When many outsiders think of Houston, they think of big oil, rustic cowboys and swampy bayous. But Houston is much more than that. As one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country, Houston is a melting pot of diverse cultures from around the world, which blend together to create a robust atmosphere of creativity, innovation and, most importantly, inspiration!
While I’m always on the lookout for interior design inspiration every time I travel to a new city, I love that I live in a place where I can find daily inspiration all around me. Here are a few of my favorite spots to find inspiration right here in the Bayou City.
Painted by local-artists, these murals add pops of color to the city on even the gloomiest days.
The “Houston Is Inspired” mural in Market Square Park was created by local artist Mario E. Figuero and is a vibrant reminder of the boundless inspiration that can be found in the Bayou City.
If you are a local Houstonian, chances are you have come across photos of your friends on social media posing (or jumping) in front of the beautiful Biscuit Paint Wall in Houston’s eclectic Montrose neighborhood. The popular wall is the creation of Sebastien Boileau, a French, Houston-based artist, who created the vivacious masterpiece by skillfully pouring many buckets of colorful paint colors down the wall and allowing the design to form organically from there. Every time I pass by the wall, I find myself daydreaming of the many ways I can incorporate all of the bright hues into my Classically Current designs!
Houston Museum District
Source: Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Museum District is an excellent example of Houston’s commitment to arts and culture, and a place I love to visit when I’m in need of artistic inspiration. With a roster of 19 museums, The District truly offers something for everyone. As an arts junkie, my personal favorites include, The Contemporary Arts Museum, The Menil Collection and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
In addition to the reoccurring collections on display at the museums, each one regularly hosts special exhibits and events so there are always opportunities to explore new collections, concepts and ideas on any given day. Whether you’re interested in history, photography, art, music or film, chances are The Museum District offers countless opportunities for you to discover new ideas or even a new interest altogether.
In a city as sprawling as Houston, I’m certain there are many more gems that I have yet to discover. Where are some of your favorite places to find inspiration in the Bayou City?