Thanks for all the compliments, y'all.
The Crimson isn't too terribly overbearing - and the white stripe I used definitely helped out with that....
I thought it might be, but after seeing it - I think it works. After all, the ceiling and trim is white too and I have a light-colored carpet.
I'll try to post a few more pictures here soon.
RTR and I'd like to see some of y'alls rooms and the OP wants those too.