High Country Holiday Home
A charming cottage in the Blue Ridge Mountains shares the spirit of the season with rustic holiday decor.
The Forts, a North Carolina family, wanted to take advantage of their 1913 mountain lodge in the wintertime for a true cottage Christmas. A tawny palette pulled from the surrounding forest balances the dark chestnut in the family's den. Simple holiday stockings hang from the mantle, while small wreaths grace the windows.
Alice Fort adds holiday gleam to her sturdy trestle table with copper accents and a natural, earthy centerpiece.
A gathering of greenery, pine, and feathers adds holiday spirit to the home's hallway. The salvaged chestnut boards on the wall are configured in a dynamic chevron pattern.
The home's serving kitchen opens up to the great room, where the family gathers. Alice Fort spruced up the space for Christmas, adding a wreath to the window and a cheerful display of oranges and pinecones.
The couple chose natural holiday decorations to bring the season to their master bedroom. A small pinecone wreath and pine garland hangs from the canopy, echoing the atmosphere outside.
The cottage's spacious back porch is a perfect spot for the family to hang and enjoy the natural beauty of their surroundings. Choosing rustic and earthy Christmas decor keeps with the home's theme.