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!!


Swedish bathroom renovation

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Cabinets// Falerumskök   Concrete sink// Betong Design  Faucet// Brizo  (The faucets were shipped from Us. The shipping and custom clearance porto+tullavgift were crazy expensive, so not to recommend… but man I love them!!)

I wish I had better pictures from our bathroom, but these were last minute pics before I left Sweden. I’m at the moment searching for bathroom lights, which is not the easiest. Two wall lights will come out of the mirror that will cover the wall above the sink.
Ok, can we talk about the sink. It turned out exactly how I wanted it, Betong Design made an excellent job, thank you! And the piece is so heavy that it was a five man job to get it into the house!

Our new laundry room


My last days in Sweden was really busy and I realized on the airplane that I forgot to take photos of our new laundry room. Since Johan was still there, I hired him to do the job!


He didn’t clean and made it perfect blog friendly though ;) Lots of building dust and dirt, and this was before the electrician was there to do his job. But anyway I’m so happy about the result!! Shelfs, a rod and lights are still left to install.


Beautiful custom cabinets – Falerumkök (Painted in Beckers Tjäle) Handels- Buster and punch (same as in the kitchen) Faucet – Tapwell  Tile – from Megakakel Linköping (klinker alltså, fast det ser ut som trä).

I’m addicted to Game of Thrones. Time for two (maybe three) more episodes before bedtime!

Headboard thoughts and a chair


From our room when we stayed at lovely 1 Hotel in Miami. Right now I’m thinking of our bedroom in Sweden. I want to do a headboard with clapboard/panels like this, from the floor up to the ceiling, and because there won’t be lots of space for sideboards, with shelfs on the sides like this: (from Pinterest)

Instead of horizontal paneling maybe do herringbone pattern… I can already hear my builder Jens trying to talk me out of that idea, since it will be more time consuming, hehe…

These two pictures are from Restoration Hardware’s new herringbone collection, just beautiful!!


Also. I’m in love with this chair at 1 Hotel ♥ I need to text our friend Benny who works there, to see if he can find out where it’s from…

Kram//Xx Cissi

Renovation progress


When your contractor send you pictures of our Swedish renovation house, yeah!! New aluminum roof √ Love it! Prep for exterior lights are next in the process, and my job tonight before I close my blue eyes will be to decide where I want all lights… (Very important, but might be my least favorite thing to plan).

Just need to talk about the weather. I still can’t believe it’s been 29C/85F, so wonderful. So we had another day filled with swimming plus two hockey practices for Eddie-Bo.
Right now I’m watching the Emmy Awards, and feeling a little extra proud that Swedish Alexander Skarsgard won best limited series supporting actor in Big Little Lies. A great show by the way. A tip if you haven’t watched it already! Update. Big Little Lies ended up with many awards, well deserved!

Ok, now I need to focus on the light planning!!

Kram//Xx Cissi

About this wall


This wall with the big black window and the custom built shelf, oh I love it! After a few e-mails back and force in the spring, (between me in the States and our kitchen company Falerumkök in Sweden), the shelf turned out exactly how I wanted it. Once again they did a great job! The shelf is the same color as the kitchen, and soon the baseboard (golvlisten) will be too.


These nice coffee table books are from Newport.


And this porcelain (or is it pottery?!) head is from Esq in Linköping.


All three candleholders – also from Newport. (The circle ones – the brand Klong).

Before we traveled back to the States we packed up all these things in boxes, I know there is more building dust to come… Oh can’t wait to get this house all done!!

Now time for Game of Thrones. I’m only at the second season and I start to get hooked. Last week I finished Gypsy on Netflix, and then realized there will be no season two, bummer… but Game of Thrones are seven seasons so here we go!

Happy weekend!