The design is only on one side of the sheet. The picture shows the same material on both sides, but the underside is white and not as silky, so I flipped the top sheet to sleep wih silky side down. I love the design vs plain. The tint is not the same as the picture, as another reviewer stated, but it works in my room. My fitted sheet did not slide (perhaps due to the different under fabric). I wish the top sheet was a bit longer to tuck it under the mattress.