At the height of the Arts and Crafts movement, one Swedish government official built his family a sprawling townhouse in Stockholm’s upscale Östermalm neighborhood. In brick and wood, the century-old manse is a very Swedish interpretation of domestic architecture popular at the time. Though its original residents have long since departed, the house still welcomes visitors as Ett Hem, a 12-bedroom boutique hotel on a leafy Stockholm street. It’s a name that suitably translates to “a home.” “We wanted to keep the ongoing story of the home the house once contained, honoring its true identity instead of making something up,” says Jeanette Mix, the hotel’s owner. To that end, Ett Hem is like a time machine teetering between 1910 and present day, snatching elements from each thanks to interior designer Ilse Crawford’s sweet spot between contemporary Scandinavian design and local antiques. Natural materials like wood and marble coexist with mid-century lighting and 21st-century art, while a cast-iron stove sits atop heated floors (a modern luxury on frosty Swedish mornings). The atmosphere is elegantly eclectic—a pointed reference to the home’s first inhabitants. They took inspiration from Karin Larsson when furnishing the house, adopting the artist’s penchant for colorful hand-me-downs and DIY pieces long before either was fashionable. Crawford appears to have run Larsson’s decorating style through a sepia machine, settling on a soothing, neutral interpretation of the rainbow hues she favored. Visitors are invited to treat the hotel as their own home: meander the leafy courtyard, pull volumes from wall-to-wall bookshelves, cozy up by the fireplace or snack in the communal kitchen (Jeanette’s favorite spot in the house). “The smells are divine and chatting with the chefs is always inspirational,” she explains, adding that she looks forward to the locally grown white asparagus, morels and spring chicken the new season brings. “We always include all guests in our daily life.” One comes to expect this sort of welcome in Sweden. “You don’t see the hierarchy you see in other countries,” Mix says. “It creates a wonderful feeling among the staff—one that carries over to our guests. The atmosphere is informal, honest and genuine, all hallmarks of Swedish hospitality.” This story originally appeared on Skandiastyle.com. TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Interiors Issue 19 Prankster’s Paradise Is the nine-to-five grind approaching monotony? Arrive at the office early to even the playing field and invoke mirth for your co-workers. Interiors Issue 18 A View from the Porch The shapes and sizes of our homes are changing, and society along with it. Avi Friedman has come to make sense of the new era of household realities. Interiors Issue 16 My Bedside Table: The Fashion Designer Starr Hout, who cofounded fashion brand Apiece Apart with her friend Laura Cramer, talks about her evening rituals and a kid-friendly bedroom. Design Interiors Issue 15 The Community Entrepreneurs: The Food Enthusiasts Food can be used to enrich, strengthen and connect people of all societies and cultures: All you need is a passion for tasty morsels and tradition. Interiors Issue 14 My Bedside Table: The Editor The editor in chief of Milk Decoration magazine in Paris discusses what she likes to have at hand while slumbering. Interiors Issue 14 Home Tour: The Evergreen Cottage For this home tour, we look inside a festive house in a cobblestoned corner of Copenhagen.