White Walls with Blue Ceilings

Lately I’ve come across a ton of spaces with white walls and blue ceilings, and I’m just obsessed! In drywall, beadboard, planks, and grasscloth, a ceiling in a contrasting color has major impact on a space. Most people forget to think about their ceilings, opting for standard flat white paint (ahem, guilty), but these spaces remind you to look up and think of your ceiling as a fifth wall! I would love to incorporate a look like this into a future home of mine one day.

white glossy walls, blue glossy ceiling, brick floors: Hallway Ideas. Hallway with paneled walls, tray ceiling with planks painted in blue, star pendant light and barn door leading to laundry room. Four Chairs Furniture.: Front Porch Blue Ceiling. Front Porch with painted blue ceiling. #Porch #BlueCeiling #PaintedBlueCeiling HGTV: Benjamin Moore Paint Color. "Benjamin Moore Constellation AF-540". Light Blue Ceiling Paint Color. #BenjaminMoore #Constellation #AF540.  Lily Mae Design.: Benjamin Moore Paint Colors. Benjamin Moore Stratton Blue #BenjaminMooreStrattonBlue #BenjaminMoorePaintColors: DIY Horizontal Wood Plank Walls | Cape27Blog.com SW-Snowbound on all the walls and trim (a bright, but not stark, white) and SW-Lighter Mint on the ceiling (a pale mint with a touch of blue).: Great blog with tons of helpful info! Young House Love | Our Current House | http://www.younghouselove.com: Porch perfect. Fresh #design with pure white. More beautiful pins on @BainUltra.: Painted Ceilings in Every Room | The Distinctive Cottage Blog | Cottage & Coastal Style: White walls, powder blue ceiling: white walls, black door, blue planked ceiling, brick floors: palette: Chartreuse, navy, aqua, and white in East Hampton by Anna Burke Interiors - love the beefy glossy lacquered white moulding, aqua grasscloth ceiling + white walls, blue velvet chairs, chartreuse silk drapes, comfy roll arm linen slipcovered sofa with colorful pillows, fig trees, x stools, abstract art above the mantel, natural rug - LOVE!: White walls, light blue/Aqua ceiling, colorful gallery wall, jewel tone fabrics: Blue Painted Ceiling in Tiny Cottage on Nantucket:  http://beachblissliving.com/cottage-living-nantucket/: Blue ceiling (perfectly subtle, but still bold) with those architectural prints and that antique mirror!: Colorful Cottage Decor -- everything about this kitchen especially the ceiling!:


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Office Pinboard Inspiration

Hello again! Sorry I've been MIA! I took the holidays off from blogging to focus on my (growing) little family! But ready to get back into the game! One of my resolutions for the new year was to create an oversize inspiration pinboard for above my desk. I've been feeling less than inspired recently … Read More


Pantone’s Colors of the Year

I just adore Pantone's colors of the year for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. I love how they are described as a "gentle tone that conveys compassion, composure... bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times." In today's scary and unpredictable world, I think we could use a … Read More


Living Room Updates

A few months ago I wrote about my desire to revamp our living room and turn it into a chic, comfortable space integrated with a kids' play area. We've been living in this house for over a year and a half and my progress has been very slow and calculated. While I'm nowhere close to being done, here's … Read More

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A Home With Soul

I have seen various images of the New Orleans home of Sara Ruffin Costello floating around the internet before, but it wasn't until I saw this One Kings Lane feature that I realized how truly magical, playful, and sophisticated it is. It is homes like these that are collected over time that really … Read More

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Holiday decorating is in full swing at my house. While I'm making do with a lot of the decorations I already have, I can't help but be inspired by these pretty images. I find myself constantly attracted to spaces that are bright, warm, and really colorful, while reflecting on the year-round style of … Read More

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Lake House Garden Shed/Love Shack

My parents are adding on a little garden shed to the back of their lake house in Wisconsin to host extra guests during busy seasons, which my siblings and I affectionately refer to as the "love shack," and I've been working with my parents, their contractor, landscape architect, electrician, and … Read More


Happy News

I'm thrilled to announce that my husband and I are expecting baby #2 this May! I had my first prenatal appointment on Thursday, and I found myself SO nervous for it. But there it was, without a doubt, a loud thumping heartbeat on the monitor. My doctor is old school and doesn't use an ultrasound … Read More

Bubble Glass Chandeliers

Currently Loving: Bubble Glass Chandeliers

Lately I find myself totally obsessed with bubble glass chandeliers. I love how they blend modern and traditional styles at the same time, and the blown glass ones are so beautifully organic. I especially love seeing them used in more traditional spaces. I recently used this West Elm one in a … Read More

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Framed Wrapping Paper

I love a chic DIY project, so when I saw this framed wrapping paper project in Paloma Contreras' home on Domino, I thought it was genius. What an easy and inexpensive way to create statement-making art for your home. Here are some wrapping papers that I think would be fun to use in a DIY … Read More


Window Covering Safety

Today's post is a little bit of a PSA, but it's an issue I feel so strongly about that I want as many parents, grandparents, and interior designers as possible to know about it. A few months ago I was selling a lamp on the local mom list serve. When I invited the woman into my house, she … Read More


Vintage Bookcase Turned Media Cabinet

For a long time we had been using a media cabinet from Home Decorators under our TV that was part of a 3-piece set (2 pieces of which I'm currently using in the dining room). It was solid in the front so if you wanted to watch TV you had to manually open the cabinet, which isn't a huge deal but to … Read More

Wedding Registry Tips

Things to Consider When Creating a Wedding Registry

I often get questions from other brides about what to put on their wedding registry. I've written about this once before but felt I needed to write an update. Curating your registry takes thoughtful planning and consideration, as the items ideally should be used and cherished for many years to come. … Read More