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That can't possibly be a dorm room!

(all images in this post from The Boston Globe)

Believe it or not... that's a real dorm room at Boston Conservatory. It was a challenge taken on by two recent Boston Architectural College interior design grads. Oh, and as for the budget... I'll reveal it at the end of this post. ;)

Above: The dorm room before. It looks pretty much like any other dorm... aside from the fact that it has gorgeous wood floors, high ceilings, crown molding, huge windows, and a grand fireplace. The furnishings themselves are pretty standard, which gives the room an institutional vibe like most other dorms.

Above: And here it is after! For one this dorm is HUGE. Considering the room had so much potential before, dressing it up really turned it into an apartment-like space.

Above: An actual place to dine. You don't find dining tables in dorm rooms very often. Eating usually happens on the bed, the futon, the floor, etc. And seriously?! A chandelier! How simply fabulous is that?

Above: I'm loving that rustic coffee table and all the black and white used in the room.

Above: Why can't all dorms be provided with beautiful fireplaces? :(

Above: Houndstooth will always have a place in my heart.

Above: This study area is great and I'm thinking of using it as an inspiration for my own dorm. I'm not a big fan of bulletin boards, but I love these individual cork squares that can be hung in different ways on the wall.

Above: A belt creatively re-purposed as a curtain tie-back.

And now... since you're all probably wondering how much it cost to makeover this dorm space?

$300!

Can you believe that?!

For the full article from The Boston Globe, click here. For more photos and a breakdown of the costs, click here.

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Comments

Hannah said…
this is so cute! i love it! i haven't had the experience of living in a dorm.

have you thought of doing a post on the must have back to school supplies? i keep seeing all these backto school clothing posts.

btw cute blog.

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