Saturday Room Hopping – A Tree Grows in Claremont
Written by Bwog Staff
Bwog announces the return of Thursday Room Hopping — now on a new day!
Jessica’s room in Claremont is probably the best place on campus to sit pretzel-style on the ground with some milk and cookies for a read-aloud.
The artistic senior spent the week of down-time before school began bringing the outdoors inside of her spacious single.
Clouds float and birds soar on her light green walls.
A tree, lovingly cut out of cardboard, sheds some of its leaves as if a squirrel had just disrupted some branches.
“New York can feel like a harsh, overcivilized place,” she said. “I wanted to make it feel like I could have a picnic in my room.”
The room has a beach-house feel to it — Claremont’s signature wood floors, the art on the walls, the beige throw-rug, the white canopy over her soft white bed. Books sit not on a shelf, but in a wicker basket on the
floor, and a mug hangs delicately by its handle from a hook on the wall.
She has adorned her walls with art — even the light switch has something to say.
Have a tricked-out dorm, or wish to volunteer a friend/foe’s room? E-mail [email protected], and we’ll send a correspondent to scrutinize your living space for next week’s edition of room hopping!