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Bev Hisey dhuri and cushions {giveaway}

Happy Monday! So listen up, people - My talented good friend Bev Hisey is up for a bit of fun and has decided to offer up her new gear in a couple of different giveaways. With Grace over on Design*Sponge she's giving away one of her brand spanking new wool Dhuri rugs, the blue and green one shown below, so click here to get in on that action. And up for grabs with me are two of Bev's latest wool cushions - called Numbers - that have a sweet and modern punky/preppy vibe.

Here are the deets:

>>> The winner will receive the two cushions shown below.

>>> Contest is open to continental US and Canadian readers only.

>>> To be eligible just leave a comment below explaining why your sofa needs these pillows.

>>> Comments will be open until tomorrow night, November 23rd at 12pm EST.

>>> The winner will be announced by email and as an update this to this post on Wednesday morning, November 24th.

Good luck!



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Reader Comments (36)

I l!ove graphic pillows and these are great! I am presently pondering how to update my couch and this the direction I want to go.

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjanne57

My sofa needs these pillows to help connect it (dark brown) with the grey walls of our living room. It will also help me determine whether or not my guests have had enough/too many glasses of wine -- i.e. depending on how well they can read the numbers from across the room ;)

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmrita Chandra

I've gotten into the bad habit of not even seeing my pillows anymore. Every once in a while I notice how outdated they are - turquoise and brown - but I haven't found anything I love...until now!

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

Oh, I've been looking for the perfect graphic punch to add to my couch for ages. These would certainly be it!

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah J

AWESOME carpet and cushions!!! I don't have a couch, but these cushions would be great to add and start a theme for my room that is so bare and cold... Looking forward to seeing more of Bev's designs!!

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikiko

Such cute cushions! My couch features a few of Bev's creations already but it's a big couch and they're lonely. I just love the graphic punch of the numbers.

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine

My feminine couch needs these pillows to relate to the gray walls & the wallpaper (Manderley!) I recently put up! I love her stuff. I think I first heard of Bev b/c I love your rugs & saw they were her creations. Keeping my fingers crossed for these!

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

I absolutely NEED these pillows. I NEED them. I just purchased a house with my fiancee and all my money has been sucked up by renovations. My pockets are inside out. But I can't stand the pillows on our current couch. Please tell Bev that I would appreciate the early wedding present. Thanks so much.

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYolanda

What a fabulous giveaway! Presently, I have cushions that are the same colour as my sofa (yes, a matchy-matchy design crime) so I really need those sofa. Plus, I think my kids would absolutely love them too!

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKJ@letsgoflyakite

my basement sofa NEEDS these pillows! Kivik + Number Pillows= complete happiness!

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon (8foot6)

My sofa needs these pillows almost as much as my floor needs that rug! I love how they both have the #4 on them...we are now a family of 4 so would be a cute quirky touch.

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina L

Only because my new Stylegarage sofas need a little something something and I, too, hate the number 6.

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentereminentcritic

I have modern red leather couch which will go great with the black and white graphic pillows. Nothing else will do!

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwlee

What fabulous cushions. And so kid friendly! My two young boys would love the large numbers, and there is one for each which means no fighting! Neeta

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

Those are so lovely! My sofa is covered in a brown slip cloth, so maybe they wouldn't go there. But, my bedspread is white and black stripes, and how perfect would those cushions be there? Ideal!

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterglYnis

My living room needs these amazing Bev Hisey pieces because my Ikea rug just isn't cutting it anymore!! And I have the most fantastic painting that they would compliment perfectly.

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura F

My sofa NEEDS these pillows because of 3 reasons:

1. I love Bev Hisey's stuff!
2. These pillows are amazing!
3. They go with my living room decor!

I am crossing my fingers for this one!

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon @ What's Up Whimsy

I just spent the last 30 minutes looking at Bev's website; wow! The cushions are gorgeous.

I'm redecorating on a ... non-budget, and I was just given a burgundy (with off-white floral print) couch cover -- not my dream couch cover, but it's a huge step up from the threadbare, baby blue monstrosity I'm now able to cover up! My couch would love to be home to / needs the Numbers cushions for the following reasons: (a) they're the cutest and they'd make my heart sing; (b) they won't clash with the couch, which is a big deal when floral prints and burgundy are involved; and (c) the black and grey will tie into my living room brilliantly ... black shelves and frames, "Embroidered" grey walls.

Thanks for considering me!

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKerry

I really love them and think they would look great on my couch [correction: my couch would look great with them on it].

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Pillows are conversation pieces. Would love to tell the story of these pillows!

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLee

These pillows would add an exciting element to my now very boring (and very beige) sofa!

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

My sofa currently has no pillows. She's bare and lonely. Help!

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfouj

My sofa needs these cushions because it loves letter & number decor items. Well, OK, it's actually me who loves letter & number decor items, but I'm sure my sofa would feel the same way if it had an opinion ;-)


November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly @ JAX does design

My sofa needs these cushions, because she has a small pillow addiction, especially pillows with great fonts and she has a huge design crush on everything Bev HIsey!

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

I shake in my boots everytime I see the number 4. What better way to face and overcome a devastating phobia, than with the daily help of these amazing, fun, Bev Hisey Number pillows.

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterViv

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