Axel Vervoordt's Family Vacation Home in the Swiss Alps

In last week's posting I made mention of Axel Vervoordt. It got me thinking that I had seen some beautiful images of his personal family cabin in the mountains outside of Verbier. A little digging on the internet and voila! Enjoy these photos of his beautiful chalet...but, first a little background on the man himself.

Since 1968, Vervoordt has been collecting, restoring and dealing quality antiques to high level collectors, designers and showrooms around the world. His top-tiered clientele include Sting, Rose Tarlow, Bill Gates, Paul Wiseman, Bill Blass and many, many more names we all recognize. Over the years his company has grown to include 100 craftsmen, restorers, designers and project leaders. With the growth of his reputation he has become a world class interior designer and his unique style has influenced current popular design tremendously.

"I consider myself a very eclectic collector and dealer, I treasure the timeless and disdain the trendy. My taste spans centuries, continents and economic strata. I love the tension between different objects and different cultures. And I always let the space I am restoring inspire me." --Axel Vervoordt

I think of this room as being classic Vervoordt style, the combining of the simple and the rustic with inviting linen covered seating. With Vervoordt there's always lots of empty space and beautifully detailed architecture.

This amazingly huge coffee table and over-sized upholstery works beautifully in an uncluttered room.

Vervoordt knows antiques and here, in this more traditional room, above, he adds valuable collected pieces and a little color for a cozy but sophisticated look.

A colorful collection of carpets and antique boxes line an enormous built-in banquette.

Old stone floors, simple sisal matting, unique and rare antiques, neutral colors, exciting architecture.


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