It’s the part of school that’s actually fun – making the space where you will study, eat and rest from the exertions of college life into your own cozy little den.
We want to help you do it and have some Pinterest fun too! What are you taking with you this year? Show us on Pinterest and have a chance and winning one of 3 grand prize packages worth over $1000!
One of our assistant home buyers Natalie Avis, so kindly wrote a guest blog featuring the items we are giving away. Read on for her tips to help you decorate your dream dorm room.
There are plenty of blogs out there that will tell you what you need to wear to be in style this fall, but what do you need for your dorm room? Remember, this is the place where you will spend the majority of your time (whether sleeping, studying or entertaining new friends), so it’s important to feel comfortable and have all basic necessities to get you up and to class. Here are our must-have picks for Fall 2013 from the Dillard’s Home Buying team. (Scroll to the end to find out how you can win all of these items listed below and more!)
First things first! Treat yourself to a delicious dose of caffeine before your first class with the Keurig Black Mini Plus Personal Single-Serve Brewing System. This compact brewer is the perfect size for a small apartment or dorm room and will have your coffee ready in less than two minutes. It also features a removable drip tray, auto-off and cord storage.
Neutral walls and drab carpet begone! Exclusive to Dillard’s, the Candice Olson Loft “Whisper” bedding mini-set features a green ikat pattern that will brighten up the dimmest of dorm rooms. Bring the bright colors of spring inside your room with this mini-set featuring a duvet or comforter and two matching shams (one for twin size). Layer it with a Studio D Shag throwfor movie-night cuddling.
Make a sweet impression on your first day with the scentsational Coach Poppy Eau de Parfume . Inspired by the playful spirit of the Poppy girl, sweetly scented jasmine and gardenia blended with with fresh cucumber and candied rose petal will keep you feeling flirty and vibrant for your after-class mixers.
Dorm spaces are often small, but you can help keep yours organized with an 18-piece storage collection from Pyrex . Useful not only for your take-out leftovers, these non-porous glass bowls also keep foods such as pretzels, dry cereal and nuts fresh for munching during late night study groups.
In case you missed it, our Farm to Table Collection you chose for this Spring has arrived in stores and online!
Today, we are spotlighting designer Marco Gallegos. His Acacia Wood OOO Collection was picked by consumers. Fans agreed his Acacia Wood OOO Collection distinctly represents the Farm to Table approach with its rich wood tone and organic shapes.
“With this collection I wanted to take advantage of modern manufacturing processes and do something interesting and unusual. All pieces in this set are intended to challenge our expectation,” Marco explained.
“Asymmetric yet simple, elegant forms make the observer keep their eyes on the object and its contents. Oak and walnut wood contrast with each other and have a beautiful grain that enhance the shape of the piece. This collection promises to be a highlight on your table and a perfect complement for you delicious food.”
What exactly is Homegating, you ask? Well, just because the team is away doesn’t mean you can’t show full support with a jersey-wearing, face-painted gathering in your own home.
Enter Homegating – the ultimate game day entertainment style!
Put the game on the flat screen, and help us help you take care of the rest of the festivities by voting for your favorite designs that will score big points at any Homegating party.
Serve your yummy snacks and drinks in the plates and glasses that make up the Lyndros Collection. The deep blue hue (perhaps a beloved team color?) and functional design make it trendy yet practical for a sports gathering.
Ever thought, “I wish I could be a buyer for a day?”
Well today is your day! Recently, we sent out a call for you to submit new tabletop ideas in our “Farm to Table” project, and now we want you to vote on which designs should be sold in store. The winners of this vote will show-up in store next year (April 2013.)
Here’s how it works:
You (or your friends) submitted designs (designs were due August 13, 2012)
You and other Dillard’s guests critique, curate and ultimately select the final designs
We will produce and sell the final designs, paying the winning designers an up-front earning along with royalties.
It’s important to vote early as voting closes at 11:59pm (PST) on September 3, 2012. Although you can vote on every design, your vote for each is only counted once. Let’s do this! Cast your vote here for our next tabletop designer today!