I just returned from a really nice weekend up in Cashiers, North Carolina where I attended the Cashiers Designer Showhouse. Carole Weaks, Tammy Connor, Tish Mills, Barbara Heath, and James Farmer were just a few of the talented designers who decorated rooms at the charming 1960s-era mountain house. There was even a dose of Hollywood glamour thanks to Mary McDonald and Nathan Turner, guest speakers at the event. The whole weekend (especially the pleasantly cool nighttime temperatures) got me in a mountain state of mind.
So, with mountain houses on the brain, I decided to feature these photos of the Klosters chalet of Robert Ricci, founder of Nina Ricci. Okay, so it might be a stretch to go from Cashiers to Klosters, but they do have something in common. Hiring a top designer to makeover one's mountain house is just as important in Cashiers as it is in Klosters. And in the case of the Ricci home, the top designer just happened to be Georges Geffroy. I'd say that's impressive, wouldn't you?
Suede upholstered doors were an unexpected touch to Ricci's chalet.
Geffroy was responsible for the design of the staircase as well as the terracotta and marble tiled entrance hall floor.
The living room had a pine coffered ceiling and walls covered in Thai silk.
The dining room featured cabinets painted in a style that was indigenous to the area around Klosters. The pedestal table and dining chairs were custom designed by Geffroy.
The dining table set for dinner.
All photos from Architectural Digest Country Homes.