4 Shows to Stream After the Nashville Finale
And just like that, another show over. For four seasons, we followed the music scene down in Nashville as the show’s incredibly catchy tunes morphed into complex character arcs. And while, admittedly, we’ll miss the celeb cameos — can we TALK about Kesha!? — we understand that nothing gold can stay. As we all move on and search for our newest obsession, we’ve got four shows that are in the running.
Before Hayden Panettiere was Juliette Barnes, she was a cheerleader with superpowers. If her somehow-lovable attitude was the reason you kept coming back to each episode, watch her breakout role as Claire Bennet in the addictive series about a seemingly-normal group of people in Los Angeles who all develop fantastic powers. It’s available on Amazon. (Photo via NBC)
IF YOU LIKE MUSICAL DRAMAS, WATCH SMASH
Nashville is to country music as Smash is to Broadway. They’re both about passionate newcomers who will do anything to get further in their musical careers. The show, with acting legends Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston and Katharine McPhee, is chock full of tunes that will be stuck in your head for days. It’s ready to stream from Amazon. (Photo via NBC)
IF YOU LIKE SOUTHERN BELLES, WATCH HART OF DIXIE
Things are different below the Mason-Dixon Line. Celebrate all things southern with Hart of Dixie, starring Rachel Bilson as a New York doctor who gets a job offer in Alabama. Fish out of water scenarios abound. You can watch it on Amazon. (Photo via The CW)
IF YOU LIKE CROSS-GENERATIONAL SHOWS, WATCH THE BIG C
It’s always nice when a show with serious subject matter doesn’t take itself too seriously. The Big C, starring Laura Linney, is a comedy of sorts, about a woman who was just diagnosed with cancer. The show is poignant, funny and beautifully acted, examining a difficult situation as it affects people of all different ages. Stream it now from Amazon. (Photo via Showtime)
What other shows are you dreading ending? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via ABC)
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)