I love that warm, cosy, mountain chalet atmosphere and I’ve reproduced it in my flat. It’s a style that combines tradition and raw materials with contemporary design, so I can customise my décor as much as I like.
Claire, age 26, loves snow and the mountains For her, winter sport, the cosy after-ski atmosphere and the smell of steaming hot chocolate are for ever associated with childhood. The whole family used to rent a chalet. Bunk beds, first steps with cousins, snowball fights...
A white rug thrown over the sofa and soft lighting set the scene. The light-coloured wood of the floor, tables and accessories make it even cosier. Nothing like board games to revive the spirit of staying up late!
An origami craft session to make my cleverly folded paper lamp. A cosy chalet has to be earned...
How can I resist that “fireplace” ambiance even if I don't have one! Curled up on my sofa, mug in hand, sipping a warm drink to the sound of Miles Davis... the perfect Sunday. Tomorrow's Monday? Who cares!
That extra décor touch: chunky candles stuck in glass jars.
I need three smells filling the air to make me feel perfectly in the mood: cheese fondue, home-made blueberry tart, and hot chocolate. Though not necessarily all three on the same day ;-)
I sometimes settle for Savoi Crozet cooked in a casserole, always sensational and super easy to prepare.