I know I’ve been MIA for the past week, but I’ve got a big post to share (finally!). I have been working on the last couple of weeks to finish up the last details of my dorm room design, and I’m so excited to finally share the whole room today! Now that the room is done I finally feel like I have created a personal retreat for myself that has completely redefined my room and provided a comfortable ‘home’ for me here at college. Although I’ve had many late nights in the library or studio already, I’m always happy to head back to my dorm room. A huge thank you to the wonderful sponsors who collaborated with me on this project, including the bedding and area rug from Annie Selke, art prints and curtains from Minted, removable wallpaper from WallsNeedLove, and furniture and decor from At Home. Pulling these sources together, I sucessfully executed the neutral, layered vision from the design board I shared in August. Make sure to see my introductory dorm room post, and find the before pictures and the rest of the room after the jump!
This past summer I’ve been working with several brands to bring my dream dorm vision to life, and in these past few weeks I’ve been finalizing the details of the room to share here on the blog. I’m excited to have a space to completely make my own, and I will be sharing all my decor decisions as I move in during the upcoming weeks… well more like months! I’m super lucky to have a single in a ‘castle-like’ building on campus, and although I don’t know the exact size or layout of my room, I was able to estimate it using a drawing of my floor. As I started choosing product for the room, I really leaned into a warm, cozy aesthetic that would create a comfortable space as I transition into college life and keep me happy in the long winter! The combination of warm-grey and tan is the predominate color palette, and I brought in a variety of patterns to the mix as well. While I know the room will be small, I want to elevate the space by using it efficiently and adding details that will make the space more inviting. See my design board with my main product choices after the jump! Read More
One of the most striking parts of my recent hallway makeover was the two-tone lattice ceiling pattern. Now that you’ve seen the final product, I wanted to share the steps I took to create the lattice with WallsNeedLove’s Easy Stripe removable stripes. With the illusion of a depth (using a lighter and darker color in the same shade), the ceiling actually felt taller. I also love how the pattern alludes to the squares of a coffered ceiling in a graphic, modern way. Although the stripes really live up to their name – they are definitely easy to install and remove – executing the lattice pattern took a bit of math. See all of the steps after the jump! Read More
When it comes to small spaces that are hard to design, the hallway is one of the worst offenders. The narrow width and plethora of doorways make it almost impossible to find a place for any furniture, but creating a landing pad in the hallway is helpful for dropping everyday accoutrement like keys and change. As you can see in the ‘Before’ picture below, a metal stool provided a small landing pad, but the space was essentially a long white box with no personality and the width was only accentuated by a long mirror at the end. While the long mirror was great for a last-minute outfit check, keeping these in the boudoir and bringing more intentional design to the hallway now makes it a chic one-stop destination before heading into the bedroom. Click through for the full transformation, and check in next week for more details on the Easy Stripe lattice ceiling with WallsNeedLove and wooden bead chandelier DIY project!