The Best Nest: Cambia Litsey ’14

Eliza Graham

Senior Cambria Litsey’s half of her double bedroom in her Parker apartment is neat and sophisticated. The clean aesthetic of Litsey’s room is indicative of the extreme thoughtfulness that went into her choices. I can’t help but think of how much Litsey has taken on the role of an artist/designer in her meticulous choices of the elements and items in her room. The placement and alignment of her posters and wall hangings is very precise, and even a collage that has a different color palette and stylistic feel from the rest of the items on her wall fits in well, lending balance and warmth to uniformity. One of the most obvious and striking aspects of this space is Litsey’s awareness of color harmonies on her walls, desk and bed, giving the room not only a fresh and simple feel, but an inviting sense as well. Litsey studied abroad in Stockholm last fall, and the Scandinavian design sensibility certainly influenced her positively. The space brings together these design principles combined with Litsey’s own personal spin, to create a fantastic room that is highly functional and exceptionally visually pleasing.

1) How does your room reflect your personal style?

I really like patterns and color so I try to keep my room bright and colorful. I also love to travel so I have a lot of souvenirs from various places I’ve visited around the world. I don’t like things to be too matchy either so I tried to put up an eclectic mix of posters and pictures.

2) Tell me about one particularly important item in your room.

One of my favorite things is my world map. I got it out of a National Geographic magazine a few years ago and it reminds me of one I have at home where I put pins in all of the cities I’ve traveled to.

3) Where/from whom did you get your inspiration?

My mom and I used to watch a lot of HGTV when I was in high school so I got really into interior design. I’m also a Pinterest addict so I get a lot of inspiration from that.

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