I’m so excited to share some new BEFORE and AFTERS from the Arched Chalet!! For those of you that have been following along on Instagram you know we purchased a ski cabin in Vermont last spring! The home needed some major TLC and we wasted no time getting started demo-ing the place. One of the first things we knew it needed was updated flooring and carpet. I’ve partnered with the Carpet Workroom in the past, so I knew I wanted to use them again for this project. Being based around Boston, the big question I had for them was “how far north will you travel?”. When I found out they install in Vermont I was so thrilled! They have such a huge selection of carpet and price ranges to choose from. Plus, I love that carpet is their main focus so they are extremely knowledgeable and do very high quality work.
After Ben and I ripped up many, many layers of carpet and old rubber padding we were so excited to begin to envision what these new stairs would look like, especially since the mid-level stairs are so central to the house. I knew I wanted to keep some of the original 70’s ski character and bring in a little fun/pattern mountain chic to the staircases. Below are some of the samples I selected and pondered over for awhile.
Here is how this staircase is looking now with fresh paint and that amazing carpet! The carpet we chose is called Harcourt Impala in grey/white it is incredibly soft and plush. I also love that it looks and feels so cozy with that touch of cabin chic!
The lower level of The Arched Chalet is the main entrance to the home. This room with the stairs to the mid-level is essentially a big mudroom. In the future lots of ski and snow gear will be removed here so I wanted a stair carpet that was more lower pile and durable.
This first level isn’t as far along as we hoped. We are currently in the process of repairing some waterproofing issues on this level by excavating and adding french drains. Thankfully the wall to wall stair carpet is not directly affected by this, so we felt safe having it installed. Once we complete the waterproofing + add flooring, then I’ll update this post with some more photos of this space.
Here is the before photo in all its paneled glory from the listing of the house. Yikes! I thought the retro plaid carpet was actually really cool and a great throwback to that era. However it was so dingy and stained. It had to be removed. I knew I wanted to bring that style back again just in a more clean and contemporary way. We selected the Kaleen Roadtown in Silver. Once the old carpet was completely removed and the walls and banisters were painted, the Carpet Workroom came and worked their magic. I can’t wait to finish off this mudroom with tile and new hooks, benches and ski storage!
Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing our latest updates to The Arched Chalet! The new carpet makes such a huge impact to the cabin vibe and I’m so happy with how it all turned out. Also HUGE thanks to the Carpet Workroom for partnering with me on this post. Be sure to check out their website and instagram page for more carpet inspiration. They’ve been so kind to share a discount code JORDECOR10 with my followers so be sure to mention JORDECOR if you decide to work with them in the future!
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Hi, I'm Jordan! I'm a Decorator and Blogger. I went to school for art & was an art teacher for almost 10 years. Now as a mom of 2 I'm pouring my creativity into home design. I started this business to help other home owners. I love inspiring people to improve their home with affordable ideas & DIY’s. I'm your girl for a daily dose of fun + all things home!