There’s something beautiful about peeking into someone’s life behind closed doors. You get to see their personality truly shine through in their home decor selections and tastes, while also getting a glimpse into their inner workings.
This month, we’re taking you behind the scenes of the DENY network and into the home of one of our very own…our Artist Relations Manager, Rebecca! See why the intricacies of PINK describe who she is and how she always be workin’ it on the dance floor.
Let’s start off with a really important question. Would you rather have Dorito breath for the rest of your life or nostrils the size of quarters?
Dorito breath, no doubt.
Interesting. Alright, let’s get real fashionista. How would you define your unique style?
I’m all over the board on style. I don’t know how best to describe my style – i have a love for the beautiful! Classic and yet rustic and a bit rough. Lots of DIY. A little contemporary mixed in. Overall- I love color. I love black and white. I don’t know how to describe my style. I love it all!! 🙂
Animal prints…yay or nay?
Definitely a Yay. I may or may not be known for my love of animal prints (mostly cheetah and zebra,.. ok, and a little snake) but I primarily only wear the designs or have accessories in animal print. I’m not a big decorator in my home with animal prints. I like to wear them (especially on my fingernails and high heels).
Yeah, we definitely knew that! 5 things you can’t live without?
Family, BLUSH, my Cuisinart Food Processor, high heels and I hate to be this dependent on technology, but.. my iphone (camera!!, music, tele). Okay, I could live without high heels… however, i kinda have a thing for them!
Editor’s Note: That bamboo lithograph was done by Rebecca!
What do you love most about your neighborhood?
The overgrown trees that line the streets. I love the shade they bring and the birds that sing their happy songs. Since I just moved – it’s a way better sound than the lightrail and city sounds. I love how close I am to shops and good eats in Cherry Creek!
Perfect! What are 3 necessities that you feel are needed in every room?
A clock, scissors and chapstick.
If we came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would we find?
Oh, about 7 different kinds of homemade jams that I’ve canned, along with some sweet-dill pickles and canned dilly beans. Plenty of fresh veggies, fruit, almond milk, and freshly sliced pepperoni from the deli. And some kind of mild cheese.
Just a reminder, feel free to bring any of those homemade jams into the office. What’s the story behind the oldest heirloom in your home?
I would have to say my Grandpa’s camera that he used in Italy in WWII. To have that (and it’s leather case!) and to see photos that he took with it is pretty incredible. It represents a lot to me as I love photography and capturing memories (I’ve got 17 scrapbooks). I cherish that camera as it is a tangible part of my heritage that makes me who I am.
Shop the design above: Cori Dantini “Green”
What was your biggest splurge (in home decor)? What was your best bargain?
Splurge: My couch/sofa from West Elm. I love it because it’s a bold pattern and not something you see everyday. I love that my home tells a bit about me and my personality. It’s funky, and I am always changing up the pillows/colors for a fresh look (I sewed a lot of them on my couch, now!).
Bargain: I guess I would have to say my heirlooms – they are classic pieces and they were F-R-E-E.
We’re loving all the pattern mixing going on in that sofa! Okay, you can invite 6 people (living or dead) to a dinner party. Who made the list?
Marie Antoinette, MacGyver, My Great-Grandma, Duchess of Cambridge, Tim Tebow & Harriet Tubman
At this moment, if you had to choose a piece of DENY artwork and build a room around it, which piece would you choose and how would you compose the space?
Choose ONE piece of DENY artwork? I seriously have a problem because I really love everything at DENY. We have SO many incredibly talented artists and I have the priveledge of looking at and curating all the artwork that we put online. My style varies so much between styles of art and artists – lately I’ve been obsessed with Vy La’s Unwavering Love design. And I’m completely hooked on Chobopop’s Geometric Tiger (it’s on my business card!). And I think If You Love by Kal Barteski is pretty wonderful, too.
LOVE it. Favorite room in your house?
I LOVE to be in my kitchen cooking. But I also love relaxing on my couch, or writing in my journal on my amazingly comfortable bed. Food trumps. Kitchen!
Shop the designs above:
What is your most cherished home accent piece? Why?
When I was traveling in Europe, I brought home this awesome silver lizard. It has no representation of Europe per se, but of my hometown of high desert Colorado and moving to the Mile High City. It’s a representation of where I come from and where I’ve been. It’s very special to me and it looks super cool, too.
Awesome. We love those little things that make a home special. Now, let’s talk about YOU. What songs would be used in the soundtrack for a movie about your life?
A good mix of country and hip hop. Upbeat and something to dance to. Line dance or booty shakin’ – either way, I’ll be workin’ it!
Yeah girl. If you had to describe yourself as a color, what would it be and why?
I would be bright pink! Not florescent because I’m not too crazy. And, definitely not a pastel pink, because I’m not that subtle. I’m pretty bold and pink represents being a woman and yet a lady. Bold pink because it has a deeper hue and I’m not a shallow person. And I think pink for a few reasons. 1) I LOVE blush. It’s one of my favorite things in the world 🙂 2) I love pretty things and pink represents beauty (to me!). 3) Pink also has the ability to represent funk and spunk – so that’s why I pick pink!
That was deep. But, we totally love it. What is your favorite daily wear attire?
Jewelry. The more the merrier. And the bigger the better. Also, I do love scarves. They are so versatile and change the appearance of the outfit so easily.
Agreed! Favorite flavor of ice cream?
You’re the dancing queen of the office. If you could only do one dance move the rest of your life, what would it be?
If there’s one artist (dead or alive) that you would want to have drinks with, who would it be?
I would want to have drinks with Leonoardo DaVinci.
(Editor’s Note: She’s literally SEWING a magnificent shirt as she answers our interview questions. Even more impressive? She does it all free hand with no patterns and WORE THE SHIRT THE NEXT DAY TO WORK. Freakin’ prodigy!)
Best city in the world for design inspiration?
I absolutely LOVE Madrid. I love the architecture, the gardens and flowers, parks, art and color, the fashion scene (can we bring back the personal fans?!), and of course the dancing/club/night life.
We should totally bring back personal fans! If you’re running low on creative inspiration, what’s your remedy?
I love me a good scroll through on Pinterest. It’s a good place to have “digital dog-eared” ideas to go back and look at and getting creative juices flowing again.
You know we love you. Why do you love DENY?
I love the idea of what DENY represents – being able to support artists all over the globe… and actually working directly with our artists to see how much DENY positively affects their lives. That is really cool. And getting to know our artists! I love looking at art everyday – it’s an inspiration to be surrounded by so many creative-minded indivuduals in our office. And, of course.. I love home decor.. so working in this industry is pretty awesome. .. for obvious reasons!
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Rebecca is a fifth generation Western Coloradan who has a passion for the arts, hence why she oversees the Artist Relations department. Rebecca loves a good arts and crafts project and has all of us in the office oohing and aahing over the cool headboard she made from scratch for her bed. But that’s not all. She sews, knits, scrapbooks, paints, photographs and is totally into woodworking. Yep, “Crafty” is her middle name. With a BA in Mass Communication and a Minor in Art from Colorado Mesa University, Rebecca has a background in Broadcast and Cable Television (even though she doesn’t even own a tv…what?!). Now she’s bringing her experience full circle again and diving into the world of the arts here at DENY. Rebecca works with all of the amazing DENY artists that you see on our site, keeping the lines of communication open and ensuring that our artists are represented in the best possible manner with the highest quality of art. And in her spare time, she’s always on the hunt for new talent to grace DENY’s Artist Gallery so that we can give our customers a fresh place to shop.