Dorm Room Design

August 27, 2010 at 7:23 AM 2 comments

Happy Friday!  It is time yet again to let down your hair, trade your flats for stilettos and dance the wee hours away.

I am very happy to be in NY this weekend because some of my favorite people here.  My uncle Garland and aunt Brenda are in town to drop off my cousin, Austin, for his first year at NYU.  Today, in celebration of Austin’s big move, I thought I would design a dorm room for him.

College boys do a lot of sleeping in late.  For all that snooze time, he needs some nice bedding.  I thought Draper Stripe Chinois Blue duvet and sheets from DwellStudio would help him with his ZZZZZ’s.

Draper Stripe Chinois Blue Duvet Set

Now, I think boys bedding should be kept to a minimum so the only thing that I would add is this fish pillow from Thomas Paul.  It can remind him of fishing in Santa Barbara (where he is from).

Besides sleeping and going out, he does have to do some studying as well.  So I figure he might as well have the right look for studying.  He should use this Kartell Papyrus Chair as his desk chair which can also be pulled out and used as stylish additional seating for when guests come.

For his desk space, he is in luck because there is currently a vintage desk set on ETSY that fits the masculine, west coast relaxed vibe I’m going for:

Vintage Desk Set

The set includes the lamp, vintage wood box and corkboard.

He could also change out any overhead lighting that I’m sure is generic for this fun and useful cork drum shade pendant.

Cork Drum Shade Pendant

I would take down whatever depressing blinds the dorms have up and replace them with bamboo blinds from Target and the Aina curtains from Ikea

AINA Pair of curtains unbleached Length: 98 " Width: 57 " Weight: 3 lb 8 oz  Length: 250 cm Width: 145 cm Weight: 1.60 kg

I would put down a weathered antique turkish rug, which could possibly act as a conversation starter for all the places he has traveled.  The antique kilim rug pictured is from Antiko and it is priced at $550.  The price is a little steep for a dorm room so I might suggest this one, which is available from e-bay and is less than half the price.

Turkish Ushak Kilim rug

Lastly, I would blow up pictures from his surfing and sailing trips around the world.  I know he has fantastic photos from all the amazing places he has been with his family.  But in case he wasn’t satisfied with any of them, there is this photo from ETSY that would look nice, blown up large and hung above his bed.

BOGO free - board meeting -  surfers - original fine art print (5x7)

There you have it.  A dorm room fit for a cool Santa Barbara surfer, ready to take on New York City.  Good luck, Austin!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. don  |  August 27, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    though not fashionable, if you are going to touch the blinds, hotel style black out blinds to be attached to the back of anything are a must. we used them in our baby room and I had a set before kids when we used to sleep in.

    nothing better than a pitch dark room at noon on sunday.

    • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  August 28, 2010 at 9:40 AM

      Very true! Great thinking – a very important touch to look after Austin’s sleeping.


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