From the patio

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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!

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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.

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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

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

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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!!

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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.

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!