At first I was very excited, I was treating self to a make over for the Christmas holidays. I brought this set, and curtain to match from another vendor. When I took the set out of the bag, I was disappointed. The colors were muted, material not of the best quality. I returned, and it was costly to return.
The first negative about this set, and rather important, is the permanent wrinkled condition of the fabric. The overall look is nice, it is soft, and it makes a good impression. I suppose I'm asking too much for spread to be wider to cover the sides of the bed better.
The Madison Park Kirkwood Blue Comforter Set is everything and more than the ad indicates. It has transformed the bedroom into a beautiful and peaceful area that I am proud to show. The material and price of the set made it even more appealing.
Good value for the money. Was looking for a slate blue colored comforter with some interest, not flowers, stripes or plaids, but something to add design. The pleating, coupled with the brown piping, adds the interest and design I was looking for to the overall appearance, making it more than your average comforter. The room is painted a deep taupe color with espresso night tables and blue & white accessories. The slate blue comforter set really makes the room look restful, and the design makes it look very comfy.
Really comfortable! A relaxed and casual look, which is perfect because a child or dog is always popping onto it and it doesn't look too bad! and straightens out really easily. :) Didn't need quite so many pillows, but overall it was a great purchase!
I think for the general money spent, this is probably a good value, but time will tell regarding wear & tear and in the future I might downgrade this comforter if it doesn't hold up. But it going into a guest room so it's likely to have a long life. On the PLUS side: Colors are exactly as pictured. I was trying to match drapes that are already in the room and nailed it perfectly. Size is exactly what was promised so it fit the bed perfectly... no need for the bed skirt which I really didn't want to use anyway. Material comfort is very soft. Weight of the comforter is just right (for me). On the MINUS side: Static electricity to the extreme and moderately wrinkled once pulled from the bag. Looks like I'll have to spend some time getting this to look like it does online. Euro-sized shams are worthlessly sized. Though the material is soft, the microfiber-esque feel is a bit off-putting and reminds me a bit of a dust cloth or car shammy.
This is a very nice set, particularly for the price. I would have rated it as excellent, except that the comforter is a bit too narrow for a king-sized bed. The colors of the fabric are not really as shown. The blue is really more aqua that the sky blue in the photo and the brown isn't dark brown, but rather more camel. However, they are an attractive combination and I actually prefer them to the colors shown.
I was pleased to find that when I received the comforter set it looked like the picture. The color is what I expected and the material is so soft. The stitching on the detail is very neat and crisp. I would definitely recommend this comforter set to friends.