We felt like we could move right in after staging this resident hall at the University of Minnesota~
The second plan was to use a color pop - with turquoise elements
This stand by the bed was spray painted turquoise, then glazed to tone it down a bit.
We brought in lots of personal touches, wanting to make it feel like home. When I say 'we' staged the dorm - it was all done with the creative ideas and work by Rachel (my daughter).
On door #2, we mounted a $5 dressing length mirror.
You can see we added hooks to this door for jewelry and more~
Fabric covered lampshade. Note that contact paper (removable) was applied to the brown laminate desk top.
Simple lighting was added. Bare lampshade with light kit - hang, eh voila~
Organization was the another important factor. A painted drawer holds files & more; old bead board cupboard door with clips~
Personal touches, like latte' cups and flowers~
We did buy one new item to pull all together: this 6x8 cotton rug (Homegoods, $49). Otherwise, new purchases were minimal --- 'secondhand' and 'thrifty' was the idea~
The second bed; floor pillows under
Pair of shutters, sunburst mirror and pillows, pillows~
It wasn't hard to make it all look great - what a wonderful space it was to start with! It even had a corner sink area. We added a fabric drape on a tension rod (no sew).
Yes, a room with a view, corner 4th floor room at Comstock Hall. The Minneapolis skyline and Mississippi River!
Thank you, Resident Life Staff and UofM Media Relations for all you did to make this happen~
Thank you to KARE11's JULIE
And, KARE11's JEFFREY DEMARS. We appreciate you!
So, did you know you can watch this staging day in action? Yes! It airs tonight on KARE11, 10pm news, MONDAY AUGUST 20th. We'll post their link to the feature tomorrow, too.
What a great opportunity - we had a wonderful time, TERESA