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Dreamy Dyes

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!

Egg dye inspiration

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.

Egg dye inspiration

Egg dye inspiration

Egg dye inspiration

Egg dye inspiration

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)

Posted by decor8 in Inspiration on March 22, 2012

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  1. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    March 22nd, 2012 at 3:24pm

    Oh my! So incredibly beautiful……inspiring for this kind of dreary day! :)
    Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog post ..Little things & little moments

  2. nichole commented
    March 22nd, 2012 at 3:28pm

    So pretty! I have tried and failed over the past few years to do something creative for Easter. May have to try again!
    nichole´s last blog post ..The Men’s Club

  3. Karena commented
    March 22nd, 2012 at 3:53pm

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

    Art by Karena
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  4. Daniel - Let me be inspired commented
    March 22nd, 2012 at 4:11pm

    Hi, wow what a great set of pictures, thanks for sharing. Have a great day!
    Daniel – Let me be inspired´s last blog post ..A bright and well planned apartment in Stockholm, Sweden

  5. Claire commented
    March 22nd, 2012 at 4:18pm

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

  6. Janet commented
    March 22nd, 2012 at 5:58pm

    It all looks so delicate and beautiful!

  7. Gretchen commented
    March 22nd, 2012 at 7:55pm

    Dietlind is the greatest! Love to see her work!
    Gretchen´s last blog post ..Pääsiäiskoriste – Easter decoration

  8. Donaville commented
    March 22nd, 2012 at 8:10pm

    Startlingly gorgeous photos!
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  9. Rachel commented
    March 22nd, 2012 at 8:10pm

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

  10. Ciara commented
    March 22nd, 2012 at 8:22pm

    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!
    Ciara´s last blog post ..Ruche Bridal Collection…To Have And To Hold Style Sensations through the decades

  11. Purodeco commented
    March 22nd, 2012 at 10:31pm

    Wow, this is amazingly beatiful!!
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  12. Maria @ All Things Luxurious commented
    March 23rd, 2012 at 12:04am

    What beautiful photos! They definitely do look like a watercolor painting. :-) Thanks for sharing the inspiration.
    Maria @ All Things Luxurious´s last blog post ..Design Surprises

  13. Glenda Childers commented
    March 23rd, 2012 at 12:41am

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

    Glenda Childers´s last blog post ..Noisy Neighbors

  14. Mariela commented
    March 23rd, 2012 at 12:51am

    Beautiful work by Julia Hoersch!

  15. Paola commented
    March 23rd, 2012 at 2:39am

    Lovely stuff. It reminds me a little of the photography of Laura Letinsky…
    Paola´s last blog post ..Kate Moss at the Ritz for Vogue US

  16. Trish commented
    March 23rd, 2012 at 6:12am

    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! :)
    Trish´s last blog post ..Coming Soon: Gatherings Magazine Feature

  17. Ana commented
    March 23rd, 2012 at 10:43am

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

  18. the chronic utilitarian commented
    March 23rd, 2012 at 12:33pm

    such a lovely post, holly!

    happy spring.
    the chronic utilitarian´s last blog post ..wide open spaces

  19. Sandra commented
    March 23rd, 2012 at 1:34pm

    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!
    Sandra´s last blog post ..Learning to take some photographs – tabletop ones

  20. Eva commented
    March 23rd, 2012 at 2:26pm

    Oh my god, so so beautiful!:D

  21. Ría commented
    March 23rd, 2012 at 4:44pm

    Nice pictures!

    Ría´s last blog post ..4 Things.

  22. Bonnie McCarthy commented
    March 23rd, 2012 at 7:35pm

    Absolutely pretty! Perfect for spring & beautifully captured. Bravo!
    Bonnie McCarthy´s last blog post ..Great Outdoors: Glamping

  23. kristin johnsen commented
    March 24th, 2012 at 4:36pm

    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
    kristin johnsen´s last blog post ..Inspiration and renewal

  24. elisa commented
    March 25th, 2012 at 4:36pm

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

  25. Jennifer commented
    March 25th, 2012 at 9:28pm

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

  26. Greta commented
    April 4th, 2012 at 11:06am

    I have never seen such beautiful photoshoot in Easter theme. Adorable!!!
    Greta´s last blog post ..Midweek inspirations vol_2.14

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