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I’ll admit it: I suffer terribly because I’ve inherited The Matching Gene. In this case, it was passed down from my mother. (One of my favorite jokes to play on her is to tell her the black nylons she put on to coordinate with the rest of her outfit are actually a dark navy blue.) There’s a feeling of safety in matching, but one of the things that kept coming up in the design sessions I attended at Las Vegas Market is that the mix & match look is still where it’s at. Putting antique pieces in a contemporary room, or vice versa, adds interest and keeps things from looking too much like a catalog. That’s what I love about this Mix & Match Cutlery Set by Present Time.

mix and match cutlery set

The work of assembling and curating a cute cutlery collection is done for you. All you have to do is set the table and sit back, looking like the fearless style whiz who thought to pair a bamboo-handled fork with a polka-dot print knife.

4 Responses

  1. CplusE says:

    I am another who tends to like everything to match, but I also like it when everything in a set is different, so I find this cutlery set quite enjoyable! What gets to me is when there are, say, five matching spoons of one type and three of another — odd-numbered differences like that drive me bonkers and I couldn't use a set like that! I guess we all have our quirks! ^_^

  2. Alsteve says:

    Love the fun colors and patterns on the cutlery. If you are having guests over, they will really enjoy using these whimsical utensils. Great post :) <a href="http://www.skylarkmanor.com” target=”_blank”>www.skylarkmanor.com

  3. emma reeves says:

    I did the same thing with my silverware. I bid on various silveware on eBay and put them together to make a great ecletic set of silverware.

  4. donaldkevin says:

    Love the fun colors and patterns on the cutlery. If you are having guests over, they will really enjoy using these whimsical utensils.
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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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