Michelle Nussbaumer's Gstaad Chalet is a Crazy Mixed-up World of Color, Travel, Adventure and Fun


Say the word "cabin".  Do you think of logs, plaids and moose heads? Think again...there are really no rules.  A mountain home can be anything you want it to be.

Take Michelle Nussbaumer's Swiss chalet.  It's a true mixture of wanderlust inspiration.  Textiles from Morocco, Mexican pottery, Chinese porcelains, French and Swiss antiques.  You name it, if it's exotic and glamorous, Michelle has tossed it into this fabulous family retreat.  It's less an escape FROM the world and more an escape TO the world.

Nussbaumer is a Dallas-based designer and owner of Ceylon et Cie. Her vibrant store is packed full of exciting items collected on her travels around the world.  Nussbaumer's colorful and eclectic style can be seen in her Gstaad chalet.

Nussbaum and the cow on her back patio.

The home is a centuries old classic chalet.

Beautiful antiques including a stunning painted amoire and a French needlepoint chair are brought to life with a colorful tablecloth and pottery collection.

A colorful feast for the eyes.

A comfortable seating area with a dramatic blown up canvas in the background.  

I love the warm colors and interesting collectibles that are artfully scattered into every nook and cranny.  It gives the rooms such a welcoming, comfortable feeling.  


Hands down, my favorite utility room...ever!  

The strength of using a great fabric everywhere in a room.  Delightful!

Exotic textiles galore!

Another cozy bedroom with a crazy mixed up collection of textiles.  Somehow, it works together beautifully.


Vibrant and exciting colors.  Don't you just love the crazy Mongolian fur chair?  And right in the middle of it all, a modern table with old blue and white pottery.  




All photos by Melanie Acevedo for Veranda.

If you love ethnic fabrics, here are some of our favorites, click here.  And to view our favorite ethnically-inspired wallpapers, click here.  

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