Rated 5 out of 5 by troJANE Beautiful
I actually do not own this rug but just had to write a review because this rug is absolutely gorgeous. My friend has the 8x10 in yellow. used it for her office area. it really brightens up an otherwise boring room. the color and texture (the pattern is raised about 1/2 inch) really gives the room an extra dimension.
i loved it so much that i took pictures sitting on her rug! then all our friends gathered around, and used this rug as our "studio backdrop"
do note that the motif is hooked, and backdrop is tufted. i'd really think twice if you have a little critter running around the house, as the hooked yarn can easily unravel out.
July 22, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by jesswags It doesn't smell! Promise!
All these reviews left me quite anxious about buying this rug, but after going back and forth for months (and having saved enough finally - this is not a cheap rug), I realized I was willing to risk the odor to have the rug I really wanted. And I'm not sure if Anthro has just responded to all of these reviews and has improved their techniques of odor removal but this rug did NOT smell at all when we opened it. It had a bit of a "new product" smell, but nothing offensive in the slightest. We vacuumed it immediately after laying it down (necessary anyway because of fuzz), and it had zero smell afterwards. None.
Moving onto the actual rug - it is perfect. It's thick and lush and feels great on the feet. The colored parts are raised which gives the rug a really interesting texture, and it looks great in the room.
One note is that the rug has less color in person that it is in pictures. If you stalked it on blogs the way I did this won't be a huge surprise but you should know that in person the cream is the dominant color and the navy/red/green complements it, rather than the cream just being a background color below the pattern. I hope that description makes sense.
October 13, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by jengee The smell is so sad!
This rug is so pretty, but so very smelly. I've taken the advice of other reviewers and have personally shampooed the rug (top and bottom) AND I've taken it in to get professionally cleaned. The smell (which is like cat urine) is just horrible and embarrassing. I'm sad, b/c the rug (in blue) is aesthetically beautiful in our family room, but I'm thinking it needs to be returned.
If anyone has any other solutions, please respond!
August 28, 2011