The rug is just beautiful! More beautiful than the picture can show. There is little or NO sage in it. The border that looks sage on the moniter is really a silvery blue. If you need sage or green this rug is not for you. That being said I could care less about sage because I am so pleased with this rug. I wanted a rug with ivory and gold some dark accents and good quality. I got all that and more. The black in the rug adds some drama! I bought it for my dining room and now I cant stand the thought of covering it! Also you will never beat the price. $ 920 to 1200 on other sites.