For this month’s Pick of the Pads we’ve chosen this wonderful Alpine ski-lodge in Northern Italy owned by Laura & Maurizio Gasparini.
It’s featured in the December 2014 edition of Elle Decoration magazine.
This is no pine-clad monstrosity of floor to ceiling, orange stained tongue & groove. There’s no mistaking this chalet for a giant sauna!
There is lots of wood, but it’s this glorious backdrop of boards reclaimed from old barns. They have the subtle colour & texture variation produced by weathering & oxidisation. It’s not overbearing in any way.
The silvery wood is complemented with furnishings in a cool palette of greys & creams.
In fact, there are no bold flashes of colour at all… but it all works together so well.
Natural light streams in through the huge windows and there’s the glint of metallics dotted around.
It’s quite pared back, but there’s interest everywhere – textiles, luxurious furs and collections of found objects. The spaces are so atmospheric.
What a wonderful place to relax after a day on the slopes!