An original oil painting of a golden retriever hangs above the mantel. “This house needs a dog like that,” says designer Steve Chambliss. Plaid draperies recall the comforts of a favorite plaid shirt, and Tiffany lamps enhance the cozy mountain mood.
“It’s a big kitchen for a small house,” says the designer. One wall holds a custom-built hutch. “It breaks up the expanse of cabinetry and adds another layer to the room,” he adds.
Painted black furniture, custom made for Whisper Creek Cottage, suits the sophisticated woodsy feel of the master bedroom. Maple-finished accents, such as the dresser top and drawer pulls, tie into the leather-trimmed pillows and cow painting in the bath hall. While finishes on furniture are refined, a coffered ceiling showcases the same poplar bark as on the front of the house.