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Decor turns dorms into home away from home

September 01, 2017 2:30 PM
Mary Cross & Melinda Viles newwave@tulane.edu



From our call for photos of your freshly decorated dorms, we received a variety of images featuring everything from international style to that of die-hard Green Wave fans. The infographic above, designed by Melinda Viles, shows our favorite submissions. Continue reading to find the inspiration behind the look of each student’s home away from home.

R - A freshman from Massapequa, New York, Emily Burkhard, was inspired by her travels and her love for quotes when she decorated her dorm. Her style in three words: Cozy. Inspiring. Positive.

O - Madison Cook is a junior from Belfast, Maine. Her dorm was inspired by warm colors and peaceful patterns. Her style in three words: Warm. Comfortable. Fun.

L - Laurel Kessler, a freshman from Irvine, California, was inspired by colors featured in her bedspread, including hues of yellow, orange and teal. She also decided to incorporate pink and Tulane spirit items. Her style in three words: Cheerful. Spirited. Fun.

L - “My inspiration was the modern clean lines of Greenbaum Residence,” said Lily Auspitz, a sophomore from Miami, Florida. Her style in three words: Eclectic. Monochromatic. Functional.

W - Katie Snyder, a freshman from North Potomac, Maryland, used Pinterest and YouTube to brainstorm ways to brighten up her new room. Her style in three words: Blue. Marble. Tulane.

A - Katherine Burkett, a freshman from Monroe, Louisiana, and her roommate chose a color scheme of light blue, white, gold and grey. “It reminded us of the ocean, which we both love so much,” she said. Her style in three words: Aesthetic. Comfortable. Inviting.

V - Hannah Hubbard, a freshman from Little Rock, Arkansas, and Catherine McNeel, a freshman from San Antonio, Texas, used Pinterest to find ways to upgrade their dorm. Their style in three words: Classy. Comfy. Coordinated.

E - Ellie Morrissey, a freshman from Altadena, California, and Morgan Braitberg, a freshman from San Jose, California, looked to Pinterest for Command Hook hacks when they designed their new space. Their style in three words: Bright. Floaty. Peaceful.

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