Mountain Cottage in Highlands, NC

Photography by Christina Wedge
Mountain Cottage in Highlands, NC - The Cottage Journal Winter 2017
Photography by Christina Wedge

Dubbed “Roostica Cottage” after the rustic setting and a charming hand-painted rooster found on the original screen door, this cottage is a breath of fresh air. “We were trying to set ourselves apart from the lodge and cabin look,” Ruthann says. “A mountain cottage is a little bit different. It’s lighter, it’s brighter, it’s more of a cheerful environment compared to the heaviness of the typical lodge or cabin decor.” While they do hint at the surrounding environment and local critters in their cottage décor, the Rosses tastefully scale back the bears, foxes, owls, and pinecones, to a more contemporary, subtle nod.