I Asked My Engaged Co-Workers for Their Top Registry Picks—Here's What They Said
I've been engaged for about a year, and I'm in full wedding-planning mode. Yes, it can be stressful at times—there's finding the venue, narrowing down the guest list, selecting the perfect band, and then budgeting for all of it. You get the idea. But with that stress, of course, comes a lot of incredibly exciting things as well. My friends have thrown me parties, I get to shop for pretty dresses, and—oh, yes—I get to marry the love of my life. I'm about six months out from my wedding date, and I've just embarked on one of the best parts about getting married: picking items for my registry.
Sure, I'm throwing things like mini vacuums and hand-held steamers (adult thrills!) onto the list, but I'm a true home-décor fanatic, and this is the perfect opportunity to ask for new pieces to add to our Venice apartment. So naturally, I've been happily browsing Crate & Barrel, where there's no shortage of stylish gifts. And I'm not the only one who's become well-acquainted with the site—my fellow fashionable and engaged co-workers are right here with me, adding ultra-chic items to their registries on the daily with just one click. Looking for some ideas for your own registry? (Or just browsing for new home décor?) Whether your style leans classic, modern, or anywhere in between, prepare to add these Crate & Barrel picks to your home immediately.
Kat Collings, Editor in Chief
"I've always gravitated toward an eclectic yet polished mix in fashion—incorporating different textures and special details, a solid dose of vintage, and pieces that have a bit of personality alongside more tailored elements. Not surprisingly, my home-décor philosophy follows suit. My fiancé, who also works in a creative field, and I will be moving into our first house together this year, and I think it's so special that our nearest and dearest want to help us fill our home with pieces we love. I'm registering for a range of items from sculptural wood and hemp bedding to artisanal porcelain plates. I'm hoping the final effect will be warm, very personal, and visually interesting—the perfect haven for sparking our creative energy."
Schuyler Youngstrom, Senior Manager of Email, SMS & Partnerships
"When it comes to my personal style, comfort and practicality are key. I've always embraced a non-fussy, cozy, yet sophisticated aesthetic that definitely translates into our home's décor. We live in a small bungalow in California, where every inch of space serves a purpose, so it's important that my fiancé and I create a home that exudes comfort and warmth while also being entirely functional. In order to do this, our décor features modern simplicity with plenty of natural materials like wood and greenery and a variety of textures and organic silhouettes that encourage comfort and relaxation. With so many elements at play, we keep the majority of our pieces within a neutral color palette to seamlessly tie everything together. When registering, we took a more minimalistic approach. We felt it was important to include items that would upgrade our home's aesthetic and create a functional space that we're proud to share with our friends and family for years to come."
Charmaine Gomez, Integrated Marketing Manager
"Of all the fun and amazing things that come with marrying the love of your life, creating a wedding registry has to be at the top of my list. When it comes to my personal style, I always opt for classic and timeless pieces that age well. Simple silhouettes, neutral colors, and versatile items that can go with just about anything are key. My fiancé and I are crossing our fingers that we'll be moving into our first home together after our wedding, so we've purposefully added items to our registry that will communicate well with the interiors of our future home, whatever it may be. In my search for essential home staples, I've chosen these items for their versatility, luxe look, and ability to blend well with others."
Anneliese Dominguez, Fashion Editor
"While I love all things grand (rich colors, beaded fabrics, intricate details), deep down, I tend to stick to basics when it comes to my own style. I'm actually quite sure I could narrow down my closet to just a few elevated pieces if I really needed to, and I'm the same way when it comes to home décor. When my fiancé and I moved into our Venice apartment early last year, we found out storage was slim, so my minimalistic style really kicked into gear. Because of our lack of space, we've been extremely particular about what we buy—it can't be too clunky, and it can't clash with my neutral color scheme. (What can I say? Beige calms me down.) We're being mindful about what we put on our registry, only opting for things that add to our Scandi aesthetic and don't take up too much room, such as a chic teapot that leaves the kitchen looking polished or plush, white towels for a luxe, hotel-inspired bathroom."