Q. Hi Jordan,
I am shopping for new spoons/forks/knives for my apartment. I want a set with some character, but nothing too crazy. What are your favorite flatware styles?
A. Really, a lot depends on the look of your plates, but you can’t go wrong with simple styles infused with a unique detail or two.
I love gold sets lately (like this one), but that’s quite a statement and not for everyone, so here are some more favorites that are traditional with a little twist:
And here’s a romantic, vintage look (Pottery Barn Maxfield, $99/5-piece set), if that’s more your style:
And finally, if all of these are too pricey, try Ikea. They’re not going to last you a lifetime, but they have lots of cute, extremely well-priced sets; I particularly like the Rustik ($30/20-piece set) for a retro country look: