Moving into a dorm room or an apartment is an exciting moment. It’s one of the first times that students get an opportunity to decorate their space and make it their own. With many students returning to campus for the first time in over a year, ideas for decorating dorm rooms and apartments will be in high demand. To make the transition back to class a little easier, The Home Depot partnered with interior designer Whitney Jones to makeover the apartment of Brittany Goddard, a first-year law student at Texas State University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Brittany’s story is one of perseverance and determination.
The first-year law student grew up in a single parent home where her mom sacrificed everything she had to ensure Brittany and her brother had a roof over their head. Her mother’s dream to build a better life for her children, allowed Brittany and her brother to go to college, but that was just the beginning of Brittany’s journey.
After graduating high school and attending Howard University, Brittany had to continue overcoming obstacles that had become all too familiar growing up.
In 2020, Brittany lost her job during the pandemic and found herself around $9,000 short of paying her tuition during her final semester. With her back against the wall, Brittany started a GoFund me page and was able to raise enough money to pay her tuition and graduate with a degree in Political Science and Spanish.
Graduating from Howard University was a lifelong dream for Brittany because she wanted to earn an education at an HBCU that personified excellence and an institution that would shape her life for the better. Now she is embarking on a new chapter that will put her in position to create meaningful change in Black communities across the country.
Brittany was recently accepted into Texas State University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where she will begin her quest to make a positive impact on the justice system. She will also be moving into her own apartment for the first time.
After hearing Brittany’s inspiring story, Whitney and The Home Depot decided to make the first-year law student’s transition a little smoother.
Whitney decorated Brittany’s room with the latest back-to-school decor essentials, which included Carrara Marble Blue And Grey Vinyl Peel & Stick Wallpaper Roll, a Warrenton Riverbed Taupe Upholstered Full Bed with Channel Tufting, an Amerlin White Wood 3 Drawer Chest of Drawers, a Trevor 22.5 in. White Marble/Iron Gold Modern Console LED Table Lamp, and a Carnation Light Pink Upholstery Task Chair – all available at The Home Depot.
“To hear Brittany’s story and to makeover her college room is truly an honor,” said Whitney. “These are the type of moments designers dream of and to help make Brittany’s first space feel like home is a dream come true.”
“I really love my marble blue wallpaper and all of the new decor that transformed my space,” said Brittany. “I’m overcome with emotion right now and words can’t express how thankful I am for Whitney and The Home Depot.”
Watch Whitney give Brittany the room makeover she always dreamed of and visit homedepot.com for all of your dorm room and apartment essentials.
Want to get some of these products for your own space? The Home Depot has you covered with a wide variety of back to class products to personalize your space with on-trend décor and more! All of the items featured in the video are available on homedepot.com!
Back-to-Class Dorm and Apartment Essentials
- Warrenton Riverbed Taupe Upholstered Full Bed with Channel Tufting (54.9 in W. X 43.3 in H.) – $340.10
- Craft White Desk with 2-Drawers – $329
- Amerlin White Wood 3 Drawer Chest of Drawers (31.5 in W. X 32.68 in H.) – $167.30
- Oakley Rectangular White Wood 1 Drawer End Table with X Side Detail (18 in. W x 24 in. H) – $111
- Trevor 22.5 in. White Marble/Iron Gold Modern Console LED Table Lamp – $104.54
- Jonas 55.5 in. Brass Gold Floor Lamp with White/Gold Globe Shade – $99.47
- Cappi 20.5 in. Brass Gold Arc Table Lamp with Gold Sphere Shade – $65.10
- Gold Perforated-Designed Freestanding Magazine Holder – $27.62
- Gold Metal Wall-Mount Floating Shelf (Set of 2) – $99 *limit 5 per order/set
- Calter Gold Fabric Pinboard Memo Board – $99.99
- Gallery 16 in. x 20 in. matted to 8 in. x 10 in. Natural Picture Frame – $49
- Gallery 8×10 Float White Picture Frame (Set of 4) – $36.54
- Carrara Marble Blue And Grey Vinyl Peel & Stick Wallpaper Roll (Covers 28.18 Sq. Ft.) – $25.12 per roll
- Beige Mongolian Lamb Fur Pillow – $76.47
- Shrewsbury Cream Geometric Polyester 18 in. x 18 in. Throw Pillow – $46.98
- Pink and Brown Striped Kilim Pillow – $40.04