Name: Jordan Kreindler (COM’24)
Address: A single in Claflin Hall.
Short bio: Originally from Philadelphia (her family recently relocated to Maryland), Kreindler is a College of Communication film and television major. At BU, she writes for HerCampus, photographs for Student Government, and is a member of the French Club.
Fashion credentials: Kreindler grew up reading fashion magazines since both her mother and grandmother are interior designers, and in high school she worked at local department store Tilly’s. “I’m constantly looking at all the newest looks on the runway,” she says, “and I’m also interested in what shows up in the stores and how that trickled down from the runway looks.”
What she was thinking as she planned her room decor: “I use this word all the time—I just kind of wanted it to be a ‘vibe,’” she says, one that was relaxed, comfortable, and unique. She knew she wanted something different from what you typically see on Instagram or in a Pottery Barn Dorm catalog: rose gold, shag rugs, marble accents, she says. “I was kind of trying to do the exact opposite.”
Picture wall: The main design element in Kreindler’s room is a wall of lights, art, and pictures of friends and family hung above her bed.
Favorite places to shop: IKEA, PBTeen, Urban Outfitters, and Target.
How much did all of this cost? Her IKEA duvet bedspread was $35, the Pac Man light from PBTeen—the most expensive item in her room, at $179—was a gift from her mom, and the Amazon rolling cart to hold dishes and food was $35.
A popular trend she shamelessly follows: Fairy lights
Where she finds her decorating inspiration: Kreindler says she turns to her mom for insight and suggestions: currently, her mom is thinking about how to dress up her room’s last empty wall.
Random tip for those trying to decorate their rooms: Kreindler is a big fan of finding things to hide and organize random stuff, like the small glass tub hanging out on her desk, where she can stash little things like coins and paper clips, although it’s holding candy at the moment.
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