Photo: Courtesy of vendors; Illustration by Christina Park
For a couple that already has all their household essentials in place, standard registries can sometimes feel a bit lackluster (how many coffee makers can one duo collect?). While it's great to have a round up of practical gear on the list, many couples (and guests who want to give a more unique gift) are looking to smaller, specialty stores to accent their registry.
Located down a tree-lined street in New York City's East Village lies John Derian: a tiny, rambling shop that is a treasure trove of home goods, whimsical stationery and elegant entertaining pieces. With a style that skews eclectic and handmade (but still chic), the store offers a wide range of products from around the world, including handmade decoupage plates, delicate pottery imported from France, and bright Moroccan poufs.
John Derian Dry Goods (their sister storefront next door) is a textile-lover's dream. Colorful block-printed pillows from India are stacked next to striped linen napkins and tablecloths. And for the couple looking to invest in larger pieces for their new home, the store offers its own line of perfectly sized armchairs, chaises and sofas upholstered in Belgian linen or velvet.
Here, we rounded up a few of our favorite finds from the store. Register for them using a unviversal registry program like Blueprint and Thankful, or if you're based in New York City call (212) 677-3917 to schedule an appointment with a sales associate.
Above: 1. Decorative pillows, starting at $100, John Robshaw at John Derian; 2. "String" large print, $480, Hugo Guinness at John Derian; 3. "5 of Hearts" decoupage glass plate, $70, John Derian; 4. Moroccan Pouf, $295, John Derian; 5. "Purple Aster" decoupage glass plate, $62, John Derian; 6. "Pond" upholstered chaise lounge, starting at $2,955, John Derian.