Provincetown, located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is the archetypal city getaway; the population swells from 3,000 to 60,000 in the summer, thronged with tourists escaping to the coast for a break from inner city heat. This is modern New England, white picket fence country with a very liberal twist, and there’s no better example of homespun-meets-chic aesthetic than the Salt House Inn, a row of former miners’ cottages converted into a stylish but welcoming B&B by hotel industry expert David Bowd and his interior designer partner Kevin O’Shea.
Kevin created 15 individually-designed rooms, all with the central theme of beach hut, with white the dominating colour and wooden boards cladding portions of the walls. Onto those sections he added individuality through his “wall of curiosities” – bits and bobs he found or bought at vintage shops creating a bespoke feel. If your budget stretches to the loft suite you can enjoy a claw-foot bath at the end of your bed, staring up at the exposed beams, otherwise you’ll have to make do with a walk-in shower. First world problems.