give it extra flare! Coastal stairway with a fun hanging light and great shell wall art! Coastal stairway wall gallery Rope banister giving off great coastal and nautical vibes!

:: Coastal Art Weekend Pins ::

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Feature Friday

aefcc1e15c626697bd0f0afdb824c326We’re feeling artsy today and we want to share the love! So today’s weekend pins’ post is all about the art baby! Get those boards ready ladies and gentlemen because it’s time to start pinning! Pad your boards with this great coastal art pins! Who knows? Maybe they will inspire you to head out and look at some art this weekend. We know there are plenty of galleries down here in Laguna! If you find yourself doing an art walk be sure to stop by and say hi to us at the store! Happy Friday!

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