14 Lisa Frank Items We Need, Like, Yesterday
Update: This post was part of our 2014 April Fools’ Prank. But, you know the ’90s are always in style so keep on scrolling to keep the angsty/sparkly dream alive ;)
It’s no secret that Lisa Frank should probably be our BFF. Her obsession with color, sparkle and all things cute is totally our jam. Add to that the sort-of-weird factor, and we’re more than on board. Though we love our flannel and fishnets as much as the next Pearl Jam groupie, sometimes it’s tough to resist cute neon animals. Here are 14 Lisa Frank items we need, like, yesterday.
1. Lisa Frank Backpacks ($68-$100): We would definitely not skin a collie to make our backpack — we prefer the clear trend to fur, for sure.
2. Lisa Frank Jewelry Box With Original Content ($243): This jewelry box should probably be called a stationery box, but who are we to judge? ;) With pens, stickers and note paper for days, you’ll be passing the best-looking notes around.
3. Rainbow Tiger Pendant ($11): Bring back the eye of the tiger with this technicolor pendant.
4. Eraser Set ($3): Still rocking a secret eraser collection, even though your grade school days are behind you? Us too.
5. Lisa Frank Dalmatian Stickers ($5): 101 technicolor Dalmatians? Don’t mind if we do.
6. Lisa Frank Party for 4 ($15): What all comes in a party for 4? Light-up microphones, tiaras, nail stickers, beads and 270 other pieces of neon sparkly awesomeness.
8. Hollywood Bear Print ($68): This is certainly an avante garde take on Lisa’s classic Hollywood Bear.
9. Sticker-Covered Hair Brush ($8): Okay we LOVE everything LF, but buying brushes on the Internet seems pretty sketch.
10. Lisa Frank Fanny Pack ($70): Why are people STILL making fanny packs? So ’89, dude.
11. Painter Panda Pendant ($11): More of an artsy herbivore? Then painter panda is for you.
12. Kitty Lunch Box ($40): Need to save some cheddar? Then start bringing your lunch to work on the regular.
13. Lisa Frank Rolling Luggage ($27): What’s better than a sparkly piece of luggage? A sparkly piece of luggage that comes with eyeshadow, hair clips, nail decals and body glitter.
14. Sparkly Clear Rainbow Leopard Bag ($65): And finally, a cool cat that you clear-ly need.
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)