“ Brand: Christy / Product Type: Duvet Cover „
~All about the luxurious Christy Charlton duvet cover~
The gorgeous Christy Charlton Duvet Cover and its matching pillow cases, divan trims, pillows and curtains were something I saw online and thought looked lovely. As I wanted to update my bedding last year I hunted high and low for the creme de la creme of the duvet cover world in search of the ultimate damask/ jacquard bedding products. The Christy Charlton Duvet Cover was something that I really liked as soon as I saw it displayed online and as it seemed it may be just what I was looking for I purchased it along with a number of matching items from the same range. As spring is on the way and many people will be thinking about freshening up the home with new soft furnishings and bedding products I felt it may be something of interest, so I made some product suggestions so that I could share my views.
As my order was made online I did rely on the fact that I had previously bought Christy products in the past and knew them in the main to be of exceptional quality. Once my new Christy Charlton Duvet Cover arrived I was very pleased with the way it was packed and presented as it came in a clear plastic cover which protected the cover when in transit and it was held in shape by a cardboard inner liner, meaning that it arrived with minimum creasing which was pleasing. Once out of the pack my first thoughts were to check the cover from top to bottom in order to make sure it was in A1 condition, at which point I noticed there was a problem with it in that some of the lovely braided detailing had come away from the cover slightly. I was disappointed with that and rang the supplier to see what could be done about it.
~Problem solved with a super new duvet cover~
The fault with the cover turned out not to be a problem at all as the online store I purchased the Christy Charlton Duvet Cover from agreed to send out a replacement product and have the faulty one picked up asap. Once the new product arrived and was checked over I was able to appreciate just how nice it was and I could see that all the stitching on the replacement product was in top condition as were al the trims and braided details. In real life the material used to make up the Christy Charlton Duvet Cover has a really opulent look to it, with lovely damask patterning all over the front face of the cover which is complimented with some striped panels in the same shade and type of material. I feel that the Christy Charlton Duvet Cover has a luxury look and feel to it that makes it a pleasure to use and a wonder to the eyes when it is fully made up as a bed set with the rest of the matching items from the same range.
The material used for the Christy Charlton Duvet Cover is very nice with a good degree of weight to it which is what you would expect from a quality cover such as this one. The colour of the material is more oyster toned than cream and it has a pale shimmery almost iridescent look to the parts of the design which are shown in relief. I really like the way the oyster colour changes as the light in the room increases or decreases as it can sometimes look more like a pale soft beige and at other times the shimmery sections change from looking like a lovely pale oyster shade and seem to take on a slight silvery beige tone. The striped section of the Christy Charlton Duvet Cover is a good contrast for the patterned section and the braided rope stye trim completes the look rather nicely.
~Care, ease of use and rating~
The Christy Charlton Duvet Cover may look like a high maintenance item yet in reality it has been very easy to take care of. The beauty of buying a quality product such as this is that it can be washed and dried time and time again and yet it will still come up looking as gorgeous as ever each time. The Christy Charlton Duvet Cover is made with a luxury damask top section and an easy to care for 100% cotton base, I feel that this shows the true quality of the product, as nothing seems to have been skimped on. The top damask layer is made from a 55% polyester and 45% cotton blend and the base as mentioned is a 200 count 100% cotton based material. When the Christy Charlton Duvet Cover has been washed and dried in the tumble dryer it comes out needing just a light iron to make it ready to use again.
The Christy Charlton Duvet Cover not only looks good it also feels very nice and is a comfortable and attractive duvet cover when in use. The slight heaviness of the materials used adds a little extra weight so if you are not the type of person who enjoys a heavier weight duvet cover it may not be for you. I feel that the weight of the cover and its materials is about right and it retains a nice slightly crisp and fresh feel even after a good number of washes once ironed. As the Christy Charlton Duvet Cover I have has rather a pale toned material I am careful to wash it in the machine only with the other items that match it and this has ensured it has remained colour fast and blemish free. All in all I am very happy with the Christy Charlton Duvet Cover which gives a sumptuous and rather luxurious look and feel when in use and as such I feel it ought to get a 4 star product rating.
~Prices and sizing~
The Christy Charlton Duvet Cover comes as a single, double, a king size and a super king sized product with sizes and prices as follows, although shopping around may produce a cheaper price giving even better value for money.
Single duvet cover ~ 130cms x 190cms / £80 at full price
Double duvet cover ~ 200cms x 200cms / £90 at full price
King size duvet cover ~ 230cms x 220 cms / £100 at full price
Super king duvet cover ~ 260cms x 220 cms / £115 at full price
Colour options are ~ grape or oyster