“An Alpine lifestyle influences this design with natural elements like stone, timber, furs and horn creating a luxe yet down-to-earth mountain-feel hideaway. This luxuriously rustic aesthetic is all about a wood-burning fire, a cashmere blanket and bringing people together in a warm and stylish space that is organic, honest and unpretentious. Formality and order are set aside for practicality and comfort where the whole family can relax, live and grow.”
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Kate loves a mudroom and believes it’s a key element for any Alpine Luxe design to create an effortless bridge between indoor/outdoor living and provide a space to store equipment (skis, soggy ski parkas, dusty hiking boots).
The foundation of this aesthetic is formed with wood panelling, stone walls, timber flooring and textured flagstone floors. Rustic exposed timbers should be used in a variety of forms and feels, from massive timber beams to petrified wood stump side tables.
A wood-burning fireplace takes centre stage surrounded by seating that is moveable and encourages cosy get-togethers. Make a statement with leather, textured timber or stone cladding.
All things animal work with this aesthetic, real or faux, from horn accessories to cowhide rugs and fur throws to sheepskins and fly-fishing paraphernalia.
Bring in cosy layers of texture with bursts of colour for added impact. Textures add warmth - fur throws, cable-knit pillows, oversized plush sofas and tufted ottomans in nature-inspired hues and rich fabrics. Create zones that bring people together with loads of comfy seating. Rugs are ideal for smaller spaces within larger areas.
Alpine Luxe kitchens tend to be open spaces designed for ease of use with timber floorboards, roof rafters and joinery