Heralded in interior design circles, this unassuming redbrick townhouse in Stockholm’s sought-after Lärkstaden neighbourhood has long been a destination spot for a handful of the Neptune team. In fact, our co-founder John even took his wife Emma there for a surprise stay on a certain big birthday.
Discretion is key at Ett Hem (which fittingly means ‘at home’ in Swedish). Entering through a garden gate which could easily be part of a residential property, once over the threshold, you enter into a charming courtyard and from here on in, it’s very much guest-only territory.
Inside, expect soothing, muted colour palettes – it looks rather a lot like our Timber palette in parts – roaring fires and wood-panelled walls to ensure you feel safely cocooned all year long. A delightful mix of antique finds amongst low-profile furniture silhouettes more commonly associated with a contemporary aesthetic mean it’s full of hidden surprises and yet, somehow, everything feels so perfectly harmonious.
The hotel’s owner, Jeanette Mix, searched high and low for the perfect assembly of pieces that would transform this Arts & Crafts home into a place of sophistication, serenity and sanctu-ary. It’s an achievement felt from the entrance hall (with its centre-stage antique Gustavian bu-reau) to all 12 of the individually decorated bedrooms (though it’s probably the parquet floor and rounded marble bathtub suite that you’ll have seen on Instagram most of all).
A stay here is a stay that you’ll take home with you forever – not just in memories but in a mil-lion pictures for you to recreate so that you feel very much ‘ett hem’ within your own walls.