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40 Shades of Gray: Unexpected Color in the Swiss Alps

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 11, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Jul 10, 2013

A 200-year-old farmhouse in Interlaken gets an an overhaul by Zürich-based Mirko Beetschen and Stephane Houlmann, the duo behind Bergdorf Agency. In collaboration with Berne-based architect Nick Ruef, the team preserved the original wood paneling, parquet floors, and windows (repairing and refitting where necessary), and added sheep's wool insulation. Most interesting renovation detail: They used 40 different shades in the interior palette, in shades ranging from the palest pearl gray to spearmint green. Good news for travelers to Switzerland's capital;  Bergdorf Homes  rents out 13 furnished apartments in Berne. Photos via Bergdorf Agency . Above: The designers used a mix of modern pieces interspersed with antiques and vintage pieces. Above: A parlor is painted a minty green. Above: A slate gray study. Above: A dining area with paneled walls and a pale yellow table matched with gray chairs.   Above: The dining area features an original tiled stove that the owners painstakingly restored. Above: A china cabinet painted a cheerful mint green (both inside and out). Above: A small modern kitchen inserted in a corner of the dining/kitchen room. Above: Pale grays and dashes of yellow prevail. Above: The upstairs stairwell landing. Above: The chalet includes multiple bedrooms painted in varying shades of cool grays and chalky blues and greens. Above: A pair of guest rooms. Above: An attic bedroom with bath. Above: Even the tiles make a color statement.   Above: The chalet's traditional facade.  Vote for Your Favorites in Each Category Once a Day Remodelista Reader Finalists Remodelista Professional Finalists Gardenista Finalists Best Dining Space Best Dining Space Best Architectural Feature Best Office Space Best Office Space Best Indoor Garden Best Kitchen Space Best Kitchen Space Best Urban Garden Best Bath Space Best Bath Space Best Edible Garden Best Bedroom Space Best Bedroom Space Best Outdoor Room   Best Children’s Space  






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