Our Wedding Registry: Meredith and Ryerson

Tools and design books dominate their selections: "We're just a back porch short of gutting our entire house, and are renovating nearly everything ourselves," Meredith says. "I'm so inspired by how people create their homes around their lives."

Regency Redux, $60, and Briger+Briger: Comfortable and Joyous Homes, City, Country, and Lakeside, $60, both Rizzoli New York, Amazon

Photo: Robert Mitra