From our Swedish home! I love this area with the original fireplace even though it went thru a big facelift and we got great storage with doors and handles that match the kitchen. And very special to me -my grandma’s chair that I got reupholstered (omklädd).
Now over to before:
Hard to see in the picture but the ceiling was very low. Did I keep anything? Yes I did! The tile floor and the inside of the fireplace.
Work in progress.
Details -Brass candle holder and candles from HilkeInDesign and vase from Iems in Jönköping.
I’m so happy we could open up the ceiling, expose the beam (that now is stained/betsad) and add spotlights!
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!
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!!
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.
I’m super happy how the guesthouse turned out. I first had another layout for the kitchen, but my contractor thought we should save some $$ here, so we decided to keep stove and sink at the same place as before. The kitchen is still not 100% done though. I need to buy two bar stools and a shelf or two, to install between the windows. The knobs are finally up but I don’t have any picture of that. Dear Lina “my assistant” (my brother’s girlfriend) please send me pictures :) I also know the painter came right after we left to finish up.
And after. The new black windows will be installed sometimes in the fall.
The renovation in the main house is going so slow and our plan to move in there before we go back to the States, well, that is not happening :(
But today the floor guy finally showed up and stained (golven är lutade) the bedroom floors. I’m not sure if he’s all done, it might be one more coat with a sealer. I’m very happy with the result, I think the mix of the wall colors and the floor color are calm and peaceful!
Lots of more pictures of the house will come the next days.
Tuesday is THE DAY I will list the house. Finally :) Tomorrow me and most of the people in this country will celebrate Thanksgiving. I guess I will be extra thankful that the house is finally done, and I’m really happy with how it turned out!!