This noble Stockholm luxury residence of arts & crafts pedigree presides over Lärkstaden in the quiet leafy diplomatic quarters of town – the Ett Hem is a delightfully reclusive hotel of style sophistication dressed in a design palette of comfy elegance and wonderful familiarity just a stroll from the vibe of downtown.
A crafted tale of tenacity, love and creativity, Ett Hem was orchestrated by the natural kinship of owner Jeanette Mix, architect Anders Landström and designer & academic Ilse Crawford. The house is a masterstroke of design genius that feels natural and has a random narrative of a private elegant home, one that was skilfully mustered together over time with great thought to the interplay of texture and affect of each singular piece.
A playful collage of mid-century furnishings, hand-woven carpets by Märta Måås-Fjetterström, curated artworks, antiques and contemporary pieces like the Bamse chairs by Hans W Wegner, conspire with earthy Flemish hues, marble, well-turned books, potted houseplants and reflective metals.
The heart of Ett Hem is the ground floor, an assemblage of parlours, a library bookcase Vitsoe ‘606’ shelving system designed by Dieter Ramsand paired with vintage Kaare Klint leather chairs clustered round the dining table and a Lindsay Adelman lamp. Even the lovely kitchen and winter garden play host to dining. You want to touch everything, tactility and intricacy deliberately creating soft boundaries without the use of walls, a seamless ward of comfort and flawless living.
Equally, the small garden, by Ulf Nordfjell, winner of Best in Show at the 2009 Chelsea Flower Show, is like a childhood dream of discovering an hidden garden. ‘It is a shady garden so the colours are whites and soft blues,’ he says, ‘with lots of pots of seasonal flowers to give it an atmosphere of being at home.’
Chill, lounge, think, entertain or recluse to your favourite corner, this is a hand-tested informal habitat of infinite style – a discreet small residency, Ett Hem is an original home crafted by every sense.
To find out how you can reserve your trip, visit Ett Hem’s website today.