Home with sick kiddos


Är hemma med två febriga barn idag. Är det ok att säga att jag tycker det är lite mysigt?! Vill ju så klart inte att dom ska va sjuka, men vi har rätt så gosigt med att spela spel, titta på film, äta våfflor och glass så här en vanlig tisdag.
Och samtidigt håller jag fortfarande på att tvätta. Hotel Franzen har omvandlats till Franzen’s Laundry Service!

Both kiddos are home from school with fevers today. Is it ok to say that I think it’s a little bit cozy?! Of course I don’t want them to be sick, but we are having a nice time together playing board games and watching movies, eating waffles and ice cream on a regular Tuesday.
And at the same time I’m still doing laundry – Hotel Franzen has turned into Franzen’s Laundry Service!


Lite bilder från vår Master suite, som jag fullkomligt älskar. Soffan här är den skönaste vi har och perfekt för att titta på tv i, läsa böcker men även att sova i. Oliver och jag hamnade här inatt, med hans nya fina dinosaurie-täcke, som dessutom matchar detta rum!

Pics from the sitting area in our Master suite. Love this space. The sofa is so comfy and perfect for watching tv, reading books, or even sleeping on. Oliver and I slept here last night with his new dinosaur duvet cover, that btw matches the colors in here :)


Har ju flyttat ner det svarta borde till vardagsrummet, så kör med puffen och en bricka just nu.

I moved down the black sofa table to the living room, so right now I’m using this ottoman with a tray on it.


Kram//Xx Cissi

Empty house


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Huset fullt sen 19 december, det ni! Vi har haft så himla roligt och mysigt ihop, men nu ska här njutas av ett tomt hus, det ska erkännas. Tänk ändå att vi har bott femton personer här hemma. Pappa och Eva bodde dock några nätter i Zetterbergs gästhus (tack fina ni). Nu tvättas det för fullt och jag bäddar rent i barnes rum så dom kan flytta tillbaka till sina egna sängar. Så ikväll ska jag breda ut mig i sängen, gött!!
Ni som följer mig på instagram @cissifranzen har kanske sett att Uncle Mats sovit på madrass i våran vinkällare :) Han kommer nog också njuta av att sova i sin egen säng igen. Ha!

Full house since December 19th, crazy huh! We’ve been having a wonderful time together, but now I’ve to admit I’m enjoying an empty house! Can you believe we’ve been fifteen people in our house. Dad and Eva stayed a few nights in Zetterberg’s guesthouse tho. (Thanks Mr and Mrs Z). Right now I’m doing laundry and cleaning out the kid’s rooms, make their beds so they can move back to their own beds. So tonight I’m looking forward to spread out in my own bed!!
If you follow me on Instagram @cissifranzen, you might have seen Uncle Mats has been sleeping on a mattress in our wine cellar :) I’m pretty sure he will enjoy his own bed as well. Ha!


Idag är det plusgrader, strålande sol och fågelkvitter. Lite vår i luften, men vi vill ju ha kallt så vi kan åka skridskor!! All juldekoration är kvar, men känner mig färdig med det och det måste städas ur i dagarna. Men här i sovrummet känns det ‘ojuligt’, rent och fint!

It’s warm, sunny and bird song outside. A bit spring is in the air. But we want colder weather so we can skate on our ice rink. All Xmas decorations are still up, and I’m feeling so done with that now. But in the bedroom it’s ‘unXmasy’ (new word!), clean and nice!



Kram på er!!

Hugs to you!!

Carpet it is


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.


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.



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…


A radiator cover and some other small details to fix – than it’s all done!! Woop woop!

Last day in The States


The last night spent in this bed for awhile! We are, for once, all done packing up without any stress and we still have a few hours before we have to go to the airport, I guess I’ve finally learned after thirteen years of traveling back and forth between The States and Sweden :)



It’s so HOT here today, 98F/37C (!) so I’m loading up with tons of water and an ice cold lemonade and soaking up the last hours by the pool.

And Happy Father’s day to all the dads out there! (it’s American Father’s Day today)

See you in Sweden peeps!!



Happy weekend



Lovely anemones!


Hello!! Fresh pictures from the bedroom where Oliver and I spent the morning, so cozy!! The other half of the family left the house suuuper early, around 6am, to drive to Eddie-Bo’s hockey game. He’s playing in a tournament that started yesterday. Two games and two wins so far, and 8 goals by our hockey crazy son!! I’m so proud!!

Yesterday we had a storm here and we lost power . Again. We need to buy a generator, so boooooring but well needed in this area where all power lines are having in the air!!
Today it’s a beautiful day, and I’m planning to spend the day by the pool in between the games :) Emma and Love just got here to join us!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

From the master bedroom




Finally my new drapes are up! I think I bought them in October :) They are from Ikea, and they come in two different lengths, and none of those were perfect, so I had them tailored. I have a sewing machine myself, but I chose to be lazy in this case and pay for the job, hehe! Easy peasy.

Kram//Xx Cissi

24h in the bed


Hello from the bed! Känner mig lika hängig som den där blomman… Im feeling as poorly as that flower… I think the flu hit me yesterday. I couldn’t even watch tv. Then you know you are sick for real, haha. Compared to that I’m much better today and the tv is now on :) I’ve isolated myself in our bedroom though, I do not want the rest of the family to get sick.


We finally got rid of our cement mattress (for real worst mattress ever, my ribs were hurting when I tried to sleep on it). Now we got a lovely one from SleepNumber. Perfect for us, with a control I pick my number and hubby his, from scale 1-100, from soft to firm. Smart! Also new in here is the picture, from Saatchi Art.

I hope you a staying healthy!!
Kram//Xx Cissi

Lots of marble


There is so much I love about our American home. This marble fireplace is one of my favorites. It’s a real statement piece in our master suite, that divides the sitting area from the bedroom area. I also love how it matches the marble we have in our master bathroom, kitchen and butlers pantry. It puts it together if you know what I mean!

Oh my. I’m so tired. Last night was great and it got pretty late. And today has been a busy day with hockey and skiing. I took the boys all by myself skiing, just about 40 minutes away from home. Puh, lots of work but we had so much fun. No meltdowns, high five! They did great and I’m so proud of them. You never know, next time might be different :)

Now→ bed and an episode of Vikings!

Happy weekend



New plant, from Fleur Detroit. The green plus the warmer tone on the planter is a good complement to the colder tones in the bedroom, I think!

I took Oliver to the doctor today, but all tests were negative which is good, so hopefully the fever will go away soon.
A slow Friday night is waiting with home made Thai chicken curry and Suits. I think we have a whole season in front of us (!). I’m done with Game of Thrones, oh what an amazing show!! I want more now!

Have a wonderful weekend me sweet readers!!

Fireplace and candles


When I’m not at concerts, which is pretty often (three the last three weeks!), I’m mostly ending my evenings right here in our master suite, in front of the fireplace and lighted candles. Now it’s time for me to watch Wahlgrens Värld, a Swedish reality show that I love!

Xx//Kram Cissi