What Caught My Eye: Target

I'm excited to kick off a new weekly series today called  What Caught My Eye!  If you're decorating your home and are looking for recommendations for furniture or decor from a designer, you're in the right place. Each week I'll round up my favorites from online home retailers big and small!

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Happy Friday, y'all! I'm excited to kick off a new weekly series today called What Caught My Eye! 

(Psst! If you missed last week's announcement, I shared that the Get the Look series is taking a little break for now. If you want to check out any of those posts that you might have missed, head on over here.)

Since I spend a lot of time shopping online for my e-design clients, I'm always finding new and awesome furniture and decor that I'm dying to share. There are only so many client projects to put them in, so I decided I wanted to try using a different outlet to pass along all the good finds with y'all. I decided to start this series now because stores are releasing a TON of new stuff for fall. These are exciting times for someone in the interior design world, let me tell you!  

So each week, I'll focus on either a particular retailer or a specific type of furniture/decor like rugs or lighting to talk about on Fridays. My goal is to share a good mix of well-known stores and smaller shops. The online shopping options for our homes is vast these days, and can definitely be overwhelming, but I want these posts to be a place that decreases overwhelm and pulls some of the best pieces out there to point your search in the right direction. 

Today we're starting with a retailer that will be very familiar to you - Target! It's one of my favorite places to find affordable furniture and decor for your home, and they carry a ton of items in many different decorating styles. There really is something for everyone. 

I decided to focus on their in-house brands since those are items that are unique to Target and you won't be able to find on other sites. In case you're not familiar with those in-house brands, I'm talking about ones like Project 62, Threshold, and Opalhouse, for example. In my opinion, they've done a really nice job with these collections over the past couple of years and I'm excited to talk about some of my favorite pieces from them today.

As you scroll down, you'll find two separate furniture and home decor roundups - one for the bedroom and one for the living room. I figured that would be a good way to split things up so that it didn't look like one giant moodboard with a bunch of random items thrown together! Of course, not all of these items have to be used exclusively in the bedroom or living room, but I think you get the gist. ;)

Let's dive in! 

Favorite Bedroom Furniture and Decor From Target's Home Collection

A roundup of the furniture and decor that caught my eye recently at Target. If you're looking for recommendations for affordable items for your bedroom, be sure to check out this blog post with finds from Target brands Threshold, Project62, and Opalhouse.

Modern Wingback Bed (Blue) | Channel Stitched Quilt | Fringe Euro Pillow | White Dresser | Shibori Dot Sham | Micro Texture Duvet Cover Set | Dark Glass Table Lamp | Black Rounded Rectangle Mirror | Modern Wood Nightstand | Gray Mid-Century Bench | Brass Library Task Lamp | Damask Vintage Tufted Rug | Round Woven Basket 

I won't go through every piece I have in these roundups (I figure you have eyes to decide what you like!), but I definitely want to highlight a few pieces:

  • Modern white dresser: this mid-century, clean-lined piece is part of collection that comes in several different styles - a wide dresser, tallboy dresser, and nightstand. It has a solid wood frame, which is really nice touch given the affordable price tag. The reviews mention that it's a bear to put together, but if you can get past that, people have said they're thrilled with the piece overall.
  • Blue upholstered wingback bed: I've had my eye on this bed for awhile now. It comes in a bunch of different fabric options including this gorgeous aqua blue color (wouldn't it be perfect with all white linens?). It's simple, but still interesting, and fits well into a variety of decorating styles like mid-century, modern farmhouse, or transitional.
  • Micro texture duvet cover set: I actually saw this in person this week and it is so, so soft and cozy. The texture is really nice, and it has sort of a gauzy look to it. It comes in a few colors, but I like it in white best. One note is that if you have pets that like to hang out on your bed, it might not be the best one for you since their nails or claws could pull on the weave pretty easily. 
  • Mid-century gray bench: I recently professed my love for benches and this is a good one. I've also seen it in person and it looks much more high-end than its budget-friendly price would suggest. It would look awesome at the end of a bed.

Favorite Living Room Furniture and Decor From Target's Home Collection

A roundup of the furniture and decor that caught my eye recently at Target. If you're looking for recommendations for affordable items for your living room, be sure to check out this blog post with finds from Target brands Threshold, Project62, and Opalhouse.

Blue/Green Modern Armchair | Pillowtop Ottoman With Brass Legs | Black/White Zig Zag Rug | Modern Farmhouse Library Cabinet | Pink Modern Throw Pillow | Velvet Exposed Zipper Lumbar Pillow | Mid-Century Modern Accent Chair | Black Tripod Lamp | Dipped Ceramic Table Lamp | French Stripe Floor Pillow | "Orion" Framed Wall Art | "Pink Cherry Blossoms" Art Print | Coastal Farmhouse Accent Media CabinetRound Marble/Brass End Table | Round Fabric Bin  

Here are a few notes about some of my living room favorites:

  • Farmhouse accent cabinet: I was on the fence about the two-tone look of this cabinet until I saw it styled up on a blog post recently (one that I can't find now, of course!). It looked GOOD, y'all. The tall height adds a nice amount of storage and I like that it has glass doors to show off all of your pretty things.
  • Pink throw pillow and green lumbar pillow: Target pillows are generally not my favorite because they come stuffed with low-quality polyester and are sewn shut, which means you can't swap it out for a down/feather insert. It drives me crazy. But, BUT! Every once in awhile I come across some with zippers and these two pillows are fabulous examples. I'd snap these up in a heartbeat!
  • Abstract art print and floral art print: Love Target, but also want to support independent artists? Here's your chance! Target has teamed up with Society6 to offer framed prints from independent artists and I'm loving the collection they have. These two are just a few examples. They come in three sizes (the largest is 30"x30" - which is a great size!) and are quite affordable.
  • Black tripod lamp: File this one away in the looks way more expensive than it is category. It commands attention and fills a corner really nicely if you need it to. The touches of brass add a little something special to it too.

That about wraps up this week's What Caught My Eye post! I'd love to know what you think of this new series. If you have any suggestions to make it more useful/interesting/actionable, let me know. I'm all ears!

Before I go though, I want to share a cool new tool that Target recently released called "See it in your space." This VR (virtual reality) tool allows you to upload a photo of your space and place the piece of furniture in it to give you an idea of what it'll look like in real life. Though you still have to be mindful of getting the scale right, it can be super helpful! The tool is available for the vast majority of furniture in Target's in-house brands, and I'd encourage you to give it a try sometime! 


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