introducing the citizenry: a reader giveaway.
by victoria comment

8/27/14

introducing the citizenry: a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

meet The Citizenry — a wonderful new company that designs and delivers modern, globally-inspired goods crafted with style and substance. Country by country, The Citizenry partners with local artisans to create carefully designed essentials for your home without the markup of traditional boutiques, and every purchase supports the advancement of their artisan entrepreneurial partners. Rachel Bentley and Carly Nance, the co-founders of the citizenry just launched their full collection from Argentina and Peru — beautiful butterfly chairs, hand-dyed and woven rugs, handwoven pillows and hand-loomed throws — and to celebrate with you, they are giving away to one lucky reader a $500 gift card towards a purchase at The Citizenry.

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, GINA FROM WORDS & WHISKS.

*UPDATE: to thank you all for entering and your very kind comments, The Citizenry would like to offer you a 15% discount code for any first time customers. The code is SFGIRL15 – just enter at checkout.

introducing the citizenry: a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

The Citizenry believes our homes should be reflections of the journeys we take so they’ve set out to build a company that celebrates the people behind their products. Personal spaces deserve designs with a soul, a story, and a purpose. It’s why they travel the world to develop their exclusive collections of home goods. By personally traveling to each country and using only local materials, Carly and Rachel establish sustainable relationships with their artisans and from there, they sell directly to you online — so there’s no middleman. The Citizenry name is a reflection of this collective of individuals –artisans, designers, and dreamers — who rally together across cultures and continents to craft their collections. The Citizenry is their way of sharing these stories and products with you.

you can also follow The Citizenry on twitter, facebook, instagram and pinterest.

introducing the citizenry: a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

to enter to win a $500 gift card from The Citizenry, simply:

• visit the The Citizenry, and choose your favorite pieces from their collection.

• comment below, and share your favorites from The Citizenry with us.

• please comment by wednesday, september 3rd, 12pm PST.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• yay! this giveaway for the gift card available worldwide, but free shipping to the winner only applies to the continental U.S.. please be aware if you should win and live out of the U.S. you will need to pay shipping costs.

• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account the week of september 8th, so be sure and follow along.

introducing the citizenry: a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

introducing the citizenry: a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

introducing the citizenry: a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

introducing the citizenry: a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

• this post in partnership with The Citizenry. thank you for supporting the brands that allow sfgirlbybay to publish fresh content five days a week.

423 responses to “introducing the citizenry: a reader giveaway.”

  1. OH BOY! My heart fluttered when I saw this posting. What a great company. Its a refreshing concept with wonderful style. It is nice to see designers acknowledging and benefiting the artisans that make such beautiful pieces. WOOPIE!! Where to begin, where to begin…

    Polleras pillow!
    The Diamanta throws!!
    The Estrellas rug!!!
    Leather Palermo Copper chair!!!!
    Thanks :)

  2. I must agree, everything looks amazing! My love of interior design started with a leather butterfly chair many years ago when I was still a teenager. I still have never owned one, and the Palermo copper version has me swooning.

    This would be perfect timing too since I’m moving across the ocean to Seattle in a week with and I’ll be bringing no furniture with me. Starting fresh is always so scary, but also so freeing. This chair would be a great way to get started!

  3. It’s all stunning, but I’ve been keeping my eye out for indigo touches for our master bedroom, and the diamantha throw or del campo blanket are definite contenders. Thanks for the intro to the brand!

  4. Wow – everything is so beautiful! I love all of the Palermo butterfly chairs, but especially the gray cowhide and the copper versions. The Sombra rug is also gorgeous. What a great site!

  5. Everything is absolutely stunning. I think if I won I’d either put it towards the cielo azul rug or the palermo leather copper butterfly chair. Love Love Love Peru and all of the products on The Citzenry!

  6. I LOVE the San Pedro Throw and the Laguna Pillow. But, honestly, I love all of it. Such a beautiful collection.

  7. holy Mole! i can’t really say what i like more. everything was beautiful and i could easily find a good place for it. the leather chair is fantastic.

  8. The Palermo butterfly chair in brown leather is gorgeous! the diamanta throw in dove gray. They have beautiful products.

    nbagozzi88ATgmailDOTcom

  9. ABSOLUTELY ADORE the pillows in their collection, especially the Polleras Pillow and the Verano Pillow. Such wonderful and simple textile designs.

  10. Oh wow! Beautiful items all around. My top picks are the Palermo Butterfly Chair (black base), the Vistas Rug and the Del Campo Blanket in Indigo.

  11. Wow, just a few favorite pieces? How about everything?! This collection is a wonderful blend of style and comfort. At first glance, I’d like to snuggle up in the Del Campo blanket in indigo or the Verano throw and I’m torn between the patterns of the Vistas and the Estrellas rug. Both would add a fabulous layer to my home!

  12. a beautiful concept by beautiful women with some seriously beautiful staff! Let me try out my luck in this generous giveaway too: I’d love to have a san pedro thow, the esrtellas rug is a beauty too, let alone the chairs. oooofffff, hard choice!

  13. I’ve had my eye on Citizenry for a while now. Really love the concept for their company. I’m loving the Vistas rug and the indigo Diamanta throw – both gorgeous pieces.

  14. Such a beautiful and thoughtful collection! The Palermo copper cowhide chair is a dream. It would pair perfectly with the Sombra rug, the Verano pillow, and the La Brisa throw for the most perfect little resting nook.

  15. Does it get much better than the PALERMO TRIPOLINA CHAIR? Wow! It would be a great addition to my bedroom.

  16. (I think my comment was eaten up–sorry if I’ve posted twice!)

    Love the Palermo Copper in Cowhide and the Estrellas rug. And everything else.

    Love what this company is doing, too. I’ve been buying from companies like Everlane, so I’m excited to see this concept catching on and branching into home stuffs.

    april[dot]dykman[at]gmail[dot]com

  17. Everything is so beautiful!! I just found out that I’m preggers with my first and I want the nursery to be a sanctuary, filled with a mix of textures from around the world! It would be hard to choose if I won, but I’d start with a Diamanta throw or two, Vista and Verrano pillows.

  18. I would probably use the gift card towards one of the incredible butterfly chairs. Or possibly a fabulous rug.

    Twitter: @frockthisshop

  19. LOVING that Estrellas Rug from the moment I laid eyes on it. It would fit SO well in my office. And how can you not appreciate that Palmero chair, wood base. Well, okay the gray hide also blows my mind. Love it all!!

    @jenderks

  20. Everything is so beautiful! If I had to pick a favorite I would pick the Palmero butterfly chair copper collection. Thier blankets are really lovely as well.

  21. Wow, this company is brilliant. Thank you for sharing!

    I absolutely adore the Sendero, Verano and Polerras pillows!

  22. Amazing idea and beautiful products – am in love with the new Palermo Copper Butterfly chair in cognac leather, would be fabulous paired with Vistas Rug from Peru (and a nice rubber tree…).

  23. I know it’s not available yet but the Palermo Copper Leather chair is INCREDIBLE. Everything else is so beautiful too!

  24. the Estrellas rug is to die for!! can i please just have one of everything in this shop for my house! everything is stunning! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. LOVE the butterfly chairs and have been eyeing them on the Citizenry site since I first spotted them on their ig feed. BUT that rug! I actually have the perfect spot for it and would love to have it join my home.

  26. First, a HUGE congratulations to Carly & Rachel for launching such a cool forward-thinking company! The textiles are amazing. If I had to pick my favorite: it would be a tie between the Sombra Rug and Palermo Chair.

  27. This is probably the only shop where I can honestly say I don’t have a favorite. I love every single item and would love to have them in my home. The butterfly chair with the laguna pillow in blue. Stunning!

  28. I can’t make up my mind which I like best Palermo Tripolina Chair or the Palermo Copper Series Leather. Suffice it to say they are both GORGEOUS!!

  29. K, I want everything, for real. But if I had to pick a few faves, I’d go with the cowhide Palermo copper chair, Pampas rug, and the Diamanta throw in dove grey or indigo. Great stuff, thanks for sharing!

  30. Oh my gosh ONE OF EVERYTHING please! I love, love, love when companies go the extra mile like this. Everlane, Proud Mary… now The Ciitzenry! That copper Palermo chair is SO delicious.

  31. Loving the Cielo Azul Rug and San Pedro Throw specifically….but everything in general is gorgeous and clearly made with quality craftsmanship.

  32. Easy going and quality products.
    I love: San Pedro Throw
    Diamania Throw – Sky Blue
    Laguna Pillow – Grey
    Nevados pillow
    For my new living room, of course!

  33. Thank you for introducing us to this beautiful site! My absolute favorites are the Copper Series Palermo Butterfly Chair and the Verano Throw, they would make for a PERFECT reading nook!

  34. Wow! I love the ethos of this company, the artisan background info and ALL of the beautiful handcrafted-ness! My favorites are the Del Campo blanket in indigo and the Palmero Tripolina chair.

  35. Bravo, Citizenry & SFGBB! This kind of partnership is so important to keep artisan traditions alive and support working craftspeople world-wide. Not to mention the gorgeous textures, patterns, colors and obvious attention to detail. Beautiful site, clean, clear and lust-worthy!

  36. I was seriously admiring the white-and-silver butterfly chair the other day. I also love the b&w pillow and rug.

  37. The Palermo Copper Series leather chair and the Vistas rug are beautiful. I really like all of the items, though!

  38. I love the Palermo chair in cowhide and the Vistas rug! Also love the La Brisa throw!! Thanks for this giveaway.. everything is so beautiful.

  39. I adore the Diamante Throw in Indigo. Something about the shag tassels is so cozy, along with the denim color. Also digging the Laguna Blue pillow. It’s both dressy and casual all at once.

  40. The Palermo Chair with the cowhide and copper is absolutely stunning. Thank you for such a stellar giveaway and introducing me to a lovely company. xo

  41. The rugs! I can’t get over how soft they look. I love the natural fabrics used in everything. :)

  42. Wow I’ve loved this brand for so long now! I would absolutely go for the Palermo Copper series chair in white cowhide- so gorgeous!

  43. All the pillows and rugs are to die for! But the SOMBRA RUG really caught my eye. What a beautiful shop!

  44. So many beautiful items – but the Estrellas rug is especially gorgeous. What a great site, thanks for the tip!

  45. I LOVE so many items…top of the list would be the Palermo Butterfly Gray Cowhide, Palermo Butterfly Copper Series & definitely the Estrella Rug. :)

  46. The La Brisa throw is my absolute favorite! And I love the textures and patterns of all of their fabrics! I’m so glad I saw their brand featured on this blog! Thanks so much sfgirlbybay!

  47. Would love to own a Palermo chair one day! Or seriously ANY of the blankets! Proud of these ladies and this wonderful company!

  48. I love the Palermo Tripolina Chair! I’ve been in a leather craze recently, and this chair sure is lovely.

  49. The Verano Throw was definitely my fave!! It just looks so cozy to cuddle up in! Cant Wait xx MK

  50. can’t decide on just one – Palermo Tripolina Chair – has soul; Sombra rug would feel so good on barefeet; La Brisa throw for a chilly autumn day; a Polleras Pillow for an afternoon nap with my dog!

  51. I love all the blankets, especially the indigo Del Campo blanket. Can’t wait to snuggle under it with a cup of tea and good book?

  52. Live the Palermo Chair in Cognac leather, gorgeous design! And the throws! All of your items are gorgeous! I will be frequenting your website regularly! Xx

  53. The Montanas Pillows, La Brisa Throws, the Diamantas Throws – all colours, Laguna pillow, Cielo Azul rugs, Estrellas rug, Sombra rug, Verano throw, the Palermo Tripolina chair, Palermo Copper series – leather… long enough wish list?! There’s nothing I wouldn’t want! $500 is going to be extremely hard to keep to!

  54. The Palleros pillow in red is lovely. Well, I like it in blue too. It would be perfect in any room in my house. The whole site is full of beautiful accents pieces for every room.
    The colors are cool and warm at the same time. Everything looks so well made!!!
    Nice work bringing these pieces online! Thanks!

  55. Oh I love this company so much! What a great concept. The La Brisa Throw would be a perfect addition to our home. Thanks for the opportunity! xo

  56. Okay so I really love the cielo azul rug but everything on the site could brighten any room ! Lovely items !

  57. Love the Palermo Copper Series leather chair! I also love the Vistas and Sombra rugs. So many great rugs and throws!

  58. I LOVE the chairs — especially the Polermo copper, but I also love all of the rugs and blankets. Just gorgeous!

  59. If I am forced to choose just a few things (even though I would gladly put every item in my house!) I adore the La Brisa Throw. It would look so dreamy on the Palermo Tripolina Chair, which would have to be sitting on the Estrellas Rug. My office would be my new favorite place!

  60. All I can say is wow. What a beautiful collection. I’ve been saving for a leather butterfly chair to put in my bedroom. So if I won I would definitely put it towards the Palermo Tripolina Chair! But how perfect would the Polleras pillow look sitting atop it? Either way, thank you for the inspiration!

  61. I am LOVING the Palermo chair in white cowhide, the cascada rug and ANY of the pillows! They have some beautiful products! Can I just have one of everything??

  62. Oh no, I love the rug shown in the photo with the leather chair, above. I was hoping that one would be available on the website, but it’s probably vintage. Bummed. :/

  63. Umm, I’ll take one of everything! But the estrella rug and Palermo butterfly chair have captured my heart. So lovely.

  64. I would happily house everything on this site! I will be dreaming of that Palermo copper series butterfly chair!

  65. I absolutely love the Sombra rug and La Brisa throw! Such interesting pieces that are made and sold in a beautiful and unique way. Thank you for sharing about this company

  66. I love it ALL! Some of my favorites are the Polleras and Sendero Pillows and the Sombra Rug. Such a rad company!!

    @offswitchshop

  67. Favorites are the Sombra Rug, the Diamanta Throw in Indigo, and of course the Palermo chair, I pick the Copper/Leather.

  68. Well, everything is beautiful! But, to pick one item … the PALERMO COPPER SERIES – LEATHER. How dreamy!!

  69. Absolutely love everything, especially the Del Campo Blanket and the vistas Rug would be perfect in my bedroom. Beautifully made and affordable too.

  70. really beautiful work, ladies! love your story! it was hard to chose a couple of my favorites, but the items that really stood out to me are you Palermo Butterfly Chair (brown) and your Cielo Azul Rug in sky blue. Thanks so much for the opportunity! Good luck to everyone :)

    kristen shearon
    Twitter: @HavokDesigns
    Instagram: @HavokDesigns

  71. If anyone comments something other than the PALERMO COPPER SERIES BUTTERFLY CHAIR in LEATHER, they are lying. That thing is a stunner.

    Excuse me I’m going to go clean up my drool now.

  72. What a beautifully curated site! Each item was more gorgeous than the next, but I am especially loving the Cascada Rug, Sombra Rug and the Palmero Copper Series in Leather.

  73. What a beeeeeeutiful web site! The photos alone are worth a visit. Nice job, Ladies. Couldn’t have been too hard with such beautiful products. I will take a couch full of pillows and a throw. And …

  74. I am in LOVE with the Palermo Copper Series – Leather butterfly chair…soooo gorgeous! The textiles are incredible, too!

    (@apettyquarrel)

  75. The entire collection is gorgeous! But …that grey Laguna Pillow catches my eye – I am having an armchair and ottoman covered in Belgian linen, so I am pretty in love right now with neutral fabrics endowed with rich rich texture.

  76. The leather and copper Palermo chair is amazing! Thanks for this giveaway and this look at a great brand!

  77. The Laguna pillow- blue has such deep colors. The combination is perfect. The bright colors of the pampas rug is so cheerful! And I love the Palermo copper series cowhide. That white and copper contrast is one of my favorites! Beautiful and inspiring work!

  78. FROM A REAL TEXTILE JUNKIE, THE MAGNIFICENT FABRICS MAKE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO CHOOSE JUST A FEW.
    LOVED ALL.

  79. No question about it, my favorite piece is the butterfly chair. Been eyeing one forever to add to our living room! :)

  80. I have to say the PALERMO TRIPOLINA CHAIR is my favorite! But I also love the Cascada Rug– if I had to choose though it’d be the chair! Such a cool shop! :)

  81. the ‘la brisa throw’ is gorgeous! who doesn’t want to snuggle up in sumptuous alpaca? :) i also think the butterfly leather chairs in copper would be worth waiting for! stunning. but how do you choose between dreamy cognac or speckled white…. decisions!

    thanks for introducing this company to me. love their mission + products.

  82. Do I have to pick one?? OK, I’m in love with the vistas blanket. Sigh. So many gorgeous items. Thanks for the opportunity!

  83. Thanks a lot for the discovery! Love all products, but I am crazy in love with the Diamanta throw indigo :D

  84. I love the San Pedro Throw, Laguna pillow in blue, and CIELO AZUL RUG – INDIGO!
    sellcrystal2 at gmail dot com

  85. If I won you would have a hard time ever getting me out of the PALERMO COPPER SERIES – LEATHER chair. To die for.

  86. Definitely the Palermo chair in copper with the cognac leather. I can already imagine it in our bedroom where I can snuggle in and talk with the children!!! :-)

  87. L O V E the Palermo Tripolina Chair! I want to curl up on that with the indigo Del Campo blanket, the Verano pillow and a good read. A good home is happiness and those items would make my home oh so good ;)

  88. The Palermo Tripolina chair is insanely gorgeous! I am so excited to have found this new company, the design & craftsmanship is stunning.

  89. Of course I love the Palermo chair!!!! But also the Diamanta Throw I fell in love with…100% baby alpaca….I want this <3
    Wish me luck
    Bianca

  90. I am in love with this company! Amazing everything! I really like the PALERMO TRIPOLINA CHAIR. So far, that is my fav!

  91. I am in such awe of everything! But I will say, the Palermo Tripolina Chair is exquisite. What an incredible design! Love.

  92. Oh my gosh I cannot get over the Palermo copper series leather butterfly sling chair. I want two!! I’m also going a little crazy for the cielo azul rug in indigo. On some painted white floor that would be the focal point to any room. Wow. Thank you for the citizenry introduction. Now I have a bad case of the wants. :)

  93. what a cool concept! the la brisa throw would look so good on my couch. actually, the la brisa throw would look great on the palermo butterfly chair in my living room!

  94. I love the idea and i love ALL the beautiful products. Amazing fabrics, colours and craftsmanship. If I would have to choose it would have to be one of the gorgeous rugs and the amazing Palermo Butterfly Chair. 💜

  95. I love the Diamanta Throw in Sky Blue and of course those chairs… I think the Palermo Tripolina Chair is my fav!

  96. The Diamanta Throw in sky blue is definitely a favorite, and I’m especially fond of the Cielo Azul Rug in indigo!
    Beautiful.

  97. So many beautiful things! My favorite is the La Brisa throw, would love to cuddle up as the weather gets colder.

  98. the things you sell are really beatifull and i love the way you cooperate with the local farmers. Really good job. My husband grew up in the Andean Mountains and if i’d win i would love to have these beatiful del campo blankets, the indigo one for my daughter, the sky blue for my son and the verano throw for our bedroom

  99. The pieces I like are:
    •diamanta throw in indigo
    •nevados pillow
    •Laguna pillow in grey
    •sendero pillow
    •verana pillow
    And the
    •Palermo tripolina chair
    Again, I don’t have a twitter, so could you please post the winner on Instagram too?

  100. I love love love this site! What a great concept! I love the diamanté throw and the Laguna pillow! They would be perfect on my house!

  101. Wow, their collection is beautiful! And I love their story too. Had a great time browsing through all of their website and learning more about them. Definitely happy to support this fantastic brand.
    For now, my favourite piece is their Laguna pillow.

  102. Everything is just to my liking. My favorites are the Vistas rug… Llama wool!! And the diamantes thrown in Indigo. Lovely

  103. I pretty much want to redecorate my bedroom around the indigo del campo blanket and the sky blue cielo azul rug!

  104. I love the Vistas rug, the Verano throw, and the Cielo Azul rug! All of their pieces are so gorgeous.

  105. The entire Peru and Argentina collection is stunning. Hats off to the Citizenry for working with local artisans to compile such a beautiful assemblage of items. My favorite chair is the Palermo Copper Series Leather. My favorite blanket is the Diamanta Throw in dove grey. My favorite pillow is the Verano. And my favorite rug is the Pampas. I would love any one of those items! Thanks to SF Girl by the Bay for featuring them.
    @amoryrowe

  106. Thank you for featuring this beautiful company. The concept is refreshing and their products are gorgeous! I want the whole collection!

  107. Loving all the work they’re doing. I’ve recently been loving warm color throw pillows throughout our new living space. The polleras pillows would go so well together on our couch or the breakfast nook. The San Pedro throw would look so well with the Palermo Butterfly chair. Sheesh, what a dream!

    Kaliaevermann@yahoo.com

  108. I just came back South Dakota where I bought a gorgeous yellow dreamcatcher.. the Montana pillows are incredible and would really compliment it perfectly!!

  109. Pampas… Estrellas… Cielo Azul! I feel like of all the beautiful things Citizenry has to offer, these rugs really stand out to me because of their amazing color and lines. A lady can dream!!

  110. I adore the leather chairs–though I’m not sure if we have room for one–and also the Del Campo blanket in indigo. It feels like it would work in almost any room.

  111. What an absolutely beautiful collection! I love their butterfly chairs, but also the rug collection. Especially Vistas rug has a great pattern.

  112. I love the gray palermo butterfly and the estrellas rug is TO DIE FOR lots of love to the Citizenry and SFGirlbythebay xx

    <3

  113. The Peruvian collection reminded me of a trip to Peru my husband and I took before we had our three children. The rugs make me think of huddling under a stack of heavy rug blankets in our bed in Cuzco, shivering from the adjustment to the altitude, and of the colors and patterns everywhere and the extraordinary beauty and creativity in the buildings, the fabrics and blankets and mountains.

  114. The Palermo Butterfly chair is really cool – but I REALLY like the Diamanta throws – in all colours! … And If I’m totally honest, I LOVE the rug in the image you have of the butterfly chair on this page – YUM! (Pity I couldn’t find it in their shop!!!)
    Sheree
    (Contact via my website :) )

  115. everything is gorgeous! Hope i’m not too late…butterfly chair is my fev. Thanks!
    (i don’t use twitter so pls let me know by e-mail..)