Trend Alert: Cutting Edge Cutlery

Capdeco’s “Conty Tortoise” 5-Piece Place Setting, $165

Flatware is to the table what jewelry is to a great outfit. Often overlooked, it can make all the difference between just okay and stunning. When it comes to setting the table, most of us have, over the years, collected a variety of options when it comes to table top elements like table linens or china patterns, changing them regularly to reflect our mood or the season. However, when it comes to flatware there’s usually just two options – formal and every day.

Flatware is a veritable undiscovered country of personal expression when it comes to your dining table. Let’s dive right in and start exploring some of the hottest trends in flatware. Here are a few examples of what’s happening now and which brands are leading the charge: Continue reading Trend Alert: Cutting Edge Cutlery

How We Live Now

In design, we continue to see a trend toward simplicity. 

Bedrooms are completely cleared of daily living.  Bureaus are only in the rooms when absolutely necessary.  Chaises are having a comeback.  Bedrooms are temples of unwinding and unplugging.  Kitchens are sleek, closed-cabinet rooms belying nary a clue about who uses them. Gone are the days of the Julia Childs all tools-at-the-ready kitchen.  Counters are empty ready for a meal to be staged and just as quickly put away.

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