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Tuesday
Feb022016

Chalet Vieux Valet Verbier

Last week marked 9 years of this blog's existence. It has been a long yet very fun 9 years I have to admit, but after all the hours upon hours upon HOURS of blog research it seems to take alot to REALLY get me excited about a home these days. While getting this post ready, I was so damn excited about it I wanted to crank my tunes, jump up and dance on my desk. This chalet designed by Marianne Tiegen is going on my list of top 5 favourite homes I have ever featured. It is a truly magical blend of rustic, industrial and mid-century styles....all the best rolled into one.

Reader Comments (14)

Oh wow! That is perfection. Usually ski chalet chic does nothing for me - too much orange wood. But this place - sod the skiing - who'd want to leave?

2 Feb 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVivienne

I love the wood and architecture- a great non-conformist take on the typical ski chalet!
(I did hold my breath with that first sentence or two- I thought you were about to say after 9 long years you were burned out! nooooooo!)

2 Feb 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAxie

Kim, you had me scared for a minute!

I started reading Desire to Inspire two (or three?) years ago and read every post backwards, finally finishing about four days before your ninth anniversary.

I'm sure I am not your only reader who has done this; I'm just a member of the "silent majority" who has gained many ideas from you!

Surely speaking for many of your followers, we love the inspiration you and Jo bring to us and will try to comment more. I'm not a blogger but I've heard that bloggers like to hear from their readers.

Happy Ninth Anniversary!

2 Feb 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Melton

Suzanne has captured my exact sentiments! Congrats on a very fine nine years, Kim!

2 Feb 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I forgot to add- Happy Anniversary, Kim and Jo! And thank you both for the beautiful inspiration every day!

2 Feb 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAxie

Thanks everyone! And OOPS - sorry for scaring some of you

2 Feb 2016 | Registered CommenterKiM

Congrats!

2 Feb 2016 | Unregistered Commenterombia

Whoa...9 years?! Happy Anniversary. I must have found you at your inception. Back in the day, I read a blog called DesignPorn. DTI was on the blogroll. I checked you out back then and have been coming back ever since.
DTI is one of very few blogs I've stuck with for that length of time. Hell, almost a decade! Thanks for making me feel old.

Happy Anniversary Kim and Jo!!!

2 Feb 2016 | Unregistered Commenterd of dogland

Wow 9 years! Which makes me a loyal a follower for only one third of its life! I beseech you Kim and Jo, please don't ever ever ever stop blogging and providing us with a daily morning dose of happiness. Thank you so much.

2 Feb 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTeez

Thanks ombia, d of dogland and Teez!

3 Feb 2016 | Registered CommenterKiM

great space!! do you happen to know, where the mirror behind the office-desk is from? I am looking for that kind of mirror such a long time.
Anybody has an idea?

18 Jun 2016 | Unregistered Commenterin the attic

@InTheAttic: it looks to me like they took some OLD mirrors and hung them together or they took some NEW mirrors and aged them.

I googled [how to age a mirror] and found many suggestions:
https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=&oq=how+to+age+a+mirror&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GUEA_enUS659US659&q=how+to+age+a+mirror&gs_l=hp...0l5.0.0.0.7609...........0.ivVCTC-EUDI

18 Jun 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Melton

@SuzanneMelton thank you very much! I think you are right, they aged the mirrors and put it in a frame together. Also the black dots are great, which looks just right for it. I think I found my next DIY project. Big thanks for the help, didnĀ“t know about aging mirrors, until now...
Lisa

20 Jun 2016 | Unregistered Commenterin the attic

@InTheAttic: Always happy to help someone add EVEN MORE projects to their list.

...and this one seems to be fairly inexpensive, as opposed to buying retail.

20 Jun 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Melton

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