Design Crush Mondays: Switzerland’s Chalet Solais

I was out of town for a few days last week and I thought that we should kick this Monday off with giving you a little getaway too! I recently stumbled across Callender Howorth, a London-based firm with a wide range of work. The Chalet Solais located at the top of the mountain above Villars in Switzerland is the perfect Design Crush this week.

Design Crush Mondays: Switzerland's Chalet Solais

This is one of my favorite Swiss chalets because it’s not typically Swiss. It was designed by Sir Norman Foster, also based in London. Yes, the exterior is very much wooden but the design is quite modern. Floor to ceiling glass allows the home owner to absorb the beautiful view in its entirety.

Design Crush Mondays: Switzerland's Chalet Solais

Design Crush Mondays: Switzerland's Chalet Solais

Mark Howorth has done a fabulous job of creating a relaxing and inviting interior, which is still very much stylish. The modern furniture fits well with the architecture of the home. There’s not too much furniture so the space looks open and airy, which allows the client to take in the view without clutter.

Design Crush Mondays: Switzerland's Chalet Solais

Design Crush Mondays: Switzerland's Chalet Solais

The open feel is created not just by the furniture ceiling but also by the 3 storey high ceilings in the living and dining areas. The dining room flows off of the living room and is enhanced with a custom chandelier, made of 600 pieces of weathered copper.

Design Crush Mondays: Switzerland's Chalet Solais

The owner wanted to be able to enjoy the fireplace indoors and out. It was designed with a huge glass panel which created a unique feature. Visitors are able to see the fireplace from the village below. I love that this house can be identified even if you’re farther away!

Design Crush Mondays: Switzerland's Chalet Solais

I hope this little Swiss getaway has inspired you to have an amazing week! Happy Monday!

Callender Howorth: www.callenderhoworth.com // +44 (0)20 7336 8560

 

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