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Northshore March 2019

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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NORTHSHOREMAG.COM 54 MARCH 2019 Ever stop to think about all the little things that add up to a great hotel experience, from the size and placement of furniture to the bath amenities to the thread count of the sheets? The average guest may not be aware of all those details, but they know the warm feeling they get when everything is just right. Briar Forsythe is focused on every single one of those details—and more. As the owner of Briar Barn Inn, a new boutique hotel in Rowley, she has curated a collection of hun- DETAILS, DETAILS The new Briar Barn Inn in Rowley focuses on the personal touch. BY JEANNE O'BRIEN COFFEY PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERICA FERRONE The Briar Barn Inn in Rowley offers soothing accommodations. dreds of tables, chairs, mirrors, and artwork, sourced everywhere from Home Goods to the Todd Farm antique market in Ipswich, care- fully plotting out which side tables look best with which chairs. "Every piece is individually chosen," Forsythe says, noting that her brother, Jay Forsythe, helped gather the items, and some L I V E + P L AY

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