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.”
“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.”
[all images courtesy of ardesia design]