This is a very nice rug for a formal dining area. The rug has a nice pile, it is a cream (darkish) almost beige color, with burgandy sage, gold and rust colors. The flower design is larger than it appears on the screen, but this actually makes it nicer. You will want to vacuum/steam vac the rug (as with all rugs you buy) because they come from factories with dust and such. Also after you steam vac, you'll find that most of the "shedding" is gone. This is a beautiful rug, and I would recommend it to anyone for a dining area or office. It is not a persian rug, but is still very classic look.