Emily Blunt Says It Was Love at First Sight With Husband John Krasinski
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have made some pretty swoon-worthy public declarations of love in their nearly decade-long romance. And with the couple sharing the big screen together for the first time in their new thriller (hitting theaters this month), we’re learning even more about their relationship. For example, Blunt recently admitted that it was basically love at first sight when she met her now-husband.
During an interview with People‘s Jess Cagle, 35-year-old Blunt said that she was very happily single until she laid eyes on Krasinski. “We were discussing how much I was enjoying being single,” the Devil Wears Prada actress recalled of a dinner date with a friend nine years ago. “And then [my friend] goes, ‘Oh, my God, there’s my friend John.’ And that was it.” After that moment, the couple were inseparable.
“We were engaged within 10 months, but I think we probably knew before that,” she told Cagle.
In their upcoming thriller The Quiet Place, the couple play parents trying to protect their children from zombie-like monsters who attack when they hear noise. The movie was directed by Krasinksi and is one that Blunt says hit close to home for her as a mom to 4-year-old Hazel and 21-month-old Violet.
“The family suffer a loss in the beginning of the film,” Blunt explained. “And so, there were scenes that I found personally more traumatic because it’s just so close to home for me. Normally, there’s a really clear divide for me between the role and between myself. And I like playing people who are very dissimilar to myself, but this was close to home.”
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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)