Inspired! Where the Muses Are

The Chambers team finds endless sources of inspiration — from literal (say, when considering architectural approaches) to the more intellectually or emotionally stimulating (see TED, below). See where these have taken us. Then send us your favorite sources of inspiration to share.

So many blogs, so little time. And on every conceivable topic — hospitality/club/hotel/restaurant design, interiors of every shape and form, green products, more. Here are some of our favorites.
What are yours?

Google Images has become a staple. From general — “classic club design” — to searches on specific fabrics, outdoor fireplace trends or the latest in lighting for the hospitality industry, Google Images can be a first source for visual inspiration and sourcing.

Make the trade publications come to you — follow Architectural Digest, Interior Design Magazine, Hospitality Design Magazine, Club & Resort Business Magazine and more on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets. Their best stories show up in your feeds — it just takes a click to see more.

Ideas Worth Spreading. That’s the mantra of the TED events — “Riveting talks by remarkable people…” On a myriad of topics, there’s enough TED to inspire just about any sensibility.

Yep, folks, those old fashioned print tomes still exist. And in the world of architecture and design, tangible can be best!

You don’t have to tweet to benefit from the experts who gather and disseminate information on every conceivable subject. Follow the trades, google “best golf courses on Twitter” or just see who your colleagues are following.

Great news — the masters are all so much more accessible in the online world. Google, Pinterest, Wikipedia, the trades. … See some of our staff picks, from Billy Baldwin (the famous interior designer worked at Chambers many years ago!) 

Let others do the searching for you on Pinterest — search a topic and see what’s been vetted, gathered and pinned! We searched “restaurant design” and found these gems.

Ask our planners, architects & designers and they’ll tell you: nothing beats face-to-face interaction with spaces, places and people. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, fitness centers, spas, golf resorts and more — stepping foot on or inside real spaces are typically the best source of inspiration. See a gallery of some of our favorite and most inspiring spots.

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