The House of Nouveau

This is seriously a little off-radar for most folk - this is more the home of the creative scene than that of the glitz of nearby St Mortiz - even more of a reason for you to like discovering this little house of Deco meets mid-century style


The little Villa Flor is a creative design hotel in the arty Alpine village of Upper Engadin, a restored small house inspired by Art Nouveau and modernism - this small boutique hotel is home to the creative scene, and is much loved by artists, writers and design aficionados. 

Villa Flor takes the intimacy of a private urban guesthouse, and the allure of a bed & breakfast, the restored interiors are stylish, inviting, eclectic and wonderfully original. 

Interiors are decked peacock turquoise, warm ochre and vivid reds cloaking the stenciled walls with ornate flowing motifs, which dance across the airy rooms in syncopated rhythm.

This is truly a snapshot of the playful, romantic, Jugendstil with a very clever style intervention borrowed from the 50‘s- all balanced by the solidness of the warm parquet floors.

This small richly decorated and irresistibly comfy urban villa whispers creative confidence in style and utter sophistication - this is the Villa Flor S-chanf in Upper Engadin, where the bling of nearby St. Moritz is tamed. 


Close to the banks of the River Inn, Villa Flor is located in the little Alpine village of S-Chanf in Upper Engadin, about a 20 minutes drive north of St. Moritz - access to the Glacier and Bernina Express trains - and just a short 4 minutes drive to the ancient Medieval town of Zuoz. 

Villa Flor also provides a fantastic access to the Swiss National Park at the Val Trupchun. 

A cultural home of interior delight, this place was restored with integrity and style, it is familiar, cosy and terribly lovely



Being so lovely and small, Villa Flor offers a hearty breakfast featuring bakery delights from the village, cheeses from the mountains and eggs from the local farm - naturally well sourced and eco. 


Ladina Florineth’s return to her hometown following long stints abroad meant that she also appliied her a worldly sense of design – and being a creative herself, the villa was the perfect canvas to restore a house of design with her sense of urban style.  

It is very much a house of Ladina with personal accents, a lot of hard work and the confidence to do something a little different in this little mountain village. 

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