There is nothing quite like the image of the majestic alps in the backdrop snow-clad ski slopes a relaxing chalet with cozy ambiance and a fun-filled holiday to cheer you up this time of the year. It is this promise of a ‘perfect vacation’ that often keeps us going during the long hard days for the rest of the year!
The living space of the home is simple in itself with a neutral color scheme and furniture that combines modern comfort with traditional aesthetics. Walls of wood and custom cabinets grace the living area kitchen and dining space and offer smart storage units along with textural contrast.
It is barely a surprise then that the homeowners of this from Mountain View California turned to the best when they wished to revamp their residence. While the basic structure of the house was left largely unaltered major changes were made both on the inside and outdoors to give the aged home a revitalized modern sheen. The result is truly a delight!
Proximity to River Thames meant that digging for a new basement was a structural challenge in itself but add to it the need to blend a traditional silhouette with a contemporary interior delightful antiques and plush décor and you have a home makeover that is unique in every sense of the word.
A neutral color palette coupled with French honey-colored limestone shapes the new light-filled living area kitchen and dining space. It is additions like the Tom Dixon pendants in black along with the ornate gold-framed mirrors and glittering accessories that give the London residence a fresh yet timeless aura.
The chalet seems more modern than traditional as you step into its living room and a fabulous wood and cement fireplace becomes the focal point of this relaxing setting. Step in further and you have the large dining space and the modern kitchen both of which offer views that are as appealing as those from the living area.
But it is the unmistakable presence of the dark spiral staircase that instantly grabs your attention and soon you are left marveling at the ingenious accent wall behind it. Created using a large number of plates in blue and white the feature adds a touch of spark and style to an otherwise unassuming space.