This item photographs well, but once I got it, the quality was a little lackluster. The lighter navy blue in the picture misrepresents the product as the navy is so dark, it's practically black. I've open the package and laid it on the bed in a bright room facing the ocean and it would be great if it looked more like the photo. I may have it altered for my dog bed. He seems to like it a lot!
I ordered several items in this set and re-did our boat "bedroom" suite in it- everyone loves the pattern and I love the cotton and light weight, washable fabric! It is perfect for a nautical theme and the all-over pattern made it easy for me to make extra items from the shower curtains I ordered to match. Happily, the fabric did not have any strange odors or other issues as many items from overseas seem to have these days. If you like the taupe background and navy/light blue accents, this is a great choice. There are two pillows in the set that are bright white with an almost black stitching- they don't match at all- but the rest are ok- not sure why they used white background in the pillows as there really isn't any white on the comforter except a tiny bit in the pattern.
I don't normally like duvet covers, but wanted to add a little zip to my bedroom without having to buy another comforter set. These are more light beige than white, which is fine for my decor. It fit nicely on my comforter. It is cotton, so it will wrinkle. If you want something crisp and wrinkle-free, this is not going to be what you want. It is a bit slippery and I need to reposition the comforter inside every so often, but it's soft fabric and I do like it.
I was a little skeptical to order this set after reading some of the reviews but I did anyway. I am soo glad I did! It is not an off tan color like some have said, it is closer to antique white with different shades of blue. It is absolutely beautiful, made well, and fits my king size comforter & pillows just fine. It was alot cheaper than others I have seen online and in stores. An added plus was that it came with the three throw pillows so I don't have to search for some to match up with it myself.
The colors were not what I expected. In the photo it seems whiter than what I recieved, which I would describe as a tan or antique color. It gave the apperance of being dirty or aged rather than new, fresh. It may be me but it not what I expected and didn't work with white paint.
Partly my own fault ! I didn't know exactly what a Duvet cover was so I was just going by the pictures. So when it arrived and it wasn't the "blanket" type of thing I was expecting I was a bit disappointed. All it is is a very think sheet like thing. I wish now I had ordered the one that looked like a quilt.
I would have given these all excellent, except for my own mistake, we wanted the comforter set, but accidentally ordered the Duvet covers. Luckily we had the inserts from previous bedding sets, but with the cotton material, these sets wrinkle really bad and for hotel usage a lot of extra work. But, the look is fantastic in our rooms. When we order again in 6 months, providing product is still available we will order the comforters instead.