How to have a Chalet Chic Christmas

Chalet Chic ChristmasLast year I was asked to revamp a dining space which was already full of potential but hadn’t quite been pulled together properly. There was an exposed brick wall, oak flooring and a period style fireplace but the walls were white and bare, simple spotlights studded the ceiling and there were no window dressings at all.

The room was crying out for a bit of glamour and texture so I opted for a look I nicknamed Lux Lodge, wanting to create a warm, ski chalet type feel which would work all year round as a dining space (which had to seat 14!), but which would look fabulous at Christmas time.

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Ski Chalet Chic Moodboard2013-12-02_0004Chalet Chic ChristmasLooks like the design mags have caught up this year as I’ve just spotted an 8 page Chalet Chic piece in January’s Living Etc 😉

To get this look make sure you’re using lots of natural timbers, earthly neutrals, fur, crystal, and winter wonderland golds & creams. My favourite items were the Andrew Martin wallpaper, the fabulous Henry Swanzy Macstick hazel shelving unit and the plumptastic tree from Bud which so wonderfully showed off at the natural decorations.

Also added were three crystal lights over the table instead of the landing strip halogens and some beautiful fabrics for the window dressings to soften the room. All that was needed then were the guests, the crackers and the turkey!

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