DENY Daily Digs: Modern Apartment in the City

Let’s be honest — if you’re reading this blog, apartment decorating is most likely one of your guilty pleasures. We love it too! And the change of seasons is the perfect time to change it up with a fresh look. It’s easy to bring a whole new vibe to a small space like an apartment with unique pieces like cityscape art and bright colors.

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We were inspired by the openness of this apartment as well as the cityscape wall hangings and pops of color! Our City Apartment collection includes all you need to get this look in your space.

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Shop the full collection here: http://bit.ly/1vLz2vc

DENY Designs Office Tour: The Making of Wall Art

We like to do things a little differently at DENY. When you place an order for an AWESOME piece of beautifully framed wall art, it hasn’t been sitting in the depths of a warehouse collecting dust. We print our wall art (and all of our other items) AFTER it’s ordered, so that funky addition to your formerly plain wall is 100% custom made for you and only you.

We also don’t think that a traditional direct printing process is sufficient. After all, no one likes their art to fade! The ink of each piece of art is dyed into the coated aluminum of your wall art, keeping colors super fresh and bright. And all of this is done right here in Colorado! Wanna see?

handcrafted-1See that gorgeous smooth wood framing your art? That’s 100% eco-friendly and sustainable flat grain amber bamboo.

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Now that you know the story behind the operation, go get yourself a piece of the magic! Lucky for you, we’re having an extravaganza sale — up to 40% off some beauty for your wall! Hurry, it won’t last forever. Shop here: http://bit.ly/1rRA34v

DENY Daily Digs: Simple Charm

Today’s inspiration for our Daily Digs comes from a light and simple living room look found on the Boho Trees blog. We love the mix of patterns, the pinks and blues, and the slightly eclectic pop of art on the walls, making for a charming and feminine feel!

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Shop the Simple Charm collection here!

DENY Designs Featured on Rachael Ray Show!

In a small space, every detail makes a difference. And in a REALLY small space (200 square feet!), those details become even more crucial to its feeling and functionality. Luckily for newlyweds Naomi and Luigi who live in a 200-square-foot apartment in New York City, they had the help of architect and design guru John Gidding for a makeover segment on this morning’s Rachael Ray Show! And luckily for us here at DENY, they chose one of our pillows to spruce up the space! The transformation is pretty incredible.

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If you’re living in a small space, keep these tips in mind to make the most of it:

  • Stay clutter-free! For every item you bring in, try to take one out.
  • Maximize storage. Raising your bed a few inches can open up useful underbed storage.
  • Keep it light. Avoid using dark colors to make the space appear larger.
  • Use sheer curtains. Rather than heavy opaque curtains, sheer ones keep the room light and can even be used as a divider to create two separate “rooms.”
  • Add a full-length mirror. This super-easy tactic visually expands the space and adds dimension.

Check out the video series here: http://rach.tv/1o9xfuJ

Satsify Your Sweet Tooth

Today is an especially great day. It’s Friday (which is always a good thing), there’s an early autumn nip in the air, and one more thing… It’s National Chocolate Milkshake Day! Sure, it might be a silly thing to celebrate, but here at DENY, we take our sweet treats very seriously. So blend up an extra frothy shake — with a necessary scoop of vanilla ice cream on top — and take a look at our sugary sweet collection that’ll be sure to make you smile!

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We Want to Save Art Education and You Can Help!

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We care about art. A lot. We believe that art should be accessible to everyone, regardless of income, age, religion, gender, hair color, ice cream preference, etc. etc. The list goes on and on. Everyone needs art! And currently, the yearly allocations to schools for art supplies in many cities amount to ZERO DOLLARS. No funding for art supplies in schools means no chance for kids to express themselves creatively, and we really don’t like that.

This is where DENY Designs comes in. We are partnering with Fresh Artists, an award-winning nonprofit that works to save art education in public schools by exhibiting K-12 children’s artwork in highly visible and unexpected places. They also deliver art supplies and innovative art programs to severely underfunded public schools across the country. Our collaboration with them was made possible by the generosity of these children donating their artwork, thus creating the ability to make a real difference in the world.

With every purchase from the Fresh Artists Collection, DENY Designs will make a 20% donation to Fresh Artists to help save art education. It’s giving back in the kindest form, and here at DENY, that’s exactly what we stand for: supporting art communities of all shapes and sizes!

Shop the Fresh Artists Collection here and do your part to make a difference in the creative lives of children!

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To learn more about Fresh Artists, visit www.freshartists.org.