Parke, ‘15 and Juliette, ‘15
Hometowns: Los Angeles, CA and Paris, France
Style: Colonial House
Plans: Both Parke and Juliette have not written their plans yet, but Parke is intending to do directing with some literature on the side. Juliette likes lots of things and is looking to combine the history of theater and astronomy.
“My favorite thing about our space,” Parke tells me as I sit down in their double, “is that it really is a marriage of Juliette and I. It reflects our personalities and ideals.” While Parke and Juliette’s room is selectively decorated, there certainly is a distinct choice in what is put up. From the crosses on Parke’s closet door to the red lamp by Juliette’s desk, their space is filled with things that they find precious and interesting.
“Once every couple weeks, Juliette and I just go cleaning crazy and clean everything,” says Parke. “We like to keep our space pretty neat.” Both of their beds are pushed against walls and their desks are nestled away, making for a large open space in the middle of the room that is easy to move around in. “We call that the chasm,” Parke tells me. “We wanted to make our room easy to hang out in, not just a space to study or sleep.”
I can’t help but notice the totally adorable note Parke has left on Juliette’s desk. Upon my bringing it up, Parke says “She is awesome. We were placed together so well.” When Parke and Juliette arrived as first term freshmen and got to their room, they left the furniture as it was and didn’t move it around a lot. However now in their second term, they decided to really try and work the space to their liking.
“I really do feel like I am coming home when I am here,” Parke says.
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-India K, ‘12