News – Build your house yourself !

chalet bois brulé

Well, it has been a long time since I last posted a news article on my Cosy Cosyneve blog. That’s life going on here, life takes up all the free time for some beautiful projects !

I’m sure you already had some weeks, months, years like that before, where you just have to concentrate on some projects for it to be “successful”.

At the moment, one of our project is getting closer and closer to be finished ! Yay !
With my husband, we’ve been building our home in the french Alps, a house I designed to look like it has always been here. I love nature and I fight against visual pollution, so I wanted our house to be a good ad-on this beautiful landscape surrounded with mountains.

We started building 2 years ago and did most of the indoor construction ourselves. The electricity should be plugged-in next week. It will be a step forward !

Our other “project” started 20 months ago and will go on for our whole life : we created a child, her name is  Néva. We try to balance our life to still free some time to spend with her. (but I have to admit it is very challenging to “balance” correctly).

As the house will soon be “finished” (it is never actually finished”), I’d like to get back into writing articles more often to share my interior design discoveries about nature and mountain.

I’d like to explain some process of building a home, a chalet, which I think might interest some of you. If it’s your case, please fill free to ask questions or manifest your curiosity. It will help build my motivation to write and share more for sure !

For now, I can share a picture of our house “almost finished”.

Have a great week and I hope to see you again soon : )

Amandine

Japan architecture inspiration

table moderne bois métal

This interior caught my eye as I like the warmth brought by the wood. Mixed with metal, it adds up a modern feel to the uncluttered and simple volumes. I could have bet this house was located in the french alps, but no ! I was surprised to discover it’s actually located in … Japan !

Visit the “Ishibe” house, made by Alts Design in Japan.

Mix of wood style for this corridor. Decoration enhance with large posters framed sitting on the floor.

idée déco couloir

The entrance made of wood with a metal stair linking with the second floor.

 

 

entrée porte et lambris bois

 

Living area with kitchen and a wide table for family reunion : the hub of this house. Beautifully designed with a mix of wood of the ceiling and for the table top. Industrial feel adds modernity with hanging lamp bulbs from black cord on the ceiling and metal structure for furniture and stairs. A wise mix !

 

 

bois, métal béton

Very simple lines is what works best ; )

cuisine et salle à manger ampoules suspendues

Check the large open shelves for storage on the far right.

table moderne bois métal

Another view from the kitchen side.

intérieur moderne et bois

 

The mezzanine upstairs with wooden floor and ceiling. A wall has been covered of old pieces of wood for a more rustic look.

mur en bois recyclé

A cosy atmosphere with a japanese touch. Very ZEN !

mezzanine cosy bois

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Surprisingly, I didn’t expect the exterior of this house to look like a cube. We expect a chalet type house, but it is actually a perfect cube ! Why not ? (Well actually a bit too modern to my (french) taste)

maison cube japon

I hope you enjoyed this japan inspiration !

Have a good week !

Photo credit : Alts Design Office

Original furniture “ICI” : 100% local

meuble bois unique

Original furniture “ICI” is a new range designed by Florentine and made by Dominique in the french region of Charentes.

Original Furniture ICI

Discover their concept in video :

Visit the factory where the furniture is made. So interesting !!

meuble designer florentine martel

furniture design wood

 

Those original furniture are displayed at the show in France in the Charentes region s-during the summer 2014. (Expo-Vente des Métiers d’Arts in Cloître de Chalais)

Contact Florentine by email: iciencharente@gmail.com

“Like” their Facebook page: ICI en Charente.

craft market france

 

Christmas decoration

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Hi !

Christmas holidays are coming so here is a selection of the best Christmas decoration I found on the web the past few days. I hope it will give you some inspiration too, to create a beautiful magic Christmas decor !

Here is an avent calendar as a candle, an original idea !

Noël bougie calendrier

An easy way to make a christmas tree, and those ones don’t loose their needles !

carton sapin Noël

White christmas ambiance

Noël blanc déco

A cute little white deer !

déco fly cerf

Aren’t they cute ? Felt deer

dear felt christmas deco

Natural christmas decoration

interior christmas decoration

Simple and light christmas decor

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stars étoiles noël

 

cheminée chalet Noël

 

Fly Noël chalet

 

Noël décoration Fly

 

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What about a green christmas ?

Noël déco vert

Decoration from the entry door

nature noël

 

Natural christmas decoration

I hope enjoyed this selection, I wish you a pleasant moment preparing for the big day !

Cosy Light Chalet in Austria

bois et lumière

Created by Gogl Architekten as “a place of peace and contemplation”, this austrian chalet is strongly connected to the natural setting.

The client demanded the architecture to be light and airy, but also cosy.

Let’s have a look !

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The entrance with wide glass windows and a stone wall. I love the mix of natural materials, wooden door, stone, natural fabrics for carpet and bench.

entrée chalet baie vitrée

 

The living area with modern ligns. To me, it looks a bit too “cold”, I would have added green plants, or a touch of colors.chimney living room

Large sliding windows over viewing the mountain panorama. Love the floating furniture shelf in rustic wood. It adds horizontal ligns, perfect for a peaceful feeling.

salon chalet lumineux baie vitrée

The stairs made of a combination of metal and wood. Simple design, clean ligns.

escalier bois métal

This living area upstair looks very cosy and inviting, full of light !

bois et lumière

 

A good way to bring more light inside with a roof window.plafond bois

The bathroom full of light with a large window. Boards of wood keep the intimacy but leave the light coming through.

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I hope you enjoyed this chalet and that it was inspiring to you !

Old farm renovated into a guesthouse

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Discover this renovated farmhouse in Belgium, a half-hour from Lille.

In its purity, “De Heerlijkheid van Marrem” (The Lordship of Marrem) has been transformed into a luxurious guest house.

All the original features have been retained and some recycled materials were added. This harmonious feel is created by the uses of natural materials such as lime, wood, flax, cotton. The range of colors goes from chalky white to shades of gray / sand.

The guesthouse can accommodate 20 to 23 people. In each room you can find antique furnitures from France and Italy.

Nathalie and Dominique welcome you to feel “at home away from home”!

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outside farm belgium

little inside window porte-bois-ancienne

Here are the bedrooms…

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Uncluttered look thanks to white walls and ceiling, rusticity thanks the built it mezzanine.

bedroom

chambre nature

bedroom renovated farm

 

The Kitchen

cuisine bois béton ferme

shelf kitchentasse-rouge

kitchen door

 

tablee-exterieure

 

salleamanger-lodge

A little office space

desk in wood

candle on wood

 

Here is my favourite room, the kids attic bedroom. Love the wooden beams!

kids attic bedroom

 

kids bed attic

 

attic bedroom

Bathrooms in the same natural tones…

salle-bain-ferme

 

salle de bain

 

I hope you enjoyed the tour. If you wish to book for a week-end or holiday, visit http://www.heerlijkheidvanmarrem.be/fr/

I discovered this nice place thanks to the beautiful blog Mechant Design.

 

A mobile house !

maison champ

ÁBATON, a spanish design & architecture studio, has developed a mobile house, ideal for 2 people, easily transported by road and ready to be placed almost anywhere.

The proportions are the result of a thorough study by the architects’ team so that the different spaces are recognizable and the feeling indoors is one of fullness. It is a simple yet sturdy construction made of materials chosen to provide both comfort and balance. ÁPH80 embodies the principles and objectives of ÁBATON: wellbeing, environmental balance, and simplicity.

ÁPH80 has 3 different spaces measuring 27 sq mt (9×3): a living-room/kitchen, a full bathroom and double bedroom. Its gabled roof is 3,5mts high indoors. Most of the materials can be recycled and meet the sustainable criteria that ÁBATON applies to all its projects. It blends in with the environment thanks to its large openings that bring the outdoors inside. The use of wood throughout the building not only adds calmness and balance but it is also hypoallergenic. The sourced wood comes from regulated forests (will regrow to provide a wide range of other benefits such as further carbon storage, oxygen generation and forest habitat).

maison portable mobile house

 

chalet au milieu des moutons

 

maison champ

 

transport petite maison

 

plan maison portable

 

intérieur maison portable

 

plans de côté maison portable
Technical Data: The outside is covered with grey cement wood board. Ventilated façade with 12cm thermal insulation around the building. Solid timber structure manufactured through numerical control; Inside timber panels made of Spanish Fir Tree dyed white. ÁPH80 has been designed and manufactured fully in Spain.
Manufacturing time: 4-6 weeks.

Assemby time: 1 day.

Transportation by road.

 

Price: from 32.000€

 

The team is currently developing simpler series which can be added to the ÁPH80 to suit every particular need, creating larger spaces and contributing to the project’s versatility.

View more of the project on Abaton website

 

 

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