The Bachelor’s Ben and Lauren Are in a Totally Unexpected Place After Calling Off the Wedding
When Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell celebrated their one year anniversary, it looked like their love was as strong and adorable as ever, even sparking their own spinoff show. That’s why we were totally shocked when Ben called off their wedding. Is love dead?! Well, maybe not for these two, as it turns out Ben and Lauren are in a totally unexpected place after cancelling their big day.
While our initial glimpse of their rocky relationship sitch showed a stunned and tearful Lauren getting the news from Ben, we now know that things aren’t so dire. Just… paused. “This thing sped up real fast, and we haven’t had a second to breathe,” Ben told his fiancée, according to ET, adding, “Now it’s time not to rush anything else.”
Though he does indeed want to cancel their current wedding plans, Ben doesn’t want to ditch them forever, just slow things down to a manageable pace. Although it may be hard for Lauren to hear that Ben isn’t ready to get married, he assured her it’s just that he’s not ready yet. But when he is feeling the marriage vibe, it’s still Lauren he wants to spend the rest of his life with, saying, “You’re the woman of my dreams.”
And now that Ben has been open with his true feelings, he says things are better than ever with the pair. “We’re in one of the best places we’ve ever been in our relationship — probably the best place. We’re feeling less stressed. We’re feeling less pressured. We’re able to laugh and smile more.”
To put it blatantly so that there’s no confusion: “We are together, happier than ever — no plans to break up!”
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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)