Pippa Middleton Shows Off Her Gorgeous Engagement Ring
Another Middleton sister is getting married! That’s right, Kate’s little sister and bestie, Pippa Middleton, is engaged. Saying “yes” to James Matthews, Pippa is going from the most famous bridesmaid of our time to the bride herself (which means we may get to see Kate as a bridesmaid!). And to put any rumors to rest, Pippa is showing off her engagement ring, and it’s all kinds of art deco gorgeousness.
“Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr. James Matthews are delighted to announce they became engaged on Sunday, July 17 and plan to marry next year,” said a statement officially announcing the news, with Pippa herself adding that she “couldn’t be happier,” according to People.
After taking a break and recently splitting up, 32-year-old columnist Pippa and hedge fund manager James are not only back together in a big way, but their engagement has apparently totally taken friends and family by surprise. With James reportedly getting down on one knee in a traditional proposal this past weekend in the Lake District of northwest England, there was no doubt that Pippa had accepted when she was spotted outside of her London home this morning wearing a ring that’s worthy of a Duchess’ sis.
Want a closer look? Of course you do! Here you go…
There are no deets yet regarding the designer (or price tag), but it’s strikingly similar to the Asscher Cut Diamond Cluster Ring in the Art Deco Style (£2,450 / $3,220) from The London Victoria Ring Company. A beautifully classic setting that is anything but understated, it’s as lovely as Pippa herself.
Congratulations to the loving pair!
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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)