We bought this rug because my husband and I couldn't agree on getting a Persian vs. a neutral rug. We love the restoration hardware look and thought this rug resembled their style. I can't speak to durability because we just got it but its definitely a beautiful rug for the price. It's not too thick but not extremely thin so you could get away without a rug pad. We still bought a rug pad to minimize slipping and add some extra padding. The color of the rug is dominated by beige but at certain angles you get hints of blue/dark beige print. The rug is very soft, almost velvety, and feels great on the feet. The one thing I will say is the rug was very sheeny from one angle but we switched sides so the sheen was where no one would be looking. Overall impressed by how nice the rug looked for the price.