I bought 2 duvet sets for a guestroom since I wanted the room to present itself as male or female in gender. I bought the black and it is very sophisticated. The fabric is very soft, washed and ironed nicely. I sew, so I ordered the matching sheet sets and made the bedskirts in the striped coordinated pattern on the reverse of the duvets. The beds look terrific. One thing I would alert a buyer is that this is not a black and white color scheme - it is black and cream color. Personally, I think the cream color is richer than white would be.