Brokind home

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Lite höstbilder från Brokinds-huset! Tog dessa när jag var hemma i Sverige för några veckor sedan och jag antar att löven ändrat färg ännu mer nu. Så otroligt vackert med höst!

Some fall pictures from our Swedish home, in Brokind. I took these on my trip back a few weeks ago and I assume the leaves have changed color even more since then. The fall is so incredibly beautiful! 

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Där nere ser ni gästhuset.

In the background you see the guest house.

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Sista markisen blev installerad precis innan jag åkte. Dom borde vi ha beställt och installerat innan denna heta sommar, haha. Puh så varmt det va…

The awnings got installed right after I took the pictures. It would have been smart of us to have ordered and installed them before the hot summer started, haha. Gah it was so hot…

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Här är ju fortfarande tanken att det ska byggas ett entrétak, med råa järnbalkar till stolpar och en balkong där uppe med ett smidesräcke. Och ett räcke/fransk balkong vid dubbeldörren till höger. Och så nåt planterat grönt i krukorna. Oh yeah!

There is still a plan to build an entrance roof here, with raw steel pillars and a balcony, with an iron railing. Also a matching iron railing/french balcony in front of the double doors to the right. And some green plants in the black planters. Oh yeah!

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Så himla nöjd med ALLT. Trapporna är gjorda av Allbetong och Karlssons fasad har putsat och fixat med teglet på andra sidan huset. Fönstren kommer från Preconal.

I’m so satisfied with EVERYTHING. The stairs are made by – Allbetong. Exterior, both stucco and the brick on the other side of the house -Karlssons Fasad. Windows – Preconal.

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Tittar man åt det här hållet så har vi Johans ‘lilla’ garage! Han kom förresten tillbaka från Sverige igår. 2,5 vecka utan varandra var ju ganska lång tid tycker jag.

Nu ska jag ringa köksleverantören till nya bygget. Har bestämt mig för vilket och det känns såå bra! Hej då.

If you look this way you see Johan’s ‘little’ garage/barn. He just got back from Sweden last night. 2,5 weeks without each other was a long time I think.

Now I’m gonna call the kitchen company for the new house. I’ve finally made a decision and and I’m sooo excited! Bye.

Uniqe stairway

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Visar mer från vår amazing terass! Samma smed som gjort räcket, jobbar nu med trappan. Den har vi velat mycket om. Först bestämde vi betongtrappa. Efter det skulle den göras helt i plåt, tills vi kom fram till att den kommer bli stekhet på sommaren när solen ligger på. Dumt att ha en snygg men oanvändbar trappa ändå. Då hanns ändå stommen göras och installeras, älsk på den!! Då tittade vi på vi på ett tjockt trästeg. Som visade sig kosta 2000:-/steg, onödigt dyrt och kanske dessutom halt?! Så nej tack.

More pics from our terrace! The same smith that made the railing is now working on the stairway. There have been many thoughts about this stair. First decision was a cement stair. After that we changed our mind and decided to make one in steel. Till we realized that it would be crazy hot to walk on in summertimes. Kind of stupid to have a gorgeous but useless stair. At that time the framework was made and installed, that I love. So after that we looked at at thick wood step, but it was really expensive and maybe also slippery in rain?! So that was a no.

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Men till slut en dag så sprang mannen min på denna betongplatta på Bauhaus, och jag sa ja!! Denna platta låg på ca 250:-/platta dessutom. Meant to be, så nöjd!!

But one day hubby ran into this cool cement tile (don’t know if thats the right word for it?) and I said yes!! And the price was really good too. Meant to be, and I think it looks amazing!

Info Swedish master bedroom

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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

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

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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 :)

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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 :)

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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

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

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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!

After:

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Couldn’t be happier with the result!!

 

It’s all about the details

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!