Ann's Dorm Room

Recently, Ann wrote to me for help designing her dorm room:

Hi Lauren, 

First of all, I love your blog. Thank you for a the inspiration! Second of all, my name is Ann and I am currently a senior in high school. This fall I will be attending Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The dorms at Mount Holyoke are absolutely beautiful (most were built in the mid-1800s to early 1900s) and I am excited to decorate "my side" of the dorm room. I love the bright colors typically found in items from India, paper lanterns, and anything to do with traveling. I have a few key pieces from my room that I would love to take with me (I have attached pictures) in an email to you. 

Thanks in advance for all your help,


Ann had quite a few pieces for me to use as a jumping-off point for the space, including the nautical art, pom pom garland, wooden stamp and pillows. I came up with two idea boards for her. One features warmer colors and the other, cooler blues and purples:

Idea Board No. 1:

Idea Board No. 2:

Thanks to Ann for letting me design my first dorm room idea board! I wish I had been nearly so stylish and worldy in college. Best of luck in your future endeavors!

Wire Shelf - Urban Outfitters
Floor Pillow - Urban Outfitters
Idea Board No. 1 Bedding - Anthropologie
Baskets - Container Store
Desktop - Container Store
Chalkboard World Map - Etsy seller shop dirtsa
Battery Powered Paper Lanterns - Pier1
Idea Board No. 1 Curtains - World Market
Carved Wooden Lamp - Amazon
Crate Table - Etsy
Idea Board No. 2 Curtains - Urban Outfitters
Idea Board No. 2 Bedding - Urban Outfitters


  1. How fun !! Love the first room.


  2. I go to Mount Holyoke! The dorms ARE gorgeous, but beware that it can be difficult to get art to stick to the walls - they can be old/bowed/non-sticky, especially in the older ones. So glad you chose MoHo!



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