Interior Design Done Right at Northern Quest

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Interior Design Done Right at Northern Quest

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Interior Design at Northern Quest

I’m not an interior design expert nor do I know very much on the subject. I’ve only briefly touched on the topic when I wrote about malls in Singapore.

I do know, however, when I’m inspired by interior design. This happened most recently at Northern Quest Resort and Casino, where I was invited for three days to check out their facilities. If you’ve followed my travels, you know I’ve not often at resorts, spas, or casinos. What attracted me to this trip was the chance to visit the Kalispel Indian Reservation and meet some of the tribe’s members.

We also got a chance to check out the city of Spokane and some of the great places to eat around town as well as taste wine at a couple nearby wineries. More on all this coming soon.

So, I’ll take you through the inside of Northern Quest. It doesn’t only look good and feel good but nearly every aspect of the design was conscientiously installed. This intentional design is comforting and stimulating in an age of generic everything.

You’ll see the repeated theme of flowing water which is an essential element to the Kalispel whose homeland is centered on the Pend Oreille River. You’ll see examples of the four-headed showers, the hallway carpet design, and wooden rods inspired by those in the river used to guide timber.

 

pool at Northern Quest Resort

The pool at Northern Quest Resort

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The hallway–notice the water motif

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The bed at Northern Quest

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room detail

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The couch in my junior suite

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bathroom

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The famous Northern Quest four-head shower

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bathroom detail

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hand made cattail chandelier

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stairs leading to the spa

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stairs leading to the spa

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inspired by the wooden poles in Lake Pend Oreille

Masselows Restaurant at Northern Quest

inside Masselow’s Restaurant

The Q at Northern Quest Resort and Casino Spokane WA

The Q at Northern Quest

The TV at The Q

The Q’s massive TV–largest in western Washington

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Impulse Club

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cigar lounge at Northern Quest Resort and Casino Spokane WA

cigar lounge

La Rive Spa at Northern Quest Resort

La Rive spa

at the Spa at Northern Quest Resort

Hot Tub at La Rive Spa

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Massage bed at La Rive Spa

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Six in the Salish Language

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Northern Quest Resort and Casino is run by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, and is located just outside Spokane, Washington.

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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 15 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine GoMadNomad.com. He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Google +, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

1 Comment

  1. Marmalade says:

    I really like the combination of white and brown colors in Northern Quest bathroom. looks beautiful!

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