Thursday, July 1, 2010

Enrolling with Lovely Undergrad

I know that right now, most schools are out for summer. (Or out forever. Or blown to pieces.) But if you're heading off to college in the fall (or back once again), now's the perfect time to start dreaming about your perfect dorm room.

We've talked about dorms here before with Rachel's Smith College digs, but when it comes to all things dormitory, nothing beats Lovely Undergrad.

Lovely Undergrad has been around in one form or another since March 2009, with the stated goal of "making sure that these really are some of the 'best years' of your life. There will be lots of ideas and inspiration for turning your cinder-block box of a dorm or shabby apartment into a comfortable, functional, and beautiful living space. Plus, you'll find stuff about fashion, beauty, scholarly success, going green, and diy-projects."

LU is run by Jessica, a 21-year-old junior in college who obviously has a great eye for design. (She collects vintage typewriters! Love!)

LU's most recent post touches on a topic that's always irked me as well: retailers, movies, and TV shows trying to pass off huge, spacious suits as "dorms," when we all know what a dorm really looks like. The images above and below both feature real dorms, which can still be inspiring and beautiful. But even if a dorm is just a mock-up, it doesn't mean that we can't take inspiration from it and apply it to our own lives.

I'm glad to have found Jessica's site. After all, after living in the dorms, what's next? That's right: living in a tiny-ass apartment.

Via Lovely Undergrad and Apartment Therapy: New York.


  1. Holy cow - loving the new site design!

  2. Thanks Stephanie! I had been working on it behind the scenes (learning Wordpress, checking out themes), then Blogger went ahead and stepped up its game! It was pretty easy, and I'm please with how it turned out!


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