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Target Holiday Wishlist: Home

After sharing so many of the amazing clothes, shoes and accessories Target has been churning out this season, I thought it was about time I revealed my ever-expanding Target home wishlist.  My Target shopping cart is currently bursting at the seams, full of home decor I’ve convinced myself I cannot live without.  It doesn’t hurt that all of these things would make fabulous gifts during the holidays for the Target lovers.  And really, would you want to live without that gold bar cart?

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Get the Target Home Goods:

  1. Smith & Hawken Caged Lantern String Light:  There’s something about sweet lanterns strung above tables and outdoor spaces that I love, and these adorable caged lanterns are no exception.
  2. Nate Berkus Foil Print Decorative Pillow:  Hello, black and gold!
  3. Threshold Wood and Brass Finish Bar Cart:  This is the bar cart of my dreams.  Currently convincing hubby that we need this.
  4. Lit Vintage Tin “Joy” Sign in Brushed Bronze:  I’ve always loved marquee letter signs and this is like a miniature bronze marquee for the holidays; fabulous.
  5. Threshold Four Votive Candleholder:  Candles – I can’t get enough.
  6. Nate Berkus Wood and Resin Hexagon Tray:  The pattern, the rustic wood, the fact that it’s a tray (because I’m obsessed), I love everything about this multi-use piece.
  7. Smith & Hawken® Round Basket with Chalkboard:  I have basically wanted this all year.  Chalkboard gets me every time.
  8. Nate Berkus Decorative Arrowhead Figural:  How cool is this?  This arrowhead is part of the new Nate Berkus collection, and I want it bad.
  9. Cheers Pint Glass Set of 4:  I love these festive high ball glasses – perfect for any celebration at all, holidays included.
  10. Threshold Plaid Throw:  I’m all for any excuse to buy a new throw … I think I’m up to about eight blankets currently in our living room, so this super soft plaid throw would surely make a great addition.
  11. Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine Bundle:  My hubby has had his eye on one of these fancy machines for a while now, and truth be told, I am a coffee lover, so this may just have to be a holiday splurge.


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.


Ali Cayne’s Greenwich Village Townhouse

In case you hadn’t heard domino magazine is back. The new again quarterly magazine provides beautifully curated online content for design lovers everywhere, and in their most recent mag (Holiday 2013) they shared the jaw-dropping West Village townhouse of Ali Cayne (founder of New York City’s Haven’s Kitchen). The high ceilings, gorgeous lighting, herringbone wood floors, Moroccan rugs, a claw-foot tub, use of color along with pops of black and gold … it’s all just perfect.  That kitchen – all decked out in subway tiles, black, and gold – so awesome.  And doesn’t your heart just skip a beat over that stove top?

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On decorating the townhouse herself, the full-time business owner and mom of five explained,
“I don’t have a background in design, but I do know what I like.”

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Confessions of a Shopaholic: Home Edition

Fall always has me dreaming up ways to decorate my house. Although we live in sunny Miami, I have my heart set on warm throws, fur pillows, rustic lamps, and a great big fireplace. Since the fireplace might be just a tad tough to come by, I’ll dream of the pretty home accessories instead.

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Get the Home Goods:

West Elm Industrial Task Table Lamp:  I love that this lamp is equal parts rustic and modern – very cool.

Tom Dixon London Scented Candles:  I’ve wanted to try these luxe candles for a while now.  Though a bit pricey, from a decor standpoint, they pack quite the punch – they’re designed in copper and solid marble – and this line is meant to smell like London (one of my favorite cities in the world.)

Rebecca Atwood Pillow: Rebecca Atwood, uber talented textile designer and sister of well-known blogger, Grace, designs these incredible hand-painted pillows … and I want them all.

Bodum Eileen Gold French Press Coffee Maker:  I’ve spotted this pretty gold french press in so many house tours and photo shoots – it looks extra fancy in gold and serves up delicious pressed coffee – what more could you ask for?

Pottery Barn Teen Metallic Dottie Sheets:  These the metallic gold polka dot sheets, from the from stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott’s brand new collaboration with Pottery Barn Teen. are just too good to pass on.  I’ve had my eye on them since the line launched (and I shared all of my favorite pieces from the collab, here) and I’m struggling to come up with a reason why I shouldn’t just snatch them up.

Layla Grace Candlewick Throw Blanket in Dove Grey:  I’m a sucker for a great throw blanket, especially during the colder seasons when temperatures drop and the couch and a good book call.

Fresh Peonies:  Flowers brighten up any room.

Heart Dome Paperweight:  Little by little, I’m tackling the great office unpack, and this sweet little paperweight would fit in nicely on top of the stacks of (currently) unorganized papers.

Rough Cast Silver Plates:  Perfect for Fall parties, I can’t get enough serving dishes.  Seriously, my cabinets are bursting with cute trays, mason jars, olive dishes, cheese boards, you name it.

Layla Grace Mirror: How great would this mirror be in an entryway?  Stunning.

(Check out the origins of this shopping-addiction-purge-series, here.)


PBTeen X Emily + Meritt

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I have a confession to make: for the past few weeks I’ve clicked over to the PBTeen website at least 30 times. I am this close to purchasing far too many things (a.k.a., everything) from stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott’s brand new collaboration with Pottery Barn Teen.  The adorable range of furniture and home decor, all conceptualized by Emily and Merritt, is meant for the teen set, and yet here I am, a certified grown-up, pining after gold polka-dotted sheets, bunny ear alarm clocks, unicorn jewelry displays, and sequin star pillows.

If I really really had to narrow down my shopping list (though I really really don’t want to), I’d say my top picks are the metallic gold polka dot sheets, all of the sequin pillow covers, the vintage-inspired wardrobe rack, and the bunny alarm clock.  Feel free to talk me out of all of this … I’m not sure hubby would be thrilled walking into a room full of polka dots and unicorns.

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Collection available at PBTeen


Jenna Lyons’ Former Park Slope Townhouse


Ever since my random sighting of Jenna Lyons, cooly waiting on a stoop in Soho, back during New York Fashion Week, I’ve become extra-intrigued by the stunning J.Crew creative director and president.  And her former Park Slope residence, a townhome just a few stops out of Manhattan, is everything you would expect from the fashion powerhouse, and then some.  (The home went on the market at the end of 2012, fully decorated, for $3.75 million.  And though Jenna no longer occupies the stunning townhouse, her touch is still apparent in every detail.)

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The textures (fur and sheepskin rugs abound), the black-grey chalkboard walls, brass fixtures, the crown moulding and claw-footed tub, it’s all so luxe.

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The bedrooms also look incredibly livable and comfortable, which I love.

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And last, but certainly not least, the private terrace and rear garden really have my heart.  There is so much natural light, and the flowers … wow.  Now if only we could all live like that in NYC.

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