Rated 5 out of 5
by Kellijordan Catherine Rug
Love this Rug ! Nice colors... good quality for the price.
You won't be disappointed with this one.
November 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lookingforrug Color issue
Though the rug is beautiful and I got it for a good price, the color does not match the pictures in the catalog or online--at all! I was looking for a more beige tone and this rug is much darker and has an overall blue tone to it. I was so disappointed! I ended up returning it because I just didn't want to settle. The hunt goes on...
I do want to say that delivery was very fast and they make it very easy to return if you are not satisfied.
November 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SeaJay Pretty but messy
I bought this rug despite the reviews that indicated it's propensity to shed. I couldn't ignore the color pallet and low cost. I wondered how much could it really shed? Well, a lot! My house now sports a thin layer of carpet fibers all over the hard wood floors and other solid surfaces. The vacuum dust container must be emptied due to fibers a minimum of 3 times each time I vacuum the rug, which is frequently. I'm still hoping it will finally give up all the loose fibers and quit producing such a mess.
October 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by FarmhouseKatie Decent Rug
I really love this rug, but have to agree with other reviewers, it does shed quite a bit. Not a problem in my home. With 3 kids and a dog, I vacuum frequently anyways. The colors are just right for my home and taste, though the creamy background color that the website shows is in reality darker and more of a grayish color. I personally would have preferred it to be lighter, but it hides dirt well.
All in all, I am happy with the rug, and would purchase again.
October 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DesignLuv Great Rug
I have had this rug about a month. When it first arrived, I was really worried about the color. It looked more gray than cream and almost had a sage green tint to it. I bought it for our bedroom, which has cream and teal walls. Once situated in the room it looks very nice. The rug is thick and soft. I don't think shedding is an issue, but I expect any wool rug to shed a little.
October 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meandmy4 Love!
I ordered four of these beautiful rugs and I couldn't be happier with the way they look and feel. Thank you Ballard for another quality product!
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TennesseeShopper Very Nice Rug!
This was my first purchase from Ballard Designs. I'm very happy with rugs. They are of excellent quality, are plush, and are exactly as pictured in the catalog. One rug arrived in about week. The other two arrived in about two weeks. I highly recommend this rug and Ballard Design's service. I am completely satisfied.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Decorcrazy Great for a dining room
I was a little reluctant to buy this rug because I thought the colors would be too brown, but I was pleasantly surprised with the beautiful muted blue and green colors. Yes, it sheds, but I have it in my dining room so no one is sitting on it. Vacuuming solves the problem for me. I probably would not like this in an area where anyone would sit on it, but for my dining room, it's perfect.
October 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by EJP1813 Exactly what I was looking for!
I finally found it! Several years ago when I was redecorating, I looked for a similar rug without success. I purchased another rug that was nice and looked good, but it wasn't what I wanted. When I saw the Catherine rug, I just had to have it. Despite the negative reviews regarding shedding problems, I ordered it. It arrived promptly as promised and it looks fabulous. Furthermore, I have not experienced the shedding problems that other customers have reported. Thanks, Ballard Design, for the fabulous rug.
October 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Janetg Beautiful, plush rug.
This is a beautiful rug and the colors are the same as those shown in the picture
October 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KKas beautiful rug
This is a lovely pattern, light and very neutral while still giving the texture of pattern to your room. I really like this rug better in person than in the catalog. Nicely made, even if it is not a high-end rug.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happychoice Great rugs, very pretty and soft!
These rugs are very nice. Colors are soft and muted. Goes well with a variety of furniture and decor. So happy with this purchase and the price was unbeatable!
October 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RenoMode Neutral and beautiful
Light and neutral, good quality, beautiful rug. Got it on sale at a terrific price.
October 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by remodelnow Nice Rug
The Catherine rug seems to be of good quality. It arrived today, so I cannot speak to the shedding problems that other reviewers have mentioned. I think all rugs shed to some degree. The color is not as it appears online. The background color is more of a sage green. Online it appears to be beige. Wish the background was beige but I will probably keep it as it was a very good price.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kmpdoe Beautiful Rug!
I have had this rug for approximately 5 weeks now and absolutely love it. It's thick, rich looking and well made. The colors that stand out the most for me are light blue, gray, and caramel. I think it depends on the lighting in your home but the colors are very soft and muted so they go with many things. With regards to the shedding, it was quite excessive in the beginning and we have wood floors that show everything. I struggled with the thought of having to return this beautiful rug or live with the shedding so I went in search of a solution. One suggestion I read was to vacuum the rug daily. That's exactly what I did for approximately 2 weeks. I used a well known brand cordless stick vacuum that worked great and it took care of the problem. Wool rugs shed so it's not going to go away completely but it sheds very little now. Great price for such a beautiful rug, quick shipping...no complaints.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CandyGirl Ordered for a bedroom that has tile floor. It is very soft and feels substantial.
The colors are soft/subdued. I would have preferred a little more spa and caramel and less grey, but I still like it very much. Its is very soft under bare feet and substantial weight. It does not have much fuzz when I vacuum. The shipment arrived very promptly and was well packaged to prevent damage during shipment. This is my first major purchase from Ballard, and I will continue to shop at Ballard.
September 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by funnygirl2424 Beautiful colors and good quality
I love this rug. Yes, it does seem to shed a lot as some others have mentioned but a quick vacuum is all it needs. Hopefully it will settle the longer we have it. The colors are beautiful and the size is great for the price.
September 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Loves2ShopBallard beautiful but intolerable shedding
I just received the Catherine Rug and while I think it is extremely pretty (browns, light sea foam blue and grey sage) I vacuumed the rug for 2 hours with my heavy duty top of the line vacuum cleaner and then got down and brushed it with a brush and vacuumed it again and it is still shedding like crazy. I just wont be able to deal with the inevitable months of shedding so I will have to send it back. If the shedding would not bother you I could not recommend the look and plushness of this rug enough. I love Ballard Designs and their satisfaction guarantee and as a result will be a customer for life.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suma Lovely finish to my redecorated hallway
These rugs are gorgeous. Thick, plush, soft, rich. The colors are a little more muted than what I should have chosen, but I loved the colors and quality too much to send them back. And the price for this quality was absolutely amazing! I would love to see a little more of the caramel color in them, and that was hard to tell by the small sample I had ordered earlier. I recommend the rugs and Ballard Designs. This was my first experience and I will be back!
September 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by mrk321 Color is more green than I thought
Although I did not order a sample, based on the photos online and in the catalog, did not expect the green hue to be as strong as it is. I bought the 9x12. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I send it back. I will say that it's super soft and comfortable and the color isn't BAD, it's just a strange shade of muddy green. I also think that I can offset some of it by using white, teal and/or burgundy accessories to make it pop. At the moment, I only have a beige couch to compare it to so maybe that's part of the issue as well. So while I don't hate it, I don't love it either. Get a swatch before ordering.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by captnsal Exactly what I was looking for!
Looked at this rug for a while. Had to wait a long time for the swatch, but when I finally ordered the rug, it arrived quickly. Not sure what others speak of about shedding....this rug doesn't shed at all. It is absolutely beautiful. The background color doesn't look as "tan" in real life as it does in the photo depicted. I had intended this rug for a specific room, but found it went well in several rooms, due to the colors. DEFINITELY worth it!
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer gorgeous! exceeded my expectations!
ballard's is always reliable but this rug exceeded my expectations! the quality is superior!
September 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by JeanFB Not the same colors as pictured; sheds
The pictures of this rug do not reflect its true colors. The rug is very blue, not at all "caramel", and the greys are very blue-toned as well. After I received it I read through old reviews and this is a common theme (some even say theirs is greenish). I think the quality control on this rug is very poor regarding color consistency. It also sheds a lot. I had purchased another Ballard rug in the past and loved it (the Fiorentine), but this one is going back. Wish it were as pictured - that would have been what I wanted.
September 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hapishopper Great value; rich elegant look. No piling.
Carpet was exactly as described - color description right on. Exceptional quality and pricing. I would highly recommend purchase. No piling issues. Just an all around great find.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Homediva Excellent quality and value
I found the rug to be as described. The colors are as pictured in the catalog - muted, quiet, and elegant. I have had no difficulties with shedding, as other reviewers reported. The rug is quite dense and heavy. This is the first time I had the courage to order a rug online, but the experience was very positive.
September 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by TampaCustomer Beautiful - but not worth it!
I like, the other reviewers, am very disappointed with this purchase. I absolutely love the rug - color, softness, overall look, but I can't keep it. As others mentioned, it sheds horribly - I thought this would be temporary, or that for whatever reason it would be tolerable, but it simply isn't. In addition to the extra cleaning, I started having major sinus headaches and issues once it was brought into the house.
So even though I won't be able to find a more beautiful rug :-( I have to return.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by InspiredbyDesign Beautiful!
I am so happy with my purchase! The Catherine rug's colors, texture and thickness is just what I was looking for. It arrived so quickly also. I haven't had any issues with shedding. Love it!
August 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by EaglesFan Photo does not show true color
A happy accident that this rug is much more gray-spa blue than the photo indicates. I ordered for my living room but moved it to a bedroom instead. It is beautiful and plush under your feet. Sheds just a bit but a weekly vacuum takes care of that easily. Highly recommend!
August 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ballardchoiceswork great neutral, subtle choice
Once again, my ballard choice worked after a long search in other places. needed rugs for my open hallway in my house with a very open layout. decided on these bc they are very neutral, not bold and do not compete with anything in the rooms surrounding - they are soft underfoot and and if you have pets these def are hiding light colored dog hair very well. Note if you are looking for something that stands out or with the spa color to be very noticeable, this is probably not the choice for you bc it does blend with the grey and lend itself more to sage green than blueish tone
June 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by coastaldecorating Beautiful cool colors
This is a beautiful rug, and just what I was looking for to bring grey, taupe and teal to my living room area. The colors are perfect and much nicer than they look in the catalog. However, my only negative is the amount of shedding. I am not sure how well it will wear long term and is constantly shedding on my dark wood floor.
June 2, 2013