Our foyer was the first room in our home that we renovated. Since we were new at renovating spaces, it only made sense to start with the smallest space in our new home (it didn’t hurt that it was also the biggest eyesore). After we finished the foyer, I left it alone for the longest time. I was so proud of our accomplishment and didn’t want to change a thing. Fast-forward a few years and I started to get a little bored with the look and I knew it was time for a change-up. When a company reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in receiving one of their wool rugs, I knew this would be the inspiration for the makeover.
I was feeling a vintage bohemian vibe for the foyer makeover. Is that even a thing? I just added lots of plants and some vintage photos on the wall. Easy-Peasy! And of course, the wool rug. Because we all know that rugs are the perfect room accessory, right?!
If you’ve been around for a bit, you know how much I love supporting small shops. But do you want to know what is even better than supporting a small shop? Supporting a small shop with a big mission! This is where Sukhi comes in.
When companies reach out to me for a collaboration, I always take a look at their mission to see if our values align. I took one look at the mission of Sukhi and knew right away that I wanted to work with this company. Let me explain why.
This rug was provided by Sukhi in exchange for my honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure for full details.
Wool Rugs by Sukhi
Sukhi means “happy” in Nepali. I mean, this alone should be enough to draw you into a company, right!? 😉 But what they do is even more amazing. Sukhi supports skilled artisans and empowers them to create a better life for themselves and their families.
They do this by offering wages several times the regional average and by providing safe working conditions. In fact, many of the artisans work directly from their home. This means they can be home to care for their families as they financially provide for them.
Each of the wool rugs are a beautiful piece of art, handmade by artisans in Nepal, Turkey, India and Morocco. They are made with non-toxic and allergy free materials, such as pure wool.
I chose the Devendra – hand tufted modern oriental rug. The 80 cm x 100 cm size that I chose was smaller than I anticipated. I was hoping that it would be large enough to use as a runner in my foyer but that didn’t work out. However, it is the perfect size for a doormat.
The first quality that I noticed about the rug was the heavy plushness of it. This 2.5 x 3 rug weighs as much as the 8 x 10 rug in my living room! That’s when you know you have a good quality handmade rug!
Let me add that if you are needing a rug in a hurry, this may not be the best place to order. Each rug is handmade from the time you order. As mentioned above, their rugs are not mass produced in a warehouse by laborers.
They are individually, handmade rugs by skilled artisans. The average production time is about 8 weeks, plus 2-3 weeks for shipping. However, if you are willing to wait on a one-of-a-kind original rug of the highest quality, I definitely recommend Sukhi.