Confession: I've had the same bedding since 2007 when I moved into my condo. When I moved in with D. a few years ago I brought it with me. The sheets, bedspread and pillows were all pastel-colored (think light greens and yellows and girly pinks) so obviously D. loved it. HA! When Quilts Etc. sent me a duvet cover and two pillow shams from their new Home Republic Collage Collection to review, I thought, "Perfect timing!" It was definitely time for a change!
The duvet slip is a "Vintage, European composition of botanicals, typography, memorabilia and French stripes", printed on 250 Thread Count cotton sateen. It is extremely soft, and when I woke up in the middle of the night the first night I slept underneath it, I remember thinking, "This is lovely!" Even the fiance mentioned how comfortable it was the next morning.
The cute pillow shams matched perfectly with the decorative pillows I got from Home Sense. And as you can see, the duvet cover reverses into a horizontal grey-blue stripe which I thought was really cool : ). Both the duvet and pillow covers have convenient zipper entries, too, so you don't have to fuss with any buttons. I adore my new bedding! And I adore my sleep so THANK YOU Quilts Etc. for making my slumber that much sweeter ; ).