Buying something as big as a bed sight unseen (at least in person) was a bit nerve wracking - but I'm glad I did. This bed is just what I was looking for and is amazingly close in quality and appearance to beds twice as expensive. The one thing I wish that I'd known is that the brads (nail heads) on the bed are actually the size and finish of a quarter. I thought they were much smaller and was surprised to see that they are very large. Because I want small brads, I'm pulling them out and replacing them with dime-sized nail heads. This has been a pretty simple process and nail heads are very cheap online. The reason I give it five stars - even though the nail heads aren't what I personally was looking for in terms of size - is that the bed is beautiful, the dove grey fabric is serene and the perfect grey, and I think the brads issue is personal to me and that others would love it as is - in fact, my mother tried to discourage me from removing the existing brads feeling that the bed is very glamorous as is. So - I give it five stars based on it's quality and the assumption that most people would probably like the glamour factor of the oversized silver nailheads (and if not, they pull out). Just a word of warning - if you do decide to remove the existing brads and put smaller ones in - just know you can lift the "nap" of the fabric by wetting it - otherwise it will appear crushed (it's a velvet-like fabric - or maybe it is actual velvet, can't tell) when you remove them.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes