When I first received this, other than the bedskirt, which was really CHEAP....I too thought it was beautiful. I decorated with Navy Blue Accents. BUT...I took it to a dry cleaners and it came out with big wads all over it due to the batting that does not stay in place. It is NOT beautiful now and I'm sorry I bought this. I too thought I was getting a good quality set due to the price and the name that was on it.
I had been looking for a long time for a comforter set ! When I came across the Alamosa 4-Piece King Size Comforter set I did the research on the internet to see the reviews and the price and Overstock.com had the best price. The comforter set is beautiful and very well made. When you first open it, it did have a smell of sizing or something but I let it air out for a day and then put it on my bed. I am very pleased with it and would recommend it to all of my family and friends. I did find the small toss pillows on another site. I really appreciate that the Customer Service is always there to help you and keep you updated.
Color of comforter good as in picture; picked up green tones for accessories. Very disappointed in the velvet trim - highly unexpected; Gold verlvet trim on comforter and pillows; ugly black velvet bed skirt with a gaudy gold braid on it. Comforter smelled like petroleum; three weeks later, it is fading in smell. Batting in comforter does not stay in place, bunches and doesn''t even "pound out" well (something you should not have to do with a quality item). Sorry I purchased; really, first bad buy from Overstock BUT a costly one!!
So to start, this fabric is beautiful and seam quality is very good... and just what I was looking for - and that's what gets it even 2 stars. I've had it for 3 months now though and I've discovered a few things. First, the batting inside the comforter is not secured in other than a very few areas where it is stitched in place. After using this on the bed for only this short period of time, it's become impossible to flatten out the comforter on the bed. The batting balls/clumps up and there is just no way to pull it flat. The overall fabric is not cut straight, so if it's level on one side, it's crooked on the other. Love the fabric, hate the lumpy batting. I'm very disappointed that this only took 3 months to happen - and even more so that it didn't happen in the 30-day return window. Would love a quality replacement Veratex!