Decorating & Design

February 10, 2020

A Cherished Family Ski Chalet Gets The Grown-Up Treatment

Nestled in the mountains of Whistler, British Columbia, this townhouse saw plenty of action as a weekend family retreat for 27 years. But over time, the children grew up and the home fell idle. The homeowners still valued their mountain time, but the space just didn’t work for their lifestyle anymore. Now, they need a more sophisticated adult retreat with roomier private spaces and a generous media room. They turned to interior designer Alda Pereira to help rekindle their love of this 2,400-square-foot escape and transform it into a cozy spot for après-ski cocktails.

“They wanted to create an environment that was warm, inviting and rustic, but also elevated — one that acts as a place of refuge but will also serve them well in entertaining large numbers of people,” says Alda. “For me, that meant spaces that are understated and timeless, and that embrace the natural beauty of the landscape outside.”

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Author: Wendy Jacob

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Alda Pereira