On-trend colors that speak to me.

I need color. Desperately. It’s quite a dramatic start of this blog post, but Winters are long in Sweden and I’ve had it with different shades of white, grey, black and blue. I’m longing for Midsummer, wildflowers, sunshine and color. This, and Miss Mustard Seed, inspired me to write this post. Read more


Meet the muse – Eva Ekestern

Meet the muse - Eva Ekstern, Ekesterna Furniture Restoration - Dala Muses

It has been a long time since I shared a ‘meet the muses’- interview. I had a chat with Eva Ekestern from Ekesterna Furniture Restoration in Uppsala in Sweden.

When I first saw Eva’s Instagram account, it was brand new, but it was high quality from the start. The colour choice, furniture choice, staging and photography blew me away. I’ve been in the business of painted furniture for many years now and I know that many people go through a learning process with their painted furniture business, one little step at a time. Social media, photography, staging, … learning everything takes time. The fact that Eva delivered such beautiful results right from the start made me curious about her talent, background and her inspiration. Read more


My own stencil collection

I have always wanted to develop or design my own products, but I was holding back for a long time. I walked around with the following thoughts, which kept me from pursuing my dreams: Read more


Fall, folk art and fun

Fall, folk art and fun - Dala Muses

I like playing with words and letters: that explains the (maybe weird) title of this post. Fall, folk art and fun. This week I wanted to have a little ‘fun’ with milk paint and my camera. A small creative project. I just wanted to pop in today to show you the result. Fall was at its peak, everything in nature around us was deep yellow and I knew it wouldn’t take long before every single leaf would be on the ground. I wanted to enjoy the Fall atmosphere until that last little bit, and working on a Fall vignette in our living room felt appropriate. 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