Cute oldie and my status



This old man and the girls makes me smile!! How cute!! This is an ad that came with Saks Fifth Avenue in the mail years ago. I had forgotten I had saved it, but now it’s framed in an old Ikea frame and bright up my bathroom wall. So that’s todays tip – cut out cool pictures from magazines and frame them!


Lets talk about sick me now! Yesterday I missed a Swedish afternoon at Emma’s house, we were supposed to watch Mello (a Swedish song contest) and eat Swedish chocolate pudding, my favorite! I was so bummed… but guess who came over with chocolate pudding to poor me :) So thoughtful, thank you again sweetest Emma ♥

Today’s status. Oh faaaawk…. I’m better, but I’m still not feeling amazing and we are leaving for Aspen tonight!! I’m trying to pack up and rest in between. I get dizzy when I stand up, but get bored when I’m laying down. So I’m glad I can spend some time to update the blog at least :)

See you in Aspen peeps!! Hopefully from the slopes.

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!

Bathroom before and after

Before, not really my style :)


We decided to use a smaller window and add a shower in here.

After: (I forgot my good camera in the Småland house… oh well…)


Cabinet// Falerumskök   Cement top// Made of Jens our builder   Sink// Villeroy&Boch  Marble floor// Kolmårdsmarmor  Hexagon tile// Megakakel i Linköping   Light// LampeGras  Faucet// Tapwell   Handles// BusterAndPunch Mirror// hmm could be from Esq in Linköping…





It’s not a big bathroom, so these glass doors works great. The shower is from Tapwell. The drain (from Unidrain) is missing a piece of the marble, it will almost be invisible when that piece is installed.



Details! I use a Mateus coffee cup as a vase. I love the bubble design, but it feels like the bubbles are poking your lip when you are drinking from it :). The towel is an old favorite from Missoni. Hooks from ‘Granit’ I think, and the zebra is from Jonathan Adler.


Two of the walls are painted with lime paint/kalkfärg -Jotun vallmofrö (NCS S4502-Y), a warm greige color. The walls are also sealed because it’s a bathroom.



Couldn’t be happier about the result!! And did you see the lovely view from here on my Instagram @cissifranzen?

One thing I like to do when I design and plan, is to repeat some colors, and details in more then one room. For example this bathroom and the kitchen has the same paint colors, handles, faucet and even the wall light is the same. And the green marble floor we also have in the foyer. I think it gives a calm feeling, and also it helps a lot when you pick out all the new stuff. That’s not the easiest, there is so much beautiful things to choose from!!


Powder room – Before & After


Vanity// Fairmont Acacia   Faucet// Grohe  (both from Advanced Plumbing)   Mirror// Unison    Towel// Missoni     Floor tile// Home Depot    Walls and trim// Bright White   Light Bulb// Ikea   Wall light// hmm some online store, but two other light I ordered came with two dents plus a very long delivery time, so I don’t want to recommend that company anyway!



Soap// Lothantique (I buy them at Mills)   Old coffee cup// Anthropology -A perfect fit for the little cactus!



Mini plate// West Elm

And this was the powder room before the renovation:



I got some bad news Sunday morning, my buyer pulled the offer… So the house is back on the market. I thought everything was good and all set, but nope they change their mind. I’m most upset that we missed two Sundays that we could have had open house.

Well I’m sure a new lucky buyer will come soon!



Bathroom Mood board

bathroom moodboard jpeg


Mood board for our Swedish Master bathroom! I just talked to my contractor and we both think it’s time for me to come home for a few days to pick out LOTS of stuff. So, a flight ticket needs to be booked!

But first, I’m heading over to my renovation here to finish up the last details. The camera is coming with me, it’s time to show you the result. A meeting with my realtor is scheduled for tomorrow and hopefully the house will be on the market before the weekend!! I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it… :)

Kram// Xx Cissi