The picture does it justice as far as the detail of the design goes. As far as thickness/heaviness, however, I'd like to make a point that it's much "lighter" (not as thick and heavy) than I anticipated. I was expecting a heavier comforter based on the picture. Nevertheless, I like the way it looks and feels. It is one notch up from a comforter you will find at XXXXXX or XXXXXX but still a few notches away from the highest of quality (heavier, more durable, etc.). I can envision some of the detail deteriorating in time because of so much stitching but it's worth it for now. Very pleased with the purchase.