This is a really beautiful duvet and it looks really nice in the room. I was pleasantly surprised because it was actually much higher quality than I expected given the price. I had read the description and saw that it came with the plaid shams which almost dissuaded me from the purchase since the bamboo pillows in the picture are much prettier and they are not available anywhere (as far as I could tell). But I couldn't find anything else that I liked as much so I bought it anyway and when I laid it all out my bed it is actually a nice contrast. My sheets are brown sateen and I have the brown standard pillows in front of the plaid king pillows and the whole ensemble looks great. The brown/tan parts of the bamboo are embroidered and it's really pretty and I am pleased with it overall. What I did miss since I didn't read the other reviews carefully enough is that the primary color of the duvet is blue/silver - NOT TAN. So hopefully you are reading this review first as to avoid surprises :). The angle of the picture is misleading. If you zoom in to the picture and look closely you will see the line where this duvet transitions from tan to blue. 4/5 of the duvet is blue/silver so that is the primary color you see. It is only the bottom 1/5 that is tan. I have a sleigh bed so the tan/neutral part of the duvet is tucked behind the bed frame and not really visible at all. I like the blue/silver just as well and it still matches my brown sheets so I am happy with the duvet.