I have a dog and a cat so i needed something stylish to cover my new couch. This throw is very attractive and machine washable, so a no brainer alternative to unattractive or very expensive upholstery covers. I was a little confused when it arrived, because I thought I ordered the white side to be herrinbone and the brown smooth, but it's actually the opposite. No big deal, and certainly not worth returning over that, just thought I'd mention it in case those details are important to someone.
This throw is very light-weight and soft. It's cozy, but not too heavy. I ordered the black, but I would call it white chevron with a black back. It will go well with my charcoal colored sofa. I've even ordered one for a friend and I'm sure that she will love it too.