It really is beautiful in my nursery. Keep in mind it is slippery, but does feel soft on your feet. It is not as thick and plush as it looks online. And my one complaint is that at some angels you can see the gray underlining. But, it really makes the room. And I would buy it again.
I was nervous about getting a white shag rug thinking it would show dirt, etc., but after well over a year it is just beginning to show a trail of dirt. But because of the long strands and the sheen it hardly shows. I will be getting a carpet cleaner machine shortly to clean it. It's very silky and looks luxurious. It's not particularly thick but thick enough. It has a sheen and a tinge of vanilla depending upon which way the pile lie. The only issue is it can be slippery. It brightens up any room! It's in the master bedroom now and I'm thinking of getting another for the office.