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See How EHD Brings Fall Into Our Homes (And Yes, There Are *Chic* Pumpkins Involved … Target Does It Again)

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Well, it’s almost fall, appropriately named for once this year 🙂 And while it’s a different one for a lot of us – no back to school nights or football games, we are trying to reframe it to be a couple of months of total coziness before the snow arrives. We normally do a huge ‘Target Fall Collection” reveal where we transform a room or house with all their amazing product (it’s always epically good stuff). But this year to be safe, myself, Sara, and Jess all styled fall in our very different homes. AND YES, THERE WILL BE PUMPKINS for my little pumpkins 🙂

First off, stop looking at that dog that looks like a prop I bought who “matches the house” (she’s not, we rescued Buttercup and her brother, Oscar, which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago). Instead, focus on the fall coziness of that blanket, pillow, and pumpkins, because if you are into seasonal decorating in a minimal way, then those pumpkins whisper “fall” in a quiet, warm way. You don’t need to go all out, just some cozy elements to help shift your mood.

The vase is GREAT too and comes in a beautiful blue (but I love the green in this house). We have it in large and small and with a big foraged branch can be an easy, high impact fall centerpiece. Go outside, clip a branch – it’s good for the tree, and branches can last weeks.

If I were to have a pumpkin line, designed specifically for this mountain house, that pumpkin would be it. At $16 it’s just so pretty and simple. It’s honestly bringing me all the fall vibes and making me so look forward to something. Isn’t that what we need right now? Pumpkins to help us move forward?

As you know I don’t have a ton of color in this house (which I still do NOT regret – the trees, light, wood, and windows are the highlights) so I’m all about textures and coziness. That pillow (coming soon!) is one that the kids fight over. It’s unbelievably soft, squishy, and cozy.

Throws are something I always change out because my “summer throws” are usually thinner and have more color, while my “winter throws” have to be thicker and cozier. My 16-year-old self would never have said that but listen, I just turned 41 and I’m much wiser now. Cozy throws are IMPORTANT for both youth and age. This one (also coming soon) is so pretty and comes in three different colors (Jess and Sara also styled them in their living rooms).

I wasn’t done styling the coffee table when Sara caught this moment with Buttercup. Yes, we are in love. No, we didn’t mean for our hair to match. I feel like I’m the only one that hasn’t touched my hair since February and it’s actually ok. But yeah, here is some dog hair inspo.

Modeling the sectional in this shot is Oscar, our Benji look-alike that has darker ears. He wanted me to tell you that that wood vase is SO GOOD, affordable, and easy to style. I have it now on the mantle because we use this table to color in the mornings, but it could also be on the dining table as a centerpiece.

These corn husk rope pumpkins are again just a nice textural moment that says, “Hi. It’s fall. Are you embracing your inner cozy yet?” Yes, we are. Oscar agrees.

Hot coffee. Book. Candle. Fireplace…. let’s put this summer behind us, and get into that moment.

Before we get into Jess and Sara’s fall styling, I didn’t need a lot up here for it to feel like fall, but I LOVED so many of the other pieces, so here’s a roundup of my favorites of the entire fall Target collection. Hopefully, if you are in need of anything you’ll find something you love that makes you smile and feel cozy. Also, rescue some dogs to love forever – its works 🙂

1. Houndstooth Faux Mohair Throw Blanket | 2. Artificial Oat Grass Corn Husk Wreath | 3. Metal Dome Table Lamp | 4. Euro Chunky Woven Tassel Throw Pillow | 5. Olo Metal Leg Accent Chair | 6. Clipped Chenille Comforter & Sham Set | 7. Floor Lamp | 8. Lidded Amber Glass Jar Crackling Wooden 3-Wick Sandalwood and Smoke Candle | 9. Large Assembled Genie Glass Table Lamp | 10. Microplush Weighted Blanket with Removable Cover | 11. Oversized Square Chunky Cable Knit Throw Pillow | 12. Lana Curved Back Dining Chair

Hi everyone! It’s now my (Jess’) turn to talk about how adding a few fall touches to my home drastically changed my mood for the better (which was needed more than I thought). Historically, while fall is my favorite time of year, it’s not one that I “decorate” for. That has now changed forever. I know that sounds like a hyperbolic statement but the simple act of switching out a couple of pillows, a throw and popping in a few pumpkins really did put a welcomed timestamp on the end of summer and beginning of fall (something I really miss from living on the east coast where the weather initially does that for you).

So as you know I have a pretty “modern” apartment that was designed with a lot of the current trends I loved in mind. Because of that, it can be tricky adding in seasonal decor that doesn’t feel super out of place. Well, these pillows (coming soon!) are not only the right tones but also the perfect pattern to bring in a seasonal feel that speaks to the overall color palette (and many grid patterns) of my abode. I love that they look a bit tailored but also cozy. Also, I am a sucker for a deep yellow/mustard throw and this one is so soft. Might need to add yellow into the December decor this year:)

If you want it to feel like fall, get this candle in your house asap. It smells like the fall hug we all need. Even the great candle connoisseur, Miss Sara Ligorria-Tramp, tried to swipe it on her way out (just kidding but she definitely mentioned it).

I added most on my pumpkins to my entry because it’s the first thing I see when I get home (when I actually leave my safe bubble) and that area needed a bit more color.

Blue pumpkins are so cute and surprisingly versatile! I love how well they work with my decor but could easily work with any style. On top of that, the touch of the light terracotta ceramic base gives them an organic look that I tried to incorporate throughout my original design.

Speaking of an organic look, when I first saw Target’s braided pumpkins in last year’s shoot, my eyes felt like they fell to the floor. I loved them so much. I think I talked about them for a week. Those ones will clearly always have a place in my heart but this year’s version is more ideal for my home. They still bring that incredible texture but have a more refined stem. A bit more modern than rustic. Another piece I brought in and really love is that long wooden bowl. It again brings in the natural tones we all associate with fall and gives me some much-needed “drop my keys anywhere” organization. Plus the scale on the long bench is awesome.

So that’s it for me and my finally fall loving home. Even if it’s just a couple sweet pumpkins (like the white one!), starting the transition into the holiday season mindset now is so mentally helpful. Take it away, Sara!

I’ll admit, my house it more than a little chaotic right now between the primary closet install, the office/guest room makeover, and the kitchen renovation. But taking a little bit of time to clean up and style out two small areas in my home was like therapy. Fall is traditionally my favorite season, but sadly it doesn’t really kick in here in SoCal until around November temperature-wise. That doesn’t mean I won’t pretend we have fall weather and make my place as cozy and fall-y as possible.

My home veers traditional, so I styled it that way with a cozy neutral throw, pretty navy pillow (again coming soon:)), and gray and white cat prop.

Oh, did you spot two little pumpkins? Yep, the braided one and the ceramic cutie. Those are the exclamation points of the styling to scream “FALL!!!” just in case anyone missed it. I’m a BIG Halloween decorator, so I plan on layering in a heavy dose of Halloween decor, but then peeling it back off for November. My dream is that our kitchen will be done by November and we’ll be able to host small (and safe) holiday soirees with those in our quarantine pod.

UGH, look at my prop – I mean cat. She’s normally super shy, but for some reason I plopped her down and she just stayed. As I type this she’s sleeping on the bed next to me (shame on whoever side-eyes me for that), and my heart is exploding. I LOVE HER SO MUCH. I also love that simple wood vase on the mantle that I stuck a branch in.

Next, I brought a touch of holiday to the bottom left corner of my TV bookcase. If you don’t know by now, I’m a candle devotee. It borders on obsession, and holiday candles are their own special category. The “mulled wine” one Jess had up in her apartment was GOOD, and so is this “vanilla” one. Plus, the pumpkin jar it comes it gently whispers “faaaaaall” into your eyeballs.

ONE MORE THING ABOUT THIS CANDLE, and it’s something I really value. It smells good even when it’s not lit. The throw still has a really decent range! Which means you can pop these candles into a shelf, not worry about lighting them (obviously, because it’s in a shelf), and still enjoy the scent. That is the mark of a good candle. Plus, it’ll last a lot longer that way. Hit me up if you want chat more about scented wax.

Ok, it’s Em again. As you can see you don’t need a lot to bring in that wonderful feeling of fall and Target has you covered… for any style home. Hopefully, we proved that:) So while hanging on to every last minute of summer is great, I promise that leaning into this new season will make you and your family feel better. Buttercup and Oscar agree.

**Photos by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

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eeeek! this year got away quickly. fall just appeared out of nowhere! this is the kick in the pants i needed to get started on fall decorating. i love all these spaces. i love how subtle and minimal the fall decor is this year. it’s almost cozier that way. and a nice way to ease into it.
jess, where is matchstick holder from? me likey : )

shauna

love the different vignettes! wish more of the featured items were actually available, even a lot of the ones that weren’t available were sold out. also wondered about jess’s matchstick holder and also the orange sweater/coat hanging up!

MKW

Here’s a hint. You can go on the Target product page if item sold out. It has a place to check a box if you want to be contacted when item back in-stock. This worked for me on Sunday. The just-introduced McGee Hidden Hills console table was made available over the weekend. But it kept showing As unavailable until I received a notification Sunday evening… within seconds I had it ordered and was notified it was on its way. Wishing you the same success!

Michael C

here’s a similar match holder available from Target! I thought it was the same one but Jess’s looks a little wider
https://www.target.com/p/2-1-x-1-6-stoneware-matches-holder-striker-white-smith-hawken-8482/-/A-53529658#lnk=sametab

so similar!

Hi Shauna! I’m so sorry so many of the items were sold old. More are coming though!

And my match striker was a gift but here is a link to a similar one:

https://rstyle.me/+oEmG4pAik8uu7h-GiYFRzQ

And here is the link to the coat:

https://rstyle.me/+cCy3mk22DhUmkxYsNT8DOg

Stephanie

Second this! Every pumpkin I like from target says it’s only available in store, and not for shipping.

Lavinia

Emily, your dogs look like dog models.

Jess, will you tell me about that dramatic black vase on your bench? What a stunner.

It’s from Target a couple of years ago:( They should bring it back because it’s so good!

Hilary

Ok, the dogs are just a ridiculously cute addition to the mountain house. They make me miss our golden, who we lost in November at 9 to cancer. Maybe we’re ready for another? But I just want your cute pups!!!

So sorry Hilary. But if you are ready, dogs are just the best (as you know:)) xx

StephanieZ

Am I the only person who doesn’t decorate for random seasons? I live in a tiny house…I don’t have any place to store all this extra junk. Plus, the amount of continuous pumping out of materials for something that people will hold on to for a few years before being off trend and they toss is astounding. Ok, I’ll stop being a debbie downer now : )

Ano

Completely agree! My requirement is that the few seasonal decorations I do have are flat, not overly trendy, and don’t take up that much room to store. Otherwise, gimme a live pumpkin and some pine branches and I’m callin’ it a day.

K

I try to limit my seasonal decorating because of storage and wanting to avoid clutter. BUT for some reason once I had kids I wanted to have some little reminders in our house—maybe it’s a (probably unnecessary) attempt to ground some memories? Maybe it’s because a bit of whimsy brings them so much joy?

I also imagine that if you live somewhere that doesn’t have changes in weather that it would feel more important to have markers of the season/the passage of time.

Alice

I agree, but the wood and woven pumpkins are wonderful and something I could imagine hanging onto for a long time. I love the neutral colors and small sizes. It’s just in a whole other league than some glitter-festooned orange plastic pumpkin from the dollar store.

In the past, I was totally on your page! But this year I just needed so I chose a small amount, I knew I could store:)

JM

I hear you! Let’s try to avoid falling into a consumer madness pattern. A few sustainable decorations are fine, but keep in mind that plastic, resin objects often end up into landfills. In our world there is no AWAY.

Isabelle

I usually get pumpkins (like, real ones) and holiday greenery. Pretty much anything I can compost when the holidays are over. Plus the smell of real greenery can’t be beat!

K

Candle question for you, Sara!

I love the feel and ambiance of a candle, but I’m very sensitive to scents and get headaches from them. Wondering if maybe the issue is I’ve tried cheap candles in the past and nicer ones would have more nuanced scent?

L

I have this same issue! I enjoy natural beeswax candles. They have a very light honey scent and I don’t get the headaches. Scented candles I just leave open and do not light. 🙂

I also am very sensitive to scents and get headaches from them. I’ve found that yes, price/quality does have some impact, (stay away from Bath and Body Works/White Barn) but moreso it’s just about the specific scent and the throw of a specific candle. I’ve found good ones at Target as well as specialty shops—I’ve also had good luck with more natural candle lines like Voluspa.

Ellen

I have the same question. I LOVE candles but hate the headaches they’re giving me (it’s the same with perfume with me, so it probably it’s just my sensitivity to scents).

Amanda

My husband is very scent-sensitive, and I’ve found that more “natural” candles have lighter scents that he can tolerate better. Nicer candles don’t necessarily mean more natural though, and sometimes more expensive candles are very heavily scented. This year is tricky because I haven’t been going to stores, but normally I just go and sniff around until I find candles with subtle scents, and then buy those.

If all else fails, there are always unscented candles in a nice holder – same ambiance, no fragrance!

RR

I have the same issue 🙁 I’ve found I can enjoy citrus-y scented items or natural, but nothing heavy or perfumed. Grapefruit and blood orange candles are my go-to.

Rebecca

Candle maker here! Try to see what wax you are using and if there is a difference in what is giving you a headache. More natural waxes (soy, bee, coconut, etc.) tend to be better for this (at least for me – chronic migraine-haver). I also get headaches in scents that are too overpowering – paraffin wax is great at having strong scents, but I personally like the softer, more mild scents that natural waxes bring.

Grace

It’s more likely that you’re allergic to whatever essential oils are in the ones you’ve reacted to. I only burn fruit scented candles because flowery scents or things like frankincense bother me.

Abby Frank

I get headaches from some scents too, but I also love scents in my house. I find the PF Candle Co candles and diffusers work well for me, at least most of the scents do! They are fairly light — you’ll see that some reviewers complain that they don’t smell like anything 🙂 For me it is just the right amount.

Susan

My experience with this is that it’s an allergic reaction, perhaps to the scent, perhaps to the wax, especially paraffin which is a petroleum product, perhaps to the wick. Allergies get worse over time, so there was a time when I could tolerate bee’s wax candles with no other scent, but even these now are bad for my lungs and my head.

It’s nice to see so many posts about this issue, because so many people are not aware that it is a real health issue for many.

Maybe EHD could do an article on unscented candles for those who can tolerate them?

It could be the paraffin or the scent! You could try 100% soy unscented candles and see how those work for you xx

Love the hits of saffron in the blankets and pillows—I’ll have to stalk the Target website until they become available. Plus so many sweet pumpkins!

Amanda

Is that chunky sweater throw in yellow coming later? The link just leads to a general Target page for throw pillows.

yes!

Lisa

Okay, I like all the fall items. I really do. But the shots with the dogs… squeeeee!!!!

They really steal the show:)

Issy

Love the footed wood tray where you have tea light candles on the coffee table. Is that from Target too?

I think it’s old Target but not sure:/

Bre

Loving the quiet pumpkins.

QUESTION: I went back through old posts and couldn’t find the answer; I’m in love with the footed candle on your coffee table. Hoping it is available to shop. Can’t get it out of my head. Thank you!

I’m pretty sure it’s old Target but not sure. SO sorry!

Melanie

Hi,
I have a chair question, that amazing Wood Arm Project 62 chair, is that the Husk color? Love it! Just trying to figure out which color to order. Is it the same color as the ones from yesterdays post?
Thanks!

Hey Melanie! The chairs in yesterday’s post are in the Husk Color. You can also see them here in Emily’s current living room: https://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/blog/living-room-update-ideas-2020 (they are so comfy + beautiful = the reason why we use them over and over!) Hope that helps!

Melanie

Thanks! Hope they’ll get them in stock again!

mallory

STAHPPPPP WITH THOSE PUPS I can’t handle the cuteness! Ok re-reading now to see something else in the photos other than those adorable doggos.

hahah

Karyn

You all show the same throw I think, but can you share the gray one in Emily’s staging? The link goes to the “inspiration page” which for me is 9 pages long. I only want to see the throw…6 pages in, I don’t see it at all.

It’s coming soon!

Nic

So many of us would love to enjoy some of the things influencers are promoting from Target. Unfortunately they are sold out both online and in stores even before the things hit the airwaves. Major turn off. Not sure why they are failing so hard at the roll out of their fall home collections. Sad.

I think a part of the reason is that SO many people are ready to decorate this year and were ON TOP of grabbing it up. I really hope they restock. We’re so sorry!

Jen

LOVE the pups. Everyone accuses me of designing around my pups (and cat), which is totally untrue. i LOVE those knit blankets, but don’t see the preview in the link. Can you let us know when those are dropped?

Not 100% but soon!

Eliot

Jess, I’m v. interested in the gorgeous boots in your entryway. I’ve been telling myself that I won’t wear attractive (uncomfortable) shoes until conditions improve, but maybe I should dress my feet for the world I want not the world I currently inhabit?

I love them! I also felt that way but bought them month 2 (?) of the pandemic and honestly love looking at them. If you are a size 9 you are in luck!

https://rstyle.me/+pf01YphUA4h3_qUEdEdvLw

Ohhhh the puppies!! So glad to see them in the shoot, they are clearly so loved!

Michelle

oof, way to send a girl into an interwebz deep dive (LOL!). I happily have some new fall finds heading my way. I definitely went the subtle route for now, but plan to get some pumpkins, gourds, and pumpkin on a stick (google it – you won’t be disappointed!) from my local farmers market in the next few weeks! We are hosting our first thanksgiving this year for our parents, and I can’t wait to see my vision come together 😀

pen

How do you all choose which branches to bring inside? I kill *every* potted plant and have a cat that loves to eat flowers. Because you have pets are you careful about what to bring inside? Any suggestions?

Andrea

Love the fall look, the pups and cat! What is the source of the black and white striped lumbar pillow on Emily’s sectional?

Jane Rosen

Gold Framed picture? Where from?

Actually it’s also Target but also sold out:)

https://rstyle.me/+LKFMRi8IWO-BEhrdT5l7bA

Jane Rosen

Gold Framed picture on shelves? Where from?

Michelle Seage

Sara – I need to know more about scented wax! Tell me all the things….

Susan

Love the dogs and cat! Emily’s dogs look like they came from Central Casting. So very EHD. I hope you are paying Sara’s cat well, because she is modeling the Target throw and pillow like nobody’s business.

Ashley Lynch

Love the wooden vases and long wooden tray! Was the entryway bench in Jess’s house custom built? I love it!

It is:) My dad is a true superstar.

Anna Mac

Love the styling, the Target decor and absolutely LOVE Fall!

Just wish this would article would have been posted 3 to 4 weeks ago.
Almost every Target item is sold out(:

Esha

This is completely off topic but where can I find a list of all your roundups from over the years. I scoured through all sections of the website but I couldn’t find it. Also, tried to do a search in the search bar but to no avail. Would really appreciate your help. It would be nice to have that information handy as we are all in transition mode aka moving and buying houses. 🙂

“The grey and white cat prop” line really got me 😂. Love these details. Everyone’s home looks so wonderful and cozy but Sara’s bookshelf styling really captures my attention. That dark color is such a stunning backdrop!

Lynn W

The doggies and kitty need to be featured in more pics from here on out 🐶😻
I love the green vases and blue ceramic pumpkin!!!

Jessa

The dogs are so so so adorable! Lucky Hendersons & lucky pups!

FOODLAB15

Need advice on eat-in kitchen furniture ideas (table and chairs)-trying to update Kitchen -have dark cabinets and can’t change them right now -help.

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