We got this duvet hoping the pattern wouldn't be too busy or feminine. The colors are beautiful and it defnitely does not look too busy. Plus, my husband really loves the look of this set too. The accent pillows are very nice and not flimsy. The material (a polyester/cotton blend) has a nice sheen to it. Our comfortor fits in well (king) and we have not had any issues with is slipping down. I haven't washed the duvet or shams, but I'm not worried about it as the set seems well made. I would absolutely recommend this for anyone looking for a duvet change that's still fairly neutral. We painted our room a gray-ish/tan and it matches perfectly.