Home Tour: Swiss Chalet

January 16, 2012 0

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It is still wintertime and some of us might envisage a little ski trip to the cosmopolitan Swiss Alps. Well, if you do, I hope your accommodation will be as sophisticated and refined as this Swiss chalet – the stunning refuge of Belgian antique dealer and interior designer Axel Vervoordt. 


A symphony of wood and stone at the end of a winding and steep pathway to an alpine peak in Swiss winter resort Verbier combines traditional architecture with sublime interior design and thus redefines the notion of a winter chalet. 

The amazing fact here: This chalet was built ten years ago by local artisans to preserve the typical local architecture with stone and wood. This whole concept was transferred into the chalet’s interior, too. And here you can see the owner’s passion for antiques with valuable treasures set in scene within a quiet and laid-back interior. The reduction to the essentials plus the breathtaking location with a fantastic view over the Alps – what else can you wish for a wintery dream in a Swiss chalet?

Photography via Westwing Magazin
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  • Reply Anna@MyDesignEthos January 16, 2012 at 23:12

    This looks like the perfect place to spent winter too me. The timber makes the spaces feel so warm and cosy, and I love the contrast of that beautiful tailored sofa with the rustic finishes elsewhere.

  • Reply Collette Osuna January 16, 2012 at 23:25

    Breathtaking doesn’t even come CLOSE to describe this wonderful chalet…..the wood….ahhh….how I’d love to be surrounded in all of this wonder!!

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  • Reply Gerard January 16, 2012 at 23:56

    I love the front door and those blocks of wood. I know they’re for use, but also look great as decoration.

  • Reply Mary Middleton Design January 17, 2012 at 08:36

    Can I live here please? Roaring fire and Milo in my lap

    Fantastic Igor love it to bits

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 17, 2012 at 12:25

    I know it’s silly but I dream of having a linen cupboard all neatly stacked full of freshly laundered, fluffy towels like that. So comforting and homely!

    • Reply Laura Adkin January 23, 2012 at 23:22

      Not silly at all, I too dream of the day I can have a beautiful linen cupboard – and labelled………. I love label and lists :-/

  • Reply holly@hvhinteriors January 17, 2012 at 14:44

    So rustic and cozy! I think a winter getaway is calling … 😉

  • Reply Carolila January 17, 2012 at 19:04

    I… I… I… can not… find… any words…

  • Reply Julie-White Tapestry January 17, 2012 at 20:18

    I am in LOVE with absolutely everything that this house is! Hope you’re feeling ok (saw your tweet about getting a cold).
    xo

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 18, 2012 at 09:41

      Thank you, Julie:-) Still ridden by this mean cold, but tackling it;-)

  • Reply Justina Blakeney January 18, 2012 at 15:21

    I lived in Switzerland for two years and this is making me miss the alps (and the snow) terribly. What sweet nostalgia!

  • Reply Laura Adkin January 23, 2012 at 23:24

    Absolutely divine, I am a sucker for snow and wooden chalets – One of my favourite posts. The warm wood contrasting against the pure white snow – makes me tingle with happiness! x

  • Reply Adrian Valencia January 31, 2012 at 09:28

    winter dream indeed!

  • Reply Mountain chalet getaway February 14, 2012 at 10:03

    perfect rustic style

  • Reply Helen March 28, 2012 at 15:35

    I had to check this out Igor after you mentioned it on my blog earlier today. I can see why you love this chalet. The exterior in particular is exactly what comes to mind when I try to conjure up my perfect idea of a Swiss chalet.

  • Reply peggy dillon-jackson July 8, 2016 at 19:41

    Thank you Igor, this is a dream, I am working on a project on Switzerland and this is great inspiration, the look inside and out is poetry, beauty, and comfort.

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