We ordered this rug and these chairs and never once looked back. I will say that I read each and every review carefully before making my final decision.
The chairs, are the perfect scale for our small-scale living room. They are also very comfortable to everyone in the family - our heights range from 5'7" - 6'. I'm crazy about the tufting, the nail head trim, and the gorgeous castor fitted legs! The only thing, and this really isn't a deal breaker for me, is the seam that runs down the side of the chair. I would love it if it was a solid piece of fabric rather than pieced. Again, not a deal breaker.
Delivery was super fast. If you're like me, once you make a decision to order something on-line, you want it to arrive the next day! I ordered the chairs on a Sunday evening and they arrived by Thursday - free shipping! Would I buy them again? Absolutely!
We wanted a natural fiber rug for our living room - preferably something in the sisal family. I really wanted one with chunky texture, but we often go barefoot and like to sit on the floor from time to time. The Ballard rug peaked my curiosity, but I've heard several other bloggers say that it wasn't soft enough under foot so that wouldn't work.
We chose this rug in 9 x 13 and love it! It is soft, has the texture we wanted, and the size is perfect for our living room. The only down side is that it shed a bit in the beginning. Regular vacuuming helps. It also slips around if you do not use a rug pad - so a pad is recommended. Would I purchase it again? YES!