This Stranger Things News Will Have You Seriously Stoked for Season 2
If you flew through Netflix’s Stranger Things as quickly as we did (so long, eight hours), you’re likely chomping at the bit to find out what happened upon Will’s return home. While season two has yet to be officially confirmed (though a soundtrack HAS been), the show’s creators and executive producers, Matt and Ross Duffer, eased the wait a little bit by offering up some insight into the hypothetical next installment of the show and the fate of its characters (who are giving us serious #squadgoals) in a interview with IGN.
He spoke of characters like the beloved Barb, who met her demise far too soon at the hands of the evil Demigorgon. With fans the world over mourning her loss, Matt filled us all in on her fate. While he said he couldn’t see Barb making a comeback from the Upside Down (*tear*), Matt assured viewers that “Barb will not be forgotten.”
Addressing the concerns of those who felt that Barb didn’t get her fair shake post-mortem, he went on to say that season two would see her acknowledged and properly remembered. “Season one actually takes place over the course of six or seven days — it’s a really short period of time,” Matt explained. “So part of what we want to do with hypothetical season two is to explore the repercussions of everything that happened… It’s not like her parents are like, ‘Oh, Barb left. She died!’”
One character that HASN’T met their ultimate end is likely doctor Matthew Modine, AKA Eleven’s “Papa.” “As an audience member watching the show, if that was his death, that would be very unsatisfying to me,” Matt said. “He would deserve much more than that as an ending.”
Eleven herself may also see a return, as the show has several dimensions to play with and her whereabouts aren’t exactly known. “What did James Cameron say?” Ross joked. ‘No one’s ever dead in sci-fi.”
As for the rest of the living characters, Matt told IGN in a separate interview that they would likely all be skipping a year. “They’ll be a year older and all the changes they’re going through, we’ll take that into account and kind of work that into the show,” he said.
But wait… do all these musings mean that season two is a sure thing? “There’s definitely a lot of dangling threads at the end,” Matt said at a recent TCA summer panel. “If people wanted it and Netflix wanted it, we could explore it and continue the storyline.”
Um, YES please!
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(h/t E!, photos via Stranger Things + Alberto E. Rodriguez/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)