The picture is far nicer than the actual product. There were lots of places where the stitching was coming undone. I didn't care for the valances, the stitching in them was also coming undone. I was disappointed in the lighter black stripes in the comforter. The picture gives it a much richer look and feel than it actually is. Sorry for the unfaviorable review, but I was so looking forward to finally finding just what i wanted. Not.