LA Times H&G 8.23.07 Learning in Style

LA Times H&G 8.23.07 Learning in Style

Aug 23, 2007

The Suite life. This week's LA Times House & Garden goes Back To School. The feature theme and story all revolves around college Dorm living. Call it a "sign of the times" because what they showed is a whole new world compared to the dorms we saw when we were a wee little freshman. First off, the term "dorms" is "so yesterday." They are now called "residence halls" and some can even pass for a hotel lobby. But before we go on, were curious... Are any AT:LA readers currently in college and living in a "dorm"-type situation? We'd love to hear your take and see how you are living. Let us know in the comments or better yet, send us a pic of your space! By the way, AT is having a Dorm room contest! Click here for more details... (continued)

The main feature article centers around decor trends in these "residence halls", such as wide screen/flat screen televisions, making the dorm more "four-star", and the "reality... (that) Today's students are living like young adults, and they're more attuned to brands and styles and designs than their conterparts were 10 to 15 years ago."

There's also a few accompanying articles that are pretty interesting, including:

•An article on some eco-friendly dorms
Small space gardens (great tips on container gardens)

Check out more here at LA

AT "My Dorm room rocks!" contest info here.

Image by Kirk McKoy/LAT

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