Currently one of our grandest projects to date, with design input from planning inception through to the final presentation, serving the lovely clients and build teams with champagne on completion and handover.
We had helped this client furnish a property two years previously and struck up a great relationship. The results was a level of trust to design hand in hand with the builder and create their dream home here in Morzine. The chalet in Valley De La Manche is set up in an elevated position with extensive views over looking Nyon & Pleney, the perfect spot for their dream home.
The clients came to us with an interior design brief of ‘Just make my home luxurious and beautiful’. There was no real client in put here, which whilst giving us a free reign, it also adds an extra element of pressure to ensure the right outcome. As is the case with most of our UK-based clients, it’s often difficult for them to find the time to be involved, what with full-time work and family life. The trust gained on the last project meant we were able to follow a path of our own as I had got to know the clients tastes, what she needed, what she liked and disliked. The end result is a beautiful calm relaxing space surrounded by nature that I would adore to live in.
We kept the theme for the chalet calm and neutral and the client had expressed her feelings of no leather or fur meaning this chalet was full of texture and visual tactile materials.
The lounge area is one of my favourite spaces in the property, the light streams in and the views from the sofa are breathtaking. I feel it’s really important for chalets to have large, open plan, social space and here we kept it smart but cosy – perfect for relaxed family evenings.
Each bedroom was designed with a different idea in mind, there were no bedrooms set for individuals except for the master bedroom. This leaves the door wide open to design something to suite the space, light, and mood of the rooms. However we kept a cohesive flow from room to room taking a little part of each room with me as I went along designing them. This ultimately culminated in 5 beautifully designed rooms full of luxurious fabrics, beds and furniture. All were well thought out spaces including bespoke furniture and niches making sure all the needs would be met of any person staying in them.
I think to date this has been one of my favourite projects as I had a blank canvas and designed probably the type of chalet I would love to live in. It also made me realise during the process that when left to it, we produced beautiful amazing spaces, with well thought out areas and little touches that make a property truly special.