Renovation in Chamonix
I thought long and hard about the challenges of modernising this 18th century farmhouse while still retaining its character and sense of history. Colour was the key to bringing a contemporary dynamism to its ancient structure while opening up the spaces to create a more modern feeling of lightness and openness.
The result, a cheerful blend of authenticity and modernity would not have been possible without the owners’ willingness to agree that while some traditional features deserved to be retained, others were no longer relevant or attractive.
“Neo-rusticism is chic” Elle Decoration magazine said of this renovation in January 2017. ‘The mountain ambiance is reflected in the way much of the old family furniture has been retained. Even the stainless steel kitchen somehow reflects the cosiness of its past and the removal of several of the unnecessary partitions has brought life and light to every corner’.