Maximilian Sinsteden is a 21 year old college senior, and this is his very eclectic and very expressive dorm room. When I think of dorm rooms, I think of shoe-box sized rooms, with white walls, a creaky wooden bed, and a very small desk. Sinsteden, a French and Art History major, turned his tiny room in Hoyt-Bowne Hall on the campus of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, into the wonderful art filled space that it now is.
Maximilian has no formal design training. Imagine! Everything he does is due to his keen design sense. Here’s how he transformed his dorm room from standard to sublime:
- He moved all the standard furniture to the storage.
- Covered the linoleum floors with oriental rugs from his family.
- Painted the walls with Ralph Lauren’s Tapestry Green.
- Bought a vintage dresser for $80 from a thrift shop.
- Attached a thrifted brass chandelier onto the ceiling
- Added plaid pillows and bed linens from Ralph Lauren; Curtains and paisley pillows from Charlotte Moss.
- Got a “hand-me-down” armchair from a client.
- Covered the wall with artwork by him and his friends as well as thrifted items.
- Added a tie tie rack on the wall by his father.
It’s a shame that once he graduates, Maximilian’s room will be back to its old self. Save for the Tapestry Green walls, I assume.
Read more about Maximilian and his fabulous dorm room here.
Via: Oh Happy Day!