You Can Stay at the Coolest Berkshires Vacation Rental This Fall—and Shop All the Rooms While You’re at It

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Berkshire vacation rental: A patio deck with string lights and a fire pit
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Come autumn, there’s no more inviting destination than the Berkshires. Spanning the western part of Massachusetts (west of the Connecticut River) and the lower Westfield River, it’s one of the best places to see fall foliage in the country: The air is crisp, the changing leaves are awe-inspiring and the cozy factor is off the charts. And sure, you could stay at one of the area’s local hotels (we highly recommend the Cornell Inn, aka the most charming little bed and breakfast you ever did see). Or, you could book yourself a four-bedroom, six bathroom retreat overlooking Laurel Lake in all its splendor. More than just offering stunning waterfront views and amenities galore (we’re talking a rooftop deck, a hot tub and top-of-the-line appliances (yes, there's a KitchenAid mixer, $449), you can treat this 4,000-square-foot Berkshires vacation rental (from $713 per night) as a real-live showroom, since nearly all of its rooms are shoppable.

Four industry experts remodeled this stunning home using pieces from The Home Depot’s staple brands, including Stylewell, Home Decorators Collection, The Company Store and Hampton Bay (to name a few) in October 2022—most of which is still available to shop on the website. With just a few simple upgrades, the teams were able to take this abode from a run-of-the-mill Berkshires rental to a palace that's fit for a queen (that's you).

Should you and up to seven of your closest pals choose to stay here (it sleeps up to eight), you’ll be privy to an amazing vacation, yes, but also endless home inspo as you test-drive nearly all of the furniture and decor in the house. That jaw-dropping bed frame (from $1,300) in the primary suite? Sleep on it—see how it feels. The cool wallpaper ($136) you spotted in the guest bed? Now you can determine up close and personally if you can really envision it in your home. And who knows? Maybe those Edison-style string lights ($60) hanging above you as you take in the sunset from the patio deck have just the glow you’d like to see in your own backyard. Whatever it is that you like, there's a good chance you can bring it home with you, so to speak.

Keep reading to check out the decorators' handiwork below with before and after shots of their projects, be inspired and book your stay—this one's bound to fill up.

1. The Entryway

DIY extraordinaire Danielle Guerrero of Our Nest on Powell warmed up this previously barren entryway with dark, rich blacks achieved with a little paint and some sleek accent pieces. She also threw in a few inviting items, such as woven storage baskets for the wall ($66), a chic wall mirror ($103) and a bit of greenery ($99).

2. The Dining Room

Real-life husband and wife Holly and Brad Lauritzen, who make up the designing duo Our Faux Farmhouse, transformed this eccentric dining room and kitchen space into a peaceful nook to cook, gather and eat with a serene green-and-cream color scheme. (Behr’s 2023 Color of the Year, Blank Canvas, was used in common areas throughout the house.) Sleek appliances (peep that LG print-proof stainless steel microwave, $298) and functional finds, like this little rolling cart, $349, designed to give you more cooking space and storage, round out the upgrade.

3. The Secondary Bedroom

Fariha Nasir of Pennies for a Fortune, whom you might recognize from the Magnolia Network show Problem Spaces, used removable wallpaper ($136) to cover almost every square inch of this guest bedroom, glass mirror included. The result? A far more chic, modern aesthetic than the seafoam green paint it covered up. She kept the rest of the decor simple, opting for a minimalist white duvet cover (from $237), an understated wall lamp ($254) and neutral artwork ($128) to keep things from being too busy.

4. The Twin Bedroom

Traveling with little ones? They won’t have to fight for the bigger bed, since Nasir decorated this room with two identical options (each sold separately, from $247). Both are dressed up in layers of warm and snugly finds they’ll love crawling under, too. Previously far less practical with little more than a couch and a wall of decorative ski boards inside, this revamped design also seriously amped up the room's homey vibes.

Berkshires vacation rental: A bedroom before and after a remodel

5. The Balcony Bedroom

Aptly named “the balcony bedroom” for the gorgeous little al fresco space it affords (complete with a darling little bistro set, $305), Nasir put a grown-up spin on this previously kiddish room with its opulent rug (from $33) and more sophisticated neutral tones. And, having sat in that little white bouclé chair ($345) ourselves, we can confirm that yes, it’s every bit as relaxing as it looks.

6. The Primary Bedroom

Our Faux Farmhouse was also behind our favorite room in this Berkshires dream home—the primary suite. Together, they took this quaint, wood-covered space and turned it into a cozy respite courtesy of a luxe bedroom rug (from $66), a little mood lighting ($111), an expensive-looking bed frame (from $1,300) and an accent bench upgrade ($250). As for the bedding, Holly told us the trick to elevating your setup is simple as adding a few layers and playing with textured linens.

7. The Morning Kitchen

Located on the top floor of the house, the morning kitchen is a sunny little space where you can have your morning cup of joe at the adorable little coffee bar Guerrero created, curl up with a good book or even do your a.m. yoga. While the cupboards are still bright and white, the dark floral wallpaper ($84), oversized accent chairs ($264) and gold accents she added did wonders to take this room from stark to welcoming.

Berkshires vacation rental: A patio deck before and after a remodel

8. The Patio Deck

The morning kitchen leads out to the rooftop deck, where the transformation from the before space to the after space just might be the most dramatic. Where was once two plastic chairs and…well, not much else, Guerrero used a fire pit table ($727), a geometric circular rug ($26) and a pair of rocking chairs (now sold out) to create a tranquil little sitting area where guests can get some fresh air as they take in the sights from the lake. We can practically feel the fall breeze now!

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