A stunning chalet situated on the road between Morzine and Montriond, looking up at the most beautiful mountain views. This project was taken over once all the initial build decisions had been made by the client. There were still decisions and choices to be made on lighting elements and final kitchen designs, but all in all this was a project to make an empty shell into a beautiful luxurious chalet for rental and family purpose. With high vaulted ceilings and an abundance of light in a beautiful living space, this was going to be a great project.
The clients brief was soft warm tones with a luxury feel. It needed to feel like a family home as well as withstand the rigors of rental. The clients like playing it a bit safe and preferred texture over colour. In comparison to other projects this was to be a lot more ‘mountain-style’. The chalet was going to be at the top end of the rental market so mid to high end furniture and furnishings were key, with some bespoke items. One of their “must haves” was a table that sat 12 comfortably for hours on end of chatting, wine drinking, and playing games.
We concentrated our effort on fabric choices in each bedroom making the curtains a key feature. Each room had a primary curtain fabric that we complimented with matching or contrasting cushions. For the master room we made a bespoke oversized headboard denoting that was the master bedroom. Soft colours married with texture creating a calm environment was perfect for this client.
The upper floor was a large open multi-purpose space. A kitchen/lounge/dining area, one space that needed was to be used to cook, entertain, eat supper, and relax in looking at the beautiful views over the mountains . When we initially take on a project we ask the client their thoughts on the most important view, the TV, the fire, or the view from the window. Generally clients want all 3! In this project we had to think carefully about the seating space, the chalet was designed with no wall space to hold any furniture so it all had to float in the room but look cohesive. We designed the space with 2 seating areas one that looked at the view and TV, and another that sat by the fire.
3 years previously I had seen the most beautiful lights and I knew I needed a project with high vaulted ceilings to make it work, this was that project. Marsett and Louis Poulson lighting was a must.
The chalet was further enhanced by a cinema room, we used flocked black wallpaper, and super comfy sofas to create a real haven for watching films. Of course a popcorn and bon-bon machine added another touch of fun to the room!