LOVE them. I always think I need to change things up, but I always end up going back to stripes. After all, they are a classic. I mean, really, they've been around forever, and they always will be in some capacity. In fact, my WONDERFUL husband is getting me that Olin Black rug from Crate & Barrel for my birthday. He just doesn't know it yet, but he is. Isn't he the best? And, don't think just because I've bought roughly 7,392 rugs that he will oppose. Quite the opposite, ladies. I've worn him down. He just doesn't care anymore. Sometimes the craziness pays off.