The Best Nest: Ian Wood ’14

Eliza Graham

Junior Ian Wood’s room is cheerful and cozy. With Christmas lights strung over one of his walls and a deeply set window, the room feels like a TV room that you might have had in an attic as a kid. There is a large flat screen TV on a stand that houses many DVDs and video games. Wood’s bedspread and rug are both striped and in bold colors; a color scheme that is also present in his posters and wall decorations. His desk is covered with tchotchkes, as well as his computer and books. Wood’s love of his home state of Massachusetts and support for its teams are evident when looking around his room, as is his taste in movies. The many movie posters on his wall act as a wonderful way to start conversation with him as soon as you enter his room, no matter how little you may know him.

How does your room reflect your personal style?

There’s a lot of stuff. I don’t know what that means though. Every poster in my room is of something I thoroughly enjoy – “Toy Story,” “The Blues Brothers,” James Bond, the Celtics. It’s colorful. I don’t know what that means. It’s very organized, and I’m pretty organized … sometimes.

Tell me about one particularly important item in your room.

My Massachusetts state flag, because it’s the best state in the country, obviously. But it might be the worst flag. That or the Celtics banner, I suppose.

Where/from whom did you get your inspiration?

I don’t know. That’s a good question. Martha Stewart.

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