Roseland Cottage

The Library

At Willow Street, and probably Roseland Cottage too, much of the decor represented Henry’s own ideas. In the library, though it is hard to see in the old photo, at Henry’s request the carpet was made to look as if handfuls of roses had been scattered on the floor. Images of the heads of Henry and Lucy’s seven sons are carved in the furniture, and (though they are not visible in the photos) Mary, Alice, and Grace—Lucy and Henry’s three daughters—are painted on the ceiling.