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Using a 60's Mod style, I paired a

Using a 60's Mod style, I paired a black and white palette, complete with different patterns, and paired it with sporadic pops of color (in this case, blue). On the wall, I used black and white landscape photography prints and a frame print of the Brooklyn Bridge/Manhatten at night to fill up the space and continue the mod style motifs.

Hofstra student is a dorm decorating dude

Too bad Commack native Alexander Petrucelli, 21, passed over interior design for a major in public relations. The Hofstra University senior spent the entire summer figuring out how he'd decorate his dorm room -- his first single ever -- on the eighth floor of Vander Poel Hall. And his hard work shows. "I love taking cues from the '60s," he says. "I went for the mod look, using black and white with pops of color." Grandma covered the pillows with fabric Petrucelli bought in Manhattan. He's paired them with a comforter and sheets from Target. Along with other accessories and repurposed furniture, he spent only $250. And for his efforts, we will send him two books: "Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessorizing" and "Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors."

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Commack native Alexander Petrucelli, 21, a Hofstra University
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Commack native Alexander Petrucelli, 21, a Hofstra University senior, has decorated his dorm room with a nod to the '60s. For his efforts, we will send him two books: "Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessorizing" and "Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors."

Bed, Bed Linens and Wall

Using a 60's Mod style, I paired a

reader photosPutterProf57Using a 60's Mod style, I paired a black and white palette, complete with different patterns, and paired it with sporadic pops of color (in this case, blue). On the wall, I used black and white landscape photography prints and a frame print of the Brooklyn Bridge/Manhatten at night to fill up the space and continue the mod style motifs.

Entertainment Wall

I continued the Black and White motif with

reader photosPutterProf57I continued the Black and White motif with pops of blue in the form of the framed prints here. On the left is "Blue in the Eyes" and "Venice Canal"; moving right, we have "Imagination" and "Central Park." RIght below the prints is my homage to musical theatre, with memorabilia, autographs, playbills, and photographs from Broadway shows and the television show Glee. Some photos are rendered in black and white while others are spot-colored.

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Food/Kitchen

I painted the tray table to be 60's

reader photosPutterProf57I painted the tray table to be 60's inspired with the black and white color-blocking, evoking a houndstooth or checkboard. The shelving system has white shelves set to a black back drop, continuing the black and white color-blocking.

Entertainment Unit

Using a black shelving system, it contains an

reader photosPutterProf57Using a black shelving system, it contains an Insignia flat screen television, Nintendo Wii system, Toshiba DVD recorder and Epson printer

Corkboard + B&W/Spot Colored Photos

The corkboard contains ticket stubs I have accumulated

reader photosPutterProf57The corkboard contains ticket stubs I have accumulated over the last 14 years, from museums to Broadway shows. Right below it are more black and white photos paired with spot-colored photos, which accentuate the blue for much needed pops of color.

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