Vibrant posters line the living room (left). Rebecca (right) in front of her roommate's artwork wearing a Serial Cultura top, Chris Benz shorts (she wore the matching neon blazer for her college graduation), and Rag & Bone heels from Metier. "They're the most comfortable summer party shoe!" she says.
What are the three pieces you find yourself wearing constantly?
"I ride my bike every day, so my wardrobe has become pretty practical. My three mainstay pieces are my green backpack that I can cram a change of clothes into, vintage brown loafers, and crocheted chain earrings by Arielle de Pinto."
Rebecca's crazy-cool office, aka Big Things headquarters.
Where do you draw your decorating inspiration from?
"I don't plan any of my home decor, but I guess the inspiration kind of comes from obsessive collectors, folk artists, my mom and grandmother. I don't mind clutter, so when I find something I like, I just find a spot for it and tack it up, without measuring or fussing about placement. I saw that movie Herb and Dorothy, about the art collector couple whose apartment is just crammed, floor to ceiling, with cats, and turtle tanks, and works by Richard Tuttle and Sol LeWitt, and I hoped that someday that would be my life."
Rebecca sitting pretty in her office wearing a dress her mom thrifted in Portland and gave her as a birthday gift.
What do you love most about your space?
"My roommates Paul Morgan and Jessalyn Aaland! They're both incredibly talented artists and as you can tell, they've really transformed what could be a dreary, raw space into a home. Paul has everything organized brilliantly and both of their work—Jessalyn's collages and Paul's prints—combined with their estate sale finds, make it a bright and fun place where we all can happily get a lot of work done. I'm so grateful to have found such awesome roommates and that our aesthetics blend together so effortlessly!"
Another Jessalyn Aaland collage.