News – Build your house yourself !

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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 : )


Le Chalet 1912

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The 1912 Chalet is located in the village of Val-d’Illiez Switzerland, at the bottom of the Dents-du-Midi. It dates from 1912 and was completely renovated in 2012.

This chalet of 150m2 spreads over three floors for up to 11 people. A lovely terrace of 80m2 with Swedish hot tubs offers superb views of the Dents-du-Midi.

It is located 3 km from the ski resort and at the start of the cable car to the Portes du Soleil, considered the largest linked ski area in the world.

































Find more about this chalet on their Facebook page :

Cosy Light Chalet in Austria

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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 !

Modern chalet interior design

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!).

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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!

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

A gondola car as the world smallest chalet!

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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 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 ?

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