ISSUE 46  |  Concrete & Sheepskin

Hotels & Lodging: Story Hotel in Stockholm

November 19, 2010 9:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Wallpaper calls the Story Hotel in Stockholm the "ideal mix between comforting and cutting edge, an urban sanctuary for native Stockholmers and city hoppers alike." Founded by two seasoned veterans of the nightclub industry, the hotel mixes an industrial look (think concrete floors and exposed ducts) with an air of weathered boho-chic. The original building was once a hangout for artists and musicians, and remnants of the past still remain: old doors now serve as wooden bed heads, while graffiti and scraps of former wallpaper have been preserved on the walls to great effect. Sip a lingonberry cocktail with the hipsters at the bar and peruse the eclectic wares from quirky small labels from the adjacent Story Shop; go to the Story Hotel for more information.

Above: Stockholm artist and ceramicist Agneta Livijn created the custom crockery.

Above: The original wallpaper has been kept in certain rooms and peeled back in areas for effect.

Above: A vintage door repurposed as a head board.