The cement stair

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We have a cement stair!

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It’s still really empty, but i enjoy every step we are taking further away from the mess! We are planning to add a balcony over the entrance with two raw steal pillars and a black iron railing, wall scones/lights are still missing, and some more outdoor furnitures. Also planters and more greens will make a huge difference.

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Carpet it is

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To answer yesterday’s question – I choose a carpet! I think it turned out great to mix a soft carpet with all other raw and industrial materials.

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And the the steal beam!!! A favorite detail we found under the old ceiling and walls. We added three spotlights on each side, and wrapped the sides with matching steal.

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Unfortunately the guy who measurered the carpet, ordered to little… and now it’s vacation time for almost all companies in Sweden. So those five steps have to wait a few weeks…

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A radiator cover and some other small details to fix – than it’s all done!! Woop woop!

Before and almost after

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Before.

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And after. Ok it’s not totally complete but welcome to our new master suite! Johan came up with the brilliant idea to get rid of the door opening you can see on the first picture, and down those few steps is now our master bathroom. And the bedroom was a kitchen before :) Need to find that old picture, I know I have it – so a before and after of that will come!

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Floor guy in action. Any guess what flooring I choose?!

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To be continued!

Countdown

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Hi, it’ Saturday morning here and we are having a countdown to Sweden’s quarter final that starts at 4pm, like most Swedes!! I heard on the news that many people are changing their schedules today so they can watch the game, like a wedding change their time, other sports are changing their game time etc. Pretty awesome and that shows how big it is, and how proud and happy we are about our football team!! I wish them their best today.

The picture above is from one of our bathrooms. For you who have followed me for a bit have seen it before. When I designed this bathroom, I decided to pick up a lot of colors and material from the kitchen – so the walls, vanity, faucet and hardware are totally matching. I think it holds it together and that’s a tip if you are building or renovating. It might also make your planning a bit easier, because there are so many decisions to make on the road.

The kitchen and sports court

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Good morning! There is so much I love about this house and the kitchen is number one on my top list.

It’s another sunny day and a busy house. The workers woke me up 6.30 am (say what!!), they needed to move our cars to make space for the cement truck – sports court in the making ↓ And that will probably be number one on the boys top list!

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That was today’s rapport from me. Have a great day!!

July 1st

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Hello Sunday and hello July!!

This staircase will be done in a few days, we are just waiting for the cement truck, can’t wait!! So, I was planning to show some pictures from the inside that I just took… and now I can’t find the memory card. And my American cell phone was just gone for a few days… found it in the boat. Story of my life!!

Before and after

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Before.

Do you enjoy before and after pictures? Can’t believe it’s the same house. We are not all done yet, but look at the transformation so far!! Only sad part is that we have ruined the garden that was really nice when we bought the house.

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And after!

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It’s full action in the house. The great painters are here (yes!!), two cement stairs are in the making on the front of the house, the tile guys are working on the patio floor. I got blinds and drapes installed yesterday, and dad came to help assemble a sofa bed, and the boats are now in the water. Love it all!! I have so much to show you. What do you want to see first?!

Our Swedish bedroom

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A few weeks ago I got these two bedroom photos sent from my builder. This cool iron beam was found under the old walls and ceiling, a good surprise that I fell in love with. We decided to add some spotlights in it and I think it will look so cool when it’s done. And all the black windows are another love story!

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Stucco (puts) on the walls. My first plan was to paint the room in a soft grey/green color, but I like them raw like this, so I decided to keep it this way for now. Need to see and touch it on site! Next on my to do list is to pick out a nice carpet. Also need to call my contractor to see how everything is going back home!

In love

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Omg. This brick!! I just want to be home and see it in real life!!

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And hello new black sliding door  ♥  A cool detail – the door can slide into the wall and disappear – a brilliant idea from our contractor. Thank you!

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That was a few pictures from the renovation, but I want more!! Want to see the whole house. Next time :)

Happy weekend peeps!

New lovely brick

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To wake up and see pictures from Sweden, yes!! I have a crush on this thin amazing brick, in greige/sandy tones ♥ I think it will be a perfect mix with the brick and stucco (puts). More pictures to come in a few days when they are done, I hope!

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Along this wall we’ll have a iron stair that will take us down from the roof patio, and a glass fence will get installed on the top here.

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To my contractor Jens: We need more pictures so we can see the whole house, please! :)