This is Maximilian Sinsteden’s dorm room. He’s a college senior. He’s already got clients.
The French/art history double major eschews minimalist decor in his embrace of the eclectic. But what else would you expect from the 21-year-old senior who was voted “preppiest in the class” at Choate Rosemary Hall? The standard-issue dorm furniture was immediately ushered into storage, walls immersed in Ralph Lauren’s Tapestry Green and Oriental rugs patch-worked over the linoleum floor. The result is a brilliant living space that beckons to be lounged in.
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The black-watch throw is “from my grandmother.” Sinsteden is reading The Lover, by Marguerite Duras. The plaid pillows and bed linens are Ralph Lauren. The rugs hail from his family. The armchair is “a hand-me-down from a client.”
The standing lamp is IKEA. The wall is covered with artwork by him and his friends; paintings and documents from Jaipur and Bombay; a model from Charlotte Moss; and pieces collected from “tag sales, thrift and consignment stores.”
The curtains are from Sinsteden’s boss, Charlotte Moss. The tie-backs are repurposed ascots. Bow ties could achieve the same effect.
The tie rack is by Sinsteden’s father, with finials from P.E. Guerin. The chest of drawers is an $80 thrift-store find.