Cool and Comfy Mountain Cottage

Cool and comfy cottage bedroom detail

Designers have divergent views on approaching the décor of homes where the climate and altitude make winter the pre- dominant season. Some avoid cool colors and lean toward warmer tones. In this home, the light blues and bright whites work because of the vibrancy the designer brings from painting the trim and railings black, the selection of a durable black flooring, and the warmth introduced from the unpainted wood and corresponding warm accent colors in the pillows of living room chairs and the colorful artwork.

Cool and comfy cottage bedroom

The designer uses images of birds in the master duvet, and it calls to mind the poet John Greenleaf Whittier, who said, “Winter is the mother of spring.” The pastel blue is also a reminder that spring is not far away.