This is an absolutely stunning rug, the likes of which you will never find in a big box store. The pattern (repeat) is quite large, on a 9 x 12 rug, the repeat, which I think resembles an owl, is 3.5 across and 4.5 deep. The pictures used to advertise this rug are of a smaller size - so I wanted to point that out. The colors are very different from the various sites however. The photos on Safevieh site and on this site show a dark chocolate rug with vibrant orange and green floral designs. I was nervous that the rug would look a little too 70's with that color combination but it is hard to find a orange/rust toned rug that would work in an arts & crafts style living room. The description of the rug here mentions a charcoal background, that is inaccurate too. My best description of the rug is muted browns and camel tones. The background is a dusty chocolate brown, the large flowers are a camel shade leaning to the dusty orange spectrum. The other tones in the rug are ivory, rust, and a muted light-mid olive (almost a moss shade). If you google images of the item number MET985b, you will see that most of the photos reflect a bright rug, and one company shows a washed out overlit rug. The reality lies between the two. But I am very pleased with this rug. I think the muted colors will work better than extreme brights. I have chocolate leather furniture and hardwood floors and this rug makes the room. It looks like you could have had it forever, but is stylish and not dated looking. My style is arts & crafts with a traditional bent, and this looks perfect. **I will add that the rug arrived folded up . I wasn't expecting that. I'm hoping it flattens out and lies straight because I still have a few large ripples in it. I purchased the thick felt underpad based on the reviews of similar rugs, and it pairs very nicely with the rug.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The photos of the Metro Garden Rug are much darker and vibrant online as compared to in person.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Wonderful so far, but rug arrived folded. I'm hoping it flattens out
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? not accurate