Stunning home for sale

800 Cranbrook Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

OMG. This big house is just amazing!! Some of you might already seen some videos on my Instagram @cissifranzen, under My stories. Hurry up to watch it before it disappears!

Last night I went to the open house, only to get amazed and inspired. It’s Arya Afrakhteh, owner of Brandywine Construction, lastest master piece. Same builder that built our American home, love him!!


Just look at this kitchen. Stunning!!



And the office/library might be my favorite room along with the kitchen. Love everything about it… the herringbone floor, the ceiling and all the beautiful built-ins. Perfection if you ask me!

If you want a super duper big house in Bloomfield Hills (8000 sqf /750 kvm plus the basement), and you have a super duper big wallet – asking price is $6 million (!!!) – go ahead and put an offer!

The pictures above is from Brandywine’s website. And here comes two from my camera :)



After the showing we went to dinner and drinks at Ronin in Royal Oak. Design, food and drinks – A night right up alley :)


The wall


I’m in love with this wall! They also serve magical sweet potato fries here. Don’t miss to visit Four Season in Jackson Hole, if you’ll be there!

Trying to get my energy back. I feel I need to do something productive, I think I’ll go over the kids closets while listening to a podcast. ‘Livet på Läktaren’, with Maja and Sanna is a favorite at the moment. They are living with soccer players, very entertaining to listen to and lots of things I can relate to, hehe. They are about thirteen years younger than me and its bringing back memories from when we first moved over to Detroit!

Later tonight we’ll have some friends over for dinner, perfect with some support and love! I’m planning to cook Chicken Thai Curry, nom nom.

Kram//Xx Cissi

Mood board Eddie-Bo’s room

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My mood board for Eddie-Bo’s new bedroom!

I’m keeping the big, blue rug from Restoration Hardware, but will paint the room in a grey/green color.
From Land of Nod – bed, desk +desk shelf, the E and penholder. From Ikea – shelf, pillows and desk chair. From Union -trash bin and alarm clock.

I feel all these things work for a teenager too, plus it’s easy to add any accent color to this calm grey/blue/green palate, if you would like to.

I’m also planning to add a few new lights and some sport things. Of course :) Can’t believe he’s turning 7 years old in a few weeks. SEVEN! And he wants his own alarm clock, stop growing kid ♥

I’m so excited to get this room done! I hope I get the desk and bed next week. Waiting is not my thing. At all.

Sofa thoughts

On my shopping list – new sofa for our Swedish home. Here are my three favorites at the moment:


1. From Slettvoll, just lovely!
2. A blue velvet dream from Sweef.

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3. Amazing green leather, also from Sweef.

Any of these would look so good in our living room. What do you think?!

So dreamy…

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Pictures// Slettvoll

If we someday will own a vacation house where we could ski, this is exactly how I would picture that house… so beautiful!! My jaw dropped when I took a look at Slettvoll’s website the other day. I feel it’s time to plan a ski trip!

Right now I’m sitting in front of the fireplace and listening to Swedish Sara Dawn Finer – Winterland. A cd (yes!) that I got from my dad many years ago. It’s so peaceful.

Kram//Xx Cissi

Santa baby…


On my wish list Xmas 2017 – Flos Staccia table light… so dreamy! I think it would look amazing on the built in side table in our Swedish house ↓



An update on this house renovation will come tomorrow!

Kram//Xx Cissi

On my mind


I can’t stop thinking of this lovely green wing chair!! It was love at the first sight when we met in Sweden about two months ago… $229/2495 Sek at Ikea! I need to take a trip there next week. I have the same model in dark blue, a color they don’t make anymore and I have always regret that I just bought one of them that day…

And now when I looked online, I saw it comes in brown leather too, so cool! (It comes in even more colors).

A Friday bargain tip from me.

Happy weekend peeps!! Do you have any fun plans? We do for sure :) We will spend our Saturday in Ohio at a Monster Jam show, and the boys are beyond excited!!

Smart ideas

Pictures from Pinterest.

To the left – Spray painted hula hoops (rockringar) wrapped with string lights. I didn’t see from the beginning that this was a xmas decoration, but I think that would look great on a patio/garden summer time.
And to the right -as you can see, just logs and a string light. Cosy, and great for safety if you have small children and don’t want to have a real fire. Same idea would work for a chimney (braskamin)!

Bathroom Mood board

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Mood board for our Swedish Master bathroom! I just talked to my contractor and we both think it’s time for me to come home for a few days to pick out LOTS of stuff. So, a flight ticket needs to be booked!

But first, I’m heading over to my renovation here to finish up the last details. The camera is coming with me, it’s time to show you the result. A meeting with my realtor is scheduled for tomorrow and hopefully the house will be on the market before the weekend!! I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it… :)

Kram// Xx Cissi