Bring an element of surprise to your tabletop with unexpected flatware. Instead of disposable styles, choose unique finishes and materials that give your design one-of-a-kind appeal. Here, an antique set of polished brass flatware adds a touch of warmth to a generally cool palette.
It's Thanksgiving at 10 a.m. Your whole family is coming for lunch in less than two hours. And what are you doing? Frantically polishing flatware. If this isn't your idea of fun, store your silver and silver-plated flatware in silver flatware storage rolls. The fabric absorbs the gases that tarnish silver and reduces (or even eliminates) the need for polishing. The compact size lets you get more flatware in a smaller space, taking up less room in your pantry or china cabinet. The storage roll pictured here is from Reed & Barton.
Add a pop of coordinated color with hand-dipped flatware. Simply dip a set of flatware in paint and let dry. Finish with a clear topcoat. The colorblock look gives a modern twist to a traditional place setting. Be sure to handwash only.
This place setting looks chic and modern, as it pairs an uneven circular server with black-and-gold flatware. The tablescape was designed by Miranda Crace of Detroit-based company Spoke Events and features florals from Studio Terrain and calligraphy name cards from Plume & Proper.
This country kitchen has a carved hutch with glass door cabinets that feature an array of traditional flatware and stoneware. Eggshell hued cabinets match the hutch and a simple rose arrangement provides a splash of color.
When you’re serving guests buffet-style, skip fancy vessels altogether and simply repurpose a soup can for forks, knives and spoons. Remove stickers and labels; then wipe all residue away with a sponge. Send the can through the rinse cycle in your dishwasher, set it out on the table and fill it with flatware.
Pretty ironstone china casserole dishes or soup tureens are great presents on their own, but are better when filled with monogrammed linen napkins, silver napkin rings and some flatware. A collection like this makes a thoughtful gift for a newlywed or someone who loves to entertain.
Hit the dollar store for an inexpensive set of forks, knives and spoons when it comes to furnishing your dorm room. Buy four settings to accommodate a small group and account for inevitable lost utensils throughout the year. Displaying your silverware in a bright colored mug creates easy storage and can compliment your color scheme.
As seen on Fixer Upper, to help add dimension and depth to this renovated kitchen space, Joanna created a custom, raised ceiling just above the dual kitchen islands. This allowed her to incorporate more wood into her design, creating a more unique, more rustic, more elegant space.
To add a modern twist to this rustic kitchen, Joanna added open wood shelving to create a unique display piece above the stove in the kitchen. The stove itself is elegant, almost seamlessly blending in to the custom marble countertop, while the ventahood and pot filler blend into the gray subway tile backsplash. As seen on Fixer Upper.
As seen on HGTV's hit show, Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna added unique features to this kitchen, such as a custom raised ceiling, twin kitchen islands, stainless steel appliances and custom concrete countertops, to give the family a great space to prepare and enjoy meals and entertain family and friends.
An exposed brick accent wall adds rustic charm to this vintage inspired, contemporary eat-in kitchen featured in a historic home. A dark wood cabinet creates an elegant display of clean white flatware.