Rated 5 out of 5
by Tippi Not as "blue" as thought from other reviewers, more green/blue
I wanted to add my review as I relied heavily on the other reviews for this item before making my purchase. Based on other reviewers photos I thought this rug would be bluer than it actually was. I did order the swatch before committing to the rug and didn't see much blue in that either. In taking my own photo I can see why. It seems to skew more blue in photos. Don't get me wrong there are actually green/blue parts of this rug but it is not actually blue but more of a muted seafoam and teal color. Either way it works for me because I haven't bought pillows yet and I just wanted a cool toned rug with some warmth which is set off nicely by the flax/gold areas of this rug.
The quality is very good. My husband typically hates 100% wool rugs due to shedding but we took a vacuum over it as soon as it arrived and we were surprised how little it shed. Also, it's crazy soft.
August 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by nikkings Beautiful!
This carpet is gorgeous! It has blues, greys, yellows, taupes, and is just stunning! I was VERY hesitant to buy it as the sample is so small and it is hard to tell if it is really going to go, but I risked it and am SO VERY GLAD I did. I LOVE it.
August 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kcleary Beautiful rug!
The Catherine rug is gorgeous! Very soft and subtle light pale grays and blues. It does shed a bit. My client loves it!
August 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by nashrocks A real beauty.
Beautifully neutral with a touch of soft blue. As always, I am very pleased with the quality.
July 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Grit Disappointed
This rug is beautiful but it sheds worse than my dog. Very disappointed that I am picking up pieces of wool off the floor several times a day. Not what I expected. Would only recommend if you keep a vacuum handy.
March 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ethanf Cozy rug, but darker and much more gray than pictured
Just received the 10x14 Catherine Rug today, and was disappointed that it is much darker and very gray-toned, rather than the cream colors that predominate in the catalog photo. I had also pre-ordered the swatch, and while the gray thread is part of the swatch, it doesn't appear as the dominant color. My living room has light gray walls, and the color of the carpet brought everything down, rather than brightening it up. It may be a better color in another room. It *is* very plush-feeling and would have otherwise been a nice fit. Ballard Designs customer service has been excellent in facilitating the return, so I would definitely shop from them again.
February 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ballardfan63 beautiful rug for the right room
I love this rug - I was looking for something lighter in a room where I have a dark leather sofa and this ties it all together beautifully. It is very plush, well made, and the colors are true to the website photo. The only thing I would warn buyers of is that if you place it in a high traffic room (as we have done) you will start to notice certain areas become discolored pretty quickly. We'd had the rug about six months when I noticed that the place where my dog always lies is much darker than the rest of the rug. We had cleaners come out to clean all of our rugs and it really made no difference. So, consider the traffic flow in your house and know that because it is so light, this rug might do better in a room that gets less daily use.
February 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by SLin2011 Beautiful Cool Colors
As other reviewers have commented, this rug does not show in person at all like it does online. I found "real" photos of the rug via social media and ordered the rug sample, which I recommend, to bed sure the colors worked in my space. (The sample is free, just $5 for shipping.) When I unpacked the rug in my dining room, which has very yellow/warm lighting, the rug looked sage green and tan. But with the natural light in my living room, the colors appear much lighter and bluer/grayer, just like the photo I've included with this review. So know that your lighting will affect what colors that come through. This rug adds color but somehow stays neutral, too. I love it! Great for tying in taupes and grays with a little bit of greenish blue hues. I have not had an issue with shedding like other reviewers have mentioned. There is some shedding, but not an abnormal amount for a new rug.
February 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by shopalots Shedding
I purchased this carpet about 2 years ago now. I read reviews that it shed and had hopes it was just when it was first delivered. Unfortunately, this carpet still sheds 2 years later. I absolutely love it and it looks beautiful against my white couch and coffee table but the shedding is a pain. I'm always vacuuming and cleaning and I can't sit on it in black pants. Still looks beautiful though and I cant seem to replace it!
February 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Winter17 Color not as shown
I bought this rug a little while ago and love it. I feel the quality is good. HOWEVER, the color is not the same as in the picture on this website, it has a blue/grey tint to it rather than a tan/beige. Luckily this fits in with my decor even better this way so things ended up working out.
January 28, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Andover SHEDS
I bought this rug almost 3 years ago. I thought the shedding would eventually get better with vacuuming and cleaning but it just gets worse. I even purchased the recommended rug pad so I know that's not the problem. The rug is pretty but for this amount of money I expect a quality product.
I've read several rug recommendations and they say if the rug still sheds after 6 months, the quality was poor. I'm very disappointed because I've purchased many products from Ballard's and been happy with all of the others.
January 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Artsygal Beautiful but it sheds
I love the soft colors in this rug, and it's softness. However, I purchased it about a year or so ago and it's still shedding fibers. I frequently find fur balls of fibers as well as loose fibers everywhere. My vacuum bag is always chuck filled with the fibers from this rug. I have no animals or children, it's just the two of us, so it's not getting much wear at all. I vacuum weekly, and would have expected the shedding to have stopped long before now. Beautiful looking rug tho.
January 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Concetta The quality of this rug is top-notch
It is a great addition to our dining room. I recommend it highly.
January 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NestingChick A Classic!
I have wanted to order this rug for a long time and finally got my chance when we needed a new runner for our entryway. It is beautiful and the colors are more vibrant than they appear in the catalog. Good quality, and it laid flat right out of the packaging. This rug is a bargain at the price!
January 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cthis Color not as online appearance
Rug background is gray, not cream. Good quality, however. I would exchange for cream if I could.
December 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dallasdec Gorgeous rug!
So much prettier than picture and sample. Definitely on the gray side sea foam and mustard gold. I am so thrilled with it - I only wish I could find more to coordinate with it! Plush and beautiful- great buy!
December 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LuvBallardDesigns1234 The rug shed terribly
The Catherine rug, which I purchased only a few months ago, has shed terribly. I had my professional rug cleaner include it when he came over to clean other rugs within my house and it ended up with large bubbles, that can no longer be smoother out. I love Ballard Designs a am a frequest shopper. Thus, I am very dissapointed.
December 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by AMCB Beautiful but sheds like crazy
I purchased this rug in Feb 2015. I love the colors and the price was very reasonable for the large size that we bought. It matches the decor in our family room beautifully and it is very soft to walk on. However, the shedding is unbelievable. Huge balls of wool would collect on the surface for the first few months, and each vacuuming would fill the entire bag. 9 months later, the balls are gone but there are still fibers all over my family room and they migrate throughout the entire house. I expect wool rugs to shed a bit (I've had others in the past), but this is excessive. Had I known, I probably would spent a little extra and purchased a different rug elsewhere. If it weren't for the shedding, I would have given 5 stars.
December 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Katiepete Lovely pattern
I love the pattern of these rugs, but the color from your photographs was not true to the colors that turned out to be on the rugs. I liked them, and could use them, but wish they had been more what you showed in your catalog and online.
I think the color of the light you use to photograph them is not what most people would have in their homes, and thus affects the efficacy of the rug colors when one orders them.
November 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by Nannamouse Gorgeous Rug
I love this rug. It's more gorgeous in person! I will say the colors are a bit cooler than the online picture appears. It does shed,as others have said, but it's nothing a vacuum doesn't pick up. Totally happy and I would but it again.
November 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaseyA So elegant !
So soft ! Colors are beautifully muted. The background of the rug is grey. I ordered the 9x12. It is a terrific value. Just as I had hoped for. No shedding. No odor.
October 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ps10 Warning
This rug is not available in the colors advertised. Only SAGE (dark green) s available and will be sent to you.
October 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by MariC love!!!
Love the colors in this rug! Really lightened up my room because I have dark furniture. Looks beautiful!
October 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by makeover Beautiful rug
I purchased the Catherine rug in the green. It has many shades of the spa color with some golds and browns and has helped create a classy look to my living room.
October 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sebandme Perfect!
Beautiful runner, perfect fit for our new home's entryway. Soft to walk on, no shedding. Muted colors are just right. Couldn't be more pleased.
October 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by neutralchic Beware of colors
This rug is beautiful quality in traditional Ballard style. However, the colors of this rug do not match the colors of the picture online or the sample I previously ordered. "Soft tonal palette of spa, grey, and caramel" is more like brightly colored palette of bright teal, gray, and caramel. It did not match my neutral designed room. Ballard was helpful in the return process which I am thankful for, but the picture is not an accurate color of what you will receive, and the sample I received was lighter color palette than my actual rug. I wish the colors would have been more neutral because I loved the quality and pattern of the rug.
August 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jksjkc Soft and Beautiful
I just purchased this rug, size 10x14, for my master bedroom. I did not pay the extra fee to have it put into the room which was risky because of its size however it was easy enough to take up stairs and unroll it under my bed and furniture with the help of my DH.
The rug is wool so I imagine it may shed some as expected with all wool rugs. However, it is very soft and just the right thickness. The colors are true to the photo, neutral background (greige) designed with spa blue, soft greens and touches of gold and cream. All in all a great purchase and I had been searching for almost a year. This was affordable and just what we needed.
August 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ShelBuzz Difficult to Rate
I am torn on my review of this product. The actual rug is pretty. It is well made, soft and is wearing well so far. The problem I have with the rug is that the color is not as pictured. I read tons of reviews before buying this rug so I knew that there was a high color variation in the product. I ordered a sample as suggested by other reviewers and found the sample not very helpful. It was not an actual sample of the rug pattern, but rather a sample of a striped rug to give you a small sampling of the colors used in the rugs. Which sounds helpful but if you can not see which colors there are more of or how they are contrasted in a pattern it is more difficult to get a good visualization on your purchase.
The rug I received has a definite green overtone. It is beautiful, but the overtone makes it difficult to coordinate with other furniture pieces, art, ect.
I just viewed pictures on a recent review and their rug looks much more grey and dark. I guess it could be lighting? but I can not imagine so.
So, it is a beautiful product... but it is not an easy product to buy from the internet as it is difficult to predict how it will look in your own home.
August 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mimiden Beautiful soft plush rug.
Unfortunately this beautiful rug did not enhance my furniture and hardwood color. It is very soft and comfortable.i would have loved to keep it but color was just not right for my room.
June 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by nanakrisp Couldn't be happier with this rug!
I had to wait for awhile for this rug (ordered the largest size) but I am so happy I stayed with my choice instead of ordering something else more readily available. It was certainly worth the wait! All the remodeling is finished and the rug absolutely is the element that ties everything together. Quality is excellent; looks very rich. I was hesitant because others stated that it sheds, but I did not notice this in the least. Very soft, color and feel! I had ordered the smaller version for the entry, so I knew the colors were exactly what I wanted. We love it!
June 10, 2015