Last year, a freshman at Brown, Alexandra Reyes, did the impossible– she turned her freshman dorm room into something that didn’t at all resemble a dorm room. Covering the walls with fabric tapestries and the floors with rugs, she made her room definitely more than livable and might I add, gorgeous.
What she started out with definitely was an ordinary dorm room: hard floors, unmade bed, bare walls, and what seemed like too much luggage to fit into one tiny room.
The standout accessories are the rhino sculpture, decorative pillows, and pouf.
The burnt orange curtains break up the dead white space and the bird silhouette and picture frame bring the eye away from the microwave-fridge combo.
Place to go for decorating or simply for inspiration: ABC Carpet & Home, Ankasa (my favorite by far), Anthropologie, Apartment 48, Bloomingdales, Calypso Home, DVF Home line, Horchow, Missoni Home line for Target, Pottery Barn, Ralph Lauren, and Roberta Freymann Roller Rabbit.