At home with Angelica Svanström
Angelica Svanström is a creative genius, influencer, photographer and filmmaker that portrays her surroundings in a magical way. She recently became a mother to little Lova, and we got invited into her beautiful home on the countryside, to have a peek inside her baby nursery and talk motherhood.
Tell us about yourself?
My name is Angelica and I’m a mother of one little angel, Lova. Tom is the love of my life and we live together on the countryside where we’re planning to grow our family for a while or maybe stay forever. Who knows? I work as a freelance photographer and influencer. I live by passion for creativity and love spending time with family and friends.
What feeling did you want to create in the baby room?
I love the antique look with a touch of romance. I want it to be cosy and magical. I want her to feel like a princess in her little castle. Where she can play as much as she wants.
Which are your most treasured items in the baby nursery?
My favourite piece is definitely the Clothing Rack from Elodie! I hang every piece I can find from the floor on it and it looks gorgeous. And it keeps the baby nursery super neat.
How would you describe your style, and has it changed since giving birth?
I have always lived by feeling. If I feel for a crazy skirt I put in on. Sometimes I wear just a causal black outfit and the other day I go all in on that summer boho free sprite style. You never know how I will enter the party.
What has surprised you most by becoming a parent?
Nothing has really surprised me, although everything is thousands of times better than I could ever imagine. Something I wasn’t really prepared for was the constant worrying, I mean I can’t even imagine letting her go to school on her own, or even go to the playground. I was afraid of death before Lova, now I’m terrified. I wish I could keep her safe in my arms forever so nothing bad would ever happen to her. But that’s impossible cause I also want her to run free. Ouch. It hurts. I can finally understand why my mother was so annoying back in the days and why she still calls me 10 times a day.
As a creative person, where does your inspiration comes from?
Most of my inspiration comes from within, from life experiences, from magazines, Pinterest and social media.
How do you balance your work life with being a mother?
I just do it even if it’s hard sometimes. It’s so fun and I have too much energy and inspiration to just wait. Life is happening right in this moment and we have the best, loving family around helping us.
Which are your three favourites from Elodie’s Home collection?
My favourites are the Zip&Go, the Play Mat and the Clothing Rack from House of Elodie!
Go follow Angelica on her Instagram account @angelickpicture to see more of her beautiful work!