Rated 3 out of 5 by neutralgal beautiful but sheds!
The colors in the rug are beautiful and compliment the furniture in my family room nicely, but it's like having a giant shedding dog in the house! I vacuumed the rug everyday for the first week and filled a Dyson canister every time. I now vacuum every other day for the past month and a half and STILL get a lot of shedding but not as bad as the first week, maybe 1/3 of a canister. Do NOT get this rug if you are a neat freak or if you have small children that will be spending time on it.
February 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Carxmom Darker than it appears in catalogue
This rug caught my eye several months ago. We just replaced the carpeting in our bedroom with hardwood flooring and wanted an area rug under the bed. In my search for a 9 x12 rug I began to realize the cost for an all wool rug could run me over a $1000. Not exactly what I wanted to spend for a rug that is mostly under my bed. I originally liked this rug for its neutral tones. However upon delivery it is clearly not a cream color background. It is a little gray or ashy almost looking as though it is dirty. With that being said, I am not returning it. I waited for almost 3 months for it to be delivered. I got in for a great price (much less than $1000) and the quality and feel of the rug is much to my liking. Just not a fan of the color. Would have liked it to be more of a beige or cream background. The other colors in the rug are blue and green and soft apricot.
February 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RugWalker Beautifully made all wool rug.
In the pictures on the site, the rug has a taupe color, but
in person it was really grey. I could not use grey in a taupe room, so sadly, am returning the rug.
February 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by jannygirl Color variance
I ordered 5 Catherine Rugs in 3 sizes. They are all coming at different times because they were backordered several months. Therefore, the color varies greatly from one to the next. So far, I had to return 1 of the 3. I hope the next 2 are the same color.
January 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by FuzzWuzz Looks nice but sheds a lot
We've had the rug for less than two months and it is still shedding. It is like having a dog hidden in the rug. It almost fills the vacuum cleaner canister each time it is vacuumed. The edges are already starting to show wear (there are only 2 of us using the rug).
The two stars are because the rug is very nice looking and has great colors.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jlynn511 Beautiful rug
I have had this rug for over 6 months now and love it more than when I bought it. It does not pill like rugs from other major retailers and it wears beautifully. I have bought many rugs from BD and never been disappointed! This one far exceeds the price. Centerpiece of my room.
December 5, 2013
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