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.
You may recognize Vogue.com alum Louise Roe from her broadcast journalism career on MTV, Access Hollywood, E!, and more. The London-based fashion writer and commentator is also the founder of homeware brand Sharland England, which is now available on Over The Moon. Her long history in design and killer style makes Louise the perfect person to curate a Dream Registry for us.
She and her television director husband, Mackenzie Hunkin, wed on October 1, 2016, in Eton, England. The bride wore an Atelier Pronovias wedding gown featuring a high-neck capelet and eight-foot train to walk down the aisle in Eton College Chapel. Louise only wishes that Markarian and Sarah Bray Bermuda were around when she was making her own wedding registry.
Today, the couple live in London with their two little girls, Honor and Inés. They moved from Los Angeles a few years ago and renovated a beautiful old Georgian rectory, where they found original floorboards and even a mosaic under the carpet. In fact it was during this process that Louise had the inspiration to start Sharland England.
Louise describes herself as “an old soul.” “l love antiques, anything hand-crafted, [and] elegant colors like terracotta and green,” she states. “When it comes to clothes, I’m a creature of habit: a well fitting pair of jeans, loafers and a blazer—I’m done!” Interior decor-wise, Louise will always have rattan, antique wood, hand-painted ceramics, and painted walls in her rooms. “I’m not a white wall minimalist kind of girl—quite the opposite! I love rooms to feel warm, inviting, and lived-in.”
To find inspiration, Louise looks to Veere Grenney, John Fowler, Rita Konig, and Ben Pentreath. “And I have a nerdy hobby [of] buying out-of-print decorating books on Ebay,” she admits. “The photos aren’t on social media, and it feels like treasure.” Regarding her and her husband combining their personal styles, Louise says, “I think slowly I have brought him around to my aesthetic. Either that, or he has given up complaining!”
For her Dream Registry, the multi-hyphenate Brit, of course, had to add a few key tabletop and rattan Sharland England pieces, along with the LouLou Baker playing cards, Le Monde Beryl slippers, Lake Pajamas robe, and more.
Louise leaves us with important advice for couples making their wedding registries for the first time: “Pour a drink and walk around the house together looking at everything you own with fresh eyes—make it fun—and be honest about what you do and don’t necessarily need. Once you’ve made your list, go back through it for a second time, double-checking it’s all pieces you’re in love with. You want to cherish and really use those pieces, and you’ll probably always think of the person who gave them to you at that moment, too.”
Shop Louise Roe’s Dream Registry below!