Citizen Hip: Emma’s Guide to the Best of Stockholm

Swedish interior stylist Emma Fexeus runs one of the most successful design blogs in Scandinavia, Emma’s Design Blog, recently lauded as one of the best interiors blogs in the world by Telegraph Magazine. With a love for pared down Nordic aesthetics and all things design, here Emma shares her most-loved Stockholm haunts with Stylesight.

Fotografiska– See
Stadsgårdshamnen 22 116 45 / 46 (0)850900500

Stockholm’s photography museum that opened last year always has great exhibitions, and a nice little museum shop as well where you can buy posters and postcards.  

Restaurang B.A.R.– Eat
Blasieholmsgatan 4A 111 48 Stockholm / 46 (0)806115337

Run by the same prized cooks and gastronomic visionaries who started Lux, one of Stockholm’s very best restaurants. Restaurang Bar’s fish and seafood focused menu is in a much lower price range though, and the interiors are minimalist industrial chic with a touch of Parisian bistro.

Pärlans konfektyr– Shop
Nytorgsgatan 38 116 14 Stockholm / 46 (0)86607010

Makes and sells delicious handmade old-fashioned toffee with flavors like sea salt or candied ginger. The shop/workshop is decorated completely in 1930s style, and the cute shop assistants/toffee makers are all kitted out in matching 30s outfits.

Nobis Hotel– Stay
Norrmalmstorg 2-4 111 86 Stockholm / 46 (0)86141000

Designed by CKR, one of the most well known Swedish architect and design firms. This hotel oozes understated luxury and is located in a beautiful old bank building from the late 1800s (the very same bank where the “Stockholm Syndrome” got its name) in the most central part of town.

Grandpa– Shop
Södermannagatan 21 116 40 Stockholm / 46 (0)86436080

A great mix of fashion and interiors. They have a basement full of carefully selected vintage items like old lab bottles, school chairs and biology posters, a real treasure trove! 

Rolfs Kök– Eat
Tegnérgatan 41 111 61 Stockholm / 46 (0)8101696

A Stockholm classic where the food, cocktails and service are always excellent. Small place with a relaxed atmosphere and an open kitchen where you see the chefs cooking your meal. Designed by Jonas Bohlin and Thomas Sandell in the 1990s, the minimalist interior still feels very up to date. 

Rival– Stay + Eat & Drink
Mariatorget 3 118 91 Stockholm / 44 (0)854578924

A café, hotel, bakery, bistro, bar, conference centre and theatre located on Mariatorget. The outdoor tables are an excellent place for people watching in the afternoons.

– Anna Jacobsen

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