A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping Season

The leaves are well under way to turning their brilliant colors here in New Hampshire, but another metamorphosis has happened south of the border (i.e. Massachusetts), and I’m dying to checking it out in person.

Goodness knows, Mama needs a weekend away! Wouldn’t you want to go here?:

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

The Inn at Kenmore Hall is the brand new, very old brainchild of Frank Muytjens, the former head of menswear design at J.Crew, and partner Scott Edward Cole, a baker, chef, and painter.

Both share a passion for interiors … and negronis … which means they must be my soulmates (sorry HH) as well!

 

all photos from The Inn at Kenmore Hall unless noted

Classic Georgian architecture. Be still my heart.

 

Kenmore Hall was built by Revolutionary War Minuteman turned successful merchant Henry Sherrill in 1792 — the same vintage as my own home, Maple Rest, but built with more funds, I think!

It has since been a boarding school, a private home, a parsonage, and … my favorite, a guest retreat for musicians like Leonard Berstein and Aaron Copeland (Appalachian Spring, anyone?) during the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood seasons.

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

The gracious 12′ wide center hall, beautiful and understated with a vintage Oriental rug and Georgian brass chandelier.

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-PeepingA Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

Grand staircase to the second floor landing.

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

The front parlor — doesn’t it have that British, lived-in comfortable feel?

 

The main kitchen.

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

The guest rooms have a Shaker/mid-century minimalism, dressed in moody hues, Matteo Linens, and wool throws from one of my favorite American companies, Faribault Woolen Mills.

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

We all know I’m a sucker for plaid in any scenario.

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

This black bathroom is stunning. I love the vintage style console sinks and all the white porcelain against the dark backdrop. Very sexy.

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

Bedroom 5 may be diminutive, but it’s where I want to be — just the perfect shade of blue from floor to ceiling.

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

The property boasts a guest house which was once the summer residence of Leonard Bernstein.

 

 

Small New England Capes look gorgeous painted all one dark color.

 

reading nook

 

Yes, there is a big bed in the carriage house, but I find the reading nook more enticing.

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

I LOVE the mossy green of the guest house kitchenette and bathroom.

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

 

A Moody, Menswear-y B&B in the Berkshires, Ready for Leaf-Peeping

via One King’s Lane

 

Frank and Scott, out for a Saturday stroll. (Obviously, they don’t have to get to a soccer game in an hour, like many people I know!)

 

 

Do you need a quick getaway????? The Inn at Kenmore Hall just opened, so there is still availability for the coming weeks. If you go, tell the lads I sent you!

 

You may also enjoy these posts about Oriental rugs, a boutique designer inn, and the best little town in New Hampshire.

 

See you next Saturday!

-Amy

 

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  • Diana Bier

    Sheer perfection–thanks for sharing, Amy.
    I just love that blue bedroom as well–painting the trim and walls the same color is stunning. And that Oriental rug is sublime.ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      You’re welcome! Yes, it’s a favorite trick for clients who are willing to do it.ReplyCancel

  • Sara

    I could definitely use a get away! If you decide to sneak away to the Inn let me know and I will meet you there! 😉ReplyCancel