This Instagram Artist Is Painting Our Dream Closet
When Blake Livey regrams you, you know it’s going to be a good day. Freshly Framed is an illustration Instagramer, making watercolor replicas of our dream closet, one bootie, jacket and watch at a time. One of the more recent posts was a painting of Blake Lively’s much-adored Tamiami Trail Trench Cloak from Preserve that we are also totally obsessed with. When the Gossip Girl herself caught wind of the ‘gram, she posted some love herself, and we’re guessing these illustrators are now one step closer to art fame.
1. Preserve, Tamiami Trail Trench Cloak ($1,350): If this bright tribal cloak isn’t a statement, we don’t know what is. With all the colors, how could Freshly Framed resist making a painting of it? Whether or not you’re sporting a baby bump, we think this is the perfect thing to add some pizzazz to your outerwear.
2. Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Watch ($5,950): It’s a classic for a reason. This traditional watch classes up any look. The painted Cartier captures the timeless shape of the real thing, with enough personality to look like it has a story.
3. Proenza Schouler PS11 Classic Leather Shoulder Bag ($1,950): Well, this is the bag of our dreams. Gold accents. Modern shape. If only it really came in watercolor gray.
4. Nike Air Max 90 Premium ($120): If you didn’t know, now you know: This is the year of the sneaker. You can’t go wrong with an all-white classic, and Freshly Framed didn’t go wrong. They inked each stitch, lace and swoosh.
5. Acne Studios, Velocite black Jacket ($2,800): You had us at “asymmetrical zipper.” This is hardware done right, and those metallic and military details are what makes the painting so edgy.
6. Vintage Chanel Sunglasses ($6,500): The ’60s called, and we’re never giving their sunglasses back. You’d look like an instant movie star in these iconic specs, brilliantly recreated in paint.
7. Saint Laurent, Babies 40 Central Cut Bootie in Pink Metallic Glitter Fabric ($1,145): These modest go-go boots are proof that glitter is always appropriate. Speck by speck, Freshly Framed painted a tribute to these beauties with just as much sparkle and shine.
8. Alexander Wang x H&M Top ($40): This piece we actually could own. In fact, we’re going to go get one right now. This is the sportiest sports bra we’ve seen, and it’s making us think we can do so much more in it than yoga.
Which is your favorite piece from Freshly Framed? Let us know in the comments!
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)