Our Swedish bedroom


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!


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


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


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!



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


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!


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.


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




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!

Kram//Xx Cissi

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!

Pics from our Swedish renovation


The roof is all done √  And whatever we call that on the right picture is new and will be painted in the same color as the roof.

Old entrance stair is gone and we are keeping the old double doors. New insulation is installed (I think everywhere now…)


Some new doors are installed and all outside electricity is prepared.

And some more doors. Picture to the left – The windows, that will be a bigger size then the old ones came delivered last week, but with the wrong size on the mullions (spröjs), I mean come on!! Hopefully they will speed produce new ones, so they can keep doing the stucco fasad as planned.

It’s a big renovation and I can’t wait to get it done!!