This rug was better than I had anticipated. I thought it might be a little too "busy" for our dining room since I have faux painted the dining walls. We have a tuscan theme in our house so I thought (ok, my 12 year-old helped pick this one too) the rug would go well with the coloring we have. It does! I could not wait to see it so I unrolled it in the living room. It is very beautiful. I had to run upstairs to look at it over the balcony & it looks great on the floor. I have not seen it in the dining room yet, but I know it will had such warmth & brightness to the floor (it will beat the navy blue, burgundy rug we currently have....which does not fit the new paint & decor going in). The ivory to me does not appear yellow. I would say it's a warm creamy based ivory (not cold or blue-based like white ivory). Great pick I must say. I would certainly buy another Lyndhurst rug again!