Hunter Bell’s Dream Registry Aims to Inspire Confidence With The Unexpected

By Shayna Seid

What makes the perfect registry? Our Dream Registry series answers just that, providing an endless source of inspiration for those putting together their own Over The Moon registries. We enlisted the help of some of our most stylish and in-the-know friends—whether they’re single, engaged, or already married. (Because we’re taking a page from Carrie Bradshaw’s playbook and saying one should be able to register for Manolos no matter what their relationship status!) Peek inside the registries of tastemakers, from editors and stylists to wedding planners and beyond. Your dream registry is just a click away.

Houston-based designer and founder of her namesake womenswear line Hunter Bell defines her brand’s aesthetic as meeting at the intersection of femininity and sophistication. Her dresses, separates, and outerwear are classically Over The Moon, and the latest spring selection is available to shop now.

Hunter married Paul Bell on October 17, 2009, in a romantic ceremony in Charleston. As she did her real wedding registries in person in their hometowns of Houston and Florence, South Carolina, we’re excited to see what Hunter’s added to her Dream Registry, more than a decade after saying, “I do.” Hunter adds, “I love the curated selection the OTM team pulls together—so many pieces full of personality that feel less mass market.”

The designer describes her own personal aesthetic as “ever-changing and evolving.” She adds, “Mostly, I aim to inspire confidence with the unexpected. I love color and am drawn to modern textiles and fun prints—in both fashion and interiors.” Since her office is busy and stimulating, she notes that she needs her home to be simple, clean, and calm—or as clean and calm as can be with three energetic little ones. 

When it comes to inspiration, Hunter loves the modern vintage interiors from Courtney Bishop and the work that Charlotte Moss, Paloma Contreras, and Kelly Wearstler do. “I was so inspired by her Santa Monica Proper when we stayed there for a shoot,” Hunter says of Kelly’s abode. 

When asked if she and Paul need to merge styles at all, Hunter responds, “I let him put Auburn footballs in the study, does that count? He leans more traditional and I like more modern lines so we meet in the middle.”

For her Dream Registry, one of the items Hunter gravitated towards was our table linens. “I’m so into table top right now, and would love to build up my inventory,” she reveals. “Hosting a big group and decorating for special occasions is one of my favorite things.” To complement the placemats and napkins, she also noted the Italian dinner plates. And for a touch of fun, she added a chic tic-tac-toe set. “So quirky and cute, [it] would be adorable on a coffee table or bookshelf.”

Hunter leaves us with key advice for couples making their own wedding registries for the first time: “Don’t be overwhelmed; start exploring ideas ahead of time and what you want your style to be. Maybe make a mood-board and go from there.”

Shop Hunter Bell’s Dream Registry below!