Brit + Co’s Weekly Entertainment Planner: New Girl’s Series Finale, ’13 Reasons Why,’ the Royal Wedding, and More!
Welcome to Brit + Co’s Weekly Entertainment Planner! Each Monday, we highlight one thing we’re excited about in six categories — movies, TV, music, streaming services, podcasts, and a bonus pick from all of the above — to help you navigate your week in watching and listening. Check out our picks for the week of May 14 to 20 below. Your eyes and your ears will thank us!
Book Club (May 18): Do you need more of a reason than the all-star cast of Hollywood heavyweights? Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen star in this comedy about a group of 60-something women who discover 50 Shades of Grey in their book club and are inspired to go after all the things they feel they’ve missed out on. This movie sounds SO fun. (Photo via Paramount Pictures)
New Girl series finale (May 15): How is it the end already?! After last week’s penultimate episode, which featured a tearjerker of an engagement between Jess and Nick, the series will end with a two-part finale that the cast promises will surprise fans (and cause even more tears). Watch the series finale on Tuesday, May 15, at 9pm ET on Fox. (Photo via Jeff Lipsky/Fox)
13 Reasons Why season 2 (May 18): Just over a year since the first season premiered, the hit Netflix show returns for more mystery. Picking up in the aftermath of Hannh Baker’s tragic suicide, it turns out that she “wasn’t the only one,” and now Clay and her friends are left to uncover what the cryptic Polaroids that have surfaced mean. 13 Reasons Why season 2 is available on Netflix on Friday, May 18. (Photo via Netflix)
Mic Drop: Look, we love a CW teen drama as much as (more than?) the next person, but it can be easy to forget that *real* teenagers live complex lives and have to navigate this wild world just like the rest of us. Mic Drop lets teens tell their stories, their way, and it’s as intriguing as it is sweet and hopeful. Check it out on Apple Podcasts.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards (May 20): Kelly Clarkson will host the 2018 BBMAs, a gig that she joked would entail 20 costume changes and jokes written for her by Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer — but we think she’s got this one all on her own. Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran lead this year’s BBMAs with 15 nominations each, and with performances from Clarkson, Janet Jackson (!), Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello, and Christina Aguilera with Demi Lovato, this show is a must-see. The 2018 Billboard Music Awards air Sunday, May 20, at 8pm ET on NBC. (Photo via Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
The royal wedding (May 19): What’s this? Never heard of it. Kidding! Of course we’re kidding. We’ve been looking forward to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding since the day they announced their engagement six months ago, and it’s finally here. Make sure to catch up on all the details, including how to watch it all go down, before Saturday. The royal wedding starts at 7am ET on May 19. (Photo via Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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)