I am a decorator and often mix together high and low priced items. Who wouldn't want a hand made Moroccan Beni Ourain rug? But if you don't have $3K-$10K to spend on a rug, this little workhorse of a rug is a great look at a great price. I chose the man made fiber rug over the wool rug also offered at O. The rug I got is for my own home, for my living room. I have pets, and sometimes man made fibers are easier to keep clean. And it was half the price of the wool rug. My new rug is soft, beautifully made, and looks wonderful. These Beni style rugs have been trending hard for the past three years, and I think it's a rug style that that will outlast the trend, and look nice for years to come.
Rug just arrived. It's an ivory color with grey/.black threads and looks very nice..not cheaply made but you can tell once you get up close that its no heirloom quality. But for $***, you can't beat this deal! Biggest issue is the SMELL. It stinks of petroleum products. I have had it outside for 12 hours now and it still smells. I expect some smell from synthetics, but wow..it gave me a headache within the first 30 minutes it was open in the hour. I'm surprised more peopled haven't mention this. But, it will eventually off-gas the smell and I am pleased overall.
We LOVE our rug. Its very soft to walk on (we do have a rug pad under the rug) and gorgeous to look at. We have had numerous complements about the rug from visiting friends and are looking to buy two more rugs for our bedrooms (we love them that much). We have the ivory version with a grey diamond pattern. We have had a few spills on the white (its in our living room next to the fire place...so there have been some ash spills) and we have had no problem getting stains out of the rug with heavy duty carpet cleaner. Given this I would absolutely recommend this rug to EVERYONE. If you are considering buying this rug, don't hesitate!
First of all I was really surprised how easy and quick the international delivery was. It took 10 days to get to Switzerland. Fedex contacted me about the delivery appointment so that I didnt have to pick it up. About the rug I think it looks much better and high value in real. I bought the diamond grey. Its WHITE (on the picture more of a ivory) and the grey part is mixed with a little black. Just what I was looking for. It is thick and soft on the feet. So far it doesnt shed. Very happy!
I wanted a modern, but luxe feel to my space, so this rug fit beautifully. It feels wonderful. Since it is shag, either don't place in high traffic or messy areas, or get used to vacuuming. I use it as a living room rug, but I'm not messy.