Northstar

Interior Architecture / Interior Design / Furniture

This big family apartment has direct views over Serre Chevalier’s most famous ski slope. South-facing, it benefits from great sun exposure, giving light and warmth to the main living spaces.

PLACE: Serre Chevalier – Chantemerle
YEAR: 2020
SURFACE: 120m²
ARCHITECT(S): Atelier Monts et Merveilles
PHOTOGRAPHER(S): B. Bodin


The global layout of this comfortable apartment was imagined for a large family with three bedrooms and independant bathrooms for the sleeping area on one side; and the kitchen, dining room and living room are on the other side.

Most walls were painted pure white, and a few are cladded with old wood.

Some ceilings are also cladded in wood to give a more chalet-like spirit.

The floors are real oak plywood.

The furnishings are lacquered, and a few pieces of old wood were integrated to create a unity between furniture and wall cladding.

granite, raw steel and old wood…

It was essential for the owners that the kitchen should be the central living space. Raw materials such as granite, raw steel and old wood were used, while the lacquered facades soften the whole. The large steel wall marks a graphic separation between the kitchen and the living room, while maintaining an open communication between both rooms.

The solid oak central table was made specially to seat ten people while the steel base recalls the structure which holds up the kitchen hood.

The openwork panels divide the volumes so that the dressing room and the laundry room are not directly in sight when entering the apartment. Indirect lighting was inserted to stage these marked elements.

The bathrooms are more mineral with granite basin counters, dark gray wall tiles and  blown glass suspensions. Again, open ceilings with indirect lighting give a more relaxing and softened atmosphere.

In the bedrooms, the curtains, bed heads, cushions and footboards were made-to-measure and the armchairs, chairs and sofas were selected and recommended by Atelier Monts et Merveilles through our network of partners, to deliver a fully finished key-in-hand project.