Garage and roof top


The garage, size suuuuuper big! Coolest garage ever. I think. Black doors and windows are next to install and after that the exterior is pretty much done. Love the industrial look with the concrete walls and the aluminum roof, same roof as the main house!


Spa to the left, pool house to the right. Not too bad, not too bad…


And this brick will cover the rest of the walls.


Takbjälkar på plats! Joist/tie beams (correct english words?) are up! This add on will be our ‘pool house’ with a roof top.


Hello new sliding doors, and good bye to the windows. How dreamy will it be to open up those doors from the kitchen and get out here and enjoy the lake view, drinking coffee. Or rose wine. Or white wine. Or red :) You get it. Gaaaaaa!! Can’t wait!! When I picture this the weather is just perfect… so from now on Sweden, you better deliver amazing summers!!

Summer 2018 I’m ready for you!



Renovation update

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Right now in Sweden! I’m in love with this add on ♥ It was a balcony before, and we decided to lengthen our living room and make space for a spiral stairway.

Jensa our builder is so good – First of all he is really talented, plus he has great taste. It’s often I say ‘you make that decision’, because it’s not easy being so far away from the renovation. He’s also honest and smart, he tells us no sometimes when he thinks it’s too pricy and not worth spending the money. For this part for example, he first asked a company who builds ‘glass houses’ like this, but they wanted a shit load of money… so he told us ‘I’m building the frame myself and install the windows and have the roof company wrap it in aluminum (that matches the new roof). Said and done!

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A door will be installed up there that will take us out to our roof top/patio, that is next on the list.


A room with a view!

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A great plan B




Plan A was to keep the old railing, but it accidentally ended up in the dumpster… but the old brackets/beslagen were left on the wall, so I decided to still use those in my plan B -Black leather wrapped railing with a handmade metal ending! So happy plan A was ruined :)

That was some more details from our Swedish renovation!

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Before and after


From our Swedish home! I love this area with the original fireplace even though it went thru a big facelift and we got great storage with doors and handles that match the kitchen. And very special to me -my grandma’s chair that I got reupholstered (omklädd).

Now over to before:


Hard to see in the picture but the ceiling was very low. Did I keep anything? Yes I did! The tile floor and the inside of the fireplace.


Work in progress.


Details -Brass candle holder and candles from HilkeInDesign and vase from Iems in Jönköping.


I’m so happy we could open up the ceiling, expose the beam (that now is stained/betsadand add spotlights!


Hope you like to see some before and after pics!

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The exterior




Can’t complain about the view…


The exterior right now, thank you Karlsson’s Fasad for an excellent job. Next time we’ll be home the add on will be done (I hope!) and the rest of the walls be made of bricks.

Exterior color – Sto 16292 (the triangle to the right). It turned out lighter than I thought but I’m super happy about the result. And that brick… oh yeah baby!!

Thank you Sweden for these two weeks! There was not enough time for all my lovely friends, but I’ll see you in the summer. We are now back in The United States. The flight went great and I finally got some sleep. Jet lag, stupid full moon and an early morning flight have really been screwing up my beauty sleep :)

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Bathroom before and after


This bathroom is almost complete!! On the to do list -a bigger mirror, handles, molding around the door and some more painting. I’m beyond happy about the result!!





Here – before pictures:


It’s kind of an award space as you can see, you can’t be too tall, but I fell in love with the beams and saw the potential. There where pipes under the ledge, and I remember the day my contractor called me with good news, that they where able to get rid of those and get new ones under the floor. That made a huge difference. I will give you some more details another day!