Ett Hem: A cosy boutique hotel in Stockholm that’s a home away from home
In Stockholm, this 12-room boutique hotel, decorated by Studioilse, is filled with a mixture of Scandinavian antiques and modern furniture.
by Karine Monie /
April 22, 2021
Located in a tranquil area of the Swedish capital, Ett Hem occupies a 1910 building with a brick facade that protects it from harsh winters. It was originally designed by architect Fredrik Dahlberg and is currently owned by a couple.
Ett Hem: A cosy boutique hotel in Stockholm that's a home away from home
The early 20th century Arts and Crafts Movement was an integral part of daily life in the house. For owner Jeanette Mix, who decided to transform the mansion into a boutique hotel, it was essential to preserve this spirit.
Designer, academic and creative director Ilse Crawford – founder of London-based Studioilse – was in charge of decorating the interior spaces that feature soft tones and warm fabrics such as velvet and leather.
The authentic timber-panelled walls and decorative ceilings give character to the rooms while artworks and photographs from Mix’s collection lend a personal touch.
Putting human needs and desires at the centre of everything she does, Ilse describes the hotel as “a home away from home. There is no division between the front and back of the house – anything can happen anywhere.”
The common areas are organised around the kitchen that’s furnished with large dining tables and seating areas that invite guests to sit and chill as if they were staying with friends. With its floor- to-ceiling Vitsoe 606 shelving system by Dieter Rams, the library is a booklovers’ paradise. Also, the glazed conservatory and courtyard garden help one connect with nature in the city. In addition to the 12 cosy rooms – ranging from 20 to 54 sq m in size – the hotel has a gym, a traditional Swedish sauna and a hot stone slab.
Filled with Scandinavian antiques, vintage and modern furniture, including several tables, sofas and the wall cabinet in the kitchen designed by Studioilse, Ett Hem, which means “a home” in Swedish, perfectly reflects the feeling anyone inevitably gets in this discreet yet luxury hotel.