This set was so beautiful on line, but I was so disappointed when it arrived. It feels cheap and it is very thin. Though the photo only shows the damask section the upper half of the comforter is a solid fabric, separated by a stripe. The package is so tightly wrapped, you'd have to send it al 10 pieces to the drycleaner to get the wrinkles out because I'm not sure it would hold up to a regular laundry machine.
I was on a mission to find a new bedroom set after our furr-babies absolutely DESTROYED our very expensive one. I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg (again) and looked both online and in stores for over a year to find a replacement. I was about to pull the trigger on a $400 set I was lukewarm about when I stumbled upon this Carlo 10-piece Comforter Set on Overstock.com. I was immediately drawn to the colors and print and then I saw the price... ALL OF THIS FOR UNDER $100?! I was sold! It was delivered in a timely manner, though it arrived with the security tags still on the packaging, making it impossible to unzip. Overstock customer service was apologetic for the "warehouse oversight" and told me to simply cut into the packaging. I did and was able to retrieve all 10 pieces. Let's go back to the price for a moment... 10-PIECE SET FOR UNDER $100. If you're looking for super high-quality, you simply will not find a brand new, multi-piece comforter set at this price point. Therefore, I am basing my review on the VALUE of this set. Yes, the material is polyester and not as rich looking as a raw silk would be, but the underside of the comforter is EXTREMELY soft, which impressed me. It is certainly lighter than our previous down comforter, which my husband LOVES. I'm not crazy about the oversized white tags on each piece, but they were easy to rip or cut off. Problem solved quickly and easily! A previous reviewer posted their dissatisfaction with only half the comforter being in the print with the other half a solid color. I was a bit thrown off by this myself, as I missed that review before ordering, but I actually PREFER it this way since it makes the bed MUCH easier to make in the morning. The "split" creates a marker for where to fold, etc. and I'm able to perfectly make our king size bed in half the time it used to make me. Granted, the solid portion isn't as pretty as the print, but when we're snuggled in bed and sleeping at night (the only time we see the solid half), who cares? ((Not us!)) To the point it comes through very wrinkled -- duh. It's crammed in a small plastic bag, what WOULDN'T come through wrinkled? I took a steamer to it and the wrinkles fell right out. We do not use a bedskirt on our bed, so I cannot speak to this piece, but everything else is very pretty and a very, very good value. In summation, I am giving this set a 5 out of 5 stars, all things considered. Terrific value, beautiful set, great buy!
There were many great reviews, which did help me make this purchase! Some of the lower reviews that I read did not even apply to what was shipped to my home! I love the pattern and color, the 10 piece package was perfect and the fact that sheets were not part of the pack was a plus, the sheets that companies add to pack usually suck! So I say when shopping for bed pack go for the ones that don't throw in the sheets to make it sound like your getting more bang for you buck. This was a great purchase from The "O.com"
We looked at the other reviews posted to make sure everything about this set was what we were expecting. We are very pleased with the product and it looks very rich. It seems that most comforters are for decorative purposes anyway (I mean, how can they get the beds to look so fluffy in the photos without a second, down, comforter underneath?) so we were expecting a thin comforter. 100% pleased with our purchase!
I made a selection of four different bed sets and allowed my husband to make the final decision, just to make sure the set was neutral for both of us. This was his choice and we are not disappointed. The comforter is nice and warm, but not too heavy. We have a beautiful bedroom set which is very elegant and this is a wonderful accent to compliment our furniture. The texture of the fabric is smooth and does not seem like it would snag and it has a nice sheen. I will shop again on overstock for our other bedrooms and household products.
Comforter is a generous size and has some nice textures on it. The swirls feel like brushed velveteen. The solid color looks like silk, although, maybe a little coarser texture. Color matches picture on internet. The only drawback I noted, was the euro shams had a number of loose threads. All other pieces appeared to be stitched fairly well. Decorative pillows are pretty and give the set a luxurious look.
This set arrived very quickly and is absolutely beautiful. It does require a lot of pillow stuffers, but that is an easy fix. The reason I did take one star off is because this does trap heat very easily and one can become very warm at night. Other than that, I highly recommend it :)