Ballard’s not the only place to find Scandinavian style with a Pacific Northwest nod. Splendid Avenue, a charming web shop owned by Swedes Monika and Ewa (they prefer to keep things on a first name basis), stocked with fine quality Northern European goods, for home and body, provides shoppers with high style and a classic edge.
Launched in December 2010 as an extension of Monika’s design blog, a perusal through Splendid Avenue is like walking down a quaint street in Stockholm populated with beautiful women looking effortlessly chic. Even Ilse Jacobsen’s tall rain boots and raincoats in a rainbow of great colors, are as stylish as they are functional.
Recycled African glass beaded jewelry by Swedish designer Asa Daxberg is chunky and organic, equally striking when paired with a boho day look or a sleek dress for evening. And the slouchy style of Bellevue’s Jarbo makes comfort cool, with extra long tee shirts, cocoon-like ponchos and flattering dresses with forgiving pin tucks in a variety of muted shades.
While it doesn't exactly boast bargain rack prices, Splendid Avenue is where you go for high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time and keep looking good for years.