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Unique refuge in the heart of an enchanted forest in Germany

Unique refuge in the heart of an enchanted forest in Germany


In Germany, in a wooded forest region, the franco-swiss decorator Alexandra de Garidel puts all her talent into redeveloping an old fortress into a unique and warm chalet, in which the interior design unfolds like a fairy tale.

The franco-swiss interior designer, artist and set designer, Alexandra de Garidel, who created her studio in 2005, once again demonstrates her desire to break with conventions and her passion for design, by imagining a breathtaking chalet. Located in Germany, in a 500 m2 fortress from the 18th century, the initially unadorned house, with narrow windows and farmhouse-like architecture, is undergoing a complete renovation. The idea of ​​the design, to transform it into a comfortable mountain shelter, simple and practical, a lodge for owners and their friends, who would like to enjoy sports activities, such as cross-country skiing, like cross-country skiing, among the giant trees of the park surrounding the residence. The construction being isolated in the middle of the woods, it was important to imagine elements of recreation. Thus, the large living room is designed for strolling, relaxing and reading, but also for entertaining. A soft and warm atmosphere is created through a selection of beige colors. Ideal for a discussion during the evenings in front of the fireplace or for a round of pool. Thanks to the textures and compositions of objects, the whole forms a home that is both welcoming and stylish.

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