Thought the material would be thick, like a mattelaise, but it is thinner an more openly woven and got several picks the first day it was on our bed. It is a jacquard weave but looked much tighter and heavier than it is. Since it picks so easily, just with normal use ( getting in and out of bed), it won't be long before it will look shabby and have to be replaced.
Of course the pictures are always more glamorous, but this bedspread is excellent quality for a high bed. If you want excitement in color or a style setter this is not it. I ordered it for an everyday bedspread to get rid of my dust ruffle and to be able to setup on top of a bedspread when I want and still look good. This fits! I bought Ivory as I have switched to Brown Carpeting. Tired of while carpeting - smiles It is long and wide so be sure of your measurements. I would buy again.
This bedspread is attractive and light-weight. Perfect for a hot climate. And the king size is big enough that it covers the sides of the mattress and box spring. The light blue is a lovely dusty blue color that my husband and I both like. My one issue was with the matching shams. They are too big for standard size pillows, but too small for larger pillows. I'm on the hunt for overstuffed standard-size pillows to fill them up. Until then, they just look a little sloppy because the standard pillows in them don't fill them up.