Dreamy Dyes

March 22, 2012

With Easter on the horizon, these egg dyeing ideas seemed appropriate to post today, especially with Spring in the air and because these are not your typical ways to use dye for Easter. As a side point, I was so thrilled to learn yesterday that I’ll soon be having lunch with the Dietlind Wolf, as arranged behind-the-scenes by a good friend of mine here in Germany so I was taken by surprise and I can’t wait. I’ve been a fan of this German stylist for ages so to meet her soon in person makes my heart leap. We’ve been in contact for awhile now but never met in person so this will be an absolutely lovely moment in time for me. Plus, I hope to convince her to work with me on a project here in Germany so I’ll let you know of my idea very soon!

Dreamy Dyes

In thinking about delightful Dietlind today, I found these gorgeous images from her blog that appear in the April issue of German interiors magazine, Schoener Wohnen. Aren’t these incredibly inspirational? She is responsible for the concept and styling while the photography was done by the great Julia Hoersch.

Dreamy Dyes

Dreamy Dyes

Dreamy Dyes

Dreamy Dyes

I love that Dietlind explored the idea of dyeing Easter eggs and thought to not stop with only the eggs but to dye the dinnerware and tablecloth as well to give the table a more watercolor-y look, almost like a spring dress off of a Parisian runway. This is completely brilliant!

(photographer: Julia Hoersch)


  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente March 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Oh my! So incredibly beautiful……inspiring for this kind of dreary day! :)

  • Reply nichole March 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    So pretty! I have tried and failed over the past few years to do something creative for Easter. May have to try again!

  • Reply Karena March 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I adore these gorgeous images so so evocative of Spring and so very artful!

    Art by Karena

  • Reply Daniel - Let me be inspired March 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Hi, wow what a great set of pictures, thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

  • Reply Claire March 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Love the spring colours, looking forward to trying something similar.

  • Reply Janet March 22, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    It all looks so delicate and beautiful!

  • Reply Gretchen March 22, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Dietlind is the greatest! Love to see her work!

  • Reply Donaville March 22, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Startlingly gorgeous photos!

  • Reply Rachel March 22, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    These are all so cool! :) Love the creativity! :)

  • Reply Ciara March 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Can’t get enough of watercolour recently but I love that she’s done it with bold and rich brights while keeping it delicate! Beautiful!

  • Reply Purodeco March 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Wow, this is amazingly beatiful!!

  • Reply Maria @ All Things Luxurious March 23, 2012 at 12:04 am

    What beautiful photos! They definitely do look like a watercolor painting. :-) Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

  • Reply Glenda Childers March 23, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Chicago is having a record breaking heat wave, so it feels like summer. So it is fun to see these beautiful representatives of spring.


  • Reply Mariela March 23, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Beautiful work by Julia Hoersch!

  • Reply Paola March 23, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Lovely stuff. It reminds me a little of the photography of Laura Letinsky…

  • Reply Trish March 23, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Oh my goodness….this is one of the prettiest features I’ve seen in awhile. What a wonderful use of white against the color dyes. Hoping you can enjoy your time with Dietlind as much as I think you’re going to! :)

  • Reply Ana March 23, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Beautiful photographies! So soft, so Spring, so Easter!!

  • Reply the chronic utilitarian March 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    such a lovely post, holly!

    happy spring.

  • Reply Sandra March 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    You get to not only meet Dietland but also potentially collaborate together? Lucky woman…at least we will get to live vicariously through your subsequent blog posts.

    Her styling is so fresh and different. I have a Pinterest board for food styling shots and after a while it all starts to look the same. Hurray for inspiration!

  • Reply Eva March 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Oh my god, so so beautiful!:D

  • Reply Ría March 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Nice pictures!

  • Reply Bonnie McCarthy March 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Absolutely pretty! Perfect for spring & beautifully captured. Bravo!

  • Reply kristin johnsen March 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    thanks for this post, Holly – it brought back memories of egg dying with my Mom – we tried all sorts of things back in the day!!! I have also just posted my 90th blog on the one year anniversary of starting my blog – thanks to you and Leslie!!! I hope I make you both proud – thanks for your constant inspiration! Best – Kristin

  • Reply elisa March 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    that is brilliant, exquisitely beautiful. can’t wait to see what you would do in collaboration! x elisa.

  • Reply Jennifer March 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I love the tablecloth! I imagine using the same one for Easter projects each year, how interesting the outcome would be.

  • Reply Greta April 4, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I have never seen such beautiful photoshoot in Easter theme. Adorable!!!

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