Alpine Chic

Sorry peeps… I don’t know where the time has gone…nearly a month since my last entry..oops! I’ve had my head down and been working on a wonderful commission that I finally got to visit in mid-September – a beautiful wooden chalet in Verbier, Switzerland nestled in the mountains on the edge of town. What an amazing time of the year to go. I’ve always preferred the mountains in the summer…so many different colours with the abundant wild flowers and the spectacular contrast of snow-capped peaks against lush green valleys.

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The chalet is stunning – built in the style of a traditional ski chalet but with all the luxuries of a boutique hotel. There are four double bedrooms, four bathrooms, a wonderful open plan living room and balconies all around with sweeping views of the Alps. And all you can hear at night are the cow bells..heaven!

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So I’ve been commissioned to design and make all the cushions for the chalet and I really have to include some of my lovely vintage Kantha collection. The colours are so perfect and I love the concept of introducing classical Indian motifs to a Swiss chalet for some Himalayan chic. This is what I’m thinking for the burgundy leather chairs in the sitting room..

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Shame I haven’t got images of the cushions in the chalet..I’ll just have to arrange another little visit to do the photoshoot!

If you’re interested in renting Chalet Dunmore in Verbier, it’s available all year round..just check out these links for more info http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p252140vbi or http://www.vrbo.com/252140.

So it’s been a busy September with the London Design Festival aswell, which was fantastic. Tent is always one of my favourites and Focus 13 at Chelsea harbour – loving the new collections and colours..lots of coral and indigo and bold pattern. It seems that the East is featuring alot this autumn…can’t wait to get back to India and start designing the new collection. Watch this space for my next entry from Delhi..