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Snowy Outlook

Last week we jumped on a plane to Switzerland to visit our project in the Alps. We were delighted to find icicles hanging from the roofs, and deep green pine trees laden with fresh snow. Our visit was to put the finishing touches to our Ski Chalet Apartment project which we’ve been working on since Easter this year.

It’s a centrally located Apartment in the highly regarded village of Verbier. The project was a total renovation, which was completed in the summer months. We advised on the spatial layout of the Apartment, and provided a bespoke design from lighting, furniture, paint colours and curtains to styling the finer decorative details of space.

Always in the mountains, the natural environment is front of mind. Textures and finishes are therefore important. The wood colour and position in the room is key. In this contemporary space wood was used as a feature for doors, skirtings and cupboards, rather than cladding all of the walls and floors. Wood was used on the ceilings in the bathrooms to create an Alpine feel, whilst walls were kept plastered and painted for a fresh clean and spacious look. We installed woven wool carpets – so soft under foot – in the bedrooms, and grey stone tiled floors in the bathrooms.

Contrary to standard chalet interior design style, we chose to bring strong colours to the palette. Patterns and textures were key. The client’s brief was to introduce colour and an element of playfulness and surprise. Traditional orange was substituted for bright pink. Boucle has been used instead of fur. And traditionally beige and plain curtain fabrics have been substituted for bold patterns and eye-catching trimmings. It’s bold, but welcoming and liveable.

Watch this space for further imagery of the chalet

Image Credit: www.melodyskyphotography


Alps, Bespoke interior design, Decor, International Design, Luxury Interior Design, Ski chalet, Switzerland