I've had this on my bed for a year now and am actually surprised for the money it's held up this well. Looks very Designer when made up with the nice shams and coordinating pillows. Slightly shiny but over time definitely becomes more matte. I would buy again.
I mostly bought this set for the duvet covder. I already had this set & missed my down comforter as the other fiber-filled comforter was always too hot. The duvet cover is high quality & has made me so MUCH happier to be able to use my down comforter again...I love everything about this bed set now.
This duvet cover is very pretty and fit my comforter perfectly. However, the taupe part of the duvet is much darker in person and the overall effect was just too dark for my BR. So, I reordered another Madison Park duvet which is the same style, only the colors are lighter (blue, pale green and white), and it's perfect. The quality and good looks are there with this duvet. Just please be aware that the taupe part is dark if that's the effect you're looking for.
If I could give this 10 stars I would. I do alot of online shopping and this is truly the best purchase I have ever made. Beautiful details, great quality. There are ties inside on all 4 corners, concealed button opening. Stitching is very high quality. The pillows are awesome. The blue is a very light sky blue, the light brown is a true taupe, and the dark brown a milk chocolate color. The blue fabric has a shimmer, the browns are a flat finish. The size is perfect for my down alternative comforter. Sizing is generous. Love love love.
I bought this for a guest bedroom, and it is absolutely perfect. I wanted a streamlined, contemporary design combining sky blue and chocolate brown, and what i received mirrors the photographs completely. It's also comfortably plush and solidly made. The accent pillows complement the duvet cover nicely. So far 100% hit with the guests!
I didn't realize just how shiny this set would be when I ordered it. Despite the satin look, the top of the duvet cover and the pillow shams are extremely scratchy. I've washed it twice (once before I put it on the bed for the first time and again after a week) and even though I always use liquid fabric softener and dryer sheets, the top of the comforter is just not soft at all. The bottom of the comforter is soft, which I am happy about, but found kind of strange. The colors are much darker than they appear on the screen. I actually found that the light beige color kind of clashes with the blue (especially on the floral pillow) since they're darker and shinier in person. I do like that the set came with decorative pillows and the fabric seems to repel dog and cat hair pretty well. I can't say I would buy this particular set again, but it wasn't worth the hassle of returning.