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Why limit the splendor of pretty garden design to just your backyard? Bring your favorite floral prints and leafy patterns indoors by choosing outdoor-inspired items for your wedding registry. Bunny Williams, co-owner of New York City garden and home store Treillage along with her husband, antiques dealer John Rosselli, has curated unique and beautiful objects for her store since she opened it in the early '90s. With her own interior design company and a passion for gardening, Bunny has an eye for classical décor with a twist.
Fit for girly brides everywhere, Treillage recently unveiled its new registry feature, which allows couples to find, create, and manage their wishlist of wedding gifts from their computers. To celebrate the site's new registry feature, Bunny is revealing the top 10 things every engaged couple needs in their first home, along with some of her favorite Treillage finds.
1. I don't own full sets of china, instead, I prefer to create my own uniquely mismatched service. This always results in a more interesting table.
Bunny's pick: Blue & White Floral Dinnerware, $80
2. I look at each table as an empty canvas on which I can build a new still life. By combining your china with different flatware, table linens, and objects you can create a bit of magic.
Bunny's pick: Julia Light Faux Horn Flatware-5 Piece Place Setting, $560
3. Plan which glassware you will use, the way you will set the table, how you will serve dinner and on what, and everything will fall into place for a relaxing occasion for you and your guests.
Bunny's pick: Blue Lines Transparent Glassware, $75
4. By having table linens in a variety of contrasting colors, complementary patterns, and interesting textures, you can transform your table from everyday to party-ready.
Bunny's pick: Linen Napkins (Sets of 4), $95
5. New place mats can help change the whole look of a table.
Bunny's pick: Round Wood Persia Placemats, $38
6. I find adding a plant to my rooms is instant decorating. The plants last longer than a flower arrangement and all they need is a beautiful cachepot to hide the plastic pot.
Bunny's pick: Painted Faux Bamboo Cachepot, $125
7. A hurricane is a great way to create atmosphere, as it sparkles and enhances the light. They immediately catch the eye and add stature and excitement to a room.
Bunny's pick: Leopard Glass Hurricane, $75
8. I have many sets of votives, as I love the flattering low light they give to the dinner table.
Bunny's pick: Iron Sphere Candleholders, $48
9. The lighting in any room makes a strong impression. I love unique lamps with beautiful
Bunny's pick: Brush Stroke Lamp, $950
10. I can never have enough lovely small bowls and dishes. If not for dinnerware, than to hold the bits and pieces I want to store on a desk or dresser.
Bunny's pick: Perle Glass Bowl, $85