No More Boring Flatware

 

Gone are the times of boring flatware. Gold, black, enamel and other interesting combinations have hit the market and we’re not talking the old-fashioned kind. These unique forks and knives are contemporary and cool—the perfect style to adorn your New York City apartment and make your friends ooh and aah. Here are four we like so much we wish we had enough space to get them all:
 

Almoco Flatware

This timeless flatware from DWR comes in four color choices: Silver, gold, copper and black. They’re all quite handsome, though we especially love the black and gold and even like to mix them up whenever possible. A five-piece setting costs $32 to $53 depending on the finish.  
 

Polka Dotted Flatware

At first glance, it looks like typical silver flatware. Get a little closer and you’ll instantly smile at the sight of the happy polka dots on this set. Available at Anthropologie where a five-piece setting will set you back $78.  
 

Pattern 127 Flatware Set

This black and silver two-toned 20-piece set from CB2 is a bargain at $59.95. The black matt handles contrast the mirror-finished tops accenting a contemporary table setting beautifully.
 

Goa Cutlery White Handle

This is the stuff flatware dreams are made of and those dreams don’t come cheap. A 24-piece set of this Portuguese-made gold plated, stainless steel and resin handle beauty will run you $485. But it’s a set you will enjoy for many years to come. No start saving up!