Stylist Allison Bornstein’s Neutral and ’70s-Inspired Dream Registry

By Shayna Seid
Photo: Courtesy of Shoji van Kuzumi

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.

Stylist Allison Bornstein met her fiancé Nathan James on Tinder—“the most modern of places, especially in 2015!” she says. “He asked me to go to a show with him the night after we matched and that happened to be Valentine’s Day. I appreciate that he didn’t care or wasn’t embarrassed when he realized he asked me to pretty much be his Valentine before we ever met.”

Since Nathan is a “very casual person,” Allison thought she would know when a proposal was imminent, but it was surprisingly out of the blue. They were planning to go Upstate for their anniversary, and when she got home, he was there with their dog, dressed in a tuxedo, and he asked her to marry him. He then told her that they were actually headed to Paris.

The two currently live in their Brooklyn apartment and also own a home in the Western Catskills. “When we started decorating the place Upstate, I said that I wanted it to be minimal, cozy, and 70s-inspired—kind of like a bright, Boogie Nights-style bungalow but make it Upstate cabin,” she explains. “I think having those words to guide me actually helped a lot.”

When picking things for her Dream Registry, Allison was “envisioning entertaining once we are all vaccinated and safe.” She adds, “I am craving amazing serving pieces and accessories to make cocktails. I LOVE the St. Frank glassware and the Paul Arnold vase. I like glassware that feels special and unique but still sturdy and casual. I am a more casual hostess, so I like to have pieces that can work for a backyard party or a fancier sit down meal.”

Since Allison is drawn to a more neutral palette, the Paul Arnhold glass coral white light pink stroke vase “would be the perfect pop of color!” And for smaller bud vases, the Aerin Corvo side table “is both functional and also pretty.” The Laboratorio Paravicini Serpentine dinner plate set also really spoke to the stylist. “They are delicate but not too fussy,” she says. “We have a really cool marble table Upstate, and these would be amazing on it with some dark green linen napkins.”

Shop Allison Bornstein’s Dream Registry below!