This Is the Easiest Way to Always Look Polished and Picture-Perfect
Treating your wardrobe with a little TLC can go a long way. Whether you’re willing to invest in a robot that will fold your laundry in under a minute or just want to take advantage of pro-tips for making your clothes last longer, there’s apparently a super easy way (or rather, two) to always look polished and picture-perfect. Smile for your selfie, you fabulous thing!
According to celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger (who has dressed A-listers like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson and Hilary Swank), “a stunning outfit can only be seen for its glory when it is clean, stainless and wrinkle free.” The easiest way to achieve that is by keeping two things in mind: steam and dry clean.
Micaela explains that your home dryer can be harsh on your fave items, so it’s best to leave the care of them to the professionals. “Remember that the dry cleaner is your closet’s best friend, not your dreaded errand,” Micaela reminds us, saying that it’s best to let them take care of any silks, cashmere or particular favorite items that you’d like to keep in the best shape for as long as possible.
When at home, air-drying (to avoid harshness on your clothes) and using a steamer (to smooth out the fabric and leave it wonderfully wrinkle-free) are the keys.
When your clothes are in tip-top shape, it makes you look like you’re on top of your game and ready to take on the world.
Are you a fan of steaming and dry cleaning? What other tips do you have for easy ways to keep your look on-point? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t Who What Wear; photos via Getty)
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)