Perched on a hill on the coast of southern Sweden sits a beautiful 100-year-old former hotel with views of the ocean. I accidentally came across this house, now three residential apartments, while on a run last summer and I couldn’t get it out of my mind. Finally, on a sunny September morning, I knocked on the door of one of the apartments. I was hoping it would be as lovely on the inside as it was from outside, and I was not disappointed.
Belonging to Lisa Fellinger and Hasse Olsson, the 2000-square-foot apartment is a reflection of the couple’s love of art and eclectic finds. The home is meticulously decorated, from Lisa’s own paintings to antique furniture to gleaming painted floors. Together, they’ve created a space with simplicity and soul. Take a peek at March’s home feature:
The three-story home, built in 1903, was run as a hotel until 1976. Between 1986-1993, when it was a pension called Pensionat Oskar, famed Swedish author Jonas Gardell spent time here writing the screenplay for the movie of the same name.
Lisa’s love for potted plants is evident throughout the house.
The pretty 1950s coffee cups belonged to Lisa’s maternal grandmother.
Lisa crocheted the little figurines in the basket (top right). She drew the owl on the matchbox as a gift for Hasse (lower right).
Lisa and Hasse are soon putting their beautiful apartment on the market, giving someone else the opportunity to turn this magical place into their home.
Photographs by Ulrica Wihlborg © 2013.