See What a $43,000 Plane Seat Looks Like (Butler Included)
Much like Lorde, I’m mystified by the wondrous world of royals. Cristal (um, we’re happy with a nice bottle of the house Prosecco, thx), Maybach (I had to look that up = a baller car), diamonds on your timepiece (you can afford a super nice watch AND monthly iPhone payments?!). And now, something’s come along that’s more glamorous than ball gowns and more WTF-worthy than tigers on a gold leash: a first-class plane
seat suite that costs $43,000. And it includes a butler.
In an effort to outshine its long haul competitors, United Arab Emirates airline carrier Etihad is installing a three-room suite called The Residence in its new Airbus A380 London-bound flights starting in late December. The 125-square-foot suite accommodates up to two classy travelers with luxuries like a double bed, private bathroom with shower, lounge with a 32-inch flatscreen TV (+ ample legroom). Oh, and a butler and a personal chef. Would you blame us if the rest of this article was just exclamation points? (!!!!!!!!!)!
While we’re fairly certain that we’ll never be able to experience the most luxurious way to fly IRL (we fly Virgin Atlantic in our dreams), we can peep what it will be like for the special few who live large in the friendly skies.
Right this way to your own personal air cabana! Of course, sliding doors mean extreme privacy.
When double-wide first class seats just won’t cut it, relax in your very own Mad Men-eque lounge. All the legroom you could ever dream up, and SO. MUCH. STORAGE SPACE!
The ensuite bathroom features fluffy towels, a cozy robe and a glass shower stall. If that’s not equipped with a wireless speaker shower head, we’re gonna have to ask for our money back. Jk, there’s totally enough room on the countertop for a Jambox.
Fact: This two-sleeper in the sky is nicer than my current bedroom. Just imagine for a sec… cuddling up under Egyptian cotton sheets, winking at your butler as he brought you breakfast in bed (come on, you’d have to), and enjoying a restaurant-quality meal as you descend toward your fabulous final destination. We’ll add it to our “if/when we win the next Powerball” to do list.
What do you think about this insanely luxe air suite? What’s the nicest sitch you’ve ever flown in? Tell us in the comments below.
(h/t Co. Design)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)