New Year, New Chalet - Some Decorating ideas to Freshen up your Ski Home for 2017
The new year is just around the corner, and there is no better time to freshen up your ski home to get 2017 started. Whether it’s a few pieces of art for the walls, or inspiring books for the coffee table, it’s the small touches that make a house a home. Here are some of our mountain favourites.
In Chamonix it’s hard to miss the work of French artist Charlie Adam. With galleries in Chamonix and Annecy, his old school retro style graphics depict an often tongue-in-cheek homage to Alpine lifestyle. Charlie’s designs are not limited to prints & canvasses, his work can be seen on Chamonix ski passes, keyrings, mugs, mouse mats and deckchairs.
Buy your own piece of Charlie Adam art here.
The stunning prints of Chamonix-based illustrator Tom Hine. Creating contemporary images of traditional mountain landscapes and animals, he is known for his incorporation of words and images to create a piece of art that is unique to each ski area. Check out his work here.
Johny Reid, aka Johny Midnight, has spent time in the Alps using the mountains and wintersports as inspiration for his paintings.
Johny’s website is http://gallerymidnight.com/.
Mountains: Beyond the Clouds, Tim Hall
A stunning photography book which captures the ethereal beauty of some of the most well-known mountains of the Alps such as Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Dolomites. Choosing to shoot during dramatic weather, Tim Hall’s images are stunning creations that provide us with a different, thought provoking photographs of the mountains we know so well.
Buy it here.
The traditional style Art Deco resort posters have enjoyed an enduring popularity, and with 36 different posters on sale in Pullman’s, most of which are new designs, that looks set to continue. With a poster for each of the famous Alpine resorts the new designs offer an opportunity to get hold of a classic piece of Alpine design.
Whether you source one of the original posters or go for the new Pullman designs, the latter of which are much more reasonably priced, the Art Deco resort poster features iconography that we have associated with the Alps since the dawn of the commercial ski holiday.
If you’ve invested in property in the Alps and you’re looking for artwork and furnishing for your new chalet, be it traditional sleds they sell in most resorts (used as art or as a coffee table) or an Art Deco poster or two, it’s the little touches that can make all the difference to your chalet.
Browse them here.
The Frozen Underground
Containing 152 of Europes best ski resorts, this underground map is a must for any ski or snowboard lover. They also come in individual countries if you prefer. Buy them here.
Modern Living Chalet
An amazing book offering tips and tricks to create a warm, cosy yet modern ski home, even if you don’t live in the mountains. No mountain lovers home is complete without it. Get it here.