If you haven’t found yourself on the Courchevel slopes of late you might be in for a bit of a pleasant surprise because chalet style is having a reformation. On your well-earned break from powdersurfing, take a look around and you’ll see what we mean. With hotels like the swanky Cheval Blanc Courchevel and the impressive Le K2 – not to mention upcoming private projects like the W Residences – popping up, the interior talent in the area is well and truly acting as a vanguard in pushing the boundaries of the recognisable style. Replacing the stereotypical pine headache comes a much chicer, refined aesthetic which channels a sophisticated look without forgetting its heritage.
This residential Courchevel 1850 home – created by design firm Y2DC – is a classic example of the much-loved mountain style for the 21st century. Completed after a two year build (although the designers assure us that it’s an ever developing project), the five bedroom home is everything you’d want from an après-ski hideaway – modern comforts, luxurious finishes and an atmosphere that’s right on the money. “The brief was for a luxury Ralph Lauren style ski chalet,” designer Nico tells us, “which was functional, comfortable and social. A boutique hotel feel to the space.”