Info Swedish master bedroom


Känslan att gå på denna gosiga mjuka heltäckningsmatta är very nice!! Från Ö-golv i Linköping – Heter Safir Färg Grå 149.

That feeling to walk around on this soft carpet is very nice! From Ö-Golv in Linköping – Safir Color Grå/Grey 149.

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Fönstren är specialbeställda från Preconal. Så nöjd med dom nu när alla är på plats. Men leveranstiderna hölls verkligen inte och just dessa fönster kom först med fel mått på spröjsen. Kommunikationen var också under all kritik. Men just nu struntar jag i det och fullkomligt älskar resultatet!!

Garderoberna är platsbyggda av Falerumkök. Färgen jag valde är Beckers Tjäle, en mjuk beige färg, och handtagen kommer från Buster and Punch.

Det sammanfattar svaren på några frågor jag fått in!

The windows are custom made from Preconal. Super happy with the result, but they were back ordered a few times. These windows first came with wrong mullion measurements and they didnt get back on emails or phonecalls. But I don’t care about that right now when they are all installed and are looking fab! 

The closets are custom made from Falerumkök. I picked the color Beckers Tjäle, a soft beige color, and the hardware are from Buster and Punch.

That covered some of the questions I got!


Last evening in Sweden


Detta hus alltså, får nypa mig i armen ibland!!

Somtimes I need to pinch myself, can’t believe this is our house!!


Smidesräcke och trappa ska installeras inom kort. Hoppas jag. Och pool ska byggas, Johan sa att nu så har jag och Jensa en riktigt bra plan. Blir spännande att se!

An iron railing and stair will be installed shortly. I hope. And a pool, Johan just said that he and the builder Jens have an amazing plan for it. Nice, I’m excited!


Sista kvällen innan jag och barnen åkte blev det korvgrillning. Det har dom längtat efter, men som alla ni svenskar vet har det ju varit eldingsförbud tills typ nu.

Last night before the kids and I left we made a bon fire and grilled hot dogs. They have been waiting for that all summer long, but because of the heat wave and the drought the whole country banned bbq and bon fires, up till now.


Mamma, Janne, Pirri och uncle Mats var på plats. Pappa, Eva och mormor åkte strax innan detta. Vi är ganska populära faktiskt :)

Mom, Janne, Pirri and Uncle Mats were here to join us. Right before this my dad, Eva and grandma left. We are kind of popular :)

Lite lek och fotboll på vår sports court hanns också med.

Also, some playtime and soccer on our sports court.


Korven blev till barnen, för innan det lagade jag en supersmarrig kantarell pasta. Kan va det absolut godaste som finns. Borde kanske göra ett inlägg om på den?!

The hot dogs were for the kids, right before that I served a delicious chantarelle pasta. Might be my favorite food ever. I should maybe make a blogpost with the recipe?!

Kram//Xx Cissi

Master bathroom part 2


Hello from Birmingham, our town 30 min outside Detroit, Usa. It feels good to be back and I’m looking forward to routines again. I have none of that during the summer, same every year, hehe. But here comes more pictures from our master bathroom in Sweden as promised!



These lovely faucets are from Brizo, that I bought in the Usa… Not to recommend AT ALL. Shame on me for shipping those overseas plus it was a pricey custom tax (alltså tullavgift)… but sometimes you loose your sense when you fall in love :)


I’ll repeat some info:
Cabinets are custom made//Falerumkök and same with the double sink//BetongDesign   Handles//Buster and Punch.

LOVE all that. But I think I’ll change the lights (from Ifö) I used the same ones in another bathroom and it turned out perfect, but I think they are too small for this big mirror. Also, not super happy with the color choice, too minty, I might paint that to a beige color to match the raw concrete walls in the bedroom. But I’ll wait till I have new lights, that might change the tone for the better. These are actually the only things in the whole house I’m not 100% happy with. And I think thats ok, since I’ve planned most of the house from Usa :)


Hello double showers. The shower heads are from// Tapwell. I decided to use same tile that looks like wood, on the floor and the shower wall. From Megakakel i Linköping. Instead of a regular drain I used -Unidrain. How nice?!

The steps go up to our bedroom. Not sure if you can see, but instead of a door we used a frosted sliding door (that also matches the shower door) from Rapps glas. So either you see the steps or the toilet. That was a lot of info, too much?!! Hope you’ll like it!

Also peeps. I think I will start writing in Swedish too?! So both in Swedish and English. What do you think?

Happy Friday!!!!


Master bathroom part 1


Photos of our Master bathroom! Cabinets// Falerumkök  Concrete sink// BetongDesign  Handles// Buster and Punch


Part two will come. Technical issues with the uploading!

Hello there!! I’m at the moment sitting on our flight back to Detroit, the Swedish summer has come to an end for the boys and I. Johan is staying a bit longer to keep working on his gigantic garage! I belong to the people who like to fly, I think it’s relaxing to just sit here and you can’t do anything else than watch a movie or two, take a nap, eat, listen to podcasts and work on the computer. Ok it could be even more relaxing with a better wifi :) The kids are so used to fly and they are literally taking care of themselves, they know how to manage the tv, their Ipads, read some books and order food etc.

I feel that I never get enough time to take photos and blog in Sweden. We normally have lots of lovely friends and family visiting and the kids have stayed up longer at night time, but yesterday I took some speed photos before I packed up all the bags. So with that being said – I have more pictures from our house in Brokind that I love so much!!

Kram//Xx Cissi




The fireplace – before and after

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It’s time for another before and after! I liked the old fireplace, but I thought it was too small for the room and the new one just goes better with the new style. This old living room is now our kitchen!







Couldn’t be happier with the result!!


It’s all about the details


I didn’t want to have a knob on the railings so our smith (smed) custom made these plates, a detail I really like and I think it looks great with the leather wrapped railing!



Hallway plans


Right now I’m about to get our hallway some love. A new black drawer arrived a couple weeks ago, and I just got the old original (still dusty and dirty) double doors back in place.


I’m planning to hang a big mirror on the wall and two framed pictures above the drawer.


And I have ordered thick linen curtains to cover all clothes and baskets. That will be a nice touch and give it a clean look.


And same here – a curtain to cover that space. Will show you when they are done and installed :) The sewing machine and I are not best friends, so I’m happy to use processional help for that!

Time to drink a glass of wine with my mother in law. I was lucky to get a good one of those :)

Kram//Xx Cissi

Lazy Friday


This is part of our living room. The doors and hardware are exactly the same as in the kitchen, and the wall color is the same as well. The living room and kitchen are divided with the iron double doors, but with the same colors it holds the rooms together.


We kept the old tile but gave the rest a big makeover. The candle holder and candles are from Hilke and the vase is from House Doctor, the hardware – Buster and Punch.


I think the whole family is a little bit tired today. We had 8 adults and 8 kids over yesterday and it got pretty late for all of us. It was my childhood friends with families,  and we always get together once every summer when we are home. A tradition I love!

I wish you a great weekend!

From the patio


Another favorite spot in the house. Our new patio!!

Normally I know what I want and make fast decisions when I design, but this railing has been taking some time (the one now is just for safety). My final plan is – a black iron railing. Need to order asap!


Have I showed you the tile floor? Anyhow, super happy with the result. It’s still very empty here, but it’s been too hot to use this area except for morning and evenings, and I have not had the inspiration I normally have, I’ll blame that on the heat wave, hehe. Also on my order list tomorrow – outdoor lightning and a awning to this patio.


Details between the kitchen and patio. A mix of soft light wood floor, soft whites drapes and the industrial raw rusty steel with the black sliding door and grey tile, and some dirt :)

Thanks for checking in here my sweet followers. I’m hoping you are having a great summer!

More cement and maybe a firepit


There is still so much work to do on the outside, but here is the new cement stairs!


We’ve decided to do the circled wall in black stucco. I think it will be a good contrast to the stairs and also very matchy with the windows. And I hope that will happen soon!!


And what would you do with this area? From the beginning there was a beautiful big tree surrounded with some greens. Unfortunately we had to dig that up to repair the wall and to drain the land (dränera). It’s so sad that we are destroying garden… but one day it will be nice again, promise!
I think we’ll make a sitting area with a round fire pit in the middle… where we can throw some logs on and grill hot dogs and marshmallows. How cozy, both on a winter or summer day! But this will be a project for next year.