Off to France

spring in paris

We are off today to spend some time in Paris and the south of France and I am SO excited. You can follow along our travels on my Instagram @megopel.

Au revoir!

sea blue glass waterscape vases

Blue Glass

Lately I find myself drawn to all things made with sea blue and green glass. I started work on my first few design projects (very exciting!!), and two of them incorporated the use of blue glass, but I also think my obsession may be due to the fact that I'm craving more color in my bedroom. I just … Read More

Munchkin Ducky Tub

Baby Product Love: Munchkin Inflatable Ducky Tub

Ever since Oliver graduated from bathing in the Puj tub in the sink, we've been bathing him in this Munchkin Ducky Tub in the bathtub. I'm obsessed with it and so is Oliver. Reasons I love it: 1. It makes bathtime safer for the baby! This is number one. 2. Filling the ducky tub uses way … Read More

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Lake House Closet Nursery

To maximize space at my parents' lake house in Wisconsin, my mom has decided to turn a closet which once stored suitcases and pillow cushions into a mini-nursery for her visiting grandchildren. Genius, I know. When I visit, I usually keep Oliver in the same bedroom as me, and you know how he loves … Read More


Oliver: 8 Months

My sweet little Oliver will be eight months old this weekend. He is crawling at full speed, stomping around the house with our help, picking food up from the table, and drinking from his sippy cup. His favorite foods are sweet potatoes, eggs, almond butter, and tangerines. He had his first lick of … Read More

Children's Seating - Peaches & Cake

Children’s Seating

Now that Oliver is crawling and sitting up on his own, floor space in my home has taken on a whole new meaning. He is quite content to sit on the floor at this age, but I'm keeping my eye out for toddler-friendly seating options as he grows older. Here are my 10 favorite picks for cute, colorful, … Read More

LOFT sale


My favorite store LOFT is having a HUGE sale today. 50% off all items and free shipping with the code Cyber50. They only do this once a year and the sale ends tonight so get your shopping in now! As you can tell, I am really loving eyelet this spring! Here are my top picks: Top to … Read More

john robshaw poppy lotus bench

Antique Bench in John Robshaw

Ever since I came across this bench on John Robshaw's Instagram feed, I have been absolutely obsessed with it. The combination of the punchy, large-scale floral fabric on an antique piece with curved lines - it's just perfect. It just feels so exotic and I love the tension of old and new. Wouldn't … Read More

pb watercolor stripe pillow cover

Pottery Barn Spring 2015 Pillow Covers

Though it snowed this morning (why God???), I am hopeful that springtime and sunshine is around the corner which makes me want to incorporate more punchy colors into my space, as well as my wardrobe. The easiest and most cost-effective way to do that is through pillows. Pottery Barn has really upped … Read More

Boys Room - Progress

Boys’ Room on a Budget

First of all, thank you all for your incredibly kind comments and messages after my post on Monday. They truly mean so much to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you... Now to the fun stuff. Lately I've been helping my older sister (slash best friend in the entire world) decorate her new … Read More

spain orange trees

finding myself.

It took me six years out of college with a series of non-linear paths, a mortgage to pay, and a 7-month old baby at home to figure this out, but I've finally realized that interior design is my passion and I want to pursue it further. To get my feet wet, I've decided to continue my education by … Read More

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Dining Room Project: Progress Post 2

*See previous posts on the dining room project here, here, here, and here.* So, as you know I have been thinking a lot about my dining room furniture. I purchased both my table and chairs on Craigslist at the time we moved into the house just because we needed something quickly that fit into the … Read More

Chairish Design Board

Collected Spaces

As you may know I am a huge lover of vintage furniture and accessories, and of course I'm thrilled when I can find newer retail items for a deep, deep discount. I am positively addicted to the thrill of the hunt. Craigslist, flea markets, estate sales, garage sales, antique shops, consignment … Read More