Laken is an incoming freshman at Washington University in Saint Louis and, just this Sunday, moved into her new dorm on campus. She was greeted by a very typical sight: commercial grade carpeting, conspicuous vents, and standard issue furniture. The dorms are very nice by all accounts, but it's always a challenge to transform an impersonal space into a comfortable home for the next nine months.
Laken has less than a week to get her room ready before classes begin. And because she is amazing and kind, she is letting us tag along and watch as she redecorates. I'll jump in if she needs me, and help her out with any DIY projects along the way. Hopefully in a week we'll have the "after" photos for you to see.
(Images: Dabney Frake)