We regularly have the pleasure of working with interior designers and architects looking for special wallpapers, furniture and accessories for their clients.
But one of thing we really do enjoy is working directly with private clients. Recently we were asked by two of our favourite clients to work with them coming up with ideas and sourcing products for their newly built chalet.
The brief was for a modern take on the traditional chalet theme. They have four children as well as regular visitors so they wanted a home that is inviting and easy to maintain using natural, honest materials.
Wood, linen, rope and wool feature heavily, and as does concrete and stone. The palette comes from natural neutrals – different shades of wood, light and dark greys and soft whites. You can see a big selection of the products we sourced on our Pinterest Chalet pinboard.
The main living space combines the kitchen, dining and living room in one sociable big space.
Living space : Studio couch & armchairs by Ercol, Flax Cord lamp by Thomas Ekye, Fluorescent Hook swing cord by Chevalier Masson, Ribbon wooden stools by Alex MacDonald for the Collection Editions, triangle pattern rug by Ikea.
There are lovely textiles to snuggle up in. Blankets and cushions by Eleanor Pritchard, Texidor and Thomas Eyck.
The solid wood kitchen was custom made by Mint with a pale grey laminate finish and the dining area features a large Trappist table and benches by Heerenhuis ready to be laid with black French clay tableware.
In the kitchen there are useful products like Black & Blum’s Flow wine rack and Iris Hantverk’s broom and dustpan.
The chalet has lots of clever storage and lighting and some fantastic quirky details.
All Lovely Stuff coat hooks, Climbing Lights by Black & Blum and Marina Vandel’s My Bookshelf panel in the kid’s bedrooms.
Artemide’s Tolemeo reading lights, Le Petit Atelier de Paris Pear wall lights, Mint desks and rather surprisingly, Porthole lights from the BHV are used to great effect to light the hallways and living spaces.
The bathrooms have large mirrors decorated with the frises by Les Farfalu Farfadets for the Collection Editions, linen shower curtains from Couleur Chanvre and wooden and concrete Iris Hanverk bathroom accessories.
When the weather is nice, the family enjoy the view on the terrace with a Ludwig table and chairs by Richard Lampert and the classic curved Willy Guhl chair.
There are even mini chalets to encourage the local bees – Beesnees by All Lovely Stuff !