Modern stays in Massachusetts
The Porches seem unlikely to have contemporary interiors. Though not exactly modernist, it avoids Victorian clichés by infusing an ironic sensibility into its decor. Often described as retro-edgy, industrial granny chic, this 47-room inn plays off its industrial past, and its proximity to the sprawling, 19th-century mill complex that now houses the Museum of Contemporary Art. Painted beadboard walls, wood and slate floors, luxurious bedding, linens, and padded headboards (all white) play against a self-consciously hip palette: avocado, periwinkle, ochre, gray, and peach. Quirky lamps and paint-by-numbers art are the icing on its retro-themed cake.
231 River St., North Adams, 413-664-0400, www.porches.com, $130-$245
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