Check out these great design ideas from our Whisper Creek Cottage, all in the spirit of mountain living.
Photos by Jean Allsopp
A pair of chairs nestles against the stacked stone fireplace. Overlooking the valley below, this quiet corner displays the artistic use of native material. The garden gate, made by a local craftsman, showcases a leaf formed from rhododendron and mountain laurel branches. The stone on the fireplace, pulled straight from the mountain, meets a green guideline: Using native materials cuts down on energy costs because they didn’t have far to travel.