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Style Advisor: Courtney Marcusson

avatar School: Northwestern University Sorority: Alpha Chi Omega Hi! My name is Courtney and I'm a sophomore at Northwestern University. I'm studying communication disorders and art history, and I'm an active member of the Gamma chapter of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. I'm inspired by blogs like The Daybook, Cupcakes and Cashmere, and Young House Love. My style is crisp, timeless, and colorful with vintage flair. My design philosophy comes from an art history course I took last year, and I still haven't found a better one. I give William Morris, a 19th century British textile designer, all the credit, especially because he was way ahead of his time in terms of style. He said that you should have nothing in your house that is not useful or beautiful. I seek out items that are both functional and pretty, and if I can't find what I'm looking for, I make it myself. When I'm not studying, you can find me reorganizing my Pinterest boards, baking banana bread, discovering new surfaces to glue rhinestones onto, figuring out how Twitter works (yes, still), searching for loose change to buy Diet Coke, teaching Zumba classes, or watching Toddlers and Tiaras. Follow me on Twitter (@misscourtneyem); I promise I'll master it soon!

Recent Posts by Courtney


A New Kind of Community: The Levo League Helps Generation Y Women Succeed on the Job

In an increasingly connected world, career advice is even easier to find.  The Levo League is a free, easy-to-join web…

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DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

With the holiday season coming, it can be difficult to find gifts for everyone on your list without going over…

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Dorm Room Design: Inspired by School Nostalgia

Young House Love is one of my favorite home blogs, and I dream of one day having a cute house…

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Healthy Dorm Room Snacks

Picture this: it's late at night and you're finishing (or starting) that essay due tomorrow.  You're not planning on sleeping…

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DIY: Gradient Wall Art

Paint chip art is all over Pinterest, but I've always asked myself, "How do I make that?"  I finally gave…

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DIY: Nail Polish Crafts

We've all experienced this: you buy a great nail polish, give yourself a manicure, but are disappointed with the color…

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DIY: Decorating with Scrapbook Paper

I recently picked up a package of 180 sheets of scrapbook paper for $20.  If you know scrapbook supplies, then…

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