You tied the knot. Now what? The design queen breaks down the 14 essentials every newlywed couple needs to make their house a home.

When it comes time to register, the zap gun can feel overwhelming. Do you really need the extra-strength blender, or will the regular one work for your future smoothies? What about candlesticks? And does anyone really use china anymore? Luckily, we've enlisted the help of the ultimate registry buddy: Kelly Wearstler, design queen and purveyor of all things chic. We're still swooning over her covetable collab of graphic, textural invites and save-the-dates with online stationer Paperless Post (check out Brides' December/January issue for more info!). Each piece was inspired by a kind of stone or metal, like agate, bronze, or onyx, and none are like anything we've seen before. Now, Kelly took time to choose her favorite registry essentials for you and your groom's first home.

Wearstler has designed for swanky California hotels and a roster of West Coast movers and shakers too long to list, and her rooms call to mind Hollywood's golden age of the '50's and '60's. Her ultra-glamorous, mid-century aesthetic—think black-and-white parquet floors, gilded glass tables, and mod, sculptural conversation pieces—says "more is more" in the best way possible. But when choosing registry essentials, she stuck to luxe classics that will last a lifetime. From silky sheets that will actually make you want to go to bed, to sophisticated barware for your first dinner party, to luggage that will withstand a lifetime of trips with your husband, these 14 pieces are totally worth the investment. Flip through Kelly's picks before you register!

Photo: Mark Lund

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