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Registry Style Profile: Modern

Howdy, folks. We’re back today to bring you more on our Registry Style Profiles and present our fabulous Modern Registry Collection, with some great advice from our dear friends at Brooklyn Bride and Merci New York! We hope you love it as much as we do! And in case you missed it, check out our posts on our Classic and Preppy collections before you hop!

A Registry for the Modern Couple

Origo Dinnerware Collection by Iittala | CHRISTOPHER GUY Cubism MirrorGus Modern Spencer Sofa | GenevaSound XL | Broadway Pillow by Blissliving Home | Barbara Carafe and Vase by Design House Stockholm

Modern home design maximizes open spaces and embraces sleek lines with natural textures. This style includes pieces with playful pops of color that warm up a space.  There’s so much one can do with modern design to keep things fresh and new – simply change up a few accent pieces like throw pillows or add a cool lamp with a geometric form to your side table and create a whole new look in minutes!

Here are some of my key inspirations when I think of a Modern home: thoughtful design, Scandinavian craftsmanship, minimalist architecture, vintage finds, echoes of the local physical environment indoors, sleek surfaces. Mr. & Mrs. Draper’s Park Avenue flat. Dieter Rams. Eames. What comes to your mind?

Juuri Glass Storage Containers by Menu | Blomus Opold Bottle Holder | Deco Floral Haze Duvet Set by DwellStudio | Ossington End Table by Gus Modern | Recycled Clear Glass Table Lamps by Shiraleah | John Rocha Voya Flute, Pair

Words of Wisdom from the Experts

We asked some of our in-the-know friends from the interior design and bridal styling worlds to pick the styles they like best. Here are some words of wisdom and handy tips from our Modern Style profile lovers – Brooklyn Bride and Merci New York!

"I've always had an affinity towards the modern, which is why I always seek it out with weddings & interiors alike. There's just something about architecturally stunning yet simple pieces that really does it for me. My ideal table setting is all white, using sleek & graphic pieces like these globe glasses & flatware in a polished chrome finish, and then popping it with the unusual plates. If you register for simple white dinner plates, then get a couple of unusual plates in a smaller dessert size, you can always spice up your dinner table easily. Think of it as a fabulous but plain dress that you can accessorize multiple ways!" - Vané Broussard, Editor of Brooklyn Bride

Design House Stockholm Globe Glasses - Set of 4 | Artik 5-Piece Place Setting | Jason Miller Seconds Dinner Plates

Merci New York: Myths about having a modern style sensibility:

  1. A bride with “modern style” is often drawn to clean lines, unfussy shapes and distinctive design, but that doesn’t mean she disregards the past. Many of today’s most modern, of-the-moment designs are inspired by the art-deco period. The clean lines, geometric shapes and understated design of the era actually influenced our petite python clutches with the Greta brooch (shown center). Modern brides have been scooping these up in the black and gold colors for their bridesmaids, and then purchasing the platinum to pair with their gown!
  2. We also love styling our modern brides with these sleek silver bangles from Madame Mathilde, as well as her Deco pendant necklace. Pair this necklace with a modern frock and this wedding day outfit would be the epitome of downtown chic.
  3. Modern doesn’t always mean minimalistic.” - Jackie Weppner, Founder of Merci New York

Jackie’s picks for some modern accessories to complete your wedding day look:

Alyn Bangles by Madame Mathilde | Petite Embossed Leather Clutch in Black with Greta Brooch | Deco Pendant Necklace by Madame Mathilde | Silver Emma Bangle by Madame Mathilde | Petite Embossed Leather Clutch in Gold with Greta Brooch

So, what do you think?  Does ‘modern’ fit your style profile?  What do you think of our picks, is there anything we’ve missed?  Have a look through our full collection here and let us know.  And, as always, if you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas, leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you.

Thanks again, and happy registering.

Kate