The Living Room
The Wellness Area
The Chairs & Stairs
I have wanted to visit Stockholm for such a long time and at the end of January I (finally) got the chance, thanks to an incredible trip arranged by the brilliant team at SACHAJUAN. I spent two wonderful nights at Ett Hem, the stunning Ilse Crawford designed hotel in Östermalm – a rather smart area in the east of Stockholm.
Owner, Jeanette Mix is often to be found in the hotel. She’s slim and elegant with a golden tan and long blonde hair. It is Mix’s and Crawford’s clever vision that has created this super stylish hotel, that is often booked up months in advance.
Ilse Crawford is the Swedish interior designer behind Studioilse, the agency also responsible for the cool interiors of Soho House, New York. If the Danes have hygge, the Swedes definitely have cosiness covered. Ett Hem translates as ‘at home’ and you’ll be hard-pressed not to feel super relaxed and comfortable at Ett Hem; it’s warm, inviting and luxurious. The entrance to this 1910s Arts & Crafts townhouse is a large dark wood gate, set into a tall red brick wall. As you pass through the gate, you enter into a pretty courtyard with a conservatory at the far end. To the righthand side a set of steps leads up to the front door. You’re immediately hit with the woody scent of the Ett Hem fragrance by Fueguia and the warmth of the building. The head concierge, Johan is super friendly and welcoming, settling you into your room tout suite.
The rooms at Ett Hem are something else entirely, a mix of vintage and modern design, the sort of distinctive finds that most people spend months searching for. It’s this combination that makes you feel like you’re in someone’s home, each room has personality; this and the myriad of books and comfy chairs dotted around the building. I strongly recommend ordering a homemade hot chocolate and a piece of cake, before holing up in your favourite chair and whiling-away a good hour or two flicking through some of the well chosen literature. That’s the only problem with Ett Hem, it’s so damn inviting that it’s hard to leave the hotel to explore the rest of Stockholm.
Ett Hem, Sköldungagatan 2, 114 27 Stockholm