Love, love, love this rug!! It is gorgeous and the color is pretty much true to the picture (at least what my monitor shows). I was hesitant to buy this online b/c you never know if this will be true, so I'll describe the colors; hope it helps: The border is a RUSTY red, not at all burgundy, but not a true red. The center of the rug is a light sage/olive green, altho' it looks a bit gold in the pic. The accents are gold, ivory, rust and varying shades of green, all this in a beautiful pattern. The room I have it in has green walls, beige-ish couches w/rust/green pillows and one deep burgundy chair, and the rug looks wonderful w/all of it (a bit worried that the chair would clash but not a problem at all- maybe b/c it's not very big? A couch or loveseat in burgundy may not go w/this rug). Anyway, the rug picks up all the similar colors and pulls the whole room together. As for quality, the rug is relatively thick, doesn't even need a pad. I may get one anyway, only b/c I've been told the rug will last longer, and I do plan on having this beautiful rug around for a long time. I've had absolutely no problem w/shedding- - none. Can't believe the deal I got w/this rug - I would have paid more for it! Highly recommend it and will buy again from overstock.com. Shipping was quick, too, even tho' it was right before Christmas. Extremely pleased.