HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | August 26, 2008

Daily Quick Links | Refreshing Your Décor and A Coincidence

rescuing bathrooms by real simple :: modern house of dave of grainedit :: have a seat tags by everyhotandtitle

This is my daily collection of noteworthy stuff that I saw online.

+ You should never underestimate the value of colors to fresh up a room or to hide outdated fixtures. Then, let the accessories take a leading role. Look at how the stylists of Real Simple succeed in rescuing bathrooms with 1950s tile or a 70s sink. Via anh-minh

+ Twelve days ago, we had to let go our very old cat because he was too sick. My husband and I are deciding what race of cat we would prefer for a sister or brother to our Bengal cat. We are considering the Abyssinian cats. The cat in the bookcase is taken from the house tour pictures of the mid-century house where artist Matte Stephens Dave of GrainEdit lives with his wife and their cat. My confusion came from the fact that Dave interviewed Matte Stephens earlier in August. Sorry about that Dave! Matte designed the owl placemat and the monster placemat for Modern-Twist. I own both and I adored them. Via More Ways to Waste Time

+ If you are looking for place cards for a dinner party or a shower, the Etsy seller everyjotandtittle designed cute Have a Seat tags. She does all kinds of cute tags and labels to bring fun and function to your agenda, calendar and gifts. Via daisy chain

+ Look at the curious game of chess at the Lomas de Tzununá hotel, in Tzununá, by Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. It is so a propos with my Alice in Wonderland birthday theme. Photo by Amiran White for The New York Times

+ Finally, you can see Quynh of QlinArt and me shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables at Atwater market

I will watch the closing ceremony of the Olympics in bed before falling asleep. My husband and I were at a BBQ yesterday night. And the mosquitoes had us for dinner.

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