I love this quilt so much I have it in three different colors - the heather grey, cream, and dark purple. Out of these three, my favorite is the heather grey. It's very soft and matches well with the decor in my bedroom. The darker colors tend to pick up a lot of lint so this would be something to consider. In terms of sizing, these quilts run quite small. If you want it to drape like it does in the photo online I recommend sizing up. So far the quality has held up well and I've owned these quilts for over a year now. However, I do change up my bedding a lot depending on the season and since I live in a warmer climate I tend to gravitate toward this quilt only during winter. My only minor gripe about this quilt is that the rosettes are uncomfortable to sit on. In regard to the matching pillows, the euro shams are a must. Although they are a bit pricey, they complete the entire look. I would pass on the regular-sized shams because they aren't anything special and do tend to pill.
/ Oct 06 2014
I am absolutely in love with this quilt! It is the perfect weight and softness. I would recommend going one size up because the way it drapes off the bed is just gorgeous. I have a queen and bought the king size. It fits beautifully. I have not experienced the ripping like other reviews have said. It is very durable yet so soft and comfy. This quilt has made me absolutely obsessed with my bed. The only bad thing I can say about it is it makes it extremely difficult to get out of bed. I'm in love! Highly recommend!
/ Jul 25 2013
I was debating if I really wanted this or not. It's out of the price range I would usually put down on a bed set, especially when I had seen a few of the mixed reviews, but I'm so happy I went ahead and took the risk. It's fabulous! The jersey fabric is so soft, which makes it such a blessing to snuggle up in during cold nights. It also looks gorgeous! It really adds a girlish elegance to the bedroom and I'm looking forward to this winter when I can put a goose feather comforter beneath it and really fluff it up!
As for the issues of tearing that I've read in some reviews: I haven't experienced that yet, and I've already washed it a few times. What's more, I have a large boxer that enjoys sleeping in the bed with me. I do a lot of tossing and turning and tugging on bedding to get it out from beneath him (he's such a blanket hog!), so if tearing were going to be an issue, I imagine it would've happened by now. This is absolutely a great set to get and I love it so much!
My husband and I are thrilled with the look of the Gila Quilt. We were looking for something that was funky, different, but we had to work with a soft mustard color paint (that I love) AND an old oriental rug that we both love. That's why online shopping is great- we held the laptop in the bedroom with the bedspread pictures on it, and this one just seemed to work (inexplicably). The website showed the colors very accurately. It looks perfect. The quality is good, but the long stitches means that there are lots of ways you could catch a thread and damage the bedspread. Thus, our three kids are NOT allowed on it! Also, I wish it was a bit wider. We got a king, and honestly I feel like all king sized quilts are too narrow, since I like the bedspread to hang down at least to the bedskirt. But that's a more general observation. We are very happy with this quilt!
/ Aug 02 2012
Exactly what I hoped it would be!
I bought the king size quilt, bedskirt, and shams. I don't live near any stores so I was so excited when they arrived- and was not disappointed at all when I opened the packaging. The quilt fits perfectly over my king size bed with pillow-top mattress. The quilt and shams aren't too thin and the quilt provides just enough warmth. The colors are so vibrant and gorgeous. The only potential problem is what others reviewers stated- there are many long stitches on the quilt and they may break but could be easily fixed or reinforced with simple sewing. We have 2 dogs who sleep on our bed too and I throw a thin blanket on top at night for added protection from their nails. Overall I am in LOVE with this bedding set and I actually look forward to making my bed in the morning and also inviting company upstairs to see the new bedroom!
/ Aug 26 2014
I absolutely love this quilt! I got it over a year ago, and it still looks brand new. The fabric is soft, and cozy--perfect for curling up in at the end of a long day.
I love that it's reversible, too! It means I can easily change up the look of my room with just a flip of the wrist.
I bought two of the murals and I was worried because of a previous review that it would make you dizzy. You do need to think about where you use it, mine is in a small bathroom that was designed around the paper. I love how it looks and could not wait to write a review. The paper is stunning and I had it professionally installed, it looks like i spent thousands. The room was totally transformed into the rustic glam space I wanted. I can't figure out how to post a pic but I will put on Pinterest under etched Arcadia mural. I had a vanity made out of rustic barnwood to go with it.
/ May 10 2014
a risk that paid off!
I fell in love with this mural the second I saw it on one of the design blogs I follow, and I immediately knew it would be the perfect way to make a statement in my guest room. Once it arrived, I was a bit nervous about installing it (having never hung any kind of wallpaper before), but the Sure Strip backing really does make it doable for amateurs. I am thrilled with the way it turned out, and I thought I would share some tips for my fellow DIYers out there:
1) Do not try to do this alone--the panels are long and can be unwieldy. Two sets of hands required! A step stool or ladder may also be necessary, and be warned--you will get glue on yourself, in your hair, pretty much everywhere (it is washable, though).
2) Fill a tray with water, place it next to your wall, and use this to wet the panels. Once the panels are wet, the glue will drip, so you want to minimize the distance you need to carry the wet panels. Hold the panel up above the tray and let the excess water drip off a bit before hanging it on the wall.
3) Use a drop cloth or some old rags to cover the floor where you are hanging the panels, and wipe up any glue drips before moving on to the next panel.
4) You do not necessarily have to hang panel #1 first. We started with panel #7 (using a plumb line that we drew on the wall) and worked our way to the left, finishing with panels #1 and #8, as they were in corners and needed to be trimmed.
5) After you hang the first panel, take the next panel (DRY) up to the wall and figure out how the designs on the two panels line up. This is my most important tip BY FAR, as we rushed and did not line our first two panels up perfectly. Pick a feature like a branch or a large white area within a cloud that will be easy to pick out once you wet the panel and go to line it up with the one that is already on the wall. Repeat this step for every single panel! (Thankfully the overall design of the mural is pretty forgiving, so even if you don't get the alignment 100% right, it won't be terribly obvious.)
6) The paper is thick and strong and the adhesive is forgiving, so do not be afraid to re-position a panel (within maybe the first minute or two that it is on the wall), and use that smoothing brush or sponge to really work out any air bubbles. We were nervous with the first panel, but you have more time than you think and the paper is stronger than you think, so take your time working out those little imperfections or they will bother you later!
That's about it! We used all 8 panels and it took the two of us about 5 hours to complete. I am so glad we just went for, it was worth the risk!
/ Aug 13 2012
Worth every penny!
I am in the process of a room redo for my 13 year old daughter. I had wanted this mural for a very long time and decided to buy it for her room as a starting point. I chose to hire someone to install, it is too pricey for me to take the risk of messing up! Paid $250 for install. We love it! Not too busy in my opinion, very artsy and makes for a great focal point to build from.
to the matching quilt. It is large and soft and luxurious. Make sure to buy an appropriate pillow stuffer to make it just right. This quilt and pillow will be a part of my family room for cold night snuggling.
/ Jan 22 2010
I bought 2 Euro Shams for my queen bed. They look gorgeous. The color is deep and I plan to enjoy them for a long time. The texture/print remind me more of batik than traditional quilts, but I love them nonetheless.
This bedskirt is very light and delicate. It is gorgeous and went perfectly with my Lazybones Lucia quilt in grey. I like that it has slits in the corners. This made it work perfectly with my four poster bed.
/ Jan 28 2014
I love the bedding! The skirt, however, has a slit on each corner, that opens farther apart than the photo shows. It leaves a space open to see my ugly metal bed frame. I wish it closed a bit more.
/ Jun 10 2013
Color is fantastic
I wanted a bedskirt without ruffles or pleats. This one was perfect and very elegant. I ordered the rose and the color is beautiful.
I bought 3 of these pillows in different colors because I couldn't decide which one I liked better, and after reading reviews I was afraid that the color would not be as shown. When they came, I loved them all so much that I couldn't decide which one to keep. The colors did vary a little from what is pictured because of the ombre design. Because of this, the pillows take on a different color depending on what time of the day it is. The quality is superb. In the end, even though I originally wanted only one, they were all so pretty that I kept two of them-and the one that I returned was the color I thought I would've chosen had I only purchased one.
/ Oct 08 2013
I ordered two of these in the yellow/blue tones. They are gorgeous, but they do vary from one another quite a bit. I wish that they came in standard bed pillow size too. The quality seems really good. These pillows offer a bit of a hand-made, funky but elegant and colorful jolt to a bed, couch, bench, etc. They are expensive but seem worth it.
/ Nov 22 2013
originally ordered the chartreuse, it was a bit too green. exchanged for the rose and is was a perfect blend, looks aged without looking dirty. compliments the fruteria lamp we have with the blend of orange to red. feather insert is great weight.
I love these shams. They are a perfect way to add a cheerful garden medley to a bed. The rich and bright colors are so much fun!
/ Aug 29 2009
bought these shams to match the quilt and it is a very nice addition, but be aware that the fabric is very thin on the back. it appears that ripping it by accident when loading a pillow (after a wash or something) will require attention so that you don't pull too hard.
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