Looking for a Valentine’s or Mother’s Day gift? Or perhaps you’re decorating a ski apartment or chalet? Or maybe you’d like to fill your home with a mountain ambiance – whether Alpine chalet or Rocky Mountain log cabin style? If so, these shops offer a way for you to do just that.
They say: “We are so lucky to work with some fantastic independent sellers, across Europe. We try to make our pricing as reasonable and affordable as possible…The products in the Boutique are made with love and care with the main focus on quality. So if you’re looking for something handmade, unique and personal then you’re in the right place!”
We like: Mini mountain decorative garland with fabric mountain clouds in grey and black felt with white pompoms, £10.50 from My Mountain Boutique.
They say: “Chalet Shop is a one stop shop for chalets, whether you are setting up for your first season, topping up on supplies or refreshing a room or two. We supply a hand-selected range of quality products to suit chalet businesses and homes that will keep you and your guests happy through the winter and summer seasons, year after year”.
We like: You must surely have seen the way people in the Alps stack their logs so beautifully? This log table is great for anyone who loves practical storage solutions that look really alpine. It will sit perfectly beside an armchair, offering a valuable table top for a lamp or books. £120, from Chalet Shop.
They say: For the most original, personalised gift ideas for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and more, our pages are full of thoughtful gifts to inspire you…You’ll never be lost for ideas again!”
We like: A personalised solar-powered wooden nightlight in the shape of an alpine chalet – an ideal gift for the skier or mountain enthusiast in your life, £35, from Not On The High Street.
They say: “It’s the soft, fluffy textiles that make a place your own…a place that invites you to get comfy and stay a while. All of the things that bring a home to life.”
We like: Renrepe cushion cover with a different design on each side (the reverse has small red alpine-style flowers and green leaves), £4, from IKEA.
Olde Glory American Country Store
They say: “Olde Glory is an American country store on the other side of the pond that has been in business since 2002, when we opened a small retail shop in Bath. We offer a stylish range of pieces for the home that draw their inspiration from New England to create that distinctive cosy atmosphere …rustic beds covered with patchwork cotton quilts…homespun linens for country kitchens, curtains and window valances”.
We like: If you are looking for a classic log cabin style quilt, then the Bear & Trees design is the one for you. It comes complete with appliquéd wolves, moose, deer and bears.
They say: “With hot Glühwein in hand, settle down and make yourself snug in your very own mountain chalet. Whilst we can’t promise snow or a breathtaking view of a mountain range, we can definitely provide faux fur throws for keeping warm and velvet cushions for additional colour and texture”.
We like: Whimsical coat hook made from metal in the shape of antlers, featuring six hooks for coats, scarves and the like, £98 from Oka.
They say: “Lecoinmontagne.com was created in 2008 by the team of Le Coin Montagne shop in Serre Chevalier, which specialises in traditional mountain furniture. Products range from furniture and bedding, to lighting and crockery, all with an authentic mountain style”.
We like: Caribou doormat, 55€ from Le Coin Montagne.
They say: The fabric on the front of this cushion is an up-cycled French bedspread, depicting an alpine scene of chalets and fir trees.
We like: Chalet Chic Snowy Alpine Scene cushion cover, £34.50, by by Tinker Temptress on Etsy.
The ubiquitous online store has lots of books on Alpine style with gorgeous pictures to give you some inspiration. These include Alpine Interiors, Mountain Houses, Mountain Modern, and Living in Style Mountain Chalets (pictured here).