This Former Bachelorette Star Just Got (Adorably) Engaged
It’s been a busy year for the Bachelor universe, from Nick Viall’s season gearing up for some major drama to one Bachelor in Paradise pair calling it quits, not to mention the totally unexpected place Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are in after calling off their wedding. And while Jillian Harris may not have found everlasting love as the former star of The Bachelorette, it looks like things worked out for the best for the current host of HGTV’s Love It or List It Vancouver.
Jillian, if you remember back, appeared on the 13th season of The Bachelor, vying for the heart of Jason Mesnick and finishing as second runner-up. She then went on to star as The Bachelorette in the spin-off’s fifth season, choosing Ed Swiderski in the end, but the two broke off their engagement not long afterward.
Love found Jillian in the end, though, and now she’s engaged to her boyfriend of four years, Justin Pasutto, who is also the father to Jillian’s adorable four-month-old baby boy, Leo. Little Leo made an appearance in the engagement announcement, which was just so adorably cute.
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Jillian shared the big news with an adorable Instagram post showing herself and Justin in matching plaid PJs, with Leo in an adorable striped onesie, along with their two pups, all cozied up in bed. She added the message, “Merry Christmas from the Pasutto’s! ….. at least soon to be 💍 ❤️.”
Merry Christmas and congratulations to Jillian, Jason and Leo!
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(h/t Pop Sugar; photo via Vivien Killilea/Getty)
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)