This Converted Mansion in Östermalm Has Become a Cult Destination for Design Lovers

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Once you check in to Ett Hem, an intimate hotel housed in a transformed Arts and Crafts edifice in residential Östermalm, you may never want to check out.

Owner Jeanette Mix enlisted designer Ilse Crawford, known for marrying Scando-style minimalism with English comfort, to create a warm oasis for guests to settle into as if it were their own abode. (Fittingly, ett hem means “a home” in Swedish.)

The 12 putty-colored rooms are outfitted with midcentury furniture and plenty of sheepskin throws—some rooms even have tiled wood-burning stoves and freestanding bathtubs.

If you can motivate yourself to head downstairs, the common areas are equally inviting: A spider-like chandelier hovers above the communal dining table, and art and design books fill the shelves and spill over into stacks on the floor.

Mix a cocktail at the honesty bar or grab a slice of cake in the farm-style kitchen, then cozy up for a light read or a game of backgammon.

If you’re feeling guilty for not stepping outside, you can always have dinner (be sure to order the truffled foie gras on gingerbread and the blackened salmon) in the courtyard garden. Rooms from $430.