The calendar has just reached November, and as the winter season approaches, households and luxury chalets, adapt their interior decor to promote a warm and cozy feel. Arguably, those who live in city’s where sub-zero temperature’s and snow reign month after month, have a particularly good taste and ability of achieving the winter luxury feel.
In this Inspiration & Ideas instalment, we share five luxurious chalets from the French Alps. Wood, leathers and furs, are some of the predominant materials used in the traditional Alpine chalet interior, and can be found in almost every household division.
In our selection, we share some fine interior design examples, where the aforementioned traditional Alpine feel is given a contemporary twist, through modern interior architecture, and luxury furniture pieces.
Scroll down for some winter inspiration:
Chalet Blossom Hill – Courchevel
Chalet Blossom Hill is ideally located in Courchevel Le Praz, 200m from the heart of the Village and 350m from the ski lifts. It is possible to go back to the chalet by the Jean Blanc slope. You just need to walk less than 50m to put your skis and leave the chalet.
Chalet Karakoram – Courchevel
Chalet Karakoram is a perfect balance of contemporary and alpine tradition. With a surface area of around 570m2 Chalet Karakoram is organiszed on four different levels. On the ground level the chalet features a pool area with lounge, swimming pool with waterfalls, jacuzzi, shower, w/c, private lift and terrace. The wellness facilities provide a beautiful, relaxing place to unwind after an exhilarating days skiing. There’s also an outdoor hot-tub on one of the balconies.
La Ferme du Passieu – Megève
An exceptional chalet only a few kilometres from the heart of Megève, perched on the hillside, the Ferme du Passieu enjoys breath-taking views of some of the most beautiful scenery in the region. Exquisitely restored, the farmhouse retains its original wooden structure, which gives it its unique charm and character.
Chalet d’Hadrien – Méribel
The Chalet d’Adrien is a luxury hotel, but nevertheless it remains a chalet, which is predominantly wooden both on the outside and the inside.
In the heart of one of the most beautiful skiing areas in Europe,
the Chalet d’Adrien looks out over Verbier and offers its guests incomparable tranquillity and majesty which has remained unchanged since Adrien de Turckheim wrote about it during his journey through Valais in 1903.
Chalet Inarpa – La Clusaz
Located in La Clusaz, Chalet Inarpa & Resort offers self-catering accommodation. The property features a garden, BBQ facilities and a furnished terrace with mountain views.
Photos courtesy of: Laurent Debas, F. Ducout, Phillipe Dagau, Philippe Echaroux, and Chalet Karakoram.