Real-live Rooms: Meaghan Sabella
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Name: Meaghan Sabella ’22
Address: A two-person room in the new digs of Eagle Hall, which she shares with her roommate Mackenzie (who she met on Instagram!)
Bio: Sabella is brand new to Brockport, having transferred from Hunter College in Manhattan. She is a biology major, hoping to become a physician assistant in either pediatrics or orthopedics when she graduates. Even though she is eight hours away from her hometown on Long Island, her feelings of homesickness are curbed by all the wildlife around campus. She loves the trees, greenery, and critters: deer, groundhogs, geese, squirrels, etc.
Fashion Inspiration: Simple, clean lines + touches from home
Where She Shops: Mostly Amazon, but she also loves to DIY items that she already owns.
Décor Tips: DIY! She says you don’t have to go all out on a project for it to look nice. Find simple items and make them your own.
Here’s what she did:
Monogrammed ‘M’ Plaque:
- Bought in white
- Painted black (with black paint she already had. Score.)
- Sealed with Polyurethane ($4, any craft store)
- Hung with twine ($3, any craft store)
Frame Gallery Wall:
- Bought white frames from the Dollar Store and Home Goods ($3)
- Painted black = Ta-da!
Other Random Tips: Shop at discount stores like Five Below. Sabella found accent pillows and a hanging shelf unit, all for $5 each.
Favorite Part about Living at Brockport: Sabella says Brockport is a refreshing difference from her previous school. The atmosphere around campus is welcoming and positive, and she’s been able to meet so many new people already. The real excitement: her meal plan. Last year, she didn’t have one (at the college she transferred out of), and she cannot wait for all the food.
What She Can’t Live Without: At the risk of sounding cliché — a blanket from her childhood. But also, the many pictures of her family and friends scattered throughout the room. Because she’s eight hours away, she wanted to make sure that every piece of the room was touched by a reminder of home.