Double décor options, double happiness. The front of our Shangri-La duvet set shows our dramatic, oversized medallion motif printed in turquoise, yellow ochre and storm grey on a white and pebble background. Look closely for a bird, a bee and flowers embroidered in coral. On the reverse, a pattern of white medallions stands like a screen set against storm grey Himalayan slopes. A real karma chameleon.
Posted by Tricia B. on 5th Feb 2013
I was nervous to order this duvet set because I've never ordered bedding online and was afraid the colors would be different or the fabric wouldn't be as nice as I was hoping for. I know that sometimes, with bedding that's ordered online, what might look gray is actually brown, or what might look white is actually cream.
No need to worry--the colors are true to the picture (at least on my computer). With this duvet set, you can expect a sandy/creamy field color with deep yellow, teal, brown and coral accents on the primary side; and a deep gray with white accents on the reversible side. The white elements are actually white. That's what is reflected in the online picture. Most of the pattern is printed on the duvet, but the coral elements (flower, bird, and bee) are embroidered on for a very elegant touch.
The fabric has a beautiful hand to it and seems to be very high quality. However, keep in mind that it IS fabric, and like most soft-hand fabrics it is not completely opaque. Any comforter with a pattern that you put inside this duvet will have that pattern show through, on the lighter side especially. I have used a cream-colored quilted bedspread inside the duvet, which fills it out nicely with no show-through.
The duvet closes with buttons, and the buttons are secure and well-attached.
This duvet set has just the mix of elegance, playfulness, color, and natural elements that I was looking for. The fact that it has a reversible side for when I'm in a more traditional mood makes it even more perfect.
I have not yet washed this duvet set, so I cannot yet review its durability over time. However, at this point, I couldn't be happier with this product.