As the Christmas season sneaks in and the snow begins to fall, our minds drift toward the warm memories of holidays past and the urge to recreate those merry feelings becomes as exciting as unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning. Indeed, the spirit of the season is all around and as predicted, the Occa-Home design team have been going crazy for all things chalet chic this year. In particular, we have been eagerly planning our winter holidays to a wonderland of destinations across Europe. One of our favourites, Chalet Merlo, has been a particular inspiration for indulging in the luxury of sipping wine by a fire, surrounded by pristine, snow-covered hills.
Located in Val d’Isere, home to countless World Cup alpine events, this area offers not only world-class skiing but relaxing serenity, as well. From your first steps through the entryway of Chalet Merlo, you’re met with the warm glow of rustic elegance. The interior design blends touches of traditional chalet accents such as, soft leather chairs and wool throws, with sophisticated marble tiling and stylish antler chandeliers—an arrangement which helps this hotel evoke the grandeur of a regal country manor.
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Continuing the trend of natural simplicity, the Chalet Merlo creates a balance of soft white and vibrant red bed linen offset by the hazelnut tones carried throughout its interiors. Accompanying these accents are twinkling candles, warm, open fireplaces, and leather armchairs that, when combined, bring a rugged style you can bring back home and incorporate into your personal interior design.