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Rebecca Hughes


Chic Chalets

Looking out to the wonder that is Mont Blanc, I am captivated by the strong prerequisite that a chalet must embrace its surrounding landscape and provide the ideal viewing station.

[Courtsey of Emily Todhunter Earle]

As I redesign this beautiful ski chalet, I decide to keep the decorating palette neutral, with pops of colour coming through artwork, glassware and accessories. Luxurious natural materials such as fur throws; hand-sewn hide rugs and contemporary tartan fabrics would be mixed with strong timber of varying hues to create an intimate, cosy space.


Nobilis offer gorgeous faux fur throws that looks fantastic at the end of a bed or sumptuously draped over the back of a sofa.

[Courtesy of Nobilis]

Sheepskin covered chairs & gorgeous wicker light pendants

To add warmth to the walls, I would suggest using a mixture of exposed limed timber, grass cloth and textured linen. It will create a compelling sophisticated contras to the rugged mountain exterior. My first stop for these wallcoverings would be Altfield London where they have a wide selection of both British and American papers.


[Courtsey of Elle Decor]

I would open the windows with simple treatments, such as double pleats and elegant trimmings to let one fully embrace the landscape. Modern furnishings would be mixed with vintage pieces, industrial antiques and textured upholstery. I like to add furniture with character wherever possible; if they could speak they would hopefully have a colourful story to tell.




Chelsea Harbour, Design Centre, London

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