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!:


Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream

It's been a while since I've written a recipe post hasn't it? Don't worry, I will never abandon my hostessing ways. :) My husband and I have made great progress on our deck and have just started to use it for entertaining. We are letting the wood weather for six months before we stain it, and … Read More

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Integrated Living & Play Area

A while back I shared my plans to convert my desk area in our living room into a play area for Oliver. He is walking now (!!!) so he really needs some space to roam around freely and play. Our house is really small so I have to get really creative while not creating too much clutter. I am all for … Read More


Oliver’s Nursery on Style Me Pretty Living + A Rug Update

Oliver's nursery was recently featured on Style Me Pretty Living! We shot these images with my dear friend Danielle on Oliver's birthday. She is a fantastic stylist and photographer and is so good at capturing the details in the room as well as making Oliver smile for photos! Since the last time … Read More

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A Timeless Bath Idea, and an Announcement!

First of all, I am very excited to announce that Megan Opel Interiors is now in business! One year after entertaining the idea, beginning coursework to refine my skills, and completing my first handful of freelance projects (thank you, thank you, thank you to the clients who believed in me!), I have … Read More


One Year

My sweet baby boy is one year old today! My memories of his birth are still fresh in my mind, and I can't believe how big he's gotten since then. I know it's hard for a lot of moms to swallow the reality of their kid's first birthday, (or second, or third, or sixteenth for that matter), but I take … Read More


Lake House Closet Nursery

A few months ago I shared my plans for a closet at my family's lake house in Wisconsin that we decided to transform into a nursery, and I'm so happy with how it turned out. We've been using it all summer and I just got around to snapping some pictures of it at a time that it was free of stuffed … Read More


Beautiful Decks

My wonderful husband is currently in the midst of building a deck in our backyard and we are alllmost finished. I know, isn't he handy? (Please disregard the hose running through the pictures and the gold spray paint on the grass and focus on the possibilities of the deck!) So now I have my mind on … Read More

Statement-Making Table Lamps - Peaches and Cake Blog

I Love Lamp.

Lately I've been cleaning out my house and selling items that I do not die hard "love." Life is too short to hang on to filler items, so I'm willing to wait a while to save up for items that make my heart go pitter patter. I am really itching for a new pair of statement sculptural lamps in my living … Read More

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Rustic Modern California Home

I came across this home in the latest issue of Country Living magazine and am just smitten with it. Designed by Eric Olsen and decorated by the homeowner Lauren Scott, the home exudes a cheery, bright, kid-friendly California cool look that I just adore. I especially love the play of dusty indigo, … Read More

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Beautiful Bamboo

Lately I find myself drawn to faux bamboo and rattan furniture. Not the chinoiserie-on-speed/South Beach kind of bamboo furniture that's painted or gold, but more of the vintage, beautiful wood-toned beachy-chic kind of bamboo. Aren't they just lovely and happiness-inducing? Here are … Read More


Spotlight on: Lulie Wallace

I have been a fan of the artist Lulie Wallace ever since discovering her on Instagram last year. I picked up two of her floral prints for my bedroom and I want to carry them around with me everywhere. I just adore the happiness and joie de vivre of her work. I recently discovered that she has her … Read More


Craigslisting Tips and Tricks

After furnishing the majority of my home with vintage and retail brand finds from Craigslist as well as using it as a resource in client projects, I thought I'd share some tips and tricks that I've learned to finding the best stuff for the best deals. 1. Look every day. Yep, every single day. … Read More