Great rug with dramatic pattern. I had thought the pattern might be centered on the main design, however it is exactly as shown in the picture. Makes it a little more modern in feel which is also good. Nice deep red color. Beige is definitely the background color, but gives a lighter impression - I thought I had wanted an ivory base, but this will probably work better long-term as it gets used. I'm using a glass coffee table on top so the design is prominent. I love this rug, it makes me happy every time I walk by.