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We’ve Joined Team Timothy

In spite of the uncertainty and frustration thrown up by 2020, we’ve continued to enhance the interiors of Chalet Fourmiliere. As our regular guests will know, we’ve a lot of space to play with! We like to surprise our guests with quirky new touches and designs, continuously upgrading our interiors and looking to create new levels of comfort. We’re therefore delighted to announce our new collaboration with luxury British furniture maker Timothy Oulton.

For decades the Timothy Oulton brand has been synonymous with British furniture of the highest quality. Influenced by a love of antiques, each piece is inspired by the past, reimagined with a modern perspective that is guaranteed to both surprise and delight. We’ve found the heritage and integrity of the company most impressive; there’s a passion to deliver the extraordinary through unique, authentic collections.

Here’s a glimpse of two new additions ahead of this winter season, we’re certainly looking forward to showing them off!

Our Westminster Feather Sofas

Positioned directly in front of our commanding open fireplace (its rumoured to be the largest in Morzine), our guests this winter will discover two Timothy Oulton four-seater Westminster Feather sofas.

The Chesterfield is one of the great enduring icons of design, it just works in any style of interior. Our Westminster Feather sofa, in Buff Burnished Nutmeg leather, has all the classic handcrafted hallmarks of a quality Chesterfield but takes on a more relaxed, lived-in look with cosy feather-filled seat cushions. Characterised by its rich depth of colour, Buff Burnished is worked on for many hours by hand and then finished for a second time once upholstered. Skilled craftsmen wax the leather and then apply heat, before finally polishing it with lamb’s wool to create a gently aged, burnished look with a beautifully soft and warm hand feel. 

Alex says…

“Here at Chalet Fourmiliere, home of the best country house party experience in the Alps, we had a vision… of gorgeous sink into leather sofas framing our fabulous fireplace.  The comfiest cushions and snuggly throws providing a luxurious back drop for our happy guests to be languidly relaxing, sipping a glass of something delicious…”

Our Crystal Rectangle Chandelier

Occupying the double-height space directly above our huge dining table, you’ll find an extra (in every way!) large version of a Georgian-inspired crystal chandelier. The showstopping show piece is all crafted by hand, and features precision cut glass crystals with candle lights, and linked Bobeche dishes, which would have originally collected the candle wax. The proprietary Antique Rust finish of the frame gives the piece an unexpected twist, contrasting an industrial feel with the glitz of the crystals. It’s incredibly romantic and atmospheric and creates an ambiance of old world glamour in Fourmiliere’s stunning dining room – it’s hard to believe this space was once a lowly cow stall!

 

Tom says…

“This winter I’m most looking forward to sparkling chandeliers, shimmering and glinting over a sumptuous dining table laden with delectable food, the chatter of happy guests and the clink of wine glasses…”