cozy, chic, and swiss alps: the ultimate weekend home

Chalet Gstaad
[all images courtesy of ardesia design]

sadly blogging becomes a little bit impossible when your work schedule is beyond nine to six. well, a little bit impossible means IT IS STILL POSSIBLE…! so here i am, back to the blogsphere with this gorgeous project that i just have to share.

london-based ardesia design, a real-estate management and interior design company established by alessandro costa and laurence rouveure, together with carouge (geneva)-based amaldi neder architects have completed a weekend home in swiss alps back in 2010. no doubt this weekend home is very spacious, yet the selection of rough-saw timber wall, wide wood flooring (my dinesen planks!), soft texture like wool and fabric headboard all gave this place a perfect cozy and warm touch.

from ardesia design: ( thanks Pia! )

” Chalet Gstaad – a private holiday chalet in the Swiss Alps, designed by Laurence Rouveure of Ardesia Design in collaboration with Amaldi Neder Architects. The objective of this weekend hideaway was to create a warm, cosy atmosphere using a natural palette of neutral colours and soft textures such as linen and wool. The designer focused on creating pure and clean lines and a sense of unity to the whole of the 380 square metres of this beautiful lodge.”

Chalet Gstaad

Chalet Gstaad

Chalet Gstaad

Chalet Gstaad

Chalet Gstaad

Chalet Gstaad

Chalet Gstaad

Chalet Gstaad“The walls of this chalet are covered in Australian rough-sawn timber and the floor is made of Danish fir planks of up to 15m long. In the bedrooms, wool and cashmere fabric have been mounted instead of a headboard to break up the all-wood appearance. The bathrooms are plastered in marmorino (or tadelakt) to create contrast to the wood while keeping to the natural theme. The furniture is a mix of new, contemporary, furniture, traditional pieces and eclectic finds sourced from all over Europe.”

Chalet Gstaad

Chalet Gstaad

Chalet Gstaad[all images courtesy of ardesia design]

i know, right? what a stunning place to spend your holidays/ weekends with friends and families… more images about this place can be viewed here and here. enjoy :)

cozy, chic, and swiss alps: the ultimate weekend home

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