Located in the chic Östermalm district, Ett Hem (meaning home) is a large and beautiful Arts & Crafts home in downtown Stockholm. Built in the early years of the 20th century, Ett Hem originally hosted a government official and his wife. Under their influence, the building slowly transformed into an Arts & Crafts mansion with panelled walls and large decorative ceilings.
In 2012 The renovation imagined by the English designer Ilse Crawford first focused on a series of common rooms where customers are invited to chat and relax. “It is a comfortable house of culture, as if a friend welcomes you to his home.”
I was lucky enough to have dinner there a few years ago, we had a gorgeous meal sat at the dining table in the library. The hotel is run like a home, guests can walk in and out of the kitchen, even eat in the kitchen watching the chefs work.
Transforming such a historic house into a hotel was a delicate process. The owner, Jeanette Mix , wanted to keep the personality of the building, while offering all the services required for modern travellers. The result is a happy home filled with collections of furniture, Scandinavian antiques and design.
One day, when I return to Stockholm, I hope to stay…. that bedroom! Swoon.