In real life I have the opportunity this spring to work with two very amazing properties here in Oregon. I'm inspired every time I visit, and hope they'll inspire you too!
The first is the Cannery Pier Hotel. Formerly a working cannery, it's now a beautiful hotel. With completely amazing rooms. I love that they took a dilapidated historic building and turned it into a destination.
And who could overlook the jaw-dropping views of the Columbia River? In every room. Love the chairs, and the rug. The rooms are designed with the beach in mind, without being over the top cliche *beachy*. The colors are soothing and pull from the views.
The bathrooms are to die for. I'll take a glass of wine, this tub and the view right now, thank you.
Next door, is the Loft at the Red Building. And, I might ask, where was this when I was planning a wedding? This building is perfection. And not just because of the views. Although, those don't hurt.
Just look at the wood. And the exposed ceilings. And ooh. Those floors. I drool each time I walk in.
This, my friends, is an amazing lesson in conservation and restoration. The results speak for themselves, and I wish more people would restore old buildings, rather than demolishing. This world would have that much more character, don't you think?