While I've been hunkering down at home, I've spent a lot of time perusing social media — this has been both a blessing and a curse. While it's an entertaining way to pass the time, it unfortunately, also shines a glaring light on the fact that I'm doing this whole quarantine thing all wrong.
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Seriously, from completing entire home makeovers and challenging DIYs to dropping 20 pounds while baking flawless chocolate soufflés, everyone seems to have figured out how to be super productive — everyone except me that is. One such annoyingly perfect example is actress, girl boss, and new mom, Shay Mitchell. She recently posted a photo showing the world her secret to getting shit done: multitasking.
While safely and responsibly tucked away in her gorgeous Los Angeles home, Shay was able to indulge in some wine time, squeeze in a workout, and successfully participate in the no hair-washing trend that's all the rage these days. As I gazed at this photo in utter awe and disbelief — feeling the tiniest bit inadequate — two things occurred to me: 1) I secretly want to be her best friend; and 2) I am obsessed with that pink floral print on the wall behind her. Where on earth did she get it? I need it in my life!
It was then that I knew my mission was clear — I must find that wallpaper.
Although it took a bit of internet sleuthing, I eventually solved the mystery (or at least I think I did) — allow me to introduce you to the House of Hackney pattern "Peoneden." The rosy hue isn't too saccharine, and the black background gives it a moody vibe, which pairs beautifully with the old world-look of the peonies. Mix it all together and this wallpaper is the perfect mix of vintage glam meets modern drama (insert heart-eyed emoji here).
I don't know that I will ever be able to keep up with Ms. Mitchell's busy quarantine schedule, but at least I can have the same wallpaper as her. I mean, once I save up enough money to afford a single roll, I can have the same wallpaper as her. Dreams really do come true!
Ariane Moore is Los Angeles-based writer and editor who covers architecture, design, home decor, and trends for Hunker. She has a B.S. in Interior Architecture and Design and previously worked as an interior designer at award-winning firms in both Las Vegas and Los Angeles.