Happy New Year dear readers! Hope you had lovely Holidays, and are looking forward to kick starting 2013!
My holidays consisted of much longed-for altitude, mountain air, sunshine and powder. Skiing, hanging out with family, eating, drinking and general merry making. Little did I expect to get fodder for a blog post on interior design. However, among the otherwise dreary self-service Spag-bol mountain restaurants, there was one place that truly stood out, not only for the delicious local food but for its fantastic interiors: La Fruitière in Val d’Isere.
Taking its inspiration from old mountain dairy co-operatives, the (decidedly chic) ‘barn’ was quirkily re-interpreted with visible zink pipes, mismatched blue/white tiling, and numbered milk churns doubling as wardrobes for helmets, gloves, etc. ‘Laundry’ hanging between white distressed timber beams, cheeses piled up high, and staff wearing blue farmer’s overalls… A true haven to while away hours after a long (or short) day’s skiing!