Since we have dogs and I have to frequently wash the comforter, I ordered a duvet from Overstock.com. I have often admired them at European hotels since they are very practical. I simply put an old comforter inside the duvet which it generously covered. I put the buttoned end at the foot of the bed. The material is thick and soft and not at all transparent (300 thread count). I ordered the red color in King size. The color is almost a ruby and looks great with my burgundy sheets. Overall, I am very pleased and even my husband complimented the duvet.
As the photo clearly indicated, the "red" version is more of a burgandy than actually red, the brown a muted chocolate. I was concerned the pattern might be too bold and graphic for my contemporary bedroom. However, the satin finish mutes the colors and matrches beautifully with eclectic pillows, draperies, and area rug in complementary similar colors. The shams and duvet are soft and luxurious to the touch. I bought a down comforter on special from Overstock.com, and this duvet is a perfect fit.
This duvet cover has a subtle interplay of colors; predominately sage and olive green, with sable brown, ivory and dark turquoise compliments, and pulled all together it has a rich and elegant feeling. The room I am using it in has ivory walls and dark brown furniture. My F/Q duvet measures 88" x 95", and this cover fit perfectly. When I put the button closure at the foot of my bed, the 95" dimension ran across my bed, giving a nice overhang, but not coming completely to the head of the bed. The pillow shams are styled with a "flange" line of stitching which creates a flap of fabric that extends out 1 3/4" beyond the pillow. I like the softness of the fabric. It wrinkled a bit around the button closure and the sham openings after washing. Nice value for the cost, as this has the printed fabric on both sides, extending wear, and it comes with a pair of shams.
This duvet cover was reviewed as "not very soft", but I found after I shook it out and put my comforter inside, it softened up almost overnight. I still have not yet washed it so I can not say if it fades or pills. I ordered the red/mocha combo and I LOVE the actual colors - there is a little chocolate blended in the mocha which add more variation than was shown in the photos. Very Happy Customer!
This product is good quality. I have bought many items on Overstock - It used to be hit and miss, more often than not. They must me listening to customers complaints, as most of my buys recently have been hits! This bedset is definitley a "value for money" item and added a splash of colour to an otherwise dull room. Thumbs up!
The pattern is almost exactly as appears in the picture I ordered the green and the colors are almost as pictures except that the design seems to be in brown on my screen and in reality had an eggplant brownish tone rather than coffee brown. This did not affect matching the rest of the design elements in my room so we kept them. The quality seems nice from one washing, and the sheets are smooth and washed nicely without creasing or fading. Good value for a very inexpensive price point.
I've had this duvet cover set for several months, and I'm still very pleased with it. The cotton is very soft, very substantial, and a tight weave. The pattern colors best resemble the second photo of the gallery. I'm happy with how this has washed up, too. I've washed it at least half a dozen times, and it looks no worse for the wear. I like the boldness of the pattern, but it's also somewhat muted, if that makes sense. Another plus is that it doesn't come out of the dryer terribly wrinkled, as many other duvet covers do. I see that others have experienced quality issues, but my set (bought in June 2013) was of top quality.
After trying 3 different solid duvet covers, it dawned on me the print was the way to go. I have 4 dogs and they will get on the bed constantly leaving hair and paw prints. I have washed this twice and it comes out wrinkle free and looks like new each time.. My husband loves it! I am going to order another for my guest bed room.
The color is darker than in the online picture (I ordered the Green-King Size), the size is completely off (I read and measured before I purchased) & both of the pillowcase seams were already ripped when I took them out of the package. Definitely would not recommend this Duvet Cover Set! Absolutely awful.