# 9: The Group Effort College Living

# 9: The Group Effort College Living

Mar 14, 2006

Name(s): Patty, Albee, Julie, Ana, Broc
Location: Isla Vista, CA (UC Santa Barbara)
Size: 450 sq ft 2 bed room College apartment (Read: Overpriced housing and cheap materials)

Favorite resource:

Ikea, Wal-mart, Kmart b/c we have something called tuition.

What inspired you?

We wanted an apartment that reflected our experiences while studying abroad last year, so we included a bunch of objects that we bought. We wanted a "hip" apartment that was cozy. We all love to cook, which explains the pimped out kitchen. Since there are a bunch of us, there is a bunch of stuff we had to store (ie extra bed in the living room).

We figured that B&W themed kitchen was the cheapest and easiest to carry out. The living room has a lot of color (blues) to contrast the kitchen because they are joined.

Design Tip:

Make your own things to give meaning to the place. Plus there is a good story to tell. (ie one roommate made the coffee table and the Absolut vodka lamp was the first handle we drank in college)

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