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


Saturday Colorday: the colors of Sweden

This Saturday started like any other day, but as soon as I looked out of the window, I was inspired. So many things had changed.  The nature all around me is in full bloom, growing faster than fast because of all the light and warmth. We’re approaching Midsommar, the longest day of the year, and you can definitely tell! I announce this Saturday as Colorday, because there are suddenly so many colors after a long winter. Read more


Meet the muse: My Vintage Home

Meet the Muse - My Vintage Home - Trude Anita Belland - Dala Muses

It has been months since I did an interview for my ‘Meet the Muse‘ blog series, it’s time to get the ball rolling again! I would like you to meet Trude from My Vintage Home, stylist, photographer and influencer on Instagram. Trude is the first one in my series that is almost a neighbour, living ‘only’ 1,5 hours driving from our home. How cool is that! Read more


Red and blue colors in Scandinavian interiors, part 1.

Credit: Drömhem och Trädgård & theswedishfurniture.com

I’m so curious about your homes. Though many of you and I share a common interest in DIY, home decor or even furniture painting, we may prefer totally different colors. This is so interesting! I wish I could visit each and every one of your homes, experience “the vibe” and see how it links to your unique personality.

I played around with neutrals for a very long time, but red and blue were never far away. For many years different tones of North American historical reds and blues were a large inspiration after a trip to New England. I call them ‘barn red’ and ‘colonial blue’. Does that make sense, dear North American readers?  Read more


From Belgian neutrals to Scandinavian black

From Belgian neutrals to Scandinavian black - Dala Muses

There’s no such thing as one Scandinavian or Nordic interior style, but there are a lot of elements I’m starting to recognize as Nordic. One of those is black. I was never into black, not a single bit. Growing up around Belgian homes, I dreamed of linen curtains, oak wooden floors combined with neutrals, neutrals and more neutrals. Never black. I have changed though, on more than just one level. Interior design is one of those. I’m getting into black. Seriously! Read more