Retreat by the River

When we were asked to redesign this charming four bedroom timber chalet we were delighted; situated on a river bank and hidden amongst the trees this home had plenty of potential. The owners sought a tranquil escape that could, if desired, double up as a holiday rental.

The shiplap panelling throughout the property, typical of chalets, married perfectly with the decided Scandinavia meets Lake District style. We wanted to showcase the spectacular Lake District views in every room and therefore opted for a simple aesthetic.

Natural textures and finishes on the backdrop of a soft grey colour palette accentuated the views beyond, and ensured the space felt relaxing and welcoming.

The real log fire created a homely, cosy centre piece in the living room, chosen to add an authentic comforting warmth in the winter months. The large, bright windows were practically dressed with tri-screen roller blinds to protect the furniture from bleaching and to create soft pleasant light in the room.

The bright conservatory was the perfect place to coordinate an eclectic mix of premium design furniture with textured tweed, herringbone and linen fabrics. The result was a smart, fresh tailored look, easy to maintain and hardwearing.

The windows in the master bedroom were parallel to the tree canopy and consequently the room felt quite dark. To combat this we carefully chose accent lighting, added ammonite for the walls and dressed the room simply with neutral tones and patterns.

We introduced a seating area overlooking the woodland views as, just like with the rest of the house, we felt it was important to maintain a connection with the indoor and outdoor spaces.

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AddressNielsen House
Staveley Mill Yard
Phone01539 822433

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© Nielsen House 2019. All rights reserved. Nielsen House is a trading name of Sarah Jane Nielsen Ltd. Sarah Jane Nielsen Ltd is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Mill House, Staveley Mill Yard, Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9LR. Registered number: 04736828.
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