It was in a harmony of rock greys and glacier blues that I planned this chalet to reflect the stunning mountainous surroundings. There’s a depth to the concept, with the waxed concrete floors softened with thermo-heated wood and the textured ardoise slates of the entrance.
A mountain chalet can be authentic and modern at the same time because the treatment and finishes of the materials used can conceal a wealth of contemporary techniques. Natural imperfections in the stone hide fine heating cables. Solid wood furniture comes in modern designs and lighting is inspired by the icy surfaces of the nearby glaciers.
Altogether the muted hues of the stone and the warmth of the wood combine to bring a feeling of calm and comfort.
“Behind the traditional façade of this high altitude chalet, designer/decorator Angélique Buisson has infused a breath of modernity using sensual materials in pure lines” East Side No. 73 December/January 2015
Photos Côté Est /JM Palisse