Modern stays in Massachusetts
Pity the poor Modernist in search of a place to stay in New England. Oh, sure, there are many fine inns, tucked amid rolling hills or perched on cliffs with ocean views, but most share a quintessential New England style, a Victoriana aesthetic that seems to define the region. If you, like me, feel claustrophobic at the sight of floral wallpaper and doilies, and if teddy bears send you screaming for the latest issue of Wallpaper magazine, take heart. Contemporary styles and sleek designs are alive and well in Massachusetts. You just have to know where to look.