new: bev hisey dhuri rug + giveaway


I’ve been a fan of Bev Hisey‘s rugs since I first saw them at ICFF back in 2006. I love the way Bev plays with lush textures and bold geometric patterns to create rugs that look almost too pretty to walk on (with even the cleanest of feet). So I was thrilled to hear that Bev recently decided to branch out and add three new dhuri rugs to her collection.


She’s starting with three styles: a grey geometric pattern, a warm gold and yellow pattern and a blue and turquoise zig zag pattern. And today we’re especially lucky because Bev was kind enough to offer one of the beautiful blue and turquoise rugs pictured above to a D*S reader (top image above)! I don’t typically do giveaways here but I couldn’t turn down Bev’s offer because, well, her rugs are seriously gorgeous. And frankly, a new rug for the holidays would be at the top of my list so I figured it might be at the top of one of yours, too. Here are the prize/rug details:

  • One winner will receive this turquoise and blue dhuri rug
  • Size of the rug: 6.5′ x 8.5′
  • The rug is handwoven in India of 100% Wool. (Bev is a certified Goodweave member, which assures that no child labor is used or unethical working conditions are part of the production of this rug)

Entry rules/details:

  • Contest is open to continental U.S. and Canada residents only
  • To be eligible please leave a comment containing a link to a photo of the room in which you’d like to use Bev’s rug. You can do this by linking to a twitpic, yfrog image, Flickr image or an image hosted on your blog or another server. Please do not leave a Facebook or Myspace link if your account is private, we will not be able to see it.
  • Comments will be open until tomorrow evening, November 23rd at 10pm EST
  • The winner will be announced via email and as an update this to this post on Wednesday morning, November 24th.

Thanks so much to Bev for sharing one of her rugs with us and good luck to everyone! xo, grace

UPDATE: Congrats to Wesley Mann who is the winner of the rug giveaway! After reading through all of your wonderful comments Bev selected the winner and Wesley will be receiving a rug soon. Congrats and thank you to Bev for donating her beautiful rug :)

  1. Vaughn says:

    This is the moment our living room has been waiting for!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vplus/5202458039/

  2. Ian says:

    This rug is awesome… would to place it in front of my record player in my bedroom.

    Oh yeah I dig the designsponge in my google reader!

  3. Jessica says:

    Continually inspired by design sponge. Thank you!

    Love the rug! Would love to see it in our living room to cozy up our small space without feeling heavy.

    I’ve never won anything, but found a lucky penny today so have my fingers crossed.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/nj-fq_qTDLp71cvl3LX1l_7g2gbqRrW1gkA9KFmTrR4?feat=directlink

  4. Ian says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/56239476@N03/5203062176/

    Oops my link did not post does it go in body text box here?

  5. I just made a post about our office this evening before learning about this giveaway! We’ve been in search for a perfect rug to go with our new ikea desk/billy shelf and this rug is just what we were looking for! Here is a sneak peek of our office. Hope it’s good enough.

    http://elaloo.com/2010/11/art-room-turned-into-minimalistic-office-for-two/

  6. Katie Hinkle says:

    This is by far our favorite room in the house, as well as sloan’s (pictured). The light and picture window are just perfect!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31244288@N06/5203015084/in/set-72157625456333464/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31244288@N06/5203055752/in/set-72157625456333464/

    We have been looking for a rug for some time, but are typically underwhelmed by what we find. Bev Hisey’s design is also perfect and the colors will truly complete our space.

    fingers crossed!

  7. Miska says:

    Bev Hisey’s rugs are such beautiful creations. Thank you for the opportunity to potentially posses such an object. My petite living-room needs some sprucing up (and color). Please replace my shabby old rug. :(

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28264369@N02/5203085696/lightbox/

  8. Alicia says:

    Wow… what a great rug! And I can’t imagine one that would better tie together our awesome vintage green couch and pale gray walls!

    http://tinyurl.com/237jdxn

  9. Lauren says:

    Wow! This is the most beautiful rug! Maybe this will help me bring some class to my New Jersey sunroom. Much thanks Grace and Bev!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47808542@N05/5203103906/

  10. Alyssa A. says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/forlornalyssa/5202503103/

    This room used to have discolored faux-wood paneling, plaster-over-acoustic-tile ceilings, and fluorescent lights. We still need to address flooring and furnishings, and this would be a big help! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  11. Rachelle says:

    Oh goodness! This rug is astoundingly beautiful. Our little living room would love the addition. The owls on the mantle are hooting in anticipation! (Did I mention it’s my birthday on Thursday? I’ll be extra thankful!)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/32490127@N07/5203112906/

  12. George Pakozdi says:

    Ohhh I really really want to win this beautiful rug made by a great artist from my home town! from a Torontonian to a Torontonian. I love Bev Hisey’s rugs and overall work. My wife and I just got married in June and we have had so many expenses Christmas is definitely going to be tight, I know Maria is not expecting many gifts from me given our small budget and all she is been talking about is this rug! Please Please help me make my newly wed wife’s dream come true! She is from South America and I know she needs that little bit of color and liveliness… this would be just perfect
    Here is our living room

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/56194737@N05/5202527033/

    The rug is a lender from my mother in law we hate it as it is impossible to clean and it is not our taste whatsoever and it blends with the couch (and we don’t even own it to start). In the side table you can see our wedding pictures at the University of Toronto :)

  13. JenniferK says:

    Wow … so many comments! I would love this run, and the fact that it is Goodweave certified is an amazing perk. I would use this rug in my office. I think it would spice up the room and make it even cozier:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/43271133@N02/5203132836/#/

  14. Tina P says:

    As a young person with my first real apartment, it’s hard to find a rug that’s great quality, fun and fits my budget. This one would be ideal, and it goes well with my flamenco dancer painting!

  15. Debbie says:

    Bev Hisey makes incredible rugs, and I love that she is representing my hometown of Toronto with such style! Until I saw this rug I wasn’t sure what our living room was missing. Her beautiful rug would pick up the green from the accent wall in our kitchen and tie the entire room together. It definitely needs a punch of colour!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62047024@N00/

  16. Sepi A says:

    Oh, we love it! My husband of one whole month & I recently moved from a 550 sq ft apartment in San Francisco to an 1800 sq ft Vermont school house built in 1868. We are struggling to make the space as fantastic on the inside as it is on the outside. I think this carpet would LOVE living in our converted school house! {please} http://www.sepialavi.com/index.php?/project/bev-hisey-carpet-give-away/

  17. Nicole says:

    This beautiful rug would look perfect in my dining area! It would really tie the room together… (I’m like the 500th person to make that joke, right?)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicolecreates/5202605719/

  18. Sharon Fantl says:

    What a beautiful, unique rug! The pattern, the fact that it comes from a great source- really special.

    I am newly pregnant and would love to add this rug to my nursery. The color of our walls plays off the colors in the rug, and we plan on painting the floors to a nice grey from white (just gets dirty too easily).

    The rug size would cover a good expanse of our wood floors, since it is a cozy room- which would make for more comfortable baby crawling.

    Here is a picture of the space now (currently a bare computer/ tv room): http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfantl/5202568341/in/photostream/ but it’s almost worth looking at the room a year previously (just for fun- http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfantl/4108836285/in/set-72157622691334257/ ) when we bought our house, stripped off crazy old/ outdated wallpaper and then had to skim coat, sand, prime and paint the walls, plus paint floors from glossy green to white- in this and four other rooms. Definitely a work in progress.

    But I really see this rug pulling together a lovely space.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. Kerry says:

    My husband and I bought our first house a year ago and have been slowly updating and furnishing it. This is our formal living/dining room which is the biggest room in the house and definitely the most in need of furniture. The very last picture is where it was when we first bought the house. It’s come a long way, but it still has a ways to go! As you can see, we definitely could use a rug ;)

  20. Scott says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/19211028@N00/5202616491/

    this is my lonely floor…every day it begs for protection from my vicious dog Tommy.

  21. john t. says:

    what a gorgeous piece. here’s our entry– our living room, in need of a warm rug!

    http://gallery.me.com/lowery66#100095/IMG_1386&bgcolor=black

  22. sharon says:

    rug plus sputnik would look tres cool in my bedroom.

  23. Meg says:

    I just bought my first house two weeks ago! The furnishing is coming along slowly… as you can see! I have been looking at rugs this past week, and instead of settling I had decided to wait until I find something I’m really crazy about, sort of like the one you have posted in this giveaway! I think the colors would look awesome with my sofa and other decor. I’m really trying for a minimalist feel, with a few key colorful pieces that pop. This gorgeous rug would be perfect for that. I hope you’ll consider my rugless living room as your contest winner!

  24. I’d love to re-do my bedroom with that rug. It’s beautiful. Thanks for including me in the draw!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/quipus72/5202647777/

  25. veronica says:

    I would love to use it in my living room. We just moved in and it could use some livening up!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/43626139@N00/5203228260/

  26. Kerry says:

    My husband and I bought our first house a year ago and have been slowly updating and furnishing it. This is our formal living/dining room which is the biggest room in the house and definitely the most in need of furniture. The very last picture is where it was when we first bought the house. It’s come a long way, but it still has a ways to go! As you can see, we definitely could use a rug ;)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47334771@N05/

  27. AbbyR says:

    This would be so wonderful in my living area. I have browns, eggplants, greys and a little bit of turquoise. And very soon the (useful but hideous) baby swing will be gone! Ohhhh fingers crossed, I am dying for a gorgeous rug.
    http://public.irotas.fastmail.fm/living.room.jpg

  28. Oh yum. So beautiful!! My new apartment is in need of some color & soft floor love. This would be perfect for either of these rooms:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paigerussell/5203255340/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paigerussell/5203255480/

    Thanks for the great giveaway Grace & Bev!

  29. amelia says:

    Bev Hisey’s gorgeous geometric rug would be such an inspiration to have in my (shoes off) studio. My current rug was a hand-me-down from a friend several years ago and is oh-so shabby. Spending time with this lovely dhuri would be an amazing way to get my creative juices going every day. I’d put it right here: http://ameliaroberts.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/inspiration-the-studio/

  30. April McC says:

    The rug is gorgeous! I covet her work. My dining room is in desperate need of a new rug and one that actually fits the table and chairs. I have a big new house with very little luxuries. I would be happy to give this gem a nice home!

  31. My boyfriend and I share in a very small, generic apartment (what can I say, the rent’s cheap) – I cannot stress how much I would love this rug!!! {Not to mention, those are exactly my colors!} I’ve done all I can in the other rooms with paint, artwork and all forms of colorful accessories, but no matter what I do in the living room I can’t fight the beige carpet and walls. I think this rug would really make all the difference. Please, help me escape the beige!!! (Me, the sofa & coffee table would all be oh-so-thankful!)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sara_stoner/sets/72157625331394845/

  32. kelly says:

    well I don’t have a pic yet because the room hasn’t been built yet. we just finished the plans with the architect for a major 2 story addition. this would be perfect for the soon to be great room. we are supposed to break ground in a few weeks. would be happy to send pics in progress.

  33. Sonia says:

    Pick me! I’ve recently graduated and am in my first apartment. I’ve been lucky enough to get some hand-me-downs to furnish the place, but no rug. This beautiful rug has my favorite colors. In my living room, it would be the centerpiece of the apartment – all rooms radiate from this spot.

    Thanks for offering this great contest. Happy Thanksgiving!

    http://picasaweb.google.com/sonia.tycko/AstoriaLivingRoomSeeksCarpet?feat=directlink

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