Weddings

23 Chic Gold Registry Picks That You’ll Hold onto Forever

Photograph by Dabble Me This.

The easiest (and chicest) way to transform two separate collections of stuff into one well-curated home? Gilded accents. “Gold has a way of making any space feel elevated,” says Jaye Langmaid, owner of Adams Morgan design store Hudson & Crane. Done in graphic shapes sans an excess of ornate detailing, these registry finds will give your newlywed home a unified look that feels elegant, not extravagant.

Drinking from home feels a bit classier with a gold-trimmed bar car. Tristan bar cart, $299 at Pottery Barn.

Because china is still something we dream of collecting, even if we won’t be eating off of it every night. Wedgwood “Arris” five-piece place setting, $160 at Bloomingdale’s.

Creating the perfect, Instagrammable work space just got so much easier. Carpenter brass table lamp, $100 at CB2.

The first couch you bought together deserves an update–and this is an easy way make that happen. Faded metallic texture pillow cover (pillow sold separately), $39 at West Elm.

Knives so pretty you’ll want to hang them on your wall. Ivo Virtu carving set, $150 at Williams-Sonoma.

Even if you’re just eating the newlywed staple of boxed mac and cheese, you’ll feel pretty classy doing it with a gold fork or spoon. Nambé Tilt “Dazzle Gold” five-piece cutlery set, $75 at Bed Bath & Beyond.

One easy way to brighten a home: always keep fresh flowers on hand. Kate Spade New York “Pearl Place” vase collection, $180 for three at Macy’s.

Just sayin’ it like it is. Brass word object, $29 at West Elm.

Serving up confections on every anniversary–and, okay, fine, every other day of the year, too. Dauville cake plate, $98 at Relish Decor.

There’s nothing like adding some Great Gatsby flair to the liquor cabinet. Gold chevron decanter, $36 at Relish Decor.

His and hers coffees will be easier to fill simultaneously with this dual pour-over set up. The Coffee Registry dual pour-over brew stand, $249 at Restoration Hardware.

More throne than dining chair, you’ll eat line royalty every night. Goldfinger dining chair, $1,250 at Jonathan Adler.

Chic, minimalistic, and perfect. Gold salt and pepper shakers, $28 at Mintwood Home.

A stylish side table that will even fit into your 700-squre-foot apartment. Leila marble-top side table, $249 at Pottery Barn.

Dress up any table with these flower-inspired candle holders. Dahlia candle holders, $19.95 at CB2.

Good for serving candy or storing small jewelry–and looking pretty all the while. Small porcelain bowl, $6.99 at H&M.

Sure, you’re drinking at home and not at a fancy bar, but that doesn’t mean you have to act like it. Stay Fancy cocktail glasses, at Mintwood Home.

Decorate your coffee table and avoid water ring stains. Linear gold coasters, $39 at West Elm.

Step 1: Fill with wine. Step 2: Drink. Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2. Gold rimmed stemless wine glass, $32 for a set of four at West Elm.

Because really good cheese deserves really good knives. Ivo Virtue cheese knife set, $129.95 at Williams-Sonoma.

Make every party pop with this sparkling drink dispenser. Fitz and Floyd Luster beverage dispenser in gold, $39.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Give your old table new life with these easy linens. Kate Spade New York Harbour Drive gold table linen collection, $60 table runner at Macy’s.

Have your cake, and serve it neatly too. Wood and gold tone cake server, $16 at Sur La Table.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.