A Cozy Winter Chalet

Happy Friday!!! It’s been a brutally cold week throughout the U.S but today we can enjoy warmer temps and maybe even a little bit of sunshine. Here in the Midwest the snow has started to melt and we can finally breathe without a scarf, so you know… there’s reason to celebrate. With the colder weather upon us, I’ve been thinking a lot about about Nantucket in the summer, rose covered cottages and hydrangea bushes in full bloom. Then one of you sweet readers reminded me on Instagram  about this lovely Swiss chalet owned by Dallas-based decorator Michelle Nussbaumer. It is the perfect spot to hide away from harsh winter days!


Michelle Nussbaumer is known for her exuberant designs and daring use of color. Her numerous exotic travels have imbued her work with a global sense that has become her brand. The Texas native has honed her eye for design over decades of work as an interior designer, antiques dealer and creative director of her own design gallery – Ceylon et Cie. It takes a lot of courage, not to mention skill, to mix and match so many different influences under one roof. Nussbaumer does it all with ease and her family’s century-old chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland is a feast for the senses. Cozy nooks, local antiques, ikats and suzanis, delicious colors – this home has it all!




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Isn’t this wonderful? The original story was published in Veranda, in 2014 and the beautiful photography is by Melanie Acevedo. Have a great weekend!



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  1. January 20, 2018 / 7:39 am

    The mix of textiles is wonderful Eva! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Eva Contreras
      January 20, 2018 / 10:52 am

      Thank you, Elizabeth! Have a great weekend!