This Superstar Couple Gave Their New Daughter a Sweet Gender-Neutral Name
A lot of thought goes into choosing a baby name for your little one — after all, you’re choosing the moniker by which they’ll be known for (likely) their whole lives. Popular baby names change every year, as we have seen before, but the gender-neutral baby name trend is really no trend at all. According to BabyCenter, thanks to shifting cultural views, millennial parents have steered away from gender norms and the shed traditional constraints, and the unisex baby name trend is on track to be the biggest of 2015. Blake and Ryan named their daughter James, Ashton and Mila gave their first daughter the name Wyatt and now there’s another superstar couple joining the fad.
NBA 2015 MVP Stephen Curry and wife (and maker!) Ayesha Curry welcomed their second baby over the weekend, a daughter they named Ryan Carson Curry. The couple chose the unisex name after showing off a modern gender-neutral nursery for the newborn. Traditionally a boy’s name (the meaning is actually “little king“), Ryan is often spelled differently — Ryann — for girls. This isn’t the first time Curry and his wife have dipped into the gender non-conforming naming trend; their two-year-old daughter (the real MVP of the NBA post-game press conferences in our hearts ;) is named Riley.
Curry’s wife shared the news on her blog that baby Curry was born last Friday night and is perfectly healthy. In case you were wondering how their eldest is handling her new role as big sis, Ayesha Curry also wrote, “Riley is completely enamored with her little sister and has taken on her role as big sister beautifully.” Aww… cue our hearts melting.
A very big, championship-sized congrats to the Curry family!
What do you think of Steph and Ayesha’s choice of name? Tell us in the comments below!
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)