Ask the Experts: What to Register For
Good-bye, mismatched hand-me-downs; hello, bright, shiny things. Seven experts pick the pieces they’d ask for if it were their wedding.
WHO DID THE CHOOSING?
John Derian, designer, découpage enthusiast.
Alexandra Guarnaschelli, executive chef at Butter, newlywed.
Alexia Leuschen, partner and creative director at Kondylis Design, newlywed.
Jason Miller, industrial designer.
Miles Redd, interior designer.
Alex Valich and Christine Warren, duo behind industrial design firm Redstr/Collective, married for eight years.
JOHN DERIAN’S PICKS
Astier de Villatte Earthenware
“If you want some upscale whimsy at your table, these are handmade and quirky” ($48–$350). John Derian Company, 6 E. 2nd St., nr. Bowery (212-677-3917).
White Pebble Embroidered Throw
“Traditional French matelassé quilting with a modern, bright-white finish” ($215). Hable Construction, 117 Perry St., nr. Hudson St. (212-989-2375).
Douglas Little Claw Candlesticks
“They’re made from porcelain and are more original than your average candleholder from a big box store” ($165). John Derian Company.
From the Winter 2007 New York Wedding Guide