If not for the previous positive review by an interior designer, I might not have ordered this rug but am so glad I did. Although it's 2 inches shorter than stated in the description, the dimensions work for us. It actually looks better than the photo, and is high quality throughout. The gold color provides a classy warmth and the design provides interesting movement to our narrow, rectangular family room. The new rug was immediately approved by our cat, who sprawled across it for a nap (although his contented "kneading" behavior was discouraged). Thank you, previous reviewer, and thank you, Overstock.com!