Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Stylish.. Splendid.. Swedish..

So I wasn't going to post at all today but how could I resist when my close blog sister Monika Claassen of the wonderful 'Splendid Willow' had her amazing home featured in the latest issue of RUE Magazine!?!

Monika is tending to family matters in our beloved Sweden and is probably frantically busy as I type this, but I want her to know just how proud I am of her! xx

I know she was anxious about the feature. I mean, how nerve wrecking wouldn't it be to have one's home show-cased by an international high end magazine!?!  
But don't get me wrong here! Monika is not the kind to look for approval or even endorsement to the way she lives her life or styles her house. She is confident, capable and rests securely in the knowledge that her style & home have genuine soul and that they reflect the values and likes of her wonderful Swedish/Canadian family in Seattle. That is all that matters, and I admire how true she is to herself!

The anxiety would instead stem from not wanting to disappoint or let anyone down, and this genuine concern and respect for others is true reflection of who she is. This girl really cares people (!), and she has the biggest & warmest heart!  
Admirably and despite having to rush off to Sweden  within days of the shoot, she spend the precious & sparse time before her departure making sure every corner of the house was in tip top shape in preparation for the RUE team. And Monika, we can safely say that it was - it all looks just perfect!!

Now, I could go on and on here.. You know it's true! :) But instead I am going to direct you over to Splendid Willow for the announcement that Monika's husband so kindly posted today (he is such a gem this man!) And of course also to the latest issue of RUE where - on page 158+ - you can see the full spread of this splendidly elegant yet warm home in Seattle..

Hugs to all and an extra warm one for my super clever sister Monika!! I am SO proud of you darling!!

xx Charlotta


 P.S. Don't forget to visit Monika's amazing on-line boutique 'AVENUE' .

Take my word for it when I say, you will be praying for rain after having 
bought yourself some Ilse Jacobsen designer wet wear..!! Really!


Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Can't wait to dive into this feature on Rue. Off to give my congratulations to Mon!

A Casa da Vá said...

Charlotta it is so beautiful to see what a good friend you are! And yes she sounds like one amazing lady, and one with great taste, that is for sure!

Hugs & kisses from Rio!

anita said...

This was my favorite house in the whole issue!!

Jessie said...

She definitely has great decorating style and good taste, her home has such great personality!


Splendid Willow said...

Charlotta! I am blushing! I don't even know what to say. I am beyond touched and very grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, dear Charlotta. Thank you for the shout-out, the love and the friendship.

And let everyone know that the beautiful wall sconce (same picture as me) only came up because of YOU! (I now have a pair).

Jättekramar i rymden,


First House on the Right said...

So excited, popping over to have a look now! Nicolex

Tina said...

Hej rara!
Ja, vilket fantastiskt reportage!!! Vilken entré hon gör, den där talangfulla och härliga Mon från Seattle(Sverige). Jag är helt tagen!!! Ett hem att fascineras och inte mindre inspireras av!

Mailar dig om en liten stund:)!

Kram, kram

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

It was such a delight to see Mon's cosy family home in the pages of Rue! She has some serious style going on over there!

Hope you and the little ones are keeping well. xx

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

Loved this feature! It is such a stylish, warm and welcoming space! Also one of my favourites!!

Priscila Peters said...

Wow! What a fun home. I love the decor. Thanks for sharing

Splenderosa said...

I read Monika's husband's post when it came out yesterday and immediately went to Rue to read the article. I love Splendid Willow's blog & Monika too. Hope all is well in Sweden for her. The girls at Rue just keep getting better and better. Best ezine out there. xx's

designchic said...

I adore Monika and her blog. Her house is amazing and can hardly wait to get over to her site!!

Greet said...

Oh Charlotta how sweet of you to blog about Monika's house featured in Rue!! I saw it this morning! It is so beautiful! As you I love Monika and I am so proud of her!!

Linh said...

Charlotta: Thank you for ALL the lovely comments on my blog! So glad we found each other. You have a great blog here and there is so much inspiration!!! WOW. Can't wait to see more great things from you friend!

It's me said...

What a great magazine !! is she your sister !!! wowww.........love Ria....did you see my post ???...xxx...

Melissa K @ Lulliloo said...

What a gorgeous home - I love the timber, whites and the chandelier in the first shot is amazing! Melissa x

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Just beautiful, I'm off to read the article!

Casa Très Chic said...

Hi, Charlotta!
I love her blog and her house is fabulous, such welcoming spaces, perfect.
Thanks for sharing.
Now I'm going to Rue Magazine.
Big hugs

A Perfect Gray said...

oh, and I love every bit of it - and her! donna

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

She has such a beautiful home - how exciting for her!!!

Style Attic said...

Dear Charlotta,

I saw the news on one of her tweets :) I was giddy to hear of her time in the spotlight! I love well deserved praise for such deserving people. Your post here is a testament to a great friendship and genuine feelings of love. Kudos to you both!!!



Rachael said...

Hi Charlotta,

What a beautiful, stylish and liveable house. You are always such a generous blogger and lovely friend..x

Style Maniac said...

What a sweet mention. You are such a lovely friend. Off to check it all out...

manvi @ mochatini said...

You swedes sure know how to be win hearts. Charl, such a lovely post about mons beautiful home! Yay for blogging buddies like you.
Mon, you know how I feel about your home. Every inch is oozing your unique style. please come over and help me with my messy home.
hugs to you both.

Stacey said...

I'm so proud of and thrilled for Mon! I've always loved and enjoyed the glimpses of her home that she warmly shares with us. Wonderful post Charlotta. XX

Charlotta Ward said...

Hi everyone.

Thank you for all your kind comments on Monika's wonderful house.

She really is a gem this one and I am so proud to call her my friend.

Ria - no she's not my 'blood sister'. I just refer to her by that name since we are so close. I love her like a sister and certainly regard her as one! x

Ok my darlings. Thanks again. You are the best!

xx Charlotta

Meera @ firstsense said...

I was so excited to see Mon's lovely, cosy, gorgeous home featured in Rue! Her style, just like her, is amazing! And this is such a sweet post!

Love to you dear Charlotta.

Meera xx

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