Ilse Crawford decor makes Stockholm’s Ett Hem irresistible

A short stroll from the city centre, with a garden and honour bar

Image: Magnus Mårding for Ett Hem

Ett Hem (www.etthem.se; from £315) isn’t the most central hotel in Stockholm – its location is both a 20-minute walk from the northern reaches of the city’s centre, and firmly residential. But I’m not sure I could be easily convinced to stay elsewhere. There is, of course, this 12-room hotel’s main calling card: its Ilse Crawford-signed decor, which is impressive indeed, in Crawford’s rigorously idiosyncratic way (in few settings, I imagine, do wicker, silk-velvet and mattress ticking play together so deliberately – and so well). My room was tiny but perfect, with antiqued brass lamps that are small works of art, and a slim Carrara-marble desk at the window, overlooking the rooftops. In the garden every evening, I’d throw a sheepskin over my legs and sip a Côtes du Rhône from the honour bar, thinking 20 minutes wasn’t so far to stroll at all.

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