Esencial Hogar Owner Celina Wright’s “Classic, Polished, and Practical” Dream Registry

By Shayna Seid | Photography by

Allan Beltran

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.

Owner of tabletop brand Esencial Hogar and bride-to-be Celina Wright is getting married this weekend in Barcelona at the Abbey of Montserrat, followed by a reception at Llotja de Mar. Ahead of her festivities, the interior designer and tabletop stylist is sharing her Over The Moon Dream Registry with us.

Based between El Salvador and Barcelona, Celina describes her aesthetic as “classic, polished, and practical.” Before founding her own brand, she started her career working for Mark Cunningham and then Zoe Feldman, who helped shape her own style. “I tend to gravitate towards beautifully tailored interiors,” she says. “I love to combine traditional pieces with more modern ones to create a layered and approachable space. Decorating a space isn’t something that can be done overnight, so I am constantly moving things around and incorporating new finds. I love a good flea market or an antique mall, and the more random the city, the better. I have lists of starred places and shops on my Google maps from my travels that I always reference.”

For inspiration—aside from her two former bosses—Celina looks to designers like Billy Baldwin, Sister Parish, Jean Michel-Frank, Royere, Rose Tarlow, and Veere Grenney. Keeping print alive, she also quotes Cabana Magazine, World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, Veranda, and Elle Decor as favorites.

When it came to creating her Dream Registry, Celina approached it in the same way she starts a tabletop styling project. “I created mood boards with options and looks that resonated, and invited [my fiancé] to participate in the process, giving him the opportunity to choose the one he liked best,” she explains.

The Esencial Hogar owner also focused on picking pieces that have heavy sentimental value, either in the item itself or from the person who gifted it to them. “The custom Tricia Lowenfield Champagne Bowl is one of our must-have items. I’m really looking forward to having our name on it and sharing it with loved ones when we host at home,” Celina shares. “I plan to pair it with the Provence Rattan Whitewash Three Tiered Plate Server and present it full of fresh pastries. I am also loving everything Z.D.G. is doing right now with their peaceful florals—or whatever the vibe isand would love to have a set of plates from the brand.”

What would pair well with Esencial Hogar linens? Celina thinks our exclusive Laboratorio Paravicini Blue Italian Views Plates Collection. “These handmade ceramic plates are just perfect,” she gushes. “I see myself pairing them with Esencial’s Ojete Tablecloth in white or our Cosmo Tablecloth in navy.”

The bride-to-be leaves us with sound advice on creating an Over The Moon Registry for the first time: “I would recommend to really take a moment to envision the kind of lifestyle you would like to have and register for pieces that will be useful for that. If you love to host game night, register for amazing glassware and fun cocktail napkins. If you see yourself hosting dinner parties, register for an amazing set of dinnerware and a chic tablecloth to pair it with. I’m definitely biased, but I love all of Esencial’s tablecloths. They can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Also, it’s important to consider the long-term—investment in quality pieces that you’ll be able to love for years to come! I highly suggest ordering in sets of 12; you might not host big gatherings now, but down the road, you might be hosting the family over for Thanksgiving and wishing you had those 12 place settings!”

Shop Celina Wright’s Dream Registry below.