Make Room For

Make Room For: Elle Woods

by Maxwell Tielman

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I am not ashamed to say that, despite not really liking school all that much, I thoroughly enjoyed Back-To-School, an annual activity that I partook in with near fanatical zeal. Call me a complete and total nerd, but there is something outrageously thrilling about the scent of fresh composition notebooks, newly sharpened pencils, and brand spankin’ new pink erasers. For some, back-to-school marked the dreary end of summer break, but for me, it was a chance to bust out some fresh new sneakers, plan my locker decorations, and don whatever new personality I was wearing for that academic year. People who approach the minutia of school with similar flair really excite me, which is why I think that Elle Woods, the fabulous law student heroine of Legally Blonde, is pretty much my spirit animal. When it came to back-to-school, girlfriend was about it. Snazzy outfit with smart-looking glasses? Check! Heart-shaped notebook that perfectly matches your first-day ensemble? Check! Pink, scented stationery, because it “adds a little something extra?” Now, that is a gal after my own heart. Unfortunately for Elle, her particular brand of frenetic enthusiasm was somewhat ahead of her time, making her something of an odd duck out at Harvard Law. Still, her scrappy personality, unwavering perseverance, and encyclopedic knowledge of perm maintenance allowed her to wade through the adversity with style. In honor of Elle Woods and her undying dedication to style and academia, we’ve collected an assortment of rooms that we think she would feel right at home in. Check them out, in all of their hot-pink glory, after the jump! —Max

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Because whoever said that orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed. (Image via Cool Hunting.)

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Elle is fully aware that even a touch of pink can go a long way!

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Elle loves her faux fur and midcentury design classics!

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And speaking of… that Saarinen womb chair from her Harvard dorm is going to need a new home!

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“She’s a friend to the animals as well as a philanthropist!” Elle would never stand for actual taxidermy, but a fake deer head would be right up her alley! (Image via Chronicle Books.)

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Because she’s going to need a chic place to store all of those books! (Image via Yatzer.)

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Some people might be opposed to animals on the sofa, but Bruiser Woods is welcome anywhere!

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And if that doesn’t cut it, Elle would totally put her undergraduate fashion major to good use and craft this snazzy dog tent.

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Because it’s important to have a cute place to kick back and relax—especially if you’ve had a bad breakup.

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Elle knows that when life gets too serious, it’s okay to get a little silly.

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As somebody who petitioned the use of generic toilet paper in Delta Nu’s sorority house, Elle would certainly advocate for luxe touches—even in the bathroom.

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Would Elle have the patience to transform a dreary home into a fabulous retreat? Of course—because she’s never afraid of a challenge!

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