ETT HEM, STOCKHOLM
The name means ‘a home’, which is exactly what this townhouse feels like – if, that is, your home has a private chef, impeccable interiors, a fitness suite with Pilates equipment and a mini-spa with hot-stone massage area, not to mention 12 bedrooms with the sort of exquisite wood panelling you didn’t think anyone could make any more. For the rest of us, Ett Hem feels more like heaven. It’s located in the heart of the city in Larkstaden, one of Stockholm’s most architecturally stunning neighbourhoods, but when you step through the door into the walled garden it feels like you’re a world away.
The building dates from 1910 and British designer Use Crawford has created timeless interiors with a blend of classic Scandi icons (a bit of Finn Juhl here, some Hans Wegner there), contemporary pieces, including the monumental brass bar in the living room, and an abundance of copper, marble and stone from the island of Gotland. Anyone can stroll into the kitchen to ask a handsome young chef to whip up something seasonal and local – all meals are made from scratch each day, based on what produce is at its best. Browse the library, or idle away an afternoon reading in the orangery; there’s simply no place more delectable to lodge in the Swedish capital.