Our Story

What started as an idea around a kitchen table between founders Alison Gorrie and Kate Phillips quickly grew to a reputable brand and the premier retailer for refined campus living. Alison’s daughter was going off to college, and Alison had a bed and desk cubby built. She gave the plans to Kate so that she could also have one built for her daughter. Kate’s son built the pieces for her, which sparked an idea to build several to sell. The concept took off, and the Dorm Cubby was born. Kate and her son sold them online for several years, and Kate ran the business end of the operation. In 2014, photos of the Dorm Cubby went viral on Pinterest. Kate’s son was still in college and decided that he wanted to pursue other interests. Kate asked Alison if she wanted to partner and take the company to the next level.

Enter Dorm Decor, LLC. The cubbies were redesigned to include unique finishes and shipping ease. The Dorm Cubby changed the way storage could look in the modern dorm room, and it currently has a patent pending. Bedding and accessories were curated with refined campus living as the intention.

Alison and Kate were thrilled to be a part of Dorm Decor and continue to have a passion for employing women and manufacturing in the South. With continued growth in mind, Alison and Kate sold Dorm Decor in 2018 to Magnussen Home Furnishings-- a family-owned and operated furniture manufacturer with a global distributing platform.

Today, the new owners of Dorm Decor, Nathan and Lisa Cressman, are excited to continue Kate and Alison’s work by helping high school and college students design the dorm of their dreams.

Dorm Decor strives to meet the needs of students and parents by providing top quality products, functionality, unique styling and custom options.