Roseland Cottage

Lucy’s Room

This is what Roseland Cottage looked like before the 1880s redecoration—much more like what most people think of as a country retreat. Rather than the heavy, dark, and formal Lincrusta wall covering, it’s bright and informal—not surprising, as we are in the family’s private spaces. Notice the Gothic arches on the door, much simpler than the ones on the doors on the first floor. A close look at the fireplace reveals more Gothic ornamentation: pointed arches and trefoils.