Portofino Matelasse Bedspread
Take care to get the right size
I ordered this bedspread to replace a Q size (by Chris Madden) coverlet that shrank so much after being washed that it no longer hung long enough to cover the sheets and blanket under it. Instead of the coverlet, I wanted a bedspread this time that would reach almost to the floor.
Because the Portofino says it is made of preshrunk cotton I was not certain if it would shrink or not and so had to guess about what size to order. My queen size mattress is about 12 inches in height and the top of it measures roughly 28 inches from the floor. I bought the King size spread and before washing, it hung a few inches past the floor. Washing instructions say "cold" but because I wanted it to shrink some, I washed in warm and dried on regular heat. It did indeed shrink several inches and ended up the perfect size. The material is very soft and drapes well. Wasn't sure if I would like the scallop edging but turns out it creates an elegant pleasing look. Regarding color, my walls and curtains are a very neutral sage and my old coverlet was a perfect match. The Portofino sage is fairly close to the color on the web site but perhaps a slight bit more yellow-green. However, after removing the old coverlet and having a day or two to get used to the slightly different look of the new, I feel it is a good enough match. This spread is also a very comfortable weight and paired with a light blanket (I use a soft fleece) it is the perfect weight for summer a/c nights or winter household temps from 68-74 degrees.
December 27, 2013
As described and worth the wait
The portofino bedspread is as shown on the site and very pretty. The design is subtle and perfectly enhances the overall look. The quality of the material is very nice. The size of the coverlet allows for it to be draped over the bed and covers our mattress that other, more expensive coverlets fail to do. 100% satisfaction with this purchase!
November 21, 2013
Worth the wait!
I had to wait while this was on backorder for 2 months, but the wait was worth it. Substantial and oh-so-soft, it's pure decadence to feel. The kitties approve of it, too, but with the tight weave it's easy to collect their
fur from the spread. VERY satisfied with this purchase. The gingersnap is really a lovely medium apricot color.
September 5, 2013
Love this bedspread--exactly what I wanting!
The color is true to the picture in the catalog and a very generous
size. Quality is excellent. I feel like I got a very good buy. Some of the
items are on backorder and I can't wait to get the entire ensemble put
August 15, 2013
We love the color and it is exactly what we were looking for. Love the discount. Cannot give this bedspread 5 stars for quality for this reason: do NOT dry the bedspread completely. It shrank so much that it barely does the job that we intended...it is now almost too small for our queen-size bed. Had I known better, I would have dried it for 5 minutes and then allowed it to air dry the rest of the way. Too late now...but buyer beware!
June 28, 2013
This coverlet is a perfect size for my queen bed. Most coverlets I had found elswhere were way to small! I bought it in Wheat...& the color was perfect!
June 12, 2013
This is an absolutely lovely matelasse and a very good value for the price. It is very soft, even out of the package. I like the medallion design much better than the florals one often finds. The only disappointment was the sage color, which is more of a soft yellowish green than the lighter green shade shown on the website. Thankfully, I also purchased some shams in various colors and the gingersnap works better with our paint, so I plan to exchange. The gingersnap is a warm brick color (not too orange) and will work well with some decorative pillows we use. Although I have not washed it yet, it is generously sized and should fit our California King sized bed perfectly even with some shrinkage. I'm very glad I opted for this one!
October 22, 2012
I love my matellase bedspread!
I was looking for a matellase bedspread and this one was perfect. The price and shipping were a good value and the bedspread fits my bed perfectly. It washes and dries in a regular size washer and dryer. You don't have to take it to a laundrymat. It does shrink, but that was good since it was too big for the bed until it shrank. The queen size bedspread fit my queen size bed perfectly after it was washed and dried, so it runs true to size.
August 24, 2012