The warm and welcoming living room of Chalet Hibou is the perfect spot for a hot toddy after a day of shredding.

Get Inspired by the Rustic Refinement of Alpine Style

Bring a little slice of the slopes to the city streets.

March 4, 2024

Forget the lederhosen and yodelers: today’s take on alpine style is as refined as it is rustic. Modern shapes updated with charming carved motifs, cozy knits with Tyrolean flair, and fairytale-forest tableware feel equally at home in a city loft as in a Swiss chalet—and lend a relaxed-ski-weekend vibe wherever they are.


From mohair to lambswool, nubby bouclé to handwoven tweed, these ultra-tactile textiles (seen on a collection of custom-designed notebooks) practically demand to be caressed. Stick to neutral tones to keep the focus on their luxurious textures, or add a colorful hint of red for an extra layer of warmth.

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT: Galt Wool Check by Williamsburg for Schumacher, $147 per yard, schumacher.com. Elba Freccia by C&C Milano, price upon request, cec-milano.us. Savile Row Check by Holland & Sherry, price upon request, hollandandsherry.com. MIDDLE ROW: Otti Silk Mohair & Wool by Patterson Flynn for Schumacher, $567 per yard, chairish.com. Chase by Rogers & Goffigon, price upon request, rogersandgoffigon.com. Miguel by C&C Milano, £490 per yard, tm-interiors.co.uk. BOTTOM ROW: Hudson Wool Check by Patterson Flynn for Schumacher, $534 per yard, chairish.com. Miguel by C&C Milano,£490 per yard, tm-interiors.co.uk. Milo Wool Herringbone by Patterson Flynn for Schumacher, $342 per yard, chairish.com.

Kevin Kerr


Consider this your Sunday-afternoon-at-home starter pack: Socks and sweaters hand-knit with wintry motifs, slippers stitched from plush shearling, and cozy blankets you’ll be tempted to take from bed to sofa (and back again) are the surest way to turn a dreary day into a veritable snuggle-fest. Just add a roaring fire, a cup of mulled wine, and a good book (or a streaming TV marathon—we won’t judge).

  • Carry On

    Heart Wicker Basket by Atelier Vime, from $265, cutterbrooks.com

  • Fuzzy Feelings

    Patched Sheepskin Pillow Cover by Toast, $160, us.toa.st

  • Melting Pot

    Fondue Set Pro by Boska, $130, usa.boska.com

  • Throw Party

    Lambswool Caernarfon Blanket, $193, welshotter.co.uk

  • Taken to Heart

    Heart Collar by Clare V., $145, clarev.com

  • On Display

    Arts & Crafts Plate Rack by Cosmo Fry for Cutter Brooks, from $820, cutterbrooks.com

  • Close Knit

    The Tabi Sweater by Khaite, $2,600, matchesfashion.com

  • Stir It Up

    Heart Beechwood Spoon, $4, stabo-imports.com

  • Toasty Toes

    Poinsettia Wool Cashmere Crew Socks by Lisa B., $29, shopgreenroost.com

  • Step Softly

    Pia Slippers by Shepherd of Sweden, €135, shepherdofsweden.com

  • Bedtime Bliss

    Berry Gingham Linen Duvet Cover by Piglet in Bed, from $239, us.pigletinbed.com

  • Warm Wishes

    Flat Eric Sheepskin Hot Water Bottle Cover by Owen Barry, $89, owenbarry.com

  • Stag Party

    Pewter Handle Antler Letter Opener by Vagabond House, $45, vagabondhouse.com

  • Wooly Grail

    Little Lamb in Grey-Brown Fur and Beechwood, $180, clic.com


Our favorite Alpine-inspired furniture, lighting, and rugs prove that the simplest ornamentation can yield maximal results. Carved-wood furniture in uncomplicated shapes allows the grain’s beauty to shine, while plush upholstery and rugs are just right for lending warmth to bare materials.


A dinner of fondue and speckknödelsuppe deserves an equally warm-and-welcoming setting. Stitched, carved, or painted, these tabletop pieces are rooted in traditional folk-art craftsmanship but still feel fully of the moment, adding a bit of woodland whimsy to any affair.


Whether you’re an Olympic-level skier or mainly concerned with the après part of the equation, there’s an Alpine getaway to fit the bill. These six hotels and resorts offer top-notch amenities (think award-winning cuisine, private helicopter excursions, and indulgent spa treatments) in postcard-perfect settings, with interiors that are the very definition of chalet chic.

Family-run since 1938, Hotel Armentarola captures the comfort of home in the Italian Dolomites. armentarola.com

Courtesy of Hotel Armentarola
  • Guests at Adler Lodge Ritten in Soprabolzano, Italy, can take a break from the slopes for some five-star pampering at the spa or a day of yoga. adler-resorts.com

  • The seven-bedroom Chalet Hibou in Le Miroir, France, is tailor- made for an extended family getaway. elevenexperience.com


Boutique Hotel Ballguthof in Lana, Italy, reinterprets Tyrolean chalet style in a sleek, modern way. ballguthof.com


Sweeping Alpine views are the backdrop for plush accomodations at Hotel Miramonti in Avelengo, Italy. hotel-miramonti.com


Sporer Alm’s well-appointed private chalets in Rohrberg, Austria, draw visitors all year long. sporer-alm.com


this article originally appeared in volume 10 of frederic magazine. click here to subscribe!