Located just 25 minutes east of Seattle is Washington’s own version of Napa Valley, otherwise known as Woodinville Wine Country. Over 90 wineries and tasting rooms are sprinkled throughout the region, which is now a popular tourist destination. Additionally, the area is within easy access of Marymoor Park, golf courses, shopping, and Eastside businesses including Microsoft, Nintendo and Google. It’s easy to see then why Willows Lodge calls this region home.
Open since 2000, Willows Lodge contains 84 well-appointed rooms including seven suites. Oversized soaking tubs and fireplaces come standard in most rooms, and hotel amenities include meeting facilities, a ballroom, two restaurants and a spa.
Heavily frequented by business travelers, families and leisure travelers – and going on its 15th year in operation – the hotel was in desperate need of a refresh. Weber Thompson’s interior design team was called in for the job.
Our approach to this project was based on the concept of a lodge with a modern spin. Our design team pulled the design palette from beautiful existing details like the richly stained concrete floor and the Lodge’s huge, rustic-hewn beams. Deep burgundy tones and buttery caramel are paired with warm neutrals to support this design concept. When paired with lavish textures and understated patterns, the design story is rich and complex, just like a great glass of chocolaty Cabernet Sauvignon or fruity Grenache.
Recently completed, the updated lobby features new sculptural high-back seating and a custom hand-tufted wool rug in an elegant willow reed pattern. A large, timber floor lamp stretches out above the center of the seating area, dangling above a reclaimed-wood and steel table made by the local craftsman duo at NK Build.
The ballroom and meeting spaces received new carpet, paint colors, wall coverings, fixtures and draperies. Guest room updates include updated paint colors, new linens and draperies that compliment existing fixtures and guest room furniture. The overall effect is a brighter, more modern yet still lodge-inspired look and feel.
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Willows Lodge Magazine
Volume 3, 2016
Weber Thompson renovates Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Wash.
November 3, 2015