A Swiss retreat with a neutral palette

For the first home tour of the year, we’re heading to Switzerland to a recently remodelled 17th century Alpine retreat – the Andermatt Chalet. Andermatt is high up in the mountains, at a 1500m elevation, and surrounded by mountains around 3000m high.

The place not only has a neutral palette, but also a neutral blend of old and new – with the interior designed by Jonathan Tuckey, a firm once described as ‘[able to mix] old and new to make defiantly contemporary architecture‘.

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A 19th century apartment with original features

This is a show-stopping loft in central Stockholm. Built in the 1800s, the original flooring and beams are still in, and exposed. It’s currently available on Nooks.se and is one of the most viewed properties there. I like it, even though it doesn’t follow my personal style. If I were to move in (which probably means winning the lottery) I’d add a tonne of soft furnishings – throws, pillows, and even more rugs than they already have.

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The bright reds really work well with the exposed dark wood.

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Somehow the bamboo sticks in the vase work? I would never have guessed.

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Such a spacious shower. I love showers with high ceilings.

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Most people hide away their washer/dryer. Here they seem to have made it into a statement piece. Love. it.

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Once again I’m including the floor plan here.

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