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?:
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.
The gracious 12′ wide center hall, beautiful and understated with a vintage Oriental rug and Georgian brass chandelier.
Grand staircase to the second floor landing.
The front parlor — doesn’t it have that British, lived-in comfortable feel?
The main kitchen.
We all know I’m a sucker for plaid in any scenario.
This black bathroom is stunning. I love the vintage style console sinks and all the white porcelain against the dark backdrop. Very sexy.
Bedroom 5 may be diminutive, but it’s where I want to be — just the perfect shade of blue from floor to ceiling.
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.
Yes, there is a big bed in the carriage house, but I find the reading nook more enticing.
I LOVE the mossy green of the guest house kitchenette and bathroom.
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!
See you next Saturday!