I purchased this rug to replace another runner for our hallway. I was looking for something that was traditional but a little bit more contemporary in its pattern. I was also worried about the thickness/ply. I have purchased rugs from Overstock before and have been disappointed because they have been thin and flimsy. So I was pleasantly surprised when I received this runner - it is nice and thick and lush. The only caution I have is that the rug's colors are not as shown in the picture. I am actually very happy with the color - it's more of a light dusty blue and beige. But in the photo the beige looks like a bright, golden yellow - not the case. In addition, the accent colors of red, green, ivory and beige are very muted.