Matelasse Coverlets 'Matelasse' is French for "padded" or "cushioned," as this type of fabric has a quilted or creped appearance and feel. This comes from the puckering effect of double weaving. Some Peacock Alley coverlets, including Elise and Olivia, are matelasse and have an incredibly rich textured look and substantial weight that make for an elegant drape. Peacock Alley's Vienna matelasse is an especially popular bedding ensemble with a classic, understated pattern inspired by an antique French button. Vienna is available with either scalloped or tailored edges. Vienna also comes in a shower curtain which is available either monogrammed or plain.