While most of us refer to it as ‘graduation’, schools always call the ceremony ‘commencement’. And so it is. The completion of an academic career must be the beginning of something else. For my girls (who both graduate this weekend), it’s a bright new future: graduate school, a career in the museum field.
For me it’s the commencement of another decorating project. Because no matter what you’re commencing, you must live somewhere. And that somewhere should be as comfortable and attractive as your vision and budget can make it.
And I must admit, I’ve really enjoyed the whole dorm decorating thing. It would begin each August with major treks to their respective schools.
Somehow I don’t have pictures of Sasha’s dorm rooms over the years, but she did have them, and true to Sasha’s style, they were very different each year.
By senior year (this year for both girls, as Sasha went through in just 3 years), both girls enjoyed their best housing options. Both had large, single rooms in vintage buildings.
Here’s a look:
So now the rooms are being packed up. This phase of our decorating lives has come to an end. It’s been a blast, but I know it’s just the beginning of bigger and better things to come. . . (I’ve already stashed some great finds for their new apartment!)
Thanks for reading,