Chalet Chic Interior Style
January 23, 2014|
- ith winter now well and truly upon us, we have noticed a trend for the recognisable chalet style becoming prominent, albeit with a chicer, refined aesthetic which channels a more sophisticated look. Nothing can match the luxurious cosy interior of an alpine hideaway with heavy fabrics, moody hues and plenty of organic wood. Yet this winter ski style isn’t just limited to the mountains of Aspen and Courchevel. Taking inspiration from these 5 star resorts, some small additions combined with statement design pieces can bring a touch of contemporary chalet-chic into any home this winter.
It is the natural tones and materials which bring warmth to an alpine scheme. Teaming a traditional leather chesterfield sofa such as the Baxter Diana, in a rich colour such as tan or black, with a chunky wooden coffee table will act as the perfect base for introducing further texture.
Tactile fabrics are key to achieving a cosy chalet style. Layer up on contrasting soft textures such as faux fur and cashmere to create a warm inviting appeal. Helen Moore’s extensive collection of faux fur throws and cushions are perfect for draping over a sofa or bed. Introducing a soft fluffy sheepskin rug during the winter months will also create a luxurious warm feeling underfoot.
When it comes to ski chalet schemes, the colours are warm in natural shades, combined with deep colours such as red, navy and green. Injecting these colours through patterned cushions and throws, typically in tartan and plaid, is a distinctive way of adding alpine to your home. For a more modern take, a muted tartan such as the Ralph Lauren Verbier Plaid in Carabou will also create a subtle ski-chalet style.
Cooler shades such as grey and white can also bring warmth to an interior when texture is introduced. These simple fluffy cushions above bring a soft element to the scheme, whilst low level lighting produces a warm ambience throughout the space. The Grizzli Pouf from Refuge is also a great option for introducing texture to a more contemporary scheme.
Wood is perfect for evoking the chalet look. A chunky wooden dining table with a mix of benches and chairs will generate an informal style, perfect for entertaining. Hang the Eicholtz Horn Chandelier above, designed to resemble interlocking antlers, to bring a stunning focal point to the area.
Alternatively why not opt for Cole & Son Woods wallpaper for a cool contemporary twist. Complete the look with a roaring fire to add the finishing touch to your log cabin look.
Nature plays a large role when it comes to chalet chic style, bringing a beautifully timeless aspect to alpine interiors. From contemporary snow-white walls to traditional timber beams, introducing natural warming tones and textures will create a cosy retreat from the wintry weather outside.
Written by LO