When we started to imagine how our new home might look, might be designed like, Pete and I thankfully found ourselves with a very similar point of view. These conversations were had many months ago, when we thought we might be lucky enough to find ourselves with a modern ranch, and rightfully, all of those discussions and decisions ended up influencing every home purchase we’ve made since last October. No sense on wasting money on items that aren’t going to translate to our, how do I put it, next stage of life? We figured that for where we needed to upgrade, we would upgrade right, and where we could get by without until we were in a new house, we would. That’s why we still only have one good frying pan and one acceptable pot (without a lid) and for whatever reason, 14 mixing bowls.
Our thinking and planning even 100% influenced our wedding registries that were set up last November, which we had organized through accessible–but modern and contemporarily-influenced–Crate & Barrel, CB2, and Fishs Eddy. Despite the current frying pan/pot situation (for which we plan on investing in within the next few months), we had really focused on the kitchen in our registries, knowing that that’s where we needed the most long-term help. It helped, of course, that upgrading our home to a more modern collection allowed us to start fresh and ask for classic “forever pieces,” things that aren’t trendy colors or likely to be swapped out next season. So far, it has been great, and the fact that we use our gifts daily is a bonus because I’ll probably forever think of Beth when I’m making a casserole (last week, Beth!) and Amy when I’m serving something delicious on our Marimekko plate (all the time, Amy!). In registering at the stores we did–and therefore receiving awesome things–we began to transform our kitchen in a way that could carry on to our new, more modernly-inclined home. And, I think it goes without saying that if you’re not in the specific niche to be creating a wedding registry to make over your entire kitchen, you can also gather classic pieces from these same retailers without breaking the bank (hello, affordability!).
We do have the dinnerware and glassware shown below, but also have a bunch of other items in mind that would be a perfect (and affordable) fit:
Newgate Wall Clock, West Elm // Fishs Eddy Flatware, Fishs Eddy // Oldham + Harper Puffer Fish Sauce Dish, Fishs Eddy // Fawn Mug, i love stuff // Calendar, Marimekko [out of stock] // Oldham + Harper Fish Dishtowel, Fishs Eddy // Marta Barware, CB2 // Lotta Sugar Bowl, Fishs Eddy // Mercer Dinnerware, Crate & Barrel