A fleece bench adds a touch of mountain style amid the modern forms of the furnishings. Floor lamp, RBW. Bench, 1stDibs. Bespoke chair, Sandra Nunnerley. Art, Zheng Chongbin
Luxurious velvet upholstery in rich jewel tones brings additional character to this calm scheme where the view is the main attraction. Bespoke daybeds, armchairs and sofa, Sandra Nunnerley. Ceramic stools, Comerford Collection
There are few Aspen chalets more rooted in their magnificent surroundings than one of architect Alan Wanzenberg’s latest creations built into the side of a mountain. A change of heart from the original clients meant the nearly completed project was a blank canvas for the new owners, an Olympic yachtsman and American horse breeder, as well as their three adult children and grandchildren. They turned to New Zealand-born, New York-based interior designer Sandra Nunnerley. ‘I’d worked previously on their horse farm in Maryland, so I was familiar with their style and the way they live,’ she explains. ‘The project was only partially finished so it was like completing a jigsaw.’
Sport has always been high on her clients’ agenda. ‘They are an incredibly active family. They run marathons, play polo and love to ski. In fact, the house is at the bottom of some of the hardest pistes on the mountain,’ Sandra says.
The family, all of whom Sandra describes as ‘living comfortably around the world’, gather at the chalet for big get-togethers where days on the mountain are finished with long social evenings. ‘It was a priority to create a comfortable chalet that could stand up to the numbers of guests, but at the same time reflect my clients’ great sense of style,’ Sandra says.
Eager not to fall into what she calls ‘ye olde lodge’ trap, where too much cosiness can become twee, Sandra chose a refined scheme that still addresses the mountain landscape. ‘I have used hides and sheepskin, shearlings and antler, but I wanted to do this in a refined way so there is a reference to the surroundings without it being too overbearing.’
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
AHEAD OF THE CURVE
Interior design practice Salvesen Graham and Flower Michelin Architects worked together to elevate this home into something rather special
A Feast For The Senses
Tis the season for an abundance of foliage and fragrance indoors – these experts do it with panache
MAKING A MARK
Henriette von Stockhausen was brought in to infuse this 18th-century former rectory with a look that is both classic and charmingly carefree
BE BRAVE WITH FLOORING CHOICES FOR A BATHROOM THAT’S EYE-CATCHING AND UNFORGETTABLE
COLOUR, PATTERN, FURNITURE, LIGHTING AND ART... THE FOLLOWING SENSATIONAL SPACES USE ALL OF THESE TOOLS TO CREATE PERSONALITY AND DEPTH
Great British brunching
Indulge in a glorious breakfast with chef Sally Clarke, whose latest book First Put On Your Apron is the perfect kitchen go-to
STEEPED IN HISTORY
Some of our very favourite shops are also in buildings with great stories. Here, with the help of writer Emma J Page, we share some of the top tales
PURE & SIMPLE
BEAUTIFUL MATERIALS, NATURAL FINISHES AND PARED-BACK DESIGN – WE CONSIDER WHAT HAPPENS WHEN STYLE TAKES A CLEAN AND CALM TURN
WHAT'S NEW IN GARDEN DESIGN?
DRAWING ON THIS YEAR’S WINNERS OF THE SOCIETY OF GARDEN DESIGNERS AWARDS, WE SHOWCASE OUR PREDICTIONS FOR OUTDOOR SPACES IN 2022
CREATE YOUR OWN MARBLED WRAPPING PAPER AND GIFT TAGS
Compton Marbling has been making hand-marbled paper and related products since the 1970s. Marbling supplies such as carrageenan powder and alum are also available.
SANDRA'S DUDE HAS COLD FEET!
Won’t put a ring on it
WE COULD HAVE MADE IT
Speed Trap “Keanu’s a guy who...is friends with every woman he’s ever dated,” said Sandra.
STALKER STUCK SANDRA WITH PTSD
SHAKEN Sandra Bullock admitted she’s still suffering from crippling posttraumatic stress disorder after enduring a frightening home invasion in 2014!
MANTELS in a Holiday Mood
Pretty things from nature are always in style.
The Good-Enough Woman
Depictions of mothers on TV generally suck. In her latest role, Sandra Oh wants to change that.
THE MAGIC OF MUSHROOMS
If you add mushrooms to your stir-fry, you’re just toeing the edge of the fungi forest. Follow us down this path of both culinary and magical discovery, beginning with an iconic moment in women’s sports.
GAMECHANGER SANDRA GIBSON
Executive Director, SNF Parkway Theatre & Maryland Film Festival
CUOMO CAUGHT UP IN HEATING SCANDAL!
TV chef Sandra Lee moved 3,000 miles away from governor
SANDRA'S GUY GETTING ALL ‘FIGHT CLUB' OVER BRAD!
SANDRA BULLOCK is working with Brad Pitt on a new film — and sources claimed her live-in love, Bryan Randall, is terrified he’ll lose her to the Hollywood hunk!