If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind piece, here are some questions to get us started. If you'd like to talk through these questions together, get in touch and let's schedule a chat: ss@sagarikasundaram.com


Where do you plan to use your rug?
The location of your rug will inform the material, technique and colours we choose. For example, for a high-traffic space like a hotel foyer or a co-working space would very likely need a sturdy rug with colours that withstand traffic. A bedroom rug could be ultra soft under bare feet. We'd think about wine-proof colours for a rug in your sitting room. And so on..


What do you want this rug to do for you?
Add a pop of colour? Complement the rest of your furniture? Pull your room together with a central focal point? Give you something soft under your feet when you climb out of bed? Or something else altogether...
 

What size are you thinking of?
Homes are smaller in the UK than in the rest of the world - the standard size here is
120x160 cms (around 6x4 ft)

Bigger rooms in countries like the US, Germany and so on can handle bigger rugs that allow designs to breathe
160 x 230 cms (around 6x8 ft)

Let's discuss what size works best for you when we talk...
 

What colours do you have in mind?
Dark, light, neutral, colourful, tropical, subtle, natural dyed - there are so many options, each presents a beautiful possibility. My outlook on colour is that any and all look good together, it just depends on how you play with them. Black and white are colours too, so using colour does not necessarily mean you have to be colourful. 


How would you like your rug to feel?
Different materials and techniques result in different 'foot-feels'

Flatweave (pic)
A light to mid-weight cotton or wool rug. Depending on how heavy a flatweave is, you can fold or roll it up to store away. Kilims and dhurries, different as they are from each other, both fall under this category. 

Knotted (pic)
The OG technique used by Persians, Tibetans, Mughals and other ancient rug cultures. Think of knots like thousands of hand-made pixels that come together to create a design. Knotted rugs are strong and beautiful. They last for generations, and can be passed on as a gift or heirloom. Generally made out of wool. Silk or viscose can be added for lustre. 

Tufted (pic)
A more affordable version of the knotted rug, thanks to a semi-mechanical process. Still hand-made, these rugs feel lovely, plush and soft. They can be shaved down for a tougher feel. Generally made out of wool. Silk or viscose can be added for lustre. 


Would you like accessories to complement your rug?
We can talk about cushions and throws in different shapes and sizes.


What is your budget and timeline?
Your requirements will inform the kind of rug we pursue as each technique has different setup costs and production timelines.