The story’s familiar – couple, with an illustrious career behind them, want to settle down somewhere nice, open up a little B&B, and enjoy the slower pace. What’s not so familiar, perhaps, is the cosy little B&B being an effortlessly stylish masterclass in elegance. With the renovation of their new home complete, Ruth and Thomas opened up Brücke 49 at the end of last year – two-metres of snow drifting into the chic little Alpine retreat of Vals just a few days after.
Ruth’s background as a designer is apparent; it’s clear she knew a thing or two about her job, to put it mildly. Iconic designs, carefully curated market finds, handmade wallpaper and stacks of eye-popping design books and magazines are just some of the touches that afford Brücke 49 the refined atmosphere of knowing cool. Their website’s navigation carries a tab entitled ‘ambience’, this speaks volumes about the stylish serenity you can expect to revel in.