Fireorb Cool Warmth
Mosaic Stone & Tiles.
PRODUCED BY MEG CROSSLEY TEXT BY DANNY SINOPOLI
When the weather
outside gets frightful, Canadians tend to retreat into two
camps: those who revel in outdoor activities and those who,
well, don’t. Luckily, this season promises such enticing après-ski scenarios that even the latter will welcome winter: as
envisioned by a wide range of fashion and product designers,
a night around a roaring fire hasn’t looked this stylish since
Cortina in the ’60s. Clearly, last year’s Olympics in Torino left
a lasting impression, as the look is more Alpine than Aspen.
Think Claudia Cardinale’s chic chalet in The Pink Panther or
the ski resort where Audrey Hepburn meets Cary Grant at the
Sourcing and styling by Arren Williams. Photography by Cameron Hunt (clock, cushions, coverlet, tiles, boots, vest and turtleneck)/First View (Chanel clothing)
beginning of Charade. Sartorially, women need only don a
slim-fitting puffy coat to fit right in, while long scarves and
furry anoraks will do for the men.
Indoors, the same slick-as-ice aesthetic prevails.
Fireplaces, for instance, are skinny hanging numbers,
while sleek standing lamps and shiny quilted blankets and
duvets abound. For an updated touch of Tyrolean charm,
consider a cuckoo clock, but a striking silver-coloured one!
After a few mugs of cider, you may even be tempted to pull
out a guitar, releasing your inner Jacques Brel in the process.
Let it snow indeed!