As an interior designer, one of the most exciting aspects of planning my own wedding (which is taking place this September 2015) has been selecting our gift registry. With wedding season upon us, whether giving or receiving, below are our top picks for what to select for the 2015 wedding season.
Admirers of unique awe-worthy design should look no further then Hopson Grace – the mecca for bridal registries. From hand-glazed fine china and porcelain, to Japanese artisan glassware, Hopson Grace will assist the socialite bride in throwing the ultimate luxurious dinner party. We simply can’t get enough of the Abbeyhorn Stag Knives, which look as if they fell out of the latest episode of Game of Thrones. We are also loving the Arne Jacobson Flatware which is super modern, minimalist and amazing. For brides fortunate enough to receive gifts such as these, I am sure they will never eat at a restaurant again!
A major favourite of the design community, Restoration Hardware gift registries are any discerning couples’ dream. From couches to consoles, Restoration offers it all. We are currently over the moon in love with the Louis Phillipe Gilt Mirror. Offered in two sizes, this is a serious must have. Mirrors not your thing? Opt for the most comfortable and stylish bedsheets around from the Stonewashed Belgian Linen collection – our favourite is the Fog.
For the more practical bride, Hudson’s Bay offers everything under the sun. From mattresses to vacuums to dishes to linens, you can quite literally have it all. As a wine lover, I can’t resist a good decanter: enter the Black Tie Decanter by Riedel. Classic, curved and with beautiful lines, it will be hard for any couple not to adore this gift. For those in search of a more classic wedding gift with a design-worthy spin, we simply adore the Kitchenaid Architect Series Glass Bowl Mixer.
Timeless elegance is the name of the game with brides who register at Tiffany and Co. From luxe hand cut crystal to sterling silver barware, Tiffany’s is the place to channel your inner Blair Waldorf. Our top Tiffany picks are the Crystal Atlas bowl (an homage to the Roman numeral motif that graced the Atlas clock – a fixture at the Tiffany and Co. New York flagship since its inception in the 1850’s), and the Century Sterling Silver Bar Tray – a timeless classic that will be sure to make cocktail hour a huge success.