Showing up for creativity

How to shop up for creativity, even when you don't feel like it - Dala Muses

Showing up for creativity, what a challenge! There are so many days I just don’t make something, write for my blog, paint, decorate my house, …  You and I don’t have the perfect life after all. We have a lot of duties, chores, a difficult situation in life sometimes. Anyway, life can get in the way of what you would love to do all day: create.

‘I can’t move forward enough because I don’t have time’ was a very prominent thought. I decided to let that go. The thought itself was a crippling one. Ofcourse, time is an issue, but the thought was slowing me down more than the issue itself. If my blog and creativity are so important to me, I just have to MAKE time. And so I did. Read more


Top 5 Instagram profiles for Scandinavian farmhouse style

I have to admit it. The other day, when I was writing about my botanical and faux rust tray, it struck me how ‘style-confused’ I am. I don’t know if style-confused is a word, but if it is, I suffer from it. Many years ago, when I hadn’t discovered the world of interior blogs and Pinterest yet, I was drawn to books about ‘cottage decor’ and ‘country decor’. A lot of it was English, and a small part Scandinavian. Later, when I embarked on the Pinterest-train, the old red barns and primitive decor of North America caught my attention. Meanwhile I decorated my own house in Belgium, and was influenced a lot by French, Belgian and Dutch vibes just because … those countries were very close. Read more


Botanical decor and faux rust

Botanical prints are trending all over the world. And they come from … exactly … the Scandinavian countries. While I was planning the renovation of our upstairs living room, the ‘allrum‘ in Swedish, I felt myself drawn more and more to botanical decor. Well, with my passion for wildflowers it’s not so strange. It’s all plants after all!  Read more


So much better with Fusion’s Fresco

So much better with Fusion's Fresco powder - Dala Muses

I’m getting ready to teach a series of retailer trainings in Europe in September, for both Fusion Mineral Paint and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. I wanted to make more samples with Fusion’s Fresco texturizing powder. Jamie Lundstrom (from the blog So much better with age) recently published the book French Vintage Decor‘. Did you know that you can use Fresco for several of the DIY projects in Jamie’s book? Read more


A lagom summer

Why a lagom lifestyle is good for you. The Scandi way to a more creative life. Dala Muses.

I started writing this post with just a couple of words in my head and a lot of overwhelming thoughts, but that’s part of writing. Getting chaos down on paper in a structured form. The words were: lagom, summer, self-care, creative block and productivity pressure, so you can sense already in what direction this post is going. Read more