“ Brand: Christy / Product Type: Pillow „
~ Christy Charlton = Luxury pillow cases~
Being the proud owner of a Christy Charlton Duvet Cover which is a lovely looking and easy to care for product, I couldn't really use that without also purchasing a number of the matching Christy Charlton Pillow Cases that compliment the cover and make a lovely complete bedding set along with other items from the range. As the Christy Charlton range of bedding products was not listed on Dooyoo a product suggestion was made to allow me to share my thoughts about what I consider to be a very nice bedding range, which is still available to buy.
What I liked about the Christy Charlton range of bedding products including the matching pillow cases was the fact that the material used has a really opulent look to it that shines through as being a quality product. When my Christy Charlton items arrived, including these rather nice Christy Charlton Pillow Cases each item came individually packed in clear plastic cases, which were held firm with slim cardboard inner casings so as to minimize creasing. I feel that the packing was very good as the pillow cases I ordered arrived safe and secure in water resistant packs and once out of the outer casings they were 100% blemish free.
~Quality and design~
Once I was able to take in the look and feel of the lovely damask patterning all over the front face of the pillow cases I was very impressed with the quality of the materials used. I really like the use of the damask patterned material as the main pattern which sits nicely along side a striped panel design that is in the same shade and type of material as the main one. I feel that the Christy Charlton Pillow Cases that I bought have a gorgeous luxury look and feel to them and I am very pleased with my purchase.
I feel that the lovely material used for the Christy Charlton Pillow Cases is sumptuously gorgeous and I like the weighty feel the top damask material has to it. I feel that the use of the two materials to enhance the look of the product and add variation has been done very well and the finish and stitching on the cases has not ripped or torn even after a number of washes. The colour of the pretty damask style material is more of a soft oyster toned shade than a creamy one and I like the way that the pale shimmery relief detailing on the material has an almost iridescent look to it.
The soft oyster colour of the damask material actually seems to change a little in tone as the light in the room increases or decreases and I have noticed that as at times it looks like a pale soft beige shade with the shimmery sections changing from pale oyster to take on a pretty silvery beige tone instead. With the main section of the Christy Charlton Pillow Cases being in the damask material, the striped section is used as a contrast border for the patterned section on the oxford style cases and it runs the whole way around each case finishing it off beautifully. On the housewife designs the main body is in cotton with a side trim and a braided rope stye detail which completes the look rather nicely.
~Care, ease of use and rating~
The Christy Charlton Pillow Cases that I have are easy to care for even though they look like a high maintenance item in their lovely soft oyster colour. The cases have been regularly washed and dried along side the other Christy Charlton bedding products that match them and time and time again they have come up looking as gorgeous as they ever did. Drying the cases is something that can be done with ease as they can be line dried if wanted, although I have taken the quick fix route and dried mine in the tumble dryer with no ill effects at all. All that is needed after drying is a quick once over with the dreaded iron and the cases are back to looking as good as new.
Each Christy Charlton Oxford Pillow Case is made from a gorgeous luxury style pale oyster damask top section and an easy to care for 100% cotton base. This means you can if you want to, have the pretty damask face on display when the pillows are not in use and then turn them around to sleep on the cotton base if wanted. I have used the pillows both ways around and find both sides are equally comfortable to rest on. The pale oyster top damask layer is made from a 55% polyester and 45% cotton blend and the cotton base uses a 200 count 100% cotton based material.
In terms of rating the Christy Charlton Pillow Cases I need to take into consideration how well they have come out each time they have been washed and dried in the tumble dryer as well as the over all quality and durability of the materials used, verses the price paid. Over all I feel that with each case coming out at roughly £25 per case at full price for the oxford style case reviewed here this range is not one that I would consider to be a budget buy product. There are some times discounts available and I would suggest shoppinq around to get the best prices. Over all as I feel that nothing seems to have been skimped on with these cases, I want to give them a 4 star rating.
~Prices and sizes~
Oxford square pillow case ~ 65 x 65cms / £24 each at full price
Oxford normal pillow case ~ 50 x 75cms / £25 each at full price
Housewife pillow case ~ 50 x 75cms / £40 per pair at full price