Inexpensive Design at Portland's Jupiter Hotel

Inexpensive Design at Portland's Jupiter Hotel

Lily Gahagan
Apr 24, 2009
We've got to thank Cool Hunting for featuring this Portland hotel (or motel, depending on the reviews), which might end our hunt for a good place to rest our head on our next visit up North. It may be a bit loud and no frills, but we're suckers for good, inexpensive design...

And an on-site music venue and bar (The Doug Fir Lounge) doesn't hurt, either. After all, if we're on vacation we've got to act accordingly. Here are a few things we like about this place:

  1. How to create an inexpensive room on a budget: keep things minimal, add decorative touches that don't break the bank (we're pretty sure that mirror is Ikea) and a dose of color (we love the mustard gold pillows).

  2. The bathroom gains some interest with a vintage-inspired turquoise toilet and sink and a shower curtain (an old style from Urban Outfitters, we believe) with visual appeal.

  3. Chalkboard doors for leaving a message without disturbing anybody.

  4. Rounds of wood around the bar could be perfect for covering a less than perfect facade. It also adds to the woodsy mountain lodge feel of the place

  5. A little art is added via photo murals.

Sure, it's not a spread from Elle Decor, but these are nice, cheap decorative tips that we could see working great in a young person's apartment. What do you think of the Jupiter Hotel and Doug Fir Lounge's decor?

Images: 1, kandyjaxx 2, yourfavoritemartian; 3, labelreader; 4, eyeliam; 5, Cool Hunting. All Flickr photos licensed for use under Creative Commons.

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