Shared Space

This week our guest blogger, Susanna Salk reminisces about how her personal decorating style evolved while decorating her dorm rooms.


Shared Space

Visiting my college for my husband’s reunion (we both went to the same school), I found myself taking a picture of the outside of my senior dorm room window. I don’t know why I wanted to document it: it wasn’t just for nostalgia’s sake or that it was an incredibly beautiful building facing the glorious Quad. It was for the satisfaction of coming back and capturing what was for so long just a memory, only available to me when I tried to remember dorm life and all the rooms I had once occupied (some alone, some with assigned roommates and some chosen), since I walked into my first 10×10 space in boarding school at the age of fifteen.

I can never forget what I brought with me that first day and many of the rudimentary furniture/accessories I carried right through with me ’til college, (where was Pottery Barn Teen when I needed it?!). Find out which items were Susanna’s must-haves for her dorm room decor.

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