The chalet is situated in Sirdal, a popular ski destination in Norway. The area is known for its breathtaking nature, and heavy snow during wintertime, making the cosy chalet a sought-out refuge.
My client desired a warm but dark atmosphere. A strong contrast to the bright, white snow and crips light in the mountains. The Scandinavian way of life, with our attraction to hygge and coziness became the foundation of the design proposal.
I kept the windows free from clutter, allowing daylight to filtrer through the chalet creating dramatic changes in the dark interior throughout the day. I wanted the artificial lighting to be very functional and positioned where required. This emphasizes the dialogue between shadow and light giving even more depth and intrigue to the space. A lot of indirect lighting has been employed. This light is softly reflected around the room and off furniture, bringing texture to the fore.
«Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides»