When we revealed the mountain house in August, we were granted early access to use a lot of pieces from Target’s fall collection that weren’t yet available online or in stores (perks of my partnership with them) so we couldn’t link it up for you when we rolled out those posts. I could sense your up-in-arms-ness through the computer, understandably, being teased by the affordability and style of those pieces without the ability to get your hands/bodies on them. Now that the fall collection has launched and is online, we got you and we are linking and calling out what is new (or evergreen that we used here) from Target. It’s peppered throughout the house, in every room, and it’s very, very good. Oh, and we have another big fall launch post coming up later this month with SUCH good stuff, so stay tuned for that. Target’s over here killin’ it, per usual.
Because I used so much vintage, I shopped for mostly accessories, textiles, lighting, candles, pillows and smaller pieces of furniture. It’s the mix of high-end, vintage and more affordable pieces that makes the “low” feel high and makes the high, well…not bankrupt you.
That log holder is the single best out there for how affordable it is. And that candle on the coffee table is so good. In other shots, we styled it with a black cone-shaped candle that we all loved, as well.
That green quilt is big enough to go on a bed, but we loved the color in here. I likely spent a combined 45 minutes throwing that quilt on the sofa to get the perfect “land” for every single angle. It moves based on the composition of the shot (like if the branches are right in front of it, then we moved it to the right or left). I wish I had footage of all the throws, over and over and over, unhappy in whatever way until you get THAT LAND. And then some passerby or child sits on it and you sadly have to murder them.
Our kids have adopted the faux fur blankets as their current blankie du jour/summer for the singular reason that they are the softest thing you’ll ever, ever, ever feel in your life. Like, if they were an animal in the 18th-century, royal women would pay thousands to wear this coat. Yes, they catch the light beautifully. Yes, they are in really warm colors (Charlie has this one and birdie has the pink ones) but my kids care less about colors or style-ability and more about how INCREDIBLY soft they are. They drag them down from their bedrooms every morning with them to watch cartoons and up back at night.
While you know that we are likely going to redo the back cushions that came in too big (read this post for more info), for this shot (and for now) we styled the banquette with a ton of pillows from the new line, that will simply make it into other projects soon.
Shop the Look: Table Lamp
You know I love a black shade on black lamp base. It’s so graphic and modern and edges up any room. This one is crazy affordable (and comes in wood, as well). We also like that it’s petite enough that it doesn’t overpower a vignette, but not so small that it feels like a child’s room.
More pillows, more candles—all really good. Target launched their new candle collection that rivals ANYTHING you’d find at a hipster store for $30. I love a pretty candle, mostly to make me feel like a grown person who can handle “nice things” but my kids will dig their fingers into the wax, thus I mostly just hope to receive them as gifts. Side note: Did I ever tell you about the candle I received as a Christmas gift from a famous European company that will remain nameless? It was the size of a gallon of milk and retailed for, get this, $600. I didn’t know what to do with that information and couldn’t believe that someone out there would indeed purchase this. WHAT IS THE WORLD??
Anyway, no need to spend even $40 on a candle unless it’s something you are really into (which I get). The new ones at Target look just as good for $15.
Also, those plush pillows are SO SOFT. They are out of the same material as the beloved blankets I mentioned earlier.
Bedding is one place where I like to mix one to two pieces of more special/high end with mostly affordable layers. The comforter is Target’s linen one that’s been out for a while, but the stitched gray quilt and green velvet quilt (same as on living room sectional, although a little more muted here—the living room shot is more accurate) the green pillow, as well as the basic fillers, are where you can save, easily.
Shop the Look: Sherpa Chair
We were all legitimately impressed/obsessed with that velvet quilt. The color is BEAUTIFUL and very on-trend and modern, while being so warm. I wish it came in 10 more colors; it would sell out and fast.
The sherpa chair is here again, although now that we switched this bed to a king, it doesn’t fit so we’ll need to re-home it (which I don’t think will be a problem).
Like the throw that was in the loft, that pink lumbar pillow (and the white lumbar) is ridiculously, indulgently soft. It’s one of those things you want to smoosh your face into, but instead, just run your hand over to avoid judgment. And while I don’t think it’s new, the duvet cover is such a nice subtle texture to get that layered upscale bed look. It’s actually a very light blush, even though it looks almost white in that photo.
Probably my favorite pillow in the house from Target is this faux leather lumbar (which, at the time of publishing, is sadly not yet available but we’ve been told all new fall product will be live no later than September 22 so we’ll come back and update this). It’s GREAT on a king-size bed and it’s all you need. We layered it with other pieces, but for everyday life, you don’t need more. The green blanket underneath the world’s more luxurious non-Target blanket (the $750 one which I just can’t get over in every way) has a great texture and is really simple and light (and big, so it’s easy to layer/style).
We paired my beautiful Fernweh Woodworking chair with that side table that we all love and have now used in like four projects. It’s not new, but I just wanted to call it out for being so pretty in here with that chair. It looks like a million bucks. Sadly, it’s no longer available online, but a reader mentioned in the reveal post for this room that they saw the table in-store, so be sure to check your local store.
***photography by Sara Ligorria-Tramp
Check out all of the Mountain House reveals here: The Kitchen | The Kitchen Organization | The Kitchen Appliances | The Powder Bath | The Living Room | The Downstairs Guest Suite | The Loft | The Kids’ Room | The Upstairs Guest Bath | The Dining Room | The Family Room | The Master Bedroom | The Master Bathroom