Whether or not you believe Portlandia (which locals tend to love-to-hate) that Portland, OR is where young people go to retire, there's no doubting that 'the rose city' attracts creative types. Their homes tend to double as workspaces, be reflections of their creative outlets and otherwise boost that imaginative spirit. Having grown up in a small town in Oregon, south of Portland, it was always the 'cool' big city where the best concerts were, where all the good shopping was, where fresh…

Whether or not you believe Portlandia (which locals tend to love-to-hate) that Portland, OR is where young people go to retire, there's no doubting that 'the rose city' attracts creative types. Their homes tend to double as workspaces, be reflections of their creative outlets and otherwise boost that imaginative spirit. Having grown up in a small town in Oregon, south of Portland, it was always the 'cool' big city where the best concerts were, where all the good shopping was, where fresh…

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Wanna know what worn to perfection looks like? This is it just listed! Photo by @jessicawhitephoto #persianrug

Wanna know what worn to perfection looks like? This is it just listed! Photo by @jessicawhitephoto #persianrug

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Framed black and white prints and an industrial step stool on wheels in an artful apartment bedroom

Framed black and white prints and an industrial step stool on wheels in an artful apartment bedroom

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The Inspired Room was voted the Readers' Favorite Top Decorating Blog in 2015 and 2014 by Better Homes & Gardens magazine. Follow this interior design blog for simple ideas for how to decorate and organize your home.

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A punch of color will go a long way. Bright colored chairs are a fabulous way to liven up the room and welcome your dinner guests. Pick a contrasting color, try mixing up the colored chairs or even try different chairs.

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