The Seattle area is home to some incredible sights, both natural and manmade, that can provide unique inspiration for your housing and landscaping. It might be presumptuous of us to put our Bellevue Showroom on this list, but here are our Top 7 Seattle Attractions that can influence the way you decorate and customize your home!
Seattle Japanese Garden
The Seattle Japanese Garden is peaceful, calm, 3.5-acre sanctuary amidst Seattle’s urban chaos. It’s winding pathways are designed to promote a slow, meditative experience with plenty of places to stop and appreciate the sights and stillness. Each visit as the seasons change provides new beauty and new experiences, and we only wish our backyards could provide such profound feelings.
Museum of Pop Culture
Formerly known as the Experience Music Project Museum, this one-of-a-kind museum in downtown Seattle is officially ranked among the world’s ugliest museums, which might make you wonder why it’s even on this list. While it is a nightmare for those with classical preferences, the MoPC is a wonderland for those of us with a flair for deconstructivism. In a single visit, you can gain decorative inspiration while experiencing exhibits highlighting the icons like David Bowie and Jim Henson as well as industry-defining events such as classic Star Trek and the modern independent video game revolution.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Dale Chihuly started glasswork while he was studying interior design, so it’s only fitting that we should find in his work inspiration for our own living spaces. His creations have been featured across the globe, including at The Louvre in Paris, France, and his long-term exhibit at the Seattle Center is a stunning array of postmodern artwork and design that would make any home or office shine with creative inspiration.
Frye Art Museum
Specifically, the Frye Salon exhibit of the Frye Art Museum is what catches our eye as inspiration for interior design. It features almost 150 paintings from the founding collection – artwork from all the way back in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Artworks such as these would be the perfect centerpieces for a classically-themed room – a centerpiece, say, that would go over a fireplace.
Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
The Underground Tour is perhaps a bit of an obscure place to take decorative inspiration from, but a look into Seattle’s buried past incarnation gives us ideas for gritty basement taprooms or wine cellars.
Washington Park Arboretum
The Washington Park Arboretum offers all kinds of outdoor sights, sounds, and experiences, and is actually home to the Seattle Japanese Garden (which earned its own spot just because we love it so much). The Arboretum’s 230 acres of diverse gardens, which include, in addition to the Japanese Garden, a woodland garden and the west coast’s best winter garden. This is the perfect place in the Seattle area from which to draw landscaping inspiration.
The Fireside Home Solutions Bellevue Showroom
We said it might be presumptuous to put ourselves on our own list – we didn’t say we weren’t going to. Our Bellevue showroom is the best location in the Seattle area to find the new indoor or outdoor fireplace design for your home and can be the perfect starting point when you’re searching for the start to your new remodel or renovation. We can’t wait to see you here!