I want to share some stylish, super talented, blogging Swedish friends with you. They’re all Swedes who have made the US their home base, and are sharing their lives and talents on a fun blog.
You might already know Monika Claassen from the blog Splendid Willow. She is my newest friend, we have yet to meet in person,(soon I hope!) but have become buddies via our blogs. You might have seen her stylish home in Rue magazine…
Images Rue Magazine
A delicious blend of the best of American and Swedish design with an added cool flair. Monika was recruited to the states to work for a PR firm in LA, but later changed gears and followed her heart into interior design.
She lives with her husband and three kids in Seattle. How cool is the David Hicks wall paper?
Her home is super stylish and her blog is filled with great design ideas, tips and her wise warm, fun self!
She proves that chic relaxed interiors filled antiques and meaningful and personal items makes the best home. And if you wanted some of the best fashion items Scandinavia has to offer check out her online store Splendid Willow Avenue.
These boots are the best rain boots I’ve ever seen!!! EVER! I need to buy these as soon as I return.
Another talented Swede, that I also met via blog land is Erica Eriksdotter. I was looking to find cool new up and coming artists, whose art I could sell in the rooms on LiveLikeYou. Someone sent me an e-mail about Erica’s paintings, and lucky me…she lived five minutes away!
She takes her colorful and inspirational acrylic floral paintings to a few lucky art shows. You can follow her life as an artist on her blog. She recently started painting full time and is following her dream.
One of the smartest things she does…
Now on to one of the most stylish women I know…my dear friend Angelina Jolin. On her fun blog you can follow her to work and on her adventures in New York City and around the world. She shares all the greatest and latest things in fashion. Angelina started out working as a fashion stylist for ELLE, Vogue, GQ, Maxim and other magazines in Sweden. Now she is based in New York City and a contributing editor for Swedish ELLE magazine, ELLE Food and Wine, ELLE Décor, ELLE Lyx and CAFÉ magazine.
Needless to say…she is one of the most chic & cool women I know. And of course FUN!
Any fashion spread she has worked on has that unexplainable “thing” that’s so hard to achieve when we get dressed. Whatever she does it has such style! Even meeting her for coffee she looks effortlessly, casually chic.
Here she is in Capri with her adorable daughter. I hope to share some of her fashion advice her on LiveLikeYou soon!
Hope you all enjoyed meeting these talented blogging Swedes!
P.S. Guest posting for Gabrielle at Savvy Home today. You can check out my coveting list on her blog! I’m really into the Earthy Modern bedroom as you can see. There’s just something I really lately about the mix of driftwood, silver, rustic woods with orange and a plantlike green…