Old farm renovated into a guesthouse

attic bedroom

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”!


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.


chambre nature

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The Kitchen

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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…



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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.


Cosy Design Selection

interior design selection from amandine

Here are some cosy inspirations for you to bring inside your home.

In our busy life, we need to feel relaxed once back home. Uncluttered decoration helps to clear your mind. I have collected for you my favorite cosy items. Click on the images, I added a link on any items you can buy online.

Relax and enjoy : )


A rocking horse ? No, a rocking sheep is much cozier !

deco enfant mouton


White Fluffy cushions

coussin fourrure

Leaf veine cushions bring natural patterns inside – by Mika Barr available on EtsyCoussin veine feuille nature blanc

coussin cosy nervures feuilles

Fluffy stool

tabouret fourrure

What about have a nap against this comfortable biscuit !cosy biscuit pillow


Have a warm tea or hot chocolate in those beautiful Bloomingville cups.

ambiance cosy sabre

A very soft carpet made of pompoms !

soft carpet pompom

A fluffy fur gives the cosy feel ! Grey is THE color of the 2013 fall !

grey sheep skin


Living stone by made in design
coussin pierre

Remind yourself good memories of the fresh air ! “Ski Pole planting” Vintage poster by CosyNEVE.

pole plant ski poster


Some beautiful little clouds by Zucloud pillow zu cosy

A confortable white armchair made of wool to feel like inside an eggshell.

Fauteuil cosy oeuf blanc


I hope this will bring you lots of inspiration for your home !

Have a very nice day !

A mobile house !

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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).

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chalet au milieu des moutons


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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



Modern chalet interior design

Salle a manger luminaire cosy

Visit this chalet in Savoy with rustic and modern design at a time.

Patrick Lecoq, the carpenter, escapes from the traditional mountain décor to create a unique atmosphere while remaining cozy and pleasant.

This is exactly the chalet style I like, less “heavy” and loaded than the traditional style, which I sometimes criticized for having “too much” wood. The living area is large, full of light and clear.

The visit begins with this very cozy lounge thanks to the materials used

The gray wool covers the couch. Fur covers stools and skins on the seats. Just a few touches of red warms up the atmosphere thanks to a few cushions.

Salon bois et canapé gris laine

The living room is separated from the kitchen by a bar of gray stones that combine very well with the wooden wall and the wood kitchen furnitures. The walls of the corridors are white, which gives a nice effect of space in these small alleys ..

Note the skins of cows used to cover stools: another small twinkling of rustic look!

Cuisine salle à manger pierre et bois


In the bedroom, the walls are covered with wood and white paint, a good balance not to overload the room too much. We find the white fur again, here on the chair beside the bed. Plaid also gives a very soft and cozy feel to the room.chambre fourrure chalet

About Patrick LECOQ

Carpenter fitter by training, Patrick Lecoq acquired a solid experience abroad (layout of palace in Emirates and Saudi Arabia). He then joined project managers team of Disneyland ® Paris for 15 years, where he is the prime contractor for the projects layout of shops and restaurants in the theme park as well as many housing for employees of the company Disney ®.


Here’s now another chalet interior, also created by the same carpenter.

The vertical massive stone fireplace marks the middle of the room. The curtains are white crème to lighten the whole wood and stone interior.

cheminée centrale chalet TV


The “mobile” white lights add a touch of lightness that contrasts with the imposing stone fireplace.cuisine ouverte sur salon chalet


The coffee table, round and white, adds some softness to the room.

salon agencement chalet moderne


lampadaire chalet


The white kitchen slice over the entire rustic interior and adds more modernity. I love the practical side of the central island to facilitate the way of both sides to the living room or to the dining room (below, the living room has a side “light cozy” lil never seen, read more!).

Cuisine chalet blanc cassé

About the carpentry

Carpentry Patrick Lecoq is located in Savoie since 2005, in the village of Seez, near Bourg Saint Maurice.
Its intervention area covers mainly common Tarentaise resorts Haute-Tarentaise (Val d’Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Seez, Bourg St Maurice, Courchevel, …) and the Paris region.


The dining area

Another successful marriage between “heavy” and “light”. I love it! The massive wooden table, traditional, brings warmth and coziness to the space. It invites for the hearty meal with family or friends. Above, three lights “preened” white follow each other  as if they were floating in the air just like clouds. A cozy set, rustic and modern at the same time! Congratulations Mr. Lecoq!

Salle a manger luminaire cosy


The dining area view from the couch.salleamangerboisblanct


The stairs made of old wood are beautiful !escalier bois


And finally, one last picture taken into another chalet. The living room, more masculine, mixes wood materials, stone, wool and synthetic fur creating a more sober and serious feel. A good modern and rustic mix!Screen-Shot-2013-08-29-at-02.00.35

That’s it ! I hope it has been as inspiring for you as it has been for me to create this post ! Thanks for reading, and feel free to share !


– Menuiserie Patrick Lecoq
– Cyril Reynaud : 06 88 23 94 63

“Marie’s farms” chalets

canapé cosy plaid fourrure

At the heart of the hamlet “Les Fermes de Marie” in Megève in France, welcome to the world of authenticity and luxury.

This private chalet of 400 m² with generous volumes offers a refined and warm decor of wood flooded with light.

On 3 levels, this cottage is for rent for the lucky ones who could afford it!

Chalets des Fermes de Marie



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Here is a video of the interior created by Interieurs TV :

400 m² split in 3 levels


The heart of the cottage includes a large living room with exposed beams, a fireplace and a wooden study area. The adjacent dining room opens onto a big private terrace.

large salon chalet



salon luxe chalet montagne



canapé cosy plaid fourrure



escalier bois chalet poutres



The master bedroom with open bathroom and dressing room, occupies the entire floor and offers a magnificent view of the Jaillet, like the attic room on the ground floor, with its simple and uncluttered design.

Tête lit cosy fourrure chalet




chambre chalet moderne




chambre chalet originale
Les 3 chambres du rez-de-jardin, thème bleu, rouge ou orange, sont aménagées pour “cocooner” à souhait… Le spa privatif (Jacuzzi, sauna, table de massage, appareil fitness) contribue à la volupté du séjour.

chambre bois chalet


With its sheltered  and intimate terrace adjacent to the dining room for enjoyable moments, its fully equipped kitchen (also with a dining area), the Chalet des Fermes offers a variety of nooks to enjoy breakfast and afternoon tea … or a custom dinner cooked by the Chef.

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cuisine bois et pierres



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If you liked the ambience, here is a video showing a few tips to get the look at an affordable price.

To get more info about this chalet or to rent it, please visit the website Chalets des Fermes de Marie, in Megève.
Photos copyrights : MAISONS & HOTELS Sibuet

Kulle Cosy Daybed

cosy day bed grey wool

The Kulle Daybed was designed by Stefanie Schissler as a way to evoke those cozy feelings of safety and relaxation.

Created as school project, Kulle aims to inspire an emotional connection with its owner through touch and trying it out.

It looks a bit like a cloud and seems to be sooo cosy !

cosy day bed grey wool


zoom day bed cosy relax


sleeping on day bed cosy

I found it on Design Milk.



A gondola car as the world smallest chalet!

cabine oeuf chalet bois

At the occasion of the Alps Homes Show in Meribel, Christophe Lapergue was asked to restyle an old gondola in Les 2 Alpes.

It is in a mountain spirit, recalling the first discoveries with snow, skiing and mountain, he imagined it to be, he wishes, your best memory of skiing.

Here the “egg cabin” makeover




logo_home made architecturehmaad.com is HomeMade Architecture[s], an architecture and design company nestled in the ski resort of La Norma in the French Alps.

Founded in 2008 on the initiative of Christopher Lapergue, HomeMade Architecture[s] has, over the years, specializing in architecture, interior design and high-end design, surrounding himself with qualified professionals.








Sticker on the ski rack.
“L’Oeuf”, ‘the egg” imagined by Christophe LAPERGUE.



…in collaboration with the spinning mill Arpin.


Arpin mountain style fabrics

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The old industrial lamp comes from an old limestone quarry in Maurienne.


Everything has been thought, even the folding table!



The floor of the cabin with the colors of Savoy.


The Alps Home Show is held currently in Meribel and until 12 August 2013.

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So, what do you think of this gondola car ?