Lofty Love

Published June 2018, Metro Detroit Weddings and detroitwed.com

Written by Emma Klug | Photography by EE Berger | Styled by Giuseppa Nadrowski

Cozy in the City
Embroidered linework pillow cover, $39, and pillow insert, $12, at West Elm, Birmingham; 248-593-8200; westelm.com. The Charity Wrap thunderbird blanket, $40, at Nest, Detroit; 313-831-9776; nestdetroit.com. Feast platter, $49.95, at Crate & Barrel, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248- 643-6610; crateandbarrel.com. Tropical plant, $22, at Nest, Detroit; 313-831-9776; nestdetroit.com. Jonathan Adler brutalist vase, $128, and Alexander Girard wooden doll, $190, at Hugh, Detroit; 313-831-4844; thankhugh.com.

AT A ROMANTIC HILLTOP cocktail bar in Paris in April 2017, Kevin Stover asked Marina Pia Goldi to marry him. Following their European proposal, the duo linked up with Detroit Cultivated to plan their June 8 wedding at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms in Dexter. Along with booking day-of staples, Goldi’s knack for navigating Detroit’s retail and food scenes — as demonstrated on her blog, marinapiagoldi.com — made her a natural fi t for crafting a registry reflective of both her and Stover’s interests. In a pre-nuptial takeover of a loft space along with Metro Detroit Weddings, the couple shares their must-have home items as well as their love for clean design, local businesses, and most importantly, each other.


For the Stove
(From left) Walnut servers set, $39.95, and open kitchen wooden salad servers, $16.95 for set of two, at Williams-Sonoma, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-637-0672; williams-sonoma.com. Canteen No. 1 Standard in lava, $78, at Corbé, Detroit; 313-638-2616; corbecompany.com. Atlas 150 aluminum pasta maker, $79.95, at Crate & Barrel, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643- 6610; crateandbarrel.com. Williams-Sonoma Professional copper 10-piece cookware set, $899.95, and copper nesting measuring cups & spoons, $69.95, at Williams-Sonoma. Rustic wood serving tray, $70, at The Italian Dish, Birmingham; 248-593-8299; theitaliandish.com. Bread board with handle in walnut, $79.95, at Williams-Sonoma.

For the Cupboards
(From top) Riveria placemat set in light pool, $16, at West Elm, Birmingham; 248-593-8200; westelm.com. Homesteader gather bowl in salt, $72, at Corbé, Detroit; 313-638-2616; corbecompany.com. Spiral salad servers, $21 for set of two, and Frayed Edge napkin in stone white, $19 for set of four, at West Elm. Marble napkin ring, $6.95 each, at Williams-Sonoma, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248- 637-0672; williams-sonoma.com. Hexagonal coasters, $45 for set of four, The Italian Dish, Birmingham; 248-593- 8299; theitaliandish.com. Lagos double old-fashioned glass, $4.95 each, at Crate & Barrel, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-6610; crateandbarrel.com. Lapidary tray in splash, $44, at Corbé. Eric Bonnin Kam dinner plate, $46, salad + soup plate, $26, and ice cream + cereal bowl, $26, at Nora, Detroit; 313-831-4845; noramodern.com. Matte Black flatware, $39 for five-piece set, at West Elm. Canteen dinnerware set in dusty black, from $110, at Corbé. Green plate, $18, at Nora. Mixed pattern rice bowl, $8, at West Elm.

“It is hard when you’re registering and you don’t have your final space yet. You want something that’s going to be cohesive wherever you end up,” says Goldi, noting that she and Stover, who live in a Detroit apartment, plan to one day buy a house. “[Kevin’s] very specific on design and the way he likes things. I wear black [a lot]. I feel like [matte black dishware is] a perfect meld between us.”


For the Kitchen
(Top row, from left) Homesteader harvest bowl in dusty black, $138, and Charlevoix wine set in salt, $162, at Corbé, Detroit; 313- 638-2616; corbecompany.com. Bud vase, $16, at West Elm, Birmingham; 248-593-8200; westelm.com. Art print, loft’s own. Tropical plant, $22, and mustard ceramic, $17, at Nest, Detroit; 313-831-9776; nestdetroit.com. Dish from the Canteen dinnerware set in dusty black, from $110, at Corbé. Octagonal walnut wood salt and pepper mills, $79.95 each, at Williams-Sonoma, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-637-0672; williamssonoma.com. (Middle row, from left) Ascutney tumbler, $70 each, at The Italian Dish, Birmingham; 248-593-8299; theitaliandish.com. Charlevoix mug in dusty black and splash, $38 each, at Corbé. Williams-Sonoma Cooking at Home cookbook, $40, at Williams-Sonoma. Lastra aqua pitcher, $118, at The Italian Dish. Pacifica soup bowl in white, $10.95 each, at Williams-Sonoma. Canteen dinnerware set in dusty black, from $110, at Corbé. (Bottom row, from left) Monstera leaves, $16 each, at West Elm. Smeg two-slice toaster in cream, $149.95, at Williams-Sonoma. Norden Goods tea towel, $32, Scout, Royal Oak; 248-548-1065; scoutroyaloak.com. Williams- Sonoma wood-handled pizza slice & serve, $24.95, and Emile Henry ruffled pie Dish in white, $49.95, at Williams-Sonoma. Assorted Sister Pie baked goods, price varies, Sister Pie, Detroit; 313-447-5550; sisterpie.com. Four Detroit: Four Chefs. Four Courses. Four Seasons, $46, at Nora, Detroit; 313- 831-4845; noramodern.com. Coffee Dictionary, $19.95, at Scout. Wood and marble pedestal, $54.95, at Crate & Barrel, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-6610; crateandbarrel.com. Hairo Skerton ceramic coffee mill, $57.50, at Williams-Sonoma. Wine glasses, loft’s own. Le Creuset Signature 3 ½-quart cast-iron round dutch oven in matte white, $285, at Williams-Sonoma. Le Creuset tea kettle in cream, $70, black silicone spoon with acacia wood handle, $6.95, black silicone spoonula with acacia wood handle, $6.95, and Tondo round platter, $14.95, at Crate & Barrel.

Breakfast For Two
Stelton Take-Away Tray, $129, at Hugh, Detroit; 313-831-4844; thankhugh.com. Abigail Murray vase, $34, at Nora, Detroit; 313-831-4845; noramodern.com. Flowers, price varies, J Costello Designs, Royal Oak; 248-220-0649; jcostellofloral.com. Hasami milk pitcher, $24, Hasami sugar pot, $16, Hasami plate, $9, and Sori Yamagata sugar ladle, $12, at Nora. Lapidary Tray in Freckle, $44, at Corbé, Detroit; 313-638-2616; corbecompany.com. Assorted Sister Pie Baked Goods, price varies, at Sister Pie, Detroit; 313-447-5550; sisterpie.com. Charlevoix mug in mushroom and freckle, $38 each, at Corbé. Mercer appetizer plate, $2.95 each, at Crate & Barrel, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-6610; crateandbarrel.com. Bitmap textiles, $54 for set of four, at Nest, Detroit; 313-831-9776; nestdetroit.com.

“We are both so excited about Detroit’s comeback and the people and businesses that are taking the initiative to help make that happen,” says Stover, who works as an architect in the city. Goldi, who in addition to running her blog is a buyer in the steel industry in neighboring Dearborn, agrees, adding: “There are so many great stores, like Nora, Hugh, and Nest, that have amazing home pieces. I can’t go into any of them without buying at least one thing, whether it be a candle or jam or a coffee mug. Whether it’s a vintage piece from an antique store in Detroit or something that was handmade by a potter, to have something special like that — [something] that is a conversation piece — just adds to your story.”


For the Vanity
(From left) Wood + Cylinder tray, $59, at West Elm, Birmingham; 248-593-8200; westelm.com. Abigail Murray vase, $34, at Nora, Detroit; 313-831-4845; noramodern.com. Flowers, price varies, J Costello Designs, Royal Oak; 248-220-0649; jcostellofloral.com. Maria Lux Deeply Yours sensual massage candle, $50, Coqui Coqui coco coco reed diffuser, $235, and Panier Des Sens hand cream in white grape, $16, at Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary, Birmingham; 248-644-5060; millspharmacy.com. Golden Glass shadow boxes, $32 for set of three, at West Elm. Mullein and Sparrow bath salts in lavender, $29, Edwin Jagger three-piece ebony badger shaving set, $127, and Follow by Kerosene Fragrances, $140, at Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary.

For the Bathroom
(From top) Tropical plant, $22, mustard ceramic vessel, $17, at Nest, Detroit; 313-831-9776; nestdetroit.com. Senteurs d’Orient Hammam soap in rose, $36, and Mullein & Sparrow body oil in Lavender, $18, at Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary. Wavy soap dish, $7, at City Bird, Detroit; 313-831-9146; citybirddetroit.com. Senteurs d’Orient Ma’amoul soap in orange, $13, at Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary. Brass Plant Mister, $25, Iris Hantverk dry use face brush, $25, Yoshii towel, $22, and Iris Hantverk bath brush, $25, at Nora, Detroit; 313-831-4845; noramodern.com. Woodlot Palo Santo incense, $14, at Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary. Saipua Rose Geranium Soap, $18, at Nora. Panier Des Sens almond lip balm, $12, at Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary. Cellar Door oatmeal milk and honey soap bar and almond vanilla soap bar, $6.95 each, at City Bird.

For the Bedroom
(From top) Hotel Collection cotton 525-thread count four-piece yarn-dyed queen sheet set, $250, and Hotel Collection global stripe throw, $170, at Macy’s, Somerset Collection North, 248-816-4000; macys.com. Organic hand drawn stripe sheet set, $119, at West Elm, Birmingham; 248-593- 8200; westelm.com. The Charity Wrap thunderbird blanket, $40, and Pom Pom throw, $40, at Nest, Detroit; 313-831-9776; nestdetroit.com. Belgian linen full/queen quilt, $249, at West Elm. Hotel Collection mattelasse full/ queen coverlet, $250, at Macy’s.

“I can’t focus on anything without some background noise, and I just simply love music!” says Stover. “We really like to listen to Rodriquez, Son Little, and Frank Sinatra, especially when we’re cooking.”


Music Match
(From top) Brass hands terrarium, $49, at West Elm, Birmingham; 248-593-8200; westelm.com. Arne Jacobsen banker’s alarm clock, $125, at Hugh, Detroit; 313-831-4844; thankhugh.com. Tripod table lamp, $39.99, at area Target stores; target.com. Ester + Erik cone candles, $11 each, at Nora, Detroit; 313-831-4845; noramodern.com. Belgian linen full/queen quilt, $249, and Belgian linen standard sham, $49, at West Elm. Hotel Collection mattelasse standard sham, $120 each, and Hotel Collection waffle weave square decorative pillow, $135, at Macy’s, Somerset Collection North, 248-816-4000; macys.com. Cotton and linen pillow, $33, at Nest, Detroit; 313-831-9776; nestdetroit.com. Embroidered linework pillow cover, $39, and pillow insert, $12, at West Elm. Hotel Collection global stripe decorative pillow, $135, and Hotel Collection mattelasse full/queen coverlet, $250, at Macy’s. Bexley natural throw, $39.95, at Crate & Barrel, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-6610; crateandbarrel.com.

Blogging Essentials
(From left) Shiro pencil pot, $45, at Hugh, Detroit; 313- 831-4844; thankhugh.com. Christian Lacroix journal, $17, and One Line a Day journal, $16.95, at Scout.

“When I think of my office, there’s a few things I want,” says Goldi, who regularly posts photographs and articles about Detroit on her blog and her Instagram account (@motorcitymangia). “I want an Art Deco frame in gold hanging up, a really comfy throw over the chair [for when] you’re working long hours on the computer, and [inspirational] books. I also love florals. I’m a true believer that your house can be a mess, but if you have a bouquet of beautiful florals it completely changes the room. Planters, especially for larger plants, are so expensive, so it’s a great thing to register for.”


For the Office
(From left) Mirror, loft’s own. The Runwell turntable, $2,500, at Shinola, Detroit; 313-285- 2390; shinola.com. Tripod table lamp, $39.99, at area Target stores; target.com. Flowers and vase, price varies, J Costello Designs, Royal Oak; 248-220- 0649; jcostellofloral.com. Moglea painted notebook cedar, $25, at City Bird. House Industries linen journal, $19.99, at Scout, Royal Oak; 248-548- 1065; scoutroyaloak.com. Magma Sketchbook: Design & Art Direction, $15.95, Nora, Detroit; 313-831-4845; noramodern.com. Making Midcentury Modern book, $35, Scout. Detroit Rose bergamot soy candle, $32, at City Bird, Detroit; 313-831-9146; citybirddetroit.com.
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