Ed Sheeran Just Helped His Friend Pull Off the Most Romantic Proposal
If there’s one thing we know to be true about Ed Sheeran (besides the fact that his music always gives us all the feels), it’s that he’s a stand-up kind of dude. When he heard a girl singing his song at the mall, he hopped up on stage to turn it into a duet. He takes photos with fans on his phone when theirs are out of battery. And most recently, he traveled half way across the UK on his day off from his tour to help a friend propose.
Sheeran made the trip from London to Manchester to assist Jake Roche from the band Rixton pop the question to his girlfriend, Jesy Nelson from the band Little Mix. In a picture-perfect Insta moment we see Jake down on one knee, Jesy clasping her hands over her mouth in surprise and Ed in the background singing and strumming away on his guitar. Jake captioned the photo, “A year ago today I met her at manchester arena, so it was only right, with a little help from my friend, that this happened. Best day of my life.”
Little Mix was set to perform at the Key 103 Summer Live event this past Sunday. As they were doing their soundcheck, Jake and Sheeran popped on stage (the very same stage where Roche and Nelson met a year earlier) to surprise Jesy. And as you may have already guessed, she said yes.
In addition to his Instagram documenting the moment, Jake also tweeted a thank you to Sheeran saying, “Travelled 5 hours to sing our favourite song on his day off. I will never ever be able to repay you. Love you pal. @edsheeran.” Ed fittingly replied, “my absolute pleasure. Thanks for the KFC.” Ed, if you want to serenade us whenever our proposal moment comes, we promise to repay with all the fried chicken you could ever want.
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)